School’s out! (Well, almost!) If you’re looking for a fantastic destination for a sunny escape with the kids, but don’t want to pay the earth, read on! We’ve found the top 10 cheap holiday destinations for families, whether you’re looking for chilled-out villages or fun-filled seaside towns. Bag a bargain holiday for all the family at loveholidays!
Benidorm is brilliant for a bargain break with the kids. This big, lively resort on the Costa Blanca has got everything covered when it comes to keeping the family entertained, with everything from theme parks and water parks to a huge choice of family-friendly hotels with special programmes for kids. Plus, of course, it boasts two of the most beautiful sandy beaches anywhere on the Mediterranean!
This lovely, whitewashed resort on the stunning northern coast of Majorca is spread around a long sandy beach with shallow, turquoise waters. Puerto Pollensa a favourite with families, thanks to its laid-back charm and gorgeous setting. There is a wide choice of shops, cafés and restaurants, but it’s never too hectic, making it perfect if you want a relaxing family holiday by the sea.
Currently the cheapest holiday destination in Europe, according to Post Office Money’s annual Holiday Costs Barometer, Sunny Beach is ideal if you want fun in the sun with the kids at a bargain price! And why not check out our late deals and last minute offers to make your holiday even more affordable? Sunny Beach has an amazing, 5-kilometre-long sandy beach, with all the facilities, play areas, water sports and activities your kids (and you!) could possibly want.
Lagos, right in the heart of the Algarve, has a beautiful old town, stunning beaches, water parks, boat tours, a huge choice of water sports and plenty of family-friendly restaurants and cafés. There’s lots of nightlife, too, if you travelling with older teens. What more can you ask for? The Algarve is another great value destination, so you can enjoy a fantastic holiday with the family at a price that won’t break the bank!
Pretty, whitewashed Nerja, on the Costa del Sol, has grown into a large resort without losing its authentic charm. It’s a fantastic option for families, particularly those with small children, thanks to its shallow sandy beaches, play areas and parks. The Costa del Sol is another inexpensive holiday destination according to Post Office Money’s annual Holiday Costs Barometer.
Endless sandy beaches and lots of facilities (including a huge choice of watersports) make Cambrils a top choice for families on the Costa Dorada. It’s not as lively as Salou, it’s next door neighbour, but there’s still a great choice of places to eat and drink. Besides the beaches, kids will love the nearby water parks and theme parks – including PortAventura and Ferrari Land, one of the biggest theme parks in Europe, with some truly terrifying rides!
The whitewashed fishing village of Playa Blanca has oodles of charm, plus a trio of sandy beaches and a striking backdrop of volcanic mountains. It’s a great spot for a fun but relaxing family holiday, thanks to the trio of sandy beaches, a buzzy marina offering boat trips, and lots of water sports to keep active kids happy. It’s a great value destination for a cheap family escape, and has the extra bonus of being one of the sunniest places in the Canaries!
Olu Deniz, on Turkey’s gorgeous Turquoise Coast, is a vibrant seaside town, with sandy beaches, plenty of shopping, restaurants and nightlife, and a host of water sports and outdoor activities. The number one attraction, however, is the enormous Blue Lagoon, with calm, shallow waters that are perfect if you’re travelling with babies or toddlers. Teens will love the adrenaline sports on offer, which include paragliding off Babadag Mountain, which soars dramatically above the town.
If you’re longing for a cheap family holiday in the Greek Islands, head to Rhodes. This is the cheapest of the islands, and has plenty to keep kids of all ages happily entertained. Kolymbia is a quiet, laid-back little town overlooking a long golden beach. It’s an idyllic spot to soak up the tranquil pace of life, and especially good if you’re travelling with younger kids.
Aghios Nikolaos is beautifully located overlooking a glorious bay in northeastern Crete – one of the cheapest of the Greek Islands for a holiday. This fishing village has developed into a bustling resort, which is particularly popular with families. The beaches are fantastic, but there are also historic sites to explore and the picturesque Lake Voulismeni to visit.