With less than a week to go until Easter there is still time to book a memorable family holiday that won’t break the bank. Whether it is some spring sunshine you are in search of or something a bit more adventure-packed, we have compiled a list to suit families of different ages and sizes.
For those wanting to go further afield than Europe while not having to commit to a long-haul flight, the Marrakech flight time of between 3 and 4 hours makes it a good choice for families seeking out more exotic experiences. As anyone who has been to Morocco with kids will testify, young families receive a warm welcome from locals whom adore children. At the heart of Marrakech, Jemaa El Fna (“La Place”) – is a huge square around which most of the city life revolves – here there is plenty to keep children occupied both day and night. Other family friendly activities include camel rides, exploring the vibrant souks, taking an off road 4 x 4 tour, and retreating to the magnificent Atlas Mountains for a day of adventure.
The capital of the Costa del Sol is a great choice for a fun-filled family escape promising something for all ages. Malaga is a great place for young children and adults with its proximity to themes parks, great beaches, nightlife and day tripping opportunities. Promising the perfect balance between relaxation and recreation, families can enjoy the historic architecture, quirky museums and array of dining options.
For many people Dubai equates to being the perfect family destination. A six hour flight to guaranteed sun, families descend on the Emirates to have fun in the clean sands and warm waters. Home to an array of child friendly resorts with excellent kids clubs, parents will have ample time to have a break of their own. Dubai is as much a playground for children as it is adults. Beyond the gleaming resorts, it boasts world class attractions with everything from wild water parks, 4 x 4 safaris and camel rides to be enjoyed!
Trekking or cycling in Andalucia
A walking holiday guarantees quality family time, if too much time together brings cause for concern then you might want to consider a cycling trip instead. Either way Andalucía is a great place to do so. Escaping to the rustic marvels of the Andalusian countryside will take you to landscapes and communities untouched by the hands of time. The hottest part of Spain, spring marks the perfect time to take advantage of the cooler climate while still being able to enjoy the delicious and inexpensive tapas of the region al fresco. The incredible terrain, vistas and unique architecture makes it the perfect place to venture over the Easter break and return feeling relaxed and inspired.
Cumbria, the Lake District
There is something to be said for packing up the car and taking off on a road trip, avoiding security checks and general airport stress while exploring some home grown goods. What Cumbria lacks in guaranteed good weather it more than makes up for with breath-taking scenery, world-class walking routes and arguably some of the country’s best food. Perhaps the biggest feat of Cumbria is the Lake District, an area of incredible area of natural beauty, offering the perfect escape for families in pursuit of some quality walking time and adventure-based fun.
The official hometown of Father Christmas, Rovaniemi lies on the Arctic Circle in Lapland. The city is an urban outpost set admits the stunning landscapes of the north with the major streets shaped in the form of a reindeer’s head and antlers. A great destination for outdoor adventures amidst pristine scenery, the variety of activities on offer in including husky sledge rides, snowmobile, or even a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride. For ski enthusiast this also a great setting for cross-country skiing amongst the pristine Lappish nature.