Family at the beach in Le Touquet, France
© JD Hestin
Family at the beach in Le Touquet, France

Reviews of summer family holidays

From as close to home as perennial family favourite France to further afield in Europe and then across the pond in North America, from campsite and holiday villages to luxury hotel and resorts via homely gîtes and plush villas, our world-class team of family travel experts have scoured the globe to provide an ever-growing collection of insightful reviews that offer you plenty of food for thought when it comes to choosing a family holiday that will suit both yours and your children's needs.

The Best Bubble Holidays for 2020 and 2021

Africa & Middle East, South Africa, Asia, Thailand, Australia & Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Cyprus, Finland, Lapland, Indian Ocean, Latin America, Costa Rica, North America, United Kingdom, England, Cheshire, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Scotland, Argyll, Wales, Snowdonia
We share the top contenders for family holidays far from the madding crowds.

A Family Adventure in South Dakota, USA

North America, USA
Rhonda discovers the wildlife and wild spaces of the Midwestern state with its rich Native American history and famous monuments.

A Family Holiday at Al Fresco Holidays' La Rive, Atlantic Coast, France

Europe, France, Aquitaine
Catherine gets reacquainted with camping at a holiday park handy for stunning Atlantic beaches.

A Sustainable Family Holiday at the Zilwa Attitude, Mauritius

Indian Ocean, Mauritius
Rhonda experiences an eco-friendly resort inviting guests to truly get under the skin of the island.

A Family Holiday in Southern Iceland

Iceland
Rhonda and family discover that Iceland isn’t a place that you can simply tick off your bucket-list.

A Family Holiday at the Vila Vita Parc Hotel, Algarve

Portugal, Algarve
Suzanne and family rate a supremely child-friendly resort in southern Portugal.

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Best self-catering family holidays in Europe

Europe
Check out our hand-picked selection of great self-catering options across Europe.

Best UK self-catering family holidays

United Kingdom
Recommendations for UK self-catering family holidays.

All-inclusive family holidays on the Indian Ocean islands

Indian Ocean
Our hand-picked selection of family-friendly all-inclusive resorts on the Indian Ocean islands.

All-inclusive family holidays in Latin America

Latin America
See our recommendations for the best all-inclusive family holidays in Mexico and other parts of Latin America

All-inclusive family holidays in the Middle East and Africa

Africa & Middle East
Our hand-picked best all-inclusive family holidays to the Middle East and Africa.

All-inclusive family holidays in Asia

Asia
Check out our top all-inclusive picks for family holidays in Asia.

All-inclusive family holidays in the Caribbean

Caribbean
Explore our hand-picked selection of all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.

All-inclusive family holidays in Europe

Europe
Our hand-picked selection of great all-inclusive holiday options in Europe

All-inclusive family holidays inspiration

Africa & Middle East, Asia, Australia & Pacific, Europe, Indian Ocean, Latin America, North America, United Kingdom
Our perspectives on all-inclusive holidays around the World, with recommendations that your family will love

Luxury family holidays inspiration

Africa & Middle East, Asia, Australia & Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Indian Ocean, North America, United Kingdom
Get inspired by our hand-picked luxury family holiday options in the UK, Europe and around the World

Best Adventure Holidays for Families

Explore our choices of the best places to take your family on an adventure holiday

Best Adventure Holidays for Families with Toddlers

Take a look at our favourite options to take your toddlers on a family adventure trip

Best Adventure Holidays for Families with Young Children

Browse our choices of the best adventure holidays for families with young kids

Best Adventure Holidays for Families with Teens

Explore our hand-picked selection of adventure holidays for families with teenagers

Best Experience and Activity Days for Families

Our favourite activity days for families, carefully chosen by us, for you.

Best Theme Parks for Families

United Kingdom
Enjoy our carefully chosen selection of the best thrill-seeking theme parks for the family

A Family Holiday in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Asia, Vietnam
Dea and family learn about ‘the American War’ and Communism on a Southeast Asia trip

Best Active Family Holidays for Mixed Ages

Browse our array of the best active holiday for families of all ages

Best Active Family Holidays for Infants and Toddlers

Enjoy our range of the best active family holiday for infants and toddlers carefully selected for you

Best Active Family Holidays for Young Kids

Browse our array of active family holidays for young kids, hand-tailored by us, for you

Best Active Family Holidays for Teenagers

Browse our selection of the best active family holidays for the kids aged 11+

Best Luxury All-Inclusive Family Holidays

Enjoy our selection of the best-luxury all inclusive family holidays

Best All-inclusive Budget Family Holidays

Europe
The best all-inclusive budget holidays for your family, carefully chosen by us

All-inclusive Baby- & Toddler-friendly Resorts

Europe
Our favourite all-inclusive baby & toddler-friendly resorts, carefully chosen for you.

Best Summer Sun Family Holidays for Babies and Toddlers

Europe
Explore our variety of hand-picked family holidays in the sun suitable for babies and toddlers.

Best Summer Sun Family Holidays for Teens

Our favourite choices of summer fun for teenagers, chosen by us, for you.

Best Holiday Parks for Families in the UK

United Kingdom
Browse our selection of the best holiday parks for families in the UK, crafted for your family.

Best Holiday Parks for Babies and Toddlers

Europe
Our favourite holiday parks for babes and toddlers, hand picked for you.

Best Luxury Family Holidays in Europe

Europe
Explore our selection of the best luxury family holiday in Europe - you deserve it!

Best UK Luxury Family Holidays

United Kingdom
Enjoy our hand-picked selection of the best UK luxury family holidays

Best UK Pet and Child Friendly Self-Catering Holidays

United Kingdom
Our carefully selected best pet- and child-friendly self-catering hotels in the UK.

Best Pet-and Child-Friendly Campsites and Holiday Parks

Europe
The very best pet-and-child-friendly resorts for the kids, and your families pet.

Best UK Baby- and Toddler-friendly Resorts

United Kingdom
Our range of the best UK baby and toddler friendly resorts in the UK.

Best Toddler-friendly Holidays in Europe

Europe
Enjoy our selection of the best toddler-friendly holidays in Europe

Best Europe Family Holiday Resorts with Kids Clubs

Europe
Enjoy our selection of family holiday resorts with kids clubs in Europe

Best Family Holiday Resorts with Kids Clubs Beyond Europe

The team have selected the best holiday. resorts, that include kids clubs, beyond Europe.

Best Family Holiday Resorts with Kids Clubs for Teens

Europe
Enjoy our array of family holiday resorts, that include kid clubs for teens

Best Baby and Toddler Self Catering Family Holidays

Europe
The best self-catering family holidays with babies and toddlers, hand selected by us, for you.

Best self-catering family holidays with young children

Europe
We have selected the best self-catered places for families to stay in the UK and Europe.

Best Farmstay Family Holidays in Europe

Europe
Our favourite European farmstays for the family, carefully selected by the team.

Best Luxury Farmstay Family Holidays

The finest luxury farmstay family holidays, carefully tailored for the family.

Best Camping Holidays and Holiday Parks for Families with Teens

Active camping holidays for the families with older kids, carefully chosen by us, for you.

Best Winter Sun Family Holidays with Babies and Toddlers

The ideal places to take young children on a family holiday, carefully hnd selected for you

Best Camping Holidays for Families with Babies and Toddlers

Europe
The very best baby-and-toddler-friendly campsites tailored for the family.

Best Winter Sun Family Holidays with Teens

The best family holidays in the sun to bring your teens

Best Winter Sun Luxury Family Holidays

Our hand selected Winter Sun Luxury Family Holidays for the family.

Best Boutique Hotels with Babies

Enjoy our selection of the best boutique hotels for baby friendly breaks, with childcare offered in some places.

Best Holidays with Swimming Classes

Browse our selection of holidays with swimming classes

Best Family Holidays with Watersports Lessons

Europe
Our selection of the best water-sport holidays to enjoy with the family

Best Family Holidays with Tennis Lessons

Our selection of family tennis holidays carefully selected for you.

Best Family Holidays with Surfing Lessons

Europe
Our favourite places for the family to learn to ride waves hand picked for you.

Best Family Holidays with Golf Lessons

Explore our selection of the best family golfing holidays around the world.

Best Self Catering Family Villas within Resorts

Europe
Enjoy our favourite self catering family villas within resorts

Best European Holidays and Breaks with Grandparents

Europe
Browse our range of European holidays and breaks to enjoy with all generaatons.

Best Theme Park Breaks

Europe
Explore our hand-picked selection of family-friendly theme parks to get everyone's heart pumping.

Best UK Seaside Short Family Breaks

United Kingdom
Our favourite short breaks for the family on the UK coast.

Best Family-Friendly Places to Stay with a Spa: UK

United Kingdom
Our favourite places to stay in the UK with a spa - you've earned it.

Best Family-Friendly Places to Stay with a Spa: Europe

Europe
Browse our range of family friendly places to stay that include a spa - you deserve it.

Family-Friendly Places to Stay with a Private Hot Tub

A selection of family friendly places to stay with a private hot tub.

Best Places to Stay with Private Pools

Europe
Our favourite places to stay with your own private pool.

13 Thrilling Places to Find Fossils and Dinosaur Remains

Egypt, North America, Canada, USA, Florida, United Kingdom, England, Dorset, Isle of Wight, London, Shropshire, Yorkshire, Wales, Pembrokeshire
Georgina digs deep to uncover the world’s most fertile fossil and dinosaur-bone hunting grounds.

Best UK Family Holiday Resorts with Kids Clubs

United Kingdom
A hand-picked selection of resorts in the UK offering childcare.

Best Places to Stay with Swim-up Rooms

Croatia, Crete, Montenegro, Ibiza, Mallorca, Riviera Maya
Our favourite family-friendly places to stay with private pools in wonderful destinations around the world.

20 Eco-friendly Places to Stay with Kids in Mainland Europe

Europe, Central Bohemia, France, Normandy, Poitou Charentes, Rhone Alpes, Ardèche, Greece, Crete, Peloponnese, Italy, Italian Lakes, Puglia, Tuscany, Poland, Portugal, Algarve, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Ibiza, Sweden
Rhonda roots out the most tempting places for a green family holiday on the Continent.

17 Sensational Self-Catering Properties for Family Holidays in France

France, Aquitaine, Dordogne, Brittany, Languedoc-Roussillon, Normandy, Picardy, Poitou Charentes, Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur, Rhone Alpes, Haute Savoie, Avoriaz, Flaine
From luxurious villas to rustic gîtes – our hot picks for self-catering holidays with kids across the Channel.

A Teen Trip to Iceland

Europe, Iceland
Our travel agent Julie's eldest children take their first solo holiday in and around Reykjavik.

'Living Like Locals' on a Barcelona City Break with Kids

Spain, Costa Brava, Barcelona
Rhonda and family assess the pros and cons of 'authentic' travel.

A Self-Catering Family Holiday in the Seychelles

Indian Ocean, Seychelles
Dea Birkett reluctantly tries a family beach holiday.

A Review of the Fantasia Bahia Principe, Tenerife

Tenerife, Canaries, Spain, Europe
Catherine checks out an ultra-child-friendly new resort.

A Family Holiday at Mark Warner’s Phokaia Beach Resort, Turkey

Aegean Region
Rhonda takes a look at the active holiday specialist’s Turkish offering.

A Family Holiday at Camping La Réserve in Aquitaine, France

Aquitaine, France
We try out the popular holiday park on the Atlantic coast of France.

A Family Holiday at Eurocamp’s La Pointe St-Gilles, Brittany

Brittany
We check out a holiday park near the pretty Atlantic resort of Bénodet.

Best Eco-friendly Places to Stay with Kids in Asia

Krabi, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Bali, Indonesia, India, Asia
Georgina tracks down the options for green family holidays across the region.

Top 15 Family Rail Journeys Around the World

Morocco, India, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Sicily, Turkey, Istanbul, Mexico, Peru, Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Scotland
Georgina scours the globe for the best family adventures by train.

A Family Holiday at Crvena Luka Hotel & Resort, Croatia

Croatia, Europe
Rhonda checks out a great-value, family-friendly resort on a gorgeous sheltered bay.

A Foodie Family Holiday with Sapori & Saperi, Tuscany

Italy, Tuscany
Rhonda and her boys go on a 'gastronomic adventure' in the hill country north of Florence.

Unusual Places to Stay in Europe with Kids

Europe, Austria, Finland, France, Paris, Pas de Calais, Ireland, Italy, Sicily, Lapland, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden
Rhonda seeks out the quirkiest places to give your kids a Continental holiday they’ll never forget.

A Family Holiday at Mousses, Lefkas

Lefkas, Greece
Abigail regains her sanity at a family-run, family-friendly complex on the gorgeous Greek island.

11 Eco-friendly Places to Stay with Kids in North America

New York, Southern California, Northern California, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Georgina hand-picks family-friendly eco-friendly accommodation in the USA and Canada.

Top 5 No-Bookings Family Campsites Around the UK

United Kingdom, England, Cornwall, Cumbria, Scotland
The best sites that invite you and the kids to just pitch up, without reservations.

A Break with Baby at Hôtel Les Orangeries, Poitou-Charentes

Poitou Charentes
Rhonda and husband find the perfect place to celebrate a special anniversary with their son.

10 Best Caribbean Resorts with Kids

Caribbean, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Turks and Caicos
Rhonda rounds up the most family-friendly offerings in a region perfect for a dose of winter sun.

A Family Break in the Sarthe, Northern France

Pays de la Loire
Catherine and crew stumble upon a secret corner of France far from the tourist hordes.

A Review of the Crystal Cove Hotel, Barbados

Barbados
Rhonda discovers the family-friendly delights of the Caribbean island.

A Family Holiday at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, Caribbean

Caribbean, Turks and Caicos
Rhonda and her six-year-old son come face to face with rock iguanas and read to local schoolkids in the northern Caribbean.

A Family Holiday in the Alentejo, Portugal

Europe, Portugal, Alentejo
Rhonda relives a trip to one of Europe's most star-studded destinations.

A Family Holiday at Beaches Negril, Jamaica

Caribbean, Jamaica
Rhonda and her 9-year-old check out the Caribbean's top-ranking hotel for families.

Best Luxury Travel Products: Kids

Wellness and beauty expert Angelina Villa-Clarke looks at the best products for junior holidaymakers, from tots to teens.

Best Products for Family Cruises and Boating and Sailing Holidays

Germany
Angelina shares her tips for ultimate cruise control.

A Two-Centre Holiday at PortAventura and Playa de la Montroig, Catalonia

Costa Dorada, Barcelona
Rhonda and family discover that there’s more to the north-eastern Spanish province than Barcelona.

A Family Break at the Old Swan and Minster Mill, Cotswolds

The Cotswolds
Rhonda and crew discover a child-friendly oasis deep in the Oxfordshire countryside.

Travel Products: Best of British

Our beauty expert samples the best home-grown travel products.

A Family Holiday at Beaches Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Caribbean, Jamaica
Rhonda and Ethan go sky-high in the Caribbean.

A Family Break at the Holiday Village Tenerife, Canary Islands

Tenerife
We assess the growing appeal of all-inclusive family holidays at a First Choice property in Tenerife.

A Family Houseboat Holiday on Lake Alqueva, Alentejo

Portugal
Gemma offers a different take on Portugal with kids.

A Family Villa Holiday in Spetses, Greece

Greece
A runner-up in our travel-writing competition relives a holiday highlight.

Family Holidays: Best Globally Inspired Products

North America, Argentina, Indian Ocean, Australia & Pacific, Asia
Angelina scours the globe for exotic gift inspiration.

Long-Haul Family Holidays: Hamilton Island, Australia

Queensland, Australia
Nicole and family find a piece of paradise on the Great Barrier Reef.

A Family Holiday in Crete

Crete, Greece
Dea delights in her daughter following in her journalistic footsteps, inspired by the Greek island.

A Family Holiday in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

New South Wales, Australia
Nicole rediscovers the hippy haven with her kids.

Europe Family Holidays: A Three-Generation Trip to France

Dordogne
Saffia bids farewell to family holidays with a final French road-trip with her folks.

An Insiders' Guide to Mallorca with Kids

Mallorca, Spain
Abigail gives the low-down on the family-friendly Spanish island.

Family Holidays: Best Beach Products for Dads

North America, Latin America, Indian Ocean, Montenegro, Sardinia, Lemnos, Bermuda, New Zealand, Australia & Pacific, Asia, Ras al Khaimah, Cape Verde
Angelina sifts through the most effective products for dads looking to hit the beaches this summer.

A Family Villa Holiday in Crete

Crete, Greece
Nicole and family seek out the island's loveliest beach.

Family Holidays: Best Beach Products for Kids

Florida Keys, North America, Latin America, Menorca, Montenegro, Elba, Sardinia, Lemnos, Bermuda, New Zealand, Asia, Ras al Khaimah, Cape Verde
Angelina divulges her tried-and-tested favourite products for kids headed for the sun.

Top 10 Mums' Breaks Without Children: UK and Abroad

India, Bali, Caribbean, Saint Lucia, France, Malta, Mallorca, Maldives, Leicestershire, Hampshire, New Forest, London, Surrey
Rhonda asks what mums really want, and where they can get it.

Family Beach Holidays: Best Beach Products for Mums

Florida Keys, North America, Latin America, Indian Ocean, Menorca, Montenegro, Sardinia, Lemnos, Bermuda, New Zealand, Australia & Pacific, Asia, Ras al Khaimah, Cape Verde
From prepping your skin to maintaining your tan, we show you how.

Best Eco-friendly Places to Stay with Kids in Australasia and the Pacific

Australia & Pacific, Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Fiji, New Zealand
Georgina unearths some of the most eco-friendly family holiday spots ‘down under’.

Top 25 Eco-friendly Places to Stay with Kids in Africa and the Middle East

Africa & Middle East, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar
Rhonda hunts down the best eco safari lodges and other environmentally friendly lodgings for families.

Unusual Places to Stay with Kids Outside Europe

USA, North America, Brazil, Chile, Latin America, Mediterranean Region, Turkey, Jamaica, Caribbean, New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Australia & Pacific, Sri Lanka, Asia, Africa & Middle East
Georgina digs deep for the world’s weirdest places to stay with kids.

A Family Trip to Florence, Italy, by Overnight Train

Italy, Tuscany
Rhonda and family take the slow route to Italy.

A Two-centre Family Holiday in Slovenia and Croatia

Slovenia, Croatia, Europe
Lynette shares her recipe for a great extended-family break over two countries.

A Family Break at Eurocamp La Croix du Vieux Pont, Picardy

Picardy
Rhonda and family discover that there’s more to La Croix du Vieux Pont than location, location, location...

A Family Farmstay at La Ferme du Moncel (Feather Down), Normandy

Normandy
Rhonda and her city-kids go wild in the country.

Life-Changing Family Holidays: the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight
Tracey and family find that they really do like to be beside the seaside.

Life-changing Holidays: the South of France

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur
Maxine recalls a family holiday charged with domestic drama and long-term repercussions.

Top Tips for Enjoying French Markets with Kids

France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Ardèche, Talloires, Lyon
Fiona and friends introduce their kids to the life-enhancing pleasures of French markets.

Malta With Kids: Serendipity and Synchronicity

Malta
Nicole and family discover that all’s well that ends well when it comes to family holidays.

Family holidays: Cycle-camping with Young Children

Brittany
A wonderful insight into a cycle-camping holiday with the family

A Family Holiday with Grandparents in Epirus, Greece

Greece
Jos looks back fondly on a family reunion in the country's northern mountains.

Rhonda Carrier's favourite family holiday: Poitou-Charentes

Poitou Charentes
A gîte-based holiday in western France.

A Family Holiday in South Carolina

USA
Dea catch their own dinner in the Barrier Islands.

Best Treehouses, Glamping & Unusual Camping Sites in Northern France

Brittany, Ile de France, Loire Valley, Normandy, Pays de la Loire, Picardy
Rhonda rounds up the top spots for luxury camping with your family in Normandy, Picardy, Brittany, the Loire, the Ile de France around Paris and Champagne-Ardenne.

A Family Break in Dubai

Dubai, Africa & Middle East
Nicole Grimsdale and family take advantage of an unexpected few days in the ever-changing city.

A Family Break at Eurocamp Domaine des Ormes, Brittany

Brittany
Rhonda and family experience the popular Breton campsite from different angles.

A Single-Parent City Break in Seville, Andalucia

Andalucia
The single mum and her teenage son get to grips with Spanish, tapas and flamenco in the Andalucian capital.

A Family Road Trip from France to the Algarve

Andalucia, Algarve, Portugal
Teresa and family find ways to enjoy a long car journey to southern Portugal via Spain.

A Family Holiday in Savannah, Georgia

USA
Dea takes her daughter to discover her namesake city.

A Summer Family Break in St Moritz, Switzerland

Switzerland
Dea checks out the popular family resort, known for its winter appeal, during the warmer months.

A Family Motorhoming Holiday in the South of France

Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur, Alpes Maritimes
Rhonda and family explore the Provence–Alpes–Côte d'Azur region by campervan.

A Family Holiday in Transylvania, Romania

Romania
A daring dinner with a Transylvanian count.

A Single-Parent Holiday in Chania, Crete

Crete, Greece
Georgina and Arthur uncover untouristy gems on the family-friendly Greek island.

A Single-Parent Holiday at the MarBella Corfu Hotel

Corfu, Greece
Single mum Judy Reynolds discovers that even the best-thought-out holidays don't always go to plan.

A Family Motorhoming Holiday in the Outback, New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia
Louise ventures into wild places with her young family.

The Monaco, Alexandria, USA: Grandkids, Goldfish and Golden Retrievers

Washington, D.C.
Fun-packed holidays with kids and pets!

A Home Swap between Hampshire, UK, and Long Island, New York State

USA
Lynette exchanges homes with a family across the pond and lives like a local for a while.

North Cyprus: Snow White's St Hilarion Castle

North Cyprus
Nicole and family find their mountain legs at a North Cyprus ruin.

A Family Holiday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

USA
Dea and family eat as the locals do by trying the city speciality - Krispy Kreme donuts!