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Monday, January 14, 2019 - 15:33
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Teen Hangout at TUI FAMILY LIFE Las Pitas, Gran Canaria.

With gorgeous sandy beaches, off-the-beaten-track coves, fun-filled seaside resorts, tranquil natural parks, aqua-parks and compelling cultural sites to explore, Spain continues to excite and delight families looking for a classic Mediterranean holiday. We’ve looked at some of our favourite Spanish resorts for families in TUI’s Family Life, Magic Life and Platinum ranges.

As the name suggests, Family Life resorts all offer spacious rooms specially designed for those travelling with children, family-friendly buffets and sharing dishes in its restaurants, BabyLounges, BabyClubs, age-specific kids’ clubs and teen Hangouts, plus sports, games, fitness classes and evening entertainment. Magic Life resorts take all inclusive to the next level, with 24-hour service, beachfront locations...

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 09:12
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Beach, mountain and lakeside retreats with Eurocamp in 2019.

From beach breaks to mountain escapes and lakeside retreats, Europe is a continent full of possibilities. We’ve taken a look at some of our favourite family holiday types on the Continent and where best to experience them.

Beach Breaks 
Why: Holidays by the seaside are a family classic that will never go out of fashion, whether you want to relax and soak up the sunshine or take part in activities ranging from sandcastle-building to exciting water sports. Many of Eurocamp’s parcs have direct access to a beach, meaning you can be on the sand within minutes of finishing your breakfast… 
Recommended parc:...

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 07:40
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Kid's activities at Holiday Village Mallorca

With Brexit making some people nervous about booking a holiday in Europe in 2019, we strongly recommend looking at all-inclusive holidays such as those offered by First Choice. Not only are all-inclusive packages fully protected against any unforeseen circumstances surrounding Brexit, but they also proof you against the weakness of the pound against the euro because you’ve paid for just about everything in advance in sterling. Facilities including kids’ clubs, sports academies and even the likes of aerial adventure courses, which vary by resort, make all-inclusive resorts perfect for families who like to combine activities with relaxation. 

And Spain is as fabulous a destination for a family holidays as ever, with its seemingly endless sandy beaches, pretty coves, lively...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 14:05
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Spending time with a Forest Ranger.

The woodland cabins at Forest Holidays make for a delightful escape for the whole family. They’re perfect for reconnecting with nature and spending quality time together. With 10 locations UK wide, Forest Holidays can create unforgettable memories for you without your having to travel too far from home. 

The forest itself is full of endless possibilities, but we’ve gathered six activities that we think you’ll just love as a family. 

Spend time with a Forest Ranger
Spot rare wildlife and birds, build dens, light fires and learn how to make nettle tea – these are just some of the things you’ll do with the resident expert at each Forest Holidays...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 14:26
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France is great for family cycling.

The summer family holidays are a great time to try out new sports, have adventures abroad and spend quality time together as a family while learning about other countries. France is a perfect holiday destination for get-up- and-go families; we’ve showcased 10 exciting family breaks in France featuring biking, kayaking, boating, swimming, climbing and/other horse-riding, among other activities.

The most convenient way to travel as a family to northern France or to get to France as a whole is via the cross-channel ferry. For easy access to Brittany, sail into the Brittany Ferries ports of Roscoff or St Malo.

1. Sail away in...

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 16:09
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Platja de Treumal.

We’ve teamed up with family holiday provider Eurocamp to bring you five ever-so-slightly off-the-beaten-track destinations to try out this year. 

With its holiday parcs spread far and wide across the continent, Eurocamp isn’t just about enjoying the on-site facilities and comfy accommodation. Its parcs are perfectly placed to discover your new favourite European neighbourhood too. So why not try something different this summer, and experience one of these stunning destinations?

Northern Costa Brava

This glorious region of Spain is home to some of the finest beaches in Europe, so you certainly won’t be short of sun, sea and sand. Platja de Treumal (pictured) just outside the seaside resort of Blanes is one of our absolute favourites.

Away from the...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 16:09
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Christmas time in Avoriaz at self-catering Pierre & Vacances ski apartments.

Budget-conscious families have always been aware of the appeal of self-catering holidays with kids. As well as saving you money on eating out and/or hotel services, they offer the following benefits:

• Facilitating holidays with grandparents or extended family, or with another family or families. Residences with private kitchens permit groups to take advantage of more spacious living areas and better facilities than you might could afford individually.

• Offering you the flexibility to organize meal times at your convenience. Kids get bored sitting in restaurants for three meals a day, and eating out is not only expensive but can be stressful with fussy children.

• Providing you with the ability to prepare snacks and picnics, and heat baby-bottles and baby food, even...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 19:30
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Husky fun. Photography by Antti Pietikainen and Activities Abroad

There’s nothing quite like snow to get the kids excited, and though the white stuff is generally in fairly short supply in the UK, head to Lapland and you can count on metres of deep fluffy powder and enjoy all the wonderful activities that come with a truly wintry landscape. These are our favourites.

• Seeing the Northern Lights
Thousands of travellers head to Lapland each year with one thing in mind – witnessing the Northern Lights flickering across the sky. But viewing them from a city or town is virtually impossible due to light pollution, even if you are within the Aurora Zone. More remote destinations, such as Saariselkä Northern Lights Village, offer you and your family the chance to witness the lights from your bed in a glass-roofed...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 15:19
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Al fresco dining area meets the kiddies splash park at TUI FAMILY LIFE Mallorca.

With school-holiday getaways commanding premium prices, those with pre-school children are well placed to take advantage of the lower prices that are available to those who can travel during older children’s term times.

But there are other reasons to travel outside the school holidays, namely the fact that the weather is mild (young children can find high temperatures and strong sunshine hard to cope with) and resorts, beaches and other attractions are less busy.

TUI’s Family Life resorts in the Mediterranean are the perfect example of a good place to take babies and toddlers during other children’s term times. The weather in this part of the world is ideally suited to those travelling with younger children from May onwards, which essentially means you can travel in May (...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 14:25
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Child-friendly all-inclusive holidays in Spain with First Choice.

Many of us think we know Spain, but no matter how many times you’ve been, there’s also something new and surprising to discover, and some insider secrets to dig out. 

In this blog we’ve shone our spotlight on some of Spain’s most family-friendly islands and best all-inclusive resorts to find out what each offers to those travelling with kids of different ages.


Good for: Gorgeous scenery free of high-rise developments, secluded coves, and gentle family activities including pony-trekking and cycling on traffic-free roads and tracks.
Recommended resort: Mestral and Llebeig...

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