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A family friendly holiday destination is a big ask. Entertainment for the kids, relaxation for Mum and Dad and food to keep everyone happy. Fortunately, we’ve put together this list of fail-safe family holidays that will create memories to last a lifetime.
Sri Lanka offers the adventurous family more once in a lifetime experiences than you can pack into two weeks. Your nature-lovers will be tracking leopards in the jungle, washing elephants and hiking through rice fields. Whilst your little historians could be exploring 2000-year-old ruins and exploring ancient cities. For the adrenalin junkies, Sri Lanka has some of the best surf in the world. And after all that adventure, well there are some spectacular beaches for the whole family to relax on. With something for everybody, an adventure through Sri Lanka will definitely be a hit with your brood.
If your child has a sweet tooth, and let’s face it, what kid doesn’t, look no further than Belgium for your next family holiday. The home of chocolate and waffles, your kids will be in their element. Family-friendly Ghent is the perfect base for your Belgian adventure. Compact, and with a pedestrianised centre full of fascinating museums and architecture, the city is the ideal place to lose a few days. With lots of parks and beaches seemingly designed to allow your kids to let off steam, whilst you relax with a glass of something chilled and delicious.
When you’re after some sun, a Greek island is often top of mind. Crete is the perfect choice for families as it’s small, quiet and won’t blow the budget. The island is home to some incredible ruins, impressive mountains and of course miles of gorgeous coastline. Enjoy cycling adventures, kayaking, or simply playing on the beach. The best part is, with your own private villa and pool, you needn’t leave the house for entertainment. You can be kicking back over a barbecued dinner whilst the kids play in the water. What could be more relaxing?
For budding artists, Barcelona is the perfect family holiday destination. Your kids will be amazed by the incredible architecture and world-famous art in the city. With their creative juices flowing, hop on a city tour bus to take in the sights without tiring out little legs. Beach days are a must in Barcelona, with stunning sands just a short journey from the city, pack the bathing suits and suncream and enjoy some time in the sun. And don’t miss a day at Tibidabo theme park. With roller coasters and rides for kids atop a hill offering panoramic views back down to the city, this is sure to be an unforgettable day.
New York has the power to spark any imagination, a few days in the city will be something your kids remember forever. Family-friendly activities abound, begin your trip by heading to the Rockefeller Center for the best views of Manhattan. Next drop into Central Park and run off some steam exploring this sprawling open space. A trip on the Staten Island Ferry is one of the most iconic New York adventures, your kids are sure to love it. By night, take in a Broadway show for an unforgettable evening of high-class entertainment.
Holidaying with kids needn’t be a nightmare, book these family-friendly destinations and relax safe in the knowledge that everyone’s fun is taken care of.