The days are getting brighter and the sun’s finally making an appearance, but let’s face it, spring in the UK is hardly warm enough to sit around the pool with a cool cocktail. In fact, you’re more likely to get caught in the rain on the way back from the supermarket! More and more Brits are choosing Easter as the perfect time for a cheap getaway and there are plenty of fantastic destinations for family holidays within easy reach.
With such as long history of tourism, Majorca is a firm favourite for a family holiday. Beautiful Balearic beaches, a wide range of accommodation and plenty of activities make Majorca a great place to take the kids. You can laze on the golden sands, enjoy a dip in the warm waters or even soak in the glitz and glamour of Palma Nova Harbour with a bit of yacht spotting.
Escape to a magical world of action, thrills, comedy and fun with a visit to the Pirates Adventure Show – a swashbuckling mix of world-class acrobatics, thrilling gymnastics and breathtaking dancing that you’ll never forget.
A trip to the popular Western Waterpark or the Palma Aquarium is sure to keep you high in the popular parent stakes too…
Ibiza is much more than a party goer’s paradise. It’s one of the most beautiful Balearic Islands and is massively family friendly. With around 300 days of sunshine a year, you certainly won’t have to worry about the weather either. The only thing you’ll need to worry about is how you’re going to fit everything in. There are watersports, golf courses, boat trips and quad safaris a plenty – enough to keep you and your family entertained all week long.
If you’re after a family break with a difference, a trip to Turkey might be right up your street. From the breath-taking natural beauty, to the strange scents of the bustling bazaars, Turkey really is a land of wonder. You can visit castles with the kids if you want to explore your cultural side, or simply let the other half take them to one of the brilliant amusement parks – while you spoil yourself at a Hammam spa.
The Canary Islands
If guaranteed sun is at the top of your family holiday wish-list, look no further than the Canaries. The amazing sand dunes of Gran Canaria are a must-see if you’ve never visited a desert, and you can grab loads of great value late holiday deals to resorts with family-friendly facilities right next door in the bustling resort of Maspalomas. There’s stunning mountainous scenery on Tenerife if you fancy more of an active holiday, and you could even enjoy an unforgettable experience by paragliding over mount Teide.
Greece has something for everyone with its bright sunshine, superb beaches and amazing history. There’s a huge range of wallet-friendly hotels, and you can sample delicious fresh seafood almost anywhere you go. The sandy beaches are perfect for swimming and also safe for young children. Seeing the coastline from the sea on a boat trip is a wonderful way to spend a family day out.