Choosing a holiday location that will cater to the whole family is no easy task. Whether your children are toddlers or teenagers, these holiday destinations are sure to have something for everyone.
Ghent is a car-free city so is the ideal place to visit with young children, especially if they are still in a pram. You can access most of the city by foot or bike, and a visit to the Gravensteen Castle is a must. Although it isn’t pram friendly, you can leave it at the entrance with a friendly knight. The visit here is well worth it when you see the happiness on your children's faces when they sit upon the king’s throne.
Florida Keys, USA
An hours drive from Miami, Key Largo is the diving capital of the world. This destination is perfect if your kids are teenagers and fancy something a little different. Take a well-deserved break on one of the many golden sandy beaches, head for a quick swim in the ocean and taste local delicacies such as crocodile. For bigger thrills, you can enjoy a dip with dolphins or head out on a glass-bottom boat and enjoy what the ocean has to offer.
Zakynthos, or Zante as it is called by the locals, is popular for its sea turtles and turquoise ocean. This is the place to go if your holiday budget is tight, and you want to enjoy some relaxing family time. For the best prices, go at the beginning or end of the season. The island is small enough to do in a day by car, and has so much on offer, from secret beaches to commercial towns, that there will be something for all members of the family.
St Mawes, UK
If your children are older, they’ve probably grown out of theme parks and enjoy visiting more humble landscapes. St Mawes is a small fishing village in Cornwall and is the ideal destination for boating and yachting fanatics. If you’d rather stay ashore, then there are plenty of guided walks to enjoy, along with a Michelin-star restaurant that is a must-visit.
The perfect destination for larger families, Valencia is full of things to do. With plenty of free walking tours around the city, you can keep everyone occupied and entertained for a few hours. The heavenly food scented streets will have your family asking “what’s for lunch?” rather than “are we there yet?”, so make sure to stop at one of the local restaurants for a bite to eat. Head to the beach for a relaxed evening meal of seafood, and enjoy the scenery.