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Where in Europe Can One Go for a Family Activity Holiday?

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Planning your next family vacation? Having a holiday to look forward to can put a spring in your step, plus a family vacation will always be a great opportunity to escape your daily routine, show the kids the beauty of the world, and make new memories together. When taking kids on holiday, you want to make sure that you have plenty of activities that will keep them happy and entertained. Europe is a great destination for a family activity holiday - keep reading to find out where.

Why Activity Holidays?

Before looking at destinations, it is helpful to look at why activity holidays are best for families. Activity holidays are ideal because they will keep the kids busy, activities will help you bond and make new memories, and outdoor exercise is good for the body and mind. Additionally, learning any kind of new skill is always worthwhile, no matter your age!

Why Europe?

So, why should you head to Europe for family activity holidays? Europe is an excellent choice for a few reasons. Obviously, it is not too far to travel, which is always a plus when taking kids on holiday. It is also home to many globally famous cities, natural wonders, sandy beaches, and family-friendly resorts. It is a culturally diverse continent, but also somewhere that can be relatively easy to travel with kids without too much of a cultural or language barrier, especially in popular holiday resort destinations.

So, where are some of the best places for a family activity holiday in Europe?


The stunning Italian island of Sardinia is an excellent choice for a family activity holiday. It is a beautiful beach vacation spot, meaning you can enjoy soaking up the sun while the kids play on the beach or splash in the ocean. Sardinia also boasts breathtaking natural scenery inland, making it a great place for family walks and/or bike rides. There are also charming and family-friendly towns to explore and, of course, some of the finest Italian cuisine you could hope for.


Greece is another excellent choice for a family activity holiday. You have many family-friendly Greek islands to choose from, such as Crete, Corfu, and Mykonos. Each Greek Island has its own character and attractions, but they are all great places for sun, sea, and sand. With family-friendly resorts, you can relax feeling safe and enjoy all kinds of fun activities, including watersports and hiking.


Croatia is a destination that has a bit of everything, making it ideal for a family vacation. Here, you can enjoy stunning Mediterranean beaches, beautiful natural scenery, enchanting historical cities (including Game of Thrones filming destinations!), and family-friendly adventure parks. Places are generally child-friendly, with a range of accommodation types to choose from, and restaurants serving kid-friendly meals like pizza and pasta.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to consider Europe for your next family vacation destination. Europe is a brilliant place to take the kids as there are so many places to choose from, it can be easy to travel to, and many places are child-friendly. It is also a great place for activity-based holidays, particularly with many family resorts making it easy to engage in various types of activities, including surfing, sailing, and kayaking. The above are a few of the best places to visit within Europe that are worth researching, but there are plenty of other good options, too!


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