Let’s face it, Easter School holidays can be a real headache. It’s hard enough to find enough activities to keep the kids occupied for two weeks, and the cold, wet weather can make it almost impossible to do anything outdoors.

By the end of a fortnight at home with the kids you can end up feeling in need of another break!

But with great-value, last-minute deals on family holidays to Spain this Easter – flying a couple of hours to Benidorm is a great way to keep the children entertained. Plus, it means you can escape for a relaxing holiday in the sun without breaking the bank.

Sun, Sand and Sea

Benidorm has something to offer all ages, with a busy nightlife for those who like to party, and four miles of golden beaches for sun-worshippers looking for a place to unwind.

If you’re an adrenalin junkie then why not try a spot of waterskiing or scuba diving in the rocky coves? If walking is more you’re style then the Canfali hills – which surround the town – offer some amazing panoramic views of the area.

As for the kids, if playing on the beach or swimming in the pool isn’t enough to entertain them, there are plenty of local theme parks they can visit. So whether it is finding the highest water slide to rush head-first down at Aqualandia, or watching dolphin displays at Mundomar, there should be something to satisfy them!

With a huge choice of hotels and apartments to stay in, there is something to suit all budgets: seven nights self-catering apartment at the 3* Levante Club Apartments, Costa Blanca, costing from £342pp departing Manchester on March 26, or seven nights all-inclusive at 4* Dynastic Hotel costing from £450pp departing Manchester on March 26. *

Visit Valencia

For fans of Spanish football, paella and sightseeing, Benidorm is in the perfect location to visit Spain’s third largest city Valencia.

Only an hour-and-a-half drive up the coast, this vibrant city has something for everyone. There are regular tours around Valencia Football Club’s Estadio de Mestralla and as the birthplace of paella, sampling the dish in one of the many restaurants in the city is a must.

The City of Arts and Sciences has plenty to keep young, enquiring minds occupied, with an IMAX theatre, science museum and an aquarium to visit. If you’re looking to soak up some Spanish culture and history, then you can explore the Old Town with its many squares, plazas and famous Cathedral – which is said to be the home of the Holy Grail!

 *Prices correct as of 7th March 2013

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