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Best European Destinations for a Family Holiday

Due to its diversity, any type of traveller can head to Europe and have the time of their life. This means, then, that if you’re currently looking into booking a holiday, no matter what type of getaway you want it to be, you’ll find somewhere that suits your holiday wants and needs on this continent. If the holiday that you are looking to book is one that is very much family-oriented, rest assured, because Europe has you covered. To find some of the best family-centric destinations that Europe has to offer, be sure to read on.

Menorca, Spain

If you’re looking for a holiday destination that is equal parts family-friendly and picturesque, then Menorca is the place for you. This tranquil Balearic Island is full of beaches that adults and kids alike can enjoy, it is littered with beautiful buildings for the whole family to feast their eyes upon, and it’s is full of prehistoric sites that will teach everybody in your party a thing or two about this part of the world.

Are you interested in a family holiday to Menorca? If so, make sure to look into Menorca villa holidays and packages. To enjoy this idyllic island’s true beauty, you need to be staying in accommodation that is equally as beautiful — James Villa Holidays will see you covered in that regard.

Algarve, Portugal

Another sunny spot that you should consider taking the kids to is the Algarve. This beautiful region of Portugal is famed for its golden beaches, its blue waters, and its growing reputation as being ‘the yoga capital of Europe.’

Brittany, France

With regards to family-friendly getaways, there’s more to France than Disneyland Paris, you know. There’s Brittany, for instance. Here, you and the kids will be able to enjoy scenic strolls along serene seasides.

Corfu, Greece

If you’d prefer something a bit more upbeat and vibrant, then you should pack your family’s bags and head to Corfu. This Greek island has everything you could want from an exciting yet age-appropriate holiday. There are a host of beaches to enjoy, a waterpark, various pubs and clubs, and holiday complexes that will be sure to keep the kids entertained for the duration of your stay.

Patara, Turkey

For parents that aren’t afraid of being a bit more adventurous when it comes to picking their holiday destination, Patara is the perfect place to head to. Here, you and the kids will be able to enjoy everything from canoeing to rafting, making it way more than just another beach destination.

Brussels, Belgium

Belgium is home to Tintin, which surely makes it just about as child-friendly a place as anywhere else in the world. Upon a trip to its capital, Brussels, as an adult, you will enjoy a trip to the Herge Museum — here, you’ll be able to learn all about one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. To save the kids from museum-based boredom, make sure to stop off at any of the famous waffle houses in the city before heading to the Tintin Boutique.

London, England

London is one of the world’s most multifaceted cities — this means that it offers something for everyone, including families. Here, your kids will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of Hyde Park, they will be able to check out where the Queen lives, they could enjoy a fun day out at nearby Legoland, or they can visit the Warner Bros Studio and relive the magic of the Harry Potter movie franchise.

Rome, Italy

If you want to provide your kids with memories that are sure to stay with them for a lifetime, then you should take them to Rome. Here, they will be able to gaze up at and be amazed by the Colosseum — if anything, this particular experience will put them at the top of their history class.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna isn’t just a place for couples to head to; it’s also a destination that is perfect for family holidays. Here, your kids will be able to enjoy the Prater amusement park and ride the world-famous Vienna Ferris Wheel. For families that have a love for great feats of architecture, a trip to the see any one of Vienna’s palaces, like the Schönbrunn Palace, is a must.


To be a great family holiday, a place must cater to everybody, both young and old alike. One thing that you can be certain of if you visit any of the places listed above is the fact that you, your partner, and your kids will all have the time of your lives.


  1. Laurie says:

    Wow! All of your European destinations look fabulous and exotic (I am from the US). Portugal and Corfu are at the top of my list. Thank you for the info on each.

  2. Fun!
    Would love to visit some of these destinations with my husband . . . some day!

  3. I can feel the sun and the view from that beautiful cove in Corfu! I now want a holiday, sat typing this in chilly Yorkshire brrr! #ablogginggoodtime

  4. I’m fortunate enough to have been to Menorca and to the Algarve and you’re absolutely right they’re fantastic destinations. I never would have considered London as a family holiday locations but now you’ve mentioned it I think there is lots we could do there with our neices and nephew. #ablogginggoodtime

  5. We’ve visited many of these places as grown ups but I’d love to go back with my boys! #ABloggingGoodTime

  6. Tracey Carr says:

    Yes going to Menorca this summer at the end of July!! So excited. And my hubby and I are also going to London for two days in June which I am mega excited about too because we are going on our own! Great recommendations. I also love Rome, would love to go back someday #ablogginggoodtime

  7. Oh wouldn’t it be nice!

  8. Most of these places are already on my bucket list of places to travel to. Not sure about the kids though. I would like to take them but my youngest doesn’t like planes lol. Thanks for hosting #ABloggingGoodTime

  9. Crummy Mummy says:

    I’ve been to some but not all of these – can definitely recommend Rome! #ablogginggoodtime