Family holidays in the sun at Club Med Gregolimano.
Family holidays in the sun at Club Med Gregolimano.

Summer Sun Family Holidays in Europe

Who doesn’t want to grab a dose of sunshine after the long grey months of winter? With British summers continuing to be highly unreliable, we’re blessed to be within easy reach of some prime destinations for summer fun, whether you pack the car and drive to the South of France or head for the classic child-friendly beaches of Greece. Why fly long distances, suffer jetlag and spend a fortune when it’s all right there on your doorstep? – especially with younger kids, who find it hard to tolerate the extreme heat of more exotic climes.

The good news is that there’s more choice than ever when it comes to family-friendly places to stay in Europe, whether you’re looking for a luxury resort with bell and whistles, including childcare and spas, a low-key coastal campsite or a quiet cottage or gîte all to yourselves. But if you’re booking flights, trains or ferries separately to your accommodation, do plan and book far in advance, otherwise, this is where you’ll get stung.

Check out our special offers and latest deals on family summer sun holidays including:
• Simpson Travel: child-friendly villas and hotels in Turkey, Greece, Mallorca, France (including Corsica) and Italy.
• Club Med: French-founded all-inclusive resorts with childcare and heaps of free activities.
• Neilson: Active holidays in the Med, with a focus on sailing.
• Mark Warner: Mediterranean beach holidays with watersports and other activities, known for their quality childcare.
• Eurocamp: Campsites and holiday villages around Europe.
• Jet2holidays: Family package holidays, with free child places often available.


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Summer Sun places to stay in Europe

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TUI BLUE Atlantica Aegean Blue

An all-inclusive 4-star hotel right on the beach, with great facilities for families, especially the very young and teens.

Club Med Gregolimano

An all-inclusive resort on a white-sand beach, with free activities ranging from waterskiing to flying trapeze.

Pierre & Vacances Residence Haguna

Exceptional beaches with a history of golf and surfing. Near the shopping district.

Perdepera Beach Resort

Ideal option for active family holidays, with watersports, tennis and mountain-biking; exclusive discount available.

Bodrum Imperial

Bodrum Peninsula
With acres of land to spread out in and a choice of pools, this all-inclusive hotel on the Aegean Coast in Turkey is a great family getaway.

TUI BLUE Kerkyra Golf

An all-inclusive hotel in Corfu with great childcare facilities and beach.

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Val d’Isere Activity Holidays

Val d'Isère
Try your hand at a host of activities in the Alps during the summer for a fun-filled family holiday in Val d'Isere.

Electra Palace

An all-inclusive teen-friendly resort with organised activities, sports and vast buffets.

Phokaia Beach Resort

Aegean Region
A Mark Warner resort on Turkey's west coast, with water sports, top-notch childcare and exclusive discounts for our readers.

Ikos Aria

Luxury all-inclusive family resort on Kos with exclusive accommodation that boasts a private pool and beach, childcare from 4-months and football academy.

Hilton Malta

An award winning beachfront family hotel on Malta, with kids pools, a kids club, spa and some amazing restaurants.

Hotel Corcyra Beach

A fantastic family-friendly property on the island of Corfu, including a direct access beach and great childcare.

Club Med Palmiye

A wonderfully welcoming all-inclusive resort with childcare, especially good for teens with its beach movie nights and camp-outs.

Hotel Atlantica Princess

An all-round family holiday resort with a large pool, a kids' pool and an activity club for 3- to 11-year-olds.

Ela Quality Resort

A glamorous pioneer of the all-inclusive concept, a short transfer from the airport in southern Turkey and including a kids-only cinema.

Maeva Residence Hyères Parc

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur
In a 3-hectare park with direct beach access. Ideal location for kids.

Borgo Egnazia

A chic but child-friendly luxury hotel in southern Italy, with an excellent kids' club, cookery school and choice of top notch restaurants.

Planos Bay

Enjoy unlimited access to an awesome waterpark that's just a short walk from the hotel at this all-inclusive resort in Zakynthos.

Château de Saint Paterne

An intimate family-friendly château accommodation in Normandy where families of all ages can relax and enjoy the facilities.

Self-catering holiday home in Limousin

A large holiday home in rural south-central France, with an outdoor pool.