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Tips for Finding the Best Holiday Village for Your Family

By TakeTheFamily
Water fun at one of the First Choice Holiday Villages.Water fun at one of the First Choice Holiday Villages.

Holiday Villages can be a brilliant option for a family holiday, with kids’ clubs, splash parks and aerial adventure courses among the goodies included in your overall price, as well as free kids’ places* and travel perks including a larger luggage allowance. 

All of the below also have at least two à la carte restaurants (some themed), bars and entertainment, and some have spas. And parents with very young children can also hire buggies and other essential baby/toddler kit including highchairs and sterilisers.

But which to choose for your particular family and your specific needs? We’ve done the hard work of sorting through the best of the all-inclusive family holidays for you, whatever your children’s interests and ages.

Best for Babies and Toddlers

Holiday Village Menorca, Spain

A crèche for babies and younger children and First Choice Baby Packs with essential equipment for hire – as well as proximity to the beach - led to this resort being rated among the top 15 family hotels in Europe in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016.

Best for Pre-Schoolers

Holiday Village Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain

A wave pool, a pirate ship and other watery fun, plus great kids’ clubs, make this large resort an ever-popular option with parents looking for plenty to entertain children aged about three to five.

Best for Primary School Aged Kids

Holiday Village Turkey

A short transfer time make this beachside option ideal if you’re travelling with young kids – as do seven pools (some with slides and one indoor), masses of activities, and lively entertainment and kids' club staff. Spacious family rooms have separate sleeping and living areas, giving parents a bit of privacy.

Best for Tweens and Teens

Holiday Village Tenerife, Canary Islands

A good location for the relatively peaceful resort of Los Gigantes make this an attractive option with older children who want to get out and explore a bit, and there are high-season acting, football and swim academies to keep them well entertained on site, as well as tennis courts and high ropes. See our review of the Holiday Village Tenerife.

Best for Outdoor Adventures

Holiday Village Flamingo Beach, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Archery lessons, raft-building and canoeing are among the outdoor fun open to visitors to this beachfront property, while nearby attractions include submarine safaris and volcano tours.

Best for Stage-struck Kids

Holiday Village Kos, Greece

There’s so much at this resort for all ages, for newborns through to 15 year olds, including a Stage Academy, that you may not see as much of them as you’d like. A prime beach location, several pools and a local town just a 15-minute walk away add to the appeal.

Best for Water Babies

Holiday Village Seaview Ibiza, Balearic Islands

This relatively new addition to First Choice’s Holiday Village family has a lively waterpark, as well as being within walking distance of the beach. The kitchenettes in many rooms are a great bonus when travelling with kids.

Best for Football Fans

Holiday Village Mallorca, Balearic Islands

The kids’ football academy brings footie-mad families back to this popular holiday resort again and again, but there’s also a stage school, a splash park, six pools, kids' clubs and a shuttle to the beach. You can even book swim-up rooms or an apartment with roof terrace and Jacuzzi.

Read more about all-inclusive holidays with First Choice.

Free kids' offer applies to new bookings only, on selected summer 2017 holidays, subject to limited availability. Only one free kid's place is available in each selected hotel room or selected apartment type or villa with two full paying adults. Other children must pay the full brochure price. Free child places cannot be combined with online discount.


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