Looking to take a trip with your little ones this summer? Whether you want an action-packed adventure or a relaxing resort, here are some of the best family holiday destinations in Europe for 2023.
1. Puglia, Italy
Puglia feels like somewhere from a fairytale — so it’s a fabulous town to explore with your kids. There are plenty of family-friendly beaches up and down the coast and it is a great scuba and snorkelling destination — ideal for teenagers (and their parents) looking to venture out of their comfort zone. Meanwhile, the Paleontology Museum in northern Puglia is a must-see for any dinosaur-obsessed kids.
2. Brittany, France
Brittany is a stunning region of France. Known for its mystical history (and as the birthplace of crepes!), Brittany is another of the best European family holiday destinations. Explore the incredible coastline and castles, learning about the legends behind some of France’s most incredible monuments.
Brittany isn’t all history and culture, though — with islands, aquariums, escape rooms, and beaches to explore, there’s plenty to entertain the whole family.
3. Larnaca, Cyprus
Larnaca is home to tons of luxury child-friendly resorts in Cyprus. Fabulous hotels, villas, and apartments can all be found here, with private pools as well as communal swimming baths (complete with slides, games, and floats).
This resort town has everything you need for a brilliant family holiday in Europe. Check out Camel Park to get up close and personal with camels and ponies, or visit the Rock and Bowl bowling alley for some evening entertainment.
4. Barcelona, Spain
Like any city, Barcelona isn’t necessarily designed for kids — but beneath the cosmopolitan surface, there are tons of fantastic child-friendly attractions here. Football-mad kids will cherish a trip to Camp Nou, Barcelona’s world-famous football stadium, while young creatives will love checking out the local street art and unique Catalonian architecture.
While away sunny days on the beach or at the park, visit Tibidabo theme park, and ride the cable car to the top of Montjuic hill.
5. Menorca, Balearics
Menorca is the most family-friendly of the Balearic islands. There are dozens of resorts with daily kids’ clubs, water slides and swimming pools, and evening entertainment for children and grown-ups alike.
If you’re looking to get out and explore the island, consider taking a Jeep safari to in a carrier catch all the must-see sites. Kids will love the high-energy tour, and most tour operators will tailor your trip especially for you. Hiking, kayaking, and snorkelling are other must-do Menorcan activities.
6. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik is the destination du jour for Game of Thrones fans, so older teenagers will love exploring the walls and unique old town of this Croatian city. You can even take a set tour and learn some behind-the-scenes secrets from the set.
There are plenty of fantastic parks, beaches, and hiking spots around Dubrovnik. Mount Srđ is popular with families, as it’s not too high — but if little legs aren’t up to too much walking, take the cable car to the top of the hill and get gorgeous panoramic views.
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