Family Holidays Abroad
We all know travelling abroad during school holidays can cost a pretty penny these days. Not to mention all the other extras like entrance fees, restaurant bills for the family, plus souvenirs and spending money. Also if you’re planning on taking your car, you can add fuel, and potentially parking on to that list too. But, all is not lost, there are some more affordable holidays you can take the family on this summer.
No.1 Menorca – Spain
Menorca is an ideal destination where you can spend hours on the beach with the kids in tow, and you’re also spoilt for choice for days out if you grow tired of relaxing in the sunshine. There are copious amounts of water parks on the island where you and the family can enjoy spiralling down the many flumes the parks have to offer. Finding somewhere to stay isn’t a difficult task either, there are many different types of hotels, self-catered apartments and villas on the island. Because there is so much, no matter what you’re after, you’ll be sure to find something for the family.
No.2 Barcelona – Spain
Barcelona is great city for adults and children alike. There really is so much to see and do. If your children love dinosaurs, space, and would like something similar to The Science Museum, then CosmoCaixa would be right up their street. This museum is the largest science museum in Spain, and takes its visitors on a journey through the Amazon rainforest, where you can learn about its tropical ecosystems and habitats. There is also a striking Planetarium where you can discover more about our solar system and other galaxies. Another great place to visit is the Museu de la Xocolata, a museum dedicated to chocolate! This museum caters to children for all ages, and has interactive tablets on display, which younger children can play with while you learn about the history of chocolate and how it was introduced to Europe.
No.3 Brittany – France
Just across the English Channel, Brittany is mere ferry ride away, so you can dodge those very expensive air fares. Brittany has a whole range of activities the kids can take part in, including Parc de Préhistoire de Bretagne, which is dedicated to dinosaurs and all things Jurassic. The park is more of an experiential day out, where you can view life-size dinosaurs such as Triceratops and Stegosaurus as you wander around the grounds. After you’ve visited the dinosaurs you might want to fast forward in time to Château de Fougères a beautiful medieval castle and one of the largest surviving fortresses in Europe – it really wouldn’t look out of place in a fairytale.
No.4 Disneyland Paris – France
If the kids are big fans of anything Disney then of course Disneyland Paris would be at the top of your destination list. Unlike its American counterpart it’s a lot cheaper to get to, and is much closer. Attractions at the park including the Phantom Manor, to the exhilarating Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril rollercoaster are sure to entertain the bigger kids. Pass options are flexible, with a 2-day option available if you want more time to explore the park – and more importantly fill up that autograph book!
Don’t forget travel insurance
Wherever you spend your family holiday, it’s sensible to make sure your whole family is covered. Our travel insurance not only includes £20 million of medical cover, but could also reimburse you if your suitcases get lost, or your flight is cancelled. Not to mention, travel insurance for children that are 17 or under* is free if they permanently live with you.
*Up to 6 children aged 17 and under can be added to a family policy and will not be charged a premium (unless medical screening is required). We reserve the right to withdraw or amended the offer at any time.