If you’re looking for a cracking family holiday destination, there are hundreds, even thousands of wonderful resorts and hidden retreats to consider. But how do you whittle down a favourite? A great place to start is with a reputable tour operator like Thomas Cook. Whether you’re after a last minute holiday with Thomas Cook or a well-planned jaunt to paradise, there are stacks of different child-friendly holidays on offer to suit families from all walks of life. Here are just a few of them.
Compared to Spain, Majorca is a tiny slip of land cast out into the Mediterranean. This Balearic beauty might not be large, but it certainly makes up for it in the diversity stakes. If you’re after somewhere with plenty of life, the big bouncing resorts of Palma Nova and Alcudia serve up lashings of family fun, along with other upbeat resorts like Cala Millor. For something a little more peaceful, head to beautiful Pollensa for a quiet retreat or try the lovely Cala D’Or with its sandy bays and rocky coves. In the main resorts you’ll find a wide choice of family hotels offering kids’ clubs and children’s activities, not to mention top attractions like water parks, wildlife centres, watersports and boat trips.
Well, where do we start? In Greece, family holidays are the name of the game. Head to the mainstays of Corfu and Crete for a fantastic choice of family-friendly resorts, many of which come well-equipped with water parks and superb hotel kids’ clubs. Other islands like Kos, Rhodes and Zante make great family-friendly stays, and offer some of the most beautiful golden beaches you have ever seen – perfect for building sandcastles and introducing the little ones to splashing and snorkelling.
What is a list of family-friendly escapes without mentioning Florida? As the ultimate family holiday destination, Florida ticks all the right boxes – and then some. From Disney and Universal Studios to SeaWorld, the Space Center and the Everglades – not to mention beautiful beaches with bath-warm waters – family holidays in Florida are hard to beat.
Which family escape gets your vote?