The kids holiday season is coming up fast and if you haven’t already arranged your trip, here are 10 of the Best Family Resorts in Europe. Prices will vary and change so please do check each site for the final costs.
1. Country Kids Resort, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Catering especially towards families the award winning Country Kids Resort in this southern region of France is perfectly described as “Heaven for Parents” and “Paradise for Kids”.
The resort offers child friendly apartments and a renovated farmhouse with all the kids amenities needed for it to be home from home. Full-time, professional, childcare is available; also family activities, swimming pools, sports facilities, animal feeding and petting, playgrounds and lots of country pursuits in this all encompassing resort.
2. Brittany Holiday Cottages, France
Only 30 minutes from the coast, La Lohuas Gîtes are five individual, child-friendly, stone gites that provide a relaxing, stress free setting to enjoy the simple pleasures of France with your children.
Your little ones can help feed the chickens and collect eggs which are also available along with fresh produce like milk, local ciders and camembert. There are four acres of space for the kids to play, with a grotto, pool, barn, swings, trampoline and lots more.
3. Hameau de Montengrand, France
Perfect for keeping the kids occupied and ideal for adults needing to wind down, Montengrand is set in 30 acres of pasture, wild flower meadows and woodland in this unpoilt region of southern France.
There are ponies, sheep, chickens and guinea pigs to feed and water daily, so small helpers are always welcome, plus they cater for families with toddlers so you don’t have to pack everything.
4. Alton Towers Resort, UK
The famous Alton Towers is a kids’ dream to visit. With enchanted treehouses, lodges, themed rooms and the hotels, you’ll have a range of places to stay to suit your budget.
Of course there is plenty to keep the kids entertained – CBeebies Land, the Waterpark, Theme Park, Extraordinary Golf and Enchanted Forest. The adults can join in too or for the more laid back amongst us you could take some time out and use the Alton Towers spa.
5. Center Parcs, UK
There are five Center Parcs locations across England and they especially cater for families with varying ages of children.
From adrenaline-fuelled thrills and wild adventure to creative activities and relaxing spa treatments, there’s something to suit everyone, whatever the weather, on your holiday. Parents can join in with their childrens’ activities or some, including toddlers, can be supervised giving the parents some time out.
6. ForteVillage, Sardinia, Italy
In this exquisite ForteVillage resort you mix luxury with relaxation plus loads of activities for your children to enjoy.
The kids have their very own Children’s City and the days of fun can be planned ahead including sports, art, writing, swimming, dancing, shows, and even their own restaurant. The adults can relax whilst their children are supervised by specially trained staff or you can plan your own fun with the kids.
7. Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort, Italy
The Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort is located right on the Venice Lido beach away from the crowds in the centre of Venice so it is perfect for families with access to the beach and private cabanas.
This 5 star resort offers a seasonal kids club for 4-12 year olds giving the parents some alone time in romantic Venice. The resort has family friendly rooms and public areas plus activities for kids of all ages.
8. Alva Park Resort & Spa, Costa Brava, Spain
The Alva Park resort is situated an hour outside Barcelona in the Costa Brava region. This luxurious resort welcomes families where every member is catered for including a complimentary kids club for 3-12 year olds.
Situated next to a beach it also has a pool, indoor golf practice range and a kids cinema plus lot of other amenities for children of all ages. Babysitting is also available so the parents can have a romantic night to themselves.
9. Sani Resort, Greece
The child-friendliness of Sani Resort, a family-run resort on the Halkidiki Peninsula in northern Greece is legendary. It has five hotels, with Porto Sani Village, overlooking a lovely sandy Blue Flag beach, being the best for facilities for the small ones.
The resort’s creche looks after babies of six months up to children of four years, and it has a varied and creative programme to keep everyone stimulated. It also offer Babe Watch – 30 minutes free per day – so the parents can go for a swim, grab lunch or even just finish off that book in peace.
Read our Mum’s Review of Sani Resort here.
10. Skiathos Princess Hotel, Skiathos Island, Greece
This 5 star hotel has its own stretch of private beach with shallow waters which is ideal for children and water sports. The Skiathos Princess Hotel has two kids clubs, 6 months to 4 yrs and 4- 12 yrs, plus large family rooms and suites.
Everything, including dining, is family friendly with an indoor playroom and outdoor adventure garden. Kids can be kept occupied or family activities can be arranged exploring the island.
Over to you! Have you been to any of these resorts? Do you have any others you can recommend? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.