5 best holiday destinations with a baby
Nothing beats a summer getaway with the kids. Whether it’s a trip to the coast, with golden beaches and warm oceans, or a city break filled with adventure, there’s never been so many options for young families looking to get away! The key question, however, is where can you take your family without boredom kicking in? A weeklong tour of European vineyards hardly screams excitement to a 4-year-old.
Thankfully, we’ve put together a concise list of possible destinations that are great fun for the whole family. So, whether you like swimming, activities, sports, or just lying on a lounger with a cool drink and a good book, there’s something for everyone.
Don’t let this Spanish island’s reputation as a party hub put you off – there’s so much more to Majorca than Magaluf. By virtue of being an island, you’re never too far from a gorgeous beach, and the delightful Mediterranean climate means that it’s hot most of the year. Though it’s not so hot that your children will be uncomfortable. Due to its large influx of tourists throughout the year, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of excellent holiday resorts on the island, most of which are designed to accommodate families of all ages. On top of that, Majorca is dotted with water parks and activities, perfect for keeping the little ones entertained.
Central Brittany, France
While not as hot as other European destinations, or as close to the typical holiday haunts such as the beach, the province of Brittany has a lot to offer guests of all ages. Its vast forests and countryside, brimming with flora and fauna, are perfect ways to introduce your little ones to the great outdoors. You can partake in a range of activities, such as cycling, climbing, swimming, and camping, offering experiences that the family will remember for years. Equally, it’s just as easy to rent a cosy cabin and while away the autumn days with games and books.
Lanzarote, The Canary Islands
Situated in the gorgeous Canary Islands, just off the West African coast, Lanzarote boasts a great mix of tropical heat and Atlantic breeze. Its central volcanic terrain is home to plenty of fun activities that the whole family can enjoy, from walking tours, horse rides, volcano explorations and even star gazing, while the resort-orientated coastal regions have some of the best hotels around. Geared toward families, this is the perfect place for babies, toddlers, and slightly older children, with plenty of group activities and pools to keep them occupied. Getting those perfect holiday photos to fill up your album couldn’t be easier!
The Algarve, Portugal
Relaxation doesn’t always mean a hotel resort. Sometimes, all you need is your family, a bit of sun and a home away from home. Algarve is famous for its hilly terrain, proximity to the coast and abundance of self-catered holiday homes, all of which are perfect for a short getaway with the kids. Complete with gardens and play areas, as well as close proximity to the local town and the beach, everything you need is right on your doorstep.
The only destination on this list specifically designed for babies and toddlers, Bluestone is the perfect getaway for young families who don’t want to fork out for flights. Located in the beautiful southwest of Wales, there’s plenty to keep children and parents occupied during their stay. With an activities centre, an indoor swimming pool, a soft play area and tons of evening entertainment, your kids definitely won’t be disappointed. On top of all this, the accommodation is top-quality, comprising of luxury cabins, which have been fully outfitted to suit your baby’s needs. If you want a home away from home that isn’t too far away, this could be the perfect choice for you.
If you’re looking to get away with the kids this year, hopefully, this list will help you find the perfect destinations for building some amazing memories. Just remember to take lots of pictures so you have something to look back on!