On the family-friendly Channel island of Guernsey, these 12 self-catering holiday cottages in a well-maintained and friendly complex share a large garden with football posts, a Wendy house and plenty of places to sit and eat out in the sunshine. You're also within walking distance of a beach where there's masses of family fun to be had, from crabbing to kayaking to eating ice cream at the tea room. Whilst a little further afield (a 15-minute drive), the surf school will provide hours of active family time.
Cottages sleep four or six, with additional space for a cot (free). Also provided for families with young children are highchairs, stairgates and safety packs, and there are plenty of books, toys and games to keep children amused in the evenings.
For those times when you don't fancy cooking, there are some lovely places to eat within a short stroll, and the harbour town Saint Peter Port is just a couple of miles away, for dining as well as duty-free shopping.