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8 of the best family holiday destinations in 2023

Published 18th Jul 2023
If you and your family are looking for some fun in the sun, there is an endlessly expanding list of family holiday destinations across Europe, with each destination boasting something a little bit different to the rest.

With the Summer season in full swing, we’ve put together 8 of the Best Family Holiday Destinations in 2023, which you and your loved ones can travel to by plane, ferry or coach. 

, Portugal

Labelled the most popular family holiday destination in Portugal as per LoveHolidays, you have every reason to visit this vibrant coastal city in  

Albufeira is rich in golden beaches and magnificent views, trips to Zoomarine aquatic park and Praia da Falesia beach will impress the whole family and are suitable for all ages. 

When you visit, why not take a dolphin tour, which thousands of families' flock in every year to experience. The Algarve’s gleaming water is so attractive to dolphins, that you are guaranteed to spot some of these acrobatic mammals.

Barcelona, Spain

The Catalonian capital is established as a vibrant and lively city. It welcomes guests from all over the world to explore its many wonders, especially in the summer seasons.  

The most popular tourist attraction in Barcelona is the La Sagrada Familia Catholic Church, interestingly for a church consecrated only 12 years ago it’s tremendous history dates back to the 19th century. Treasure hunts are often put on around the church and are fun for the whole family.

A family trip to Barcelona wouldn’t be complete without catching some well-deserved sun on one of its iconic beaches, or taking family days out to Tibidabo Amusement Park and the must visit Chocolate Museum. 

Disneyland, Paris

Looking to experience the magic of Disney? Why not take a trip that's closer to home and visit Disneyland Paris.

You and your family will be thrilled by the infamous Big Thunder Mountain, or if roller coasters aren't really your thing, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride will be sure to take you on the adventure of a lifetime.

The French summer weather makes walking around the park much more enjoyable and with ticket prices considerably lower than Disney Parks in America, it’s really a no brainer to go and see the magic for yourself in Disneyland Paris this Summer.

Benidorm, Spain

Benidorm is Spain’s top holiday destination according to Spain Guides. With family attractions such as Aqualandia waterpark and Terra Natura zoo & theme park to name a few, your kids are sure to be impressed. 

Why not visit Hotel Helios Benidorm, TripAdvisor’s best rated family hotel in Benidorm. This fairly priced hotel is set in a charming location where all of Benidorm’s best attractions are within walking distance! The hotel’s onsite restaurant and evening entertainment makes it the ideal location for families. 

Cornwall, England

There's a variety of UK holiday destinations to choose from when it comes to treating your family this Summer. Cornwall was voted the top staycation destination by TravelSupermarket, making it the perfect location to visit this summer.

Cornwall is home of the Eden Project, the world’s largest indoor rainforest. This eco visitor attraction gives kids and adults an opportunity to interact with nature in a fun and enjoyable way. With live shows and the beautifully designed ‘nature playground’, there’s a whole day of fun to be had. 

Of course, Cornwall is famous for its hundreds of sandy beaches, and family friendly seaside resorts in locations like Newquay and Falmouth. With temperatures reaching near to 30 degrees in the Summer, Cornwall is the perfect British location for some summer sun. 

Lisbon, Portugal

The capital city of Portugal is often conceptualized as a destination brimming with history and ancient architecture. Surprisingly, Lisbon also enjoys more than 300 sunny days and has many picturesque beaches, perfect for families. 

The highly rated guided Kayaking and Canoeing day trip is a must do when visiting Lisbon, where you and your family will sail through the clear blue waters of Arrabida Nature Park. With cliff jumping and swim spots in beautiful locations, your kids have reason to look forward to this day trip. Additionally, Lisbon’s Oceanario Aquarium is also a family favourite attraction in the city, and easily accessible too. 

Marseille, France

A trip to the south of France can be expensive, especially with a family to keep happy. Despite the French Riviera coast being renowned for luxury locations such as Monaco and Saint Tropez. A trip to Marseille lets you and your family experience the beautiful South French coast at an affordable price.

Marseille is the second largest city in France, and this sparkling location has so much for families to enjoy. Why not take a trip to the Old Port to see some beautiful French architecture and enjoy a meal next to the glistening water, don’t worry, there's a mini train and play areas so your little ones can keep entertained too! 

The Isle of Wight 

For generations families have journeyed down to south coast to enjoy the best of Britain. With a range of family friendly holiday parks, attractions and places to eat, what more do you need? 

The Isle of Wight is full of family friendly activities, and a highlight of your trip would be a day in Tapnell Farm Park, which is designed for all ages to enjoy. 

A holiday wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the beach. With 57 miles of coastline, the Isle of Wight has a variety of beaches to suit your needs. 

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