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:
• Ocean Elements: active family holidays at Greek beachclubs. 
• Sardatur: Italy specialist with family-friendly properties.
• James Villas: hand-picked properties for families. 
• Simpson Travel: child-friendly villas, some in small complexes, in Turkey, Greece, Mallorca, France (including Corsica) and Italy.
• First Choice: Popular all-inclusive resorts.
• 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.
• Ikos Resorts: Luxury properties in Halkidiki and Corfu.
• 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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Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal

A brilliantly located hotel 4* in Venice, with rooftop bar, babysitting service and a generous welcome to junior visitors with luxury comforts and gifts.

Blue Palace Resort and Spa

Luxurious resort on the Greek island of Crete, with a comprehensive range of activities and facilities for children of all ages.

Gloria Golf Resort

A 5-star all-inclusive golf resort on Turkey's Aegean Coast, with superb facilities for non-golfers and kids too.

Pavillon de la Reine

An intimate luxury hotel well suited to families, in the heart of the chic and central Marais district.

Chia Laguna Resort

Brilliant facilities, a stunning private beach and overall, a very family-friendly resort on the island of Sardinia.

Pierre & Vacances Belles Rives

On the banks of the Dordogne, with nearby watersports, horse riding, fishing and more, making this a top choice for a self-catering family holiday or break.

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Hotel Elysium

Full-service grand family resort in an outstanding beachfront location in Cyprus with spa and kids club.

Sani Club

Located in Halkidiki, this family resort is set on private white sands with family activities and free children's clubs for 6 months to 16 years.

Ca'Savio Campsite

A large and lively site close to Venice with swimming pools, including kid's pools, bike hire service and direct access to a sandy beach.

Campingplatz Kinzigtal

A friendly campsite in Germany's Black Forest with an outdoor pool complex close by and on-site children's playground.

Camping les Etangs Fleuris, Touquin

A rural family-friendly campsite, close to Paris and Disneyland Resort Paris.

Aqualand Village

In a secluded area of Corfu, with an abundance of all-inclusive activities and entertainments and free access to the on-site waterpark.

Helona Beach Resort

Boutique-style option with access to facilities of Lakitira Beach Resort.

Avenue Hotel

A little out of the main centre of Copenhagen but still within walking distance is the family-friendly but sophisticated Avenue Hotel.

Holiday Village Kos

An all-inclusive beachside property offering active fun for all the family, including football and swim academies.

Holiday Marina

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur
A modern, but small, campsite on the Cote d'Azur with activities and sports for all the family.

Cottages in Dordogne and Lot

A fabulous choice of cottages, many of them baby- and toddler-friendly, in a classic family holiday destination.

Self-catering holiday home in Hordaland

A contemporary rental property for 10, surrounded by mountains and fjords and close to the sea.

Ikos Dassia

Luxury, stylish and oozing Greek charm, this beachfront hotel with excellent childcare is ideal with kids of all ages.

Neilson Messini Beachclub

The Messini Beachclub offers all the usual Neilson activities in a lovely rural location on the Peloponnese coast