When it comes to choosing family holidays, there’s a never-ending list of delectable destinations and exciting options on offer. Many families choose to stay local and stick to the UK, opting for a fun-filled camping trip with plenty of picnics and campfires. Others choose the nearby shores of France for sumptuous cuisine and a better climate, while some throw their bank balance to the winds and head off for a luxurious Caribbean break or a non-stop whirl of adventure in Florida.
One popular choice for families is Turkey, and it’s not hard to see why. When you’re taking the family abroad the costs can soon mount up, but holidays to Turkey are renowned for their affordability. While it’s still safely outside of the Euro, Turkey’s cost of living is pretty reasonable – and this touches everything from apartments and hotels to restaurants and day trips.
What’s more, Turkey is also a wonderful place to visit. First off, it’s got some magnificent beaches complete with mile upon mile of soft golden sands, shallow gently lapping shores and plenty of sandcastle-building opportunities. The resorts are usually bubbly and welcoming, with more than enough amenities and activities available to keep all ages happy. If you travel with an established tour operator and choose a family hotel, you’ll also find some excellent hotels that are well geared up for the little ones, with child-safe pools and balconies, a varied children’s menu, local activities and kids’ clubs or crèche facilities.
Older children and parents can enjoy a day trip either with a local tour or by hiring a car, and explore the many ancient crumbling ruins, twinkling blue lakes, rugged hillsides and varied hidden treasures of this wonderful country.
Wherever you choose to go, there’s a wealth of choice and countless fantastic family destinations that’s bound to leave you with many happy and long-lasting holiday memories.