Top 5 Family Holiday Destinations in 2013

We all crave a bit of sun, sea and sand every now and again, especially with the dull UK weather we’re forced to endure every day. When you’ve got kids, it can be very costly to go on holiday; the trouble is, how do you manage to keep the kids entertained all summer? When you work out the cost, it can actually be cheaper to go on one amazing holiday than it would be to do several day trips.

Many family holiday companies offer free kids places with every paying adult, giving you a much better chance of being able to afford the holiday you want. Some companies are now offering special deals for single parent holidays, so your kids don’t have to miss out on the opportunity to have a great holiday. So many holiday destinations have kids clubs nowadays, so you can spend your time relaxing in the knowledge that your kids are in safe hands and having fun. Leave the last minute holidays in 2013, and take a look at this list:

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to one of the top five family holiday destinations this year.


Spanish coastal resorts such as Benidorm on the Costa Blanca and Marbella on the Costa del Sol are hugely popular with families thanks to their array of beautiful beaches and endless family entertainment options.

With a flight time of just a couple of hours from the UK, your kids won’t get too restless on the plane and you’ll arrive way before they have a chance to ask “are we there yet?”.

Spanish food is really tasty and varied. Many resorts in Spain also offer international food so your kids can still eat their favourites; what’s more, the prices are very affordable so you can choose to cook a meal in your apartment or dine out and relax.


Balearic Islands

The Spanish islands of Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza have a reputation for great family holidays. With hundreds of flights departing from the UK each week, there’s the added convenience of being able to jet off whenever is suitable for you.

The warm, sunny climate and clear blue waters ensure families return year after year. Visit Ibiza for a great beach break – you can even try your hand at water-sports.


Greek Islands

Luxurious sandy beaches and clear blue waters attract thousands of British families to the Greek islands each year. Corfu, Crete, Rhodes and Kos all offer plenty to do so you don’t have to worry about keeping the kids entertained.

As the economy is suffering in Greece, families may find they are able to snap up some great deals and experience the holiday of a lifetime.



As it’s the closest country to the UK, why not minimise on travelling time and explore the hidden gems of France? Experience the ultimate Disney holiday in Paris, sample delicious fresh seafood in Brittany, and go camping in the Vendée.

Your kids will love eating the delicious pastries and running amok in the fields. You could even practice your French if you really want to impress the locals.



If Disney is your thing, visit the Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios in Orlando to see where all the magic happens. Once you’ve tired of theme parks, relax on the sandy beaches, explore some of the many wildlife parks, or go shopping in Miami; the opportunities are endless.

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