When traveling with the whole family it’s important to consider the requirements for each member, especially when you have children. Family destinations need to be safe, child-friendly places that have multiple interesting and fun activities. There is no better time to start thinking about your next family summer vacation. This article contains a few European suggestions to fulfill your family’s requirements. Do you have a particular area of Europe in mind?
The great thing about Eastern Europe is that it is incredibly affordable. The attractions, accommodation, and catering are all to a high standard and are great value for money. For beach fun and relaxation combined with exploration head to Zadar or Split in Croatia. This wonderful country has put a lot of thought and effort into creating the ideal family holiday destination in a bid increase tourism. It has untouched coastlines with incredible sandy beaches, reefs, and islands to discover on a day trip. Croatia makes life fun with sporting activities such as mountain biking, hiking and water sports like windsurfing and kayaking. Your children should never get bored.
If you are looking for a city break visit Prague, in the Czech Republic. Prague is sprinkled in a magical rich history which remains a strong part of the city’s cultural. The ancient castles, imperial manors, and abbeys will get your children’s imagination running wild. Just outside of the city there are incredible landscapes filled with forest and mountains, that are great for cycling trips and walking. In the wilderness you can create stories of dragons and wizards, making it a memorable holiday for everyone.
Suggested Accommodation: Hilton Prague
Due to great flight connection, Western Europe is the ideal destination to take your family this summer. If you are looking for a camping holiday or are wanting to stay in a holiday park with other families, check out the South of France. Alternatively, head to the French capital, Paris. Combine a few days in the city, visiting the giant park and playground Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, climbing the Eiffel Tower and learning about animals at Parc Zoologique, with extreme fun at Disneyland Paris.
Suggested Accommodation: Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel in the city center of Paris.
If you prefer to be free to roam the countryside, explore a magnificent castle and listen to Celtic music discover and explore Edinburgh in Scotland. Many entertaining days can be spent walking the cobbled streets of Scottish hills. Edinburgh is full of tradition and it will give your family a whole new experience, probably unlike any other you have had before.
Suggested Accommodation: Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh West End
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To enjoy the warmth of the Mediterranean as a family visit one of the many Greek Islands. All have wonderful beaches perfect for building sand castles, swimming in the ocean and general beach fun. But if you are looking for the best for your family, Crete is the place to go. It is the largest island of Greece and has a vibrant family-friendly atmosphere. Chania is a popular town for families from all over the globe. There are a great many restaurants in Chania and it’s the home of Limnoupolis, a fun water park with slides and rapids.
Not into the Greek islands then visit the Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain. This exotic island resort has a multitude of blue flag, child-friendly beaches perfect for sand play and paddling in safe shallow water pools. Mallorca also has activities to keep the fun in the sun going all day long. The town Port de Alcudia offers a variety of water sports. For on land adventure visit the East coast of Mallorca, Cala Mesquida. Here you will find exciting sand dunes to slide down and climb and a pine forest to explore.
During your summer holiday, visit Finland. The Finns celebrate summer like nowhere else. The freedom of the sun brings festivals, music, sailing, swimming and BBQ’s galore. Did you know that Finland is one of the safest countries in the World? Helsinki thrives in the Summer. This city has it all trams to ride, boats to sail, the Linnanmäki amusement park and Suomenlinna fortresss. Also, many of its museums have exhibits and areas, especially for children.
Suggested Accommodation: Helsinki Strand Hilton Hotel
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