Spain offers Baroque Cathedrals to Muslim Palaces, sun drenched beaches of the Costas to the snow-capped mountains of Sierra Nevada, this diverse country has so much to offer everyone.
Spain has been a firm family favourite with British tourists for years, and there are many reasons why people flock back again and again. Beautiful sunshine, glorious cities and friendly people are to name but a few. This really is a family destination that keeps on giving.
If you are visiting with small children the best time to holiday would be in spring, temperatures are a lot more comfortable this time of year. For families seeking the hottest summer sunshine that Spain has to offer temperatures soar in July and August, just in time for those summer holidays. The Canary Islands are also winter favourites due to warm temperatures continuing into the later months thanks to their position just off the north-western coast of Africa, in the Atlantic Ocean.
Located in south western Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, Spain is home to a variety of different family holiday resorts. It really couldn’t be more versatile, there is something for every family here. You can choose to take the kids on a cultural city break in Barcelona or Madrid or hit the beaches for some laid back summer fun on one of the Balearic or Canary Islands.
Spain is fast becoming the theme park capital of Europe with the massive Port Aventura located near Salou on the beautiful Costa Dorada and Parque De Atracciones situated in Madrid, to name but two. Just imagine the look on the children’s faces when you take them to one of these magical attractions, ride the rollercoasters, meet the park characters and see the fantastic family shows they have on offer. After all that excitement the family can indulge in a Spanish custom, an afternoon siesta. It’s important to note that some local shops and smaller supermarkets may close in Spain for a brief period in the afternoon, so be prepared and stock up on plenty of water in the morning.
With centuries of captivating history, there is so much to see and learn about in Spain. Take a tour of any Spanish city to learn of its historic and fascinating past. The kids will love clambering over the rooftops of the Gaudi House in Barcelona, or head out to the nearby Costa Dorada’s Port Adventura - the largest theme park in southern Spain. Further down the coast, bustling Benidorm is home to Rio Safari and Terra Mitica. Back inland, and on the outskirts of Madrid, you can meet cartoon characters at at Parque Warner. Head further South to watch swords being made in the Imperial City of Toledo and further still to Andalucia with its Islamic style fortresses, palaces and mosques onto the Costa del Sol with an abundance of water parks, zoos and family fun entertainment.
Marbella is one of the top favourite with tourists to the Costa del Sol and stretches 27 kilometres from Cabopino to San Pedro and boasts some of the finest beaches.
With over 330 days of sun, and its blue flag beaches, makes the Costa del Sol a family favourite. The Spanish are extremely accommodating, and children are welcome almost everywhere.
Fuengirola is a huge resort, full of hotels and high rises. The beaches are impressive and is spread the whole length of Fuengirola, lined by many bars and restaurants that offer fish and chips and plenty of pub nosh!
Mallorca is the most popular islands for family holidays, as it has a little of everything, with spectacular mountain scenery to beautiful beaches with warm shallow waters.
Costa Brava, also known as the “wild coast” has long been a popular family holiday destination. Boasting amazing golden beaches, rocky gorges, sheltered coves, and some of the most attractive scenery in the Med.
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It’s true that Benidorm might not have the best reputation when it comes to holiday destinations. However this is often not entirely fair, in fact Benidorm has become such a popular place with British holidaymakers for a reason. Beautiful beaches, sunshine and a friendly and family orientated approach to life makes it ideal for you and your little travellers.
Gran Canaria is an ideal location for a family holiday, adults and children alike will enjoy exploring this island with its tropical forests, volcanic mountains and golden beaches.
The most well known of the resorts on the Costa del Sol, as it is just a stone throw away from Malaga Airport and the first fishing village in the area to become a holiday destination.
Costa Dorada is a family friendly destination situated on the southern coast of Catalonia in Spain. With its name meaning ‘golden coast’ it is no surprise that families flock here every year to enjoy the spectacular sandy beaches that this area is famed for.
Being one of the smallest and the oldest of the Islands, Fuerteventura is more focused on the family that its neighbouring islands. This island is ideal for a relaxing holiday.
If you wish to be located near most of the tourist attractions on the Costa del Sol, then the bustling holiday destination of Benalmadena is probably for you.
Although Ibiza is famous for its club scene, it also makes for a great family holiday destination with its warm waters, and safe beaches, and plenty of activities to entertain the whole family.
Costa Blanca is a family favourite due to its fantastic climate and stunning, sandy beaches and its rich history and beautiful white villages scattered along the coast line.
Imperial City of Toledo is a world heritage city, and known as the city of three cultures; Christian, Moorish and Jewish. Their influences have left many architectural and artistic reminders all over the city.
Who hasn’t been to Puerto Banus? Perhaps you did BC (before children) and you remember the late nights drinking into the early hours of the morning, sunning on the beautiful beaches and watching the A to Z-listers in town.
Nestling at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the South of Spain, Granada is home to Alhambra Palace, the finest example of Arab architecture in the whole of Spain.
The beaches, sun and year round warm temperature makes Tenerife a favourite family holiday destination.