Join a 5-day football course at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
Join a 5-day football course at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

Best Family Holidays with Football Classes

In our footie-mad world, holidays that include football training are ever-more popular, catering to girls and boys who'd like to improve their skills while away or those who simply can’t bear to miss out on their football fix while they’re away from home.

The standard of children's football clubs in holiday resorts varies wildly. Some are run by prestigious football teams and might even feature visits by famous players or coaches, others are run by the hotels or tour operators themselves – sometimes by qualified trainers. The majority are run in English or in more than one language at a time – the benefit of the latter being that your kids will get to absorb another language and get the chance to make friends with children from other countries.

In upmarket resorts such as Ikos (we've picked out just one below, but see other Ikos resorts), football clubs tend to be paid activities and also ones that book up well in advance due to their popularity. In budget-friendly holiday villages, they are often run on a complimentary basis as part of your all-inclusive package, but they might still need booking well in advance (ideally when you book your holiday), or in the case of TUI they can't be booked ahead.

We can advise you on all of these: we can give you insider details on football clubs within specific resorts that you're interested in, including age ranges, or we can start from scratch and source you the right resort with kids' football training for your child's particular needs.

Scroll down to see our current hand-picked favourite family resorts with football camps or training, or alternatively give us a call on 020 3633 0653 or enquire online.

Our hand-picked selection

Ikos Olivia

A popular all-inclusive luxury option including a football academy for tots through to teens, plus a lagoon pool with swim-up bar and family yoga; some water sports included

Forte Village Resort

A luxury village of fun for everyone in Sardinia, offering the ultimate holiday experience and regularly voted the World's Leading Resort.

Chia Laguna Resort

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

Sani Beach

A luxury hotel, part of the Sani Resort, with fantastic facilities for families and where you can enjoy a host of activities including watersports, sports academies and more.

Aphrodite Hills Holiday Rentals

A luxury self-catering resort with fantastic sports facilities including tennis, football, golf, horse riding and cycling.

Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort inc. Elounda Peninsula

A luxury beach resort including a more intimate all-suite hotel, sharing an amazing kids' club, football school and spa.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

A luxurious beachfront option with kids' clubs and unlimited free access to Wild Wadi Waterpark next door.

Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort

A luxury all-suite property with its own family club complete with pools, playgrounds, movies, football classes and much more.

Sun Gardens

A luxury property offering fantastic sports facilities with sports and dance academies for children, childcare, a range of fantastic restaurants, and hotel or self-catering family accommodation.

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