Favourite family travel partners

Below we've listed the top dogs of the family travel trade. In our humble opinion these companies are the bees knees, the top bananas or, if you prefer, the cat's whiskers. We've partnered with these companies because we trust them. We've been on holiday with them. And most importantly, we'd go again. We hope you agree - if and when they provide you with a truly magical family holiday.

Child-friendly villas and hotels in the Mediterranean and some fantastic kids' clubs too.

Family specialist with excellent childcare options for all ages plus exclusive children's ski classes, making for a carefree family ski holiday in Europe.

Specially chosen Lapland family trips which include a private family meeting with Santa in his log-cabin, Husky Sledding, Reindeer Sleigh Ride, Toboggan Fun, Mini Skidoo, Snow Hockey and Ice Fishing.

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Have some fun in the sun at Atlantis the Palm in Dubai on a luxury family half-term holiday in February from £1,549 per person.

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Hand-picked lakes and mountains, and ski holidays from a long-established family specialist.

Take a look at Crystal Ski Holidays for family-friendly ski hotels and holiday packages.

Self-catering family holidays to hand-picked campsites throughout France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Austria and Holland.

24 holiday villages in France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands with a wealth of on-site activities, each offering family holidays at great prices.

European campsites where kids go free and run free.

Helping its third generation of camping connoisseurs enjoy wonderful family holidays, Canvas Holidays has more than four decades of experience.

A luxury collection of handpicked holiday cottages ideal for families in coastal and rural locations around the UK and Ireland.