If you want your children to look back on their childhood with the fondest of memories, then you should take them on a family holiday. If this means scrimping and saving throughout the winter to ensure that you’re all ready to jet off come the summer, then do it! You seriously won’t regret doing so. You can’t just jet off to any old destination, though — you need to check out all of your vacation options to ensure that you choose a place that all of your family is going to enjoy.
To help you choose the perfect destination for your next family holiday, information on five of what are sure to be 2019’s best can be found below. All of these locations can be found among various Europe tour packages with the exception of last one, which is aimed towards slightly more adventurous people.
Albufeira, which can be found in the heart of Portugal’s Algarve region, is the perfect place to take your family on holiday in 2019, no matter what time of the year you wish to jet off. Seeing at least 300 days of sunshine a year, whether you head there in the middle of the summer or in the dead of winter, you will catch some rays and your kids enjoy some fun in the sun. Once they get bored of playing in the sun, you can ship your children off to the incredible Zoomarine theme park. Located just a few miles north of Albufeira in Guia, here, your kids will be given free rein to splash about and have as much water-based fun as is humanly possible.
When you come to find the perfect accommodation for your family in this holiday destination, you will find yourself spoilt for choice. There are many toddler and baby friendly villas to be found in the quiet Branqueira area of Albufeira, especially, one of which being the Lara Lima. This villa is decked out with both modern and traditional furnishings to help you and your kids feel right at home, and it overlooks an orange grove that is nearly as spacious as it is.
Another European destination that well and truly sees its fair share of sunshine and hot temperatures is Tenerife. A warm climate isn’t the only thing that this Canary Island has to offer to families that wish to spend their holiday there, though. Most, if not all, of the hotels found on this Spanish island offer children’s entertainments packages. This means that, in Tenerife, your kids would be able to have the fun that they deserve to have, and you and your other half would be able to indulge in some much needed time of relaxation.
If you’d like to venture away from your hotel from time to time, fear not, as there are plenty of family-friendly things do out and about in Tenerife also. You could head to Siam Park, for instance, and spend a day frolicking on the world’s largest wave machines. Or, you could get closer to nature and enjoy an afternoon at Parque Zoo.
If your kids are a bit more grown up, then Gozo, Malta should sit high on your vacationing propriety list. Here, your teenagers would be able to enjoy everything from horseback riding to shallow diving.
If you and your family are somewhat obsessed with the hit TV series Game of Thrones, then you should definitely pay a visit to the nearby area of Mdina. A large portion of the series has been filmed here in the past, especially throughout the first few seasons, and you can enjoy a full-day tour in order to relieve your favourite scenes. Don’t worry, though, because winter rarely comes here. Like Albufeira and Tenerife, Gozo and Mdina are hot practically all year round.
You don’t just have to take your family to destinations that are hot, though, in order for you all to enjoy a quality holiday together. It is possible to head to colder places and still have a good time — more often than not, what a place lacks in heat it will more than make up for with culture and atmosphere. Berlin in one such place that is not particularly hot, but it is still packed full of enough things to do to keep your family entertained throughout the entirety of your stay — there are plenty of museums and galleries for you to check out, most of which are child-friendly.
If you visit Berlin in June (between the 7th and 10th), you should definitely consider taking part in The Carnival of Cultures. No matter how old you, your partner, or your kids are, you’ll all be sure to have more fun than you’ve had in a while when you do. This carnival may also teach your kids and even you a thing or two, as well, particularly with regards to multiculturalism.
If you’re willing to venture far and wide to ensure that your next family holiday is as memorable as it can possibly be, then you should head Down Under. Specifically, you should head to Perth, Australia. Here, your kids will be able to enjoy whatever their hearts’ desire. You could take them to a wildlife park, the beach, or a nature reserve, and they’d never get bored. Plus, with the chance for you and your family to see the infamous Quokkas, what isn’t there to love?
If the prospect of travelling from the UK all the way over to Australia with your kids puts you off this particular holiday destination, then you might be interested to know that you can fly direct from London to Perth. Of course, if you don’t live in England’s capital, this still means getting down there!
No matter your budget, how old your kids are, or how far you are willing to travel, you’ll always be able to find a vacation destination that is perfect for you and your family. Whether it’s somewhere hot like Albufeira, Tenerife, or Gozo that you head to, whether it’s somewhere cultural Berlin that you try out, or whether it’s someone across the globe like Perth that you journey for, you and your family will be sure to make holiday memories that will last a lifetime.