Popular Holiday Locations for Families

Planning a family holiday can be exciting but deciding where to go isn’t always as easy as it sounds, especially when you’ve got the whole family to please! Luckily, we’ve picked out some of our favourite destinations that are perfect for families of all sizes and ages.

Disneyland Paris

If you want to experience the magic of Disney without the costs and hassle associated with long-haul travel, Disneyland Paris offers all the enchantment just a short trip away.

One of the best things about a family holiday to France is the variety of travel options available. You can take a short flight of just over an hour, travel by ferry or by Eurostar, making it easy to choose the method of transport that best suits you and your family.

You can stay in the resort itself or find a family-friendly hotel, comfortable B&B or rental property nearby and drive or take public transport to the park.

Disneyland Paris is the perfect family holiday if you have little ones who’ll love meeting their favourite characters and experiencing the Disney magic up close, but even older kids (and grown-ups) can enjoy a trip here with all the shows and parades, and rides and attractions for all ages.


Spain is another excellent choice for a family holiday. This Mediterranean haven is only a short trip away and you can find cruises from Southampton that are family friendly.

There are plenty of family-friendly resorts and hotels to choose from in Spain and destinations to suit all tastes, whether you’re looking for a quiet villa with a private pool where the kids can splash and play in the sun, a bustling resort with kids clubs and entertainment or an active holiday with sightseeing and water sports.

The Costa Blanca is full of family-friendly beaches with soft sand and clear waters that are safe for paddling and swimming. Or for a livelier experience, head to bustling Barcelona or the fairytale-like city of Seville.


Turkey is another firm family favourite, particularly during the long summer holidays. This budget-friendly option is becoming increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why.

A family holiday in Turkey has something to offer everyone. Beach lovers will be thrilled by the choice to be found on its 8,000km coastline and the crystal-clear turquoise waters that are perfect for a dip or a dive! Or if you’d prefer to stay on dry land, you can explore the rich culture and history of Istanbul, with its bustling bazaars and iconic Blue Mosque.


Cyprus is a big hit with families thanks to its excellent choice of water parks and family-friendly beach resorts. But there are plenty of sights to see and a rich culture to explore too, from traditional harbour towns to ancient ruins.

Animal lovers will also be delighted by the opportunity to get up close to wildlife at the Camel Park in Mazotos. Find out more about the importance donkeys have played in the history of Cyprus at Golden Donkeys Farm or take a horseback riding tour and admire the beauty of the Cypriot landscape from the saddle!