With hundreds of family friendly holiday resorts to chose from, selecting the perfect European destination for your next family break can be a daunting yet exciting task. Striking the right balance between comfort and adventure can be tricky, especially without spending a small fortune. For those happy to plan their own trip, there are discounts to be found on flights, which could give you more money to spend once you get there. Here are just a few quirky spots to get you thinking:
Lake Bled – Slovenia
Camp Bled is a unique family holiday destination for those who don’t like to keep still. Either hire one of the cute wooden glamping huts or pitch a tent on the shore of the lake, to enjoy outdoor living at its very best. Camp Bled has a wide range of family entertainment available including biking, horse riding, diving, canoeing and rafting – you name it! Lake Bled is a huge melting pot of cultures and ages, so get stuck in with the numerous clubs, workshops, sports and activities to really make the most of your stay.
The Black Forest – Germany
The woodland area of South-West Germany is alive with birds, wildlife and those looking for an adventure. A beautiful and scenic location, the Black Forest has oodles of charm, and character. Dive into a glorious outdoor lake or take to one of the numerous foot or cycle paths, this happy, healthy family friendly location is a world away from the regular touristy spots. Although, if you do wish to take things a little easier, then there is an extensive railway network which takes in the amazing views. Be sure to shop at one of the local farmers markets for delicious fruit and veggies and huge slices of black forest gâteau.
Barcelona – Spain
For those looking for a more cosmopolitan city break, then look no further than Barcelona. With amazing shopping, restaurants and museums, it may seem like Barcelona isn’t the most child friendly destination. However there is a wealth of playgrounds, outdoor activities and attractions to keep the younger family members entertained. Take in the aquarium, Barcelona zoo and the Tibidabo amusement park for a totally child friendly day out. For those looking for an adventure, take a ride on the cable car up to Montjuic castle. There you will find a breathtaking view of the city, a woodland playground and an open-air cinema. Look out for the amazing street performers for some entertainment out of the ordinary.
Stay on a farm in France
A unique holiday for families who like to get stuck in, staying on a working farm is a brilliant way to soak up some local culture. Chase chickens, help with fruit picking and learn a little French as you have lots of fun in a rural environment.
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