Holidays with children: Top 10 holiday destinations with children
Planning your next holiday with your family is on your to-do list?
The selection for holiday destinations with children is large. But what's right for you?
When on holiday with children there is a lot to consider:
The hotel should be child-friendly, the beach clean and the access to the water safe. In addition, the temperatures should not be too high and the journey should not necessarily exceed three (flight) hours.
The budget is also a decisive factor for many families. Timely booking and countries like Bulgaria or Hungary can be a good alternative for a cheap holiday with children.
In addition to good planning, the wishes of all family members must also be taken into account. While the parents are looking for relaxation in their free time, the youngsters are looking for action and adventure.
You can read all tips for travelling with children here.
We have put together a list of holiday destinations that are particularly suitable for children. So nothing stands in the way of the next relaxing holiday or weekend trip with children.
These are the best destinations with children:
1. Canary Islands
The Canary Islands are ideal for a holiday with children. Because they offer warm temperatures and little precipitation all year round. So you can choose the best time to travel, depending on the age of your children. Even if the flight time is a little longer with about five hours, the journey is still pleasant. A few films or books literally make time fly by.
Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura are suitable for families with small children. Thanks to their wide and gently sloping sandy beaches, they offer the perfect environment for your next holiday with children.
If you want your children to grow older and have a bit more action, the largest Canary Island of Tenerife is a good destination for the whole family. In the south you will find many hotels and various adventure parks.
To the north is the Anaga mountain range, which is ideal for hiking or you can take a trip to the Teide National Park and the impressive volcano, which are the best holiday ideas with children in the Canary Islands:
On Gran Canaria you can drive a jeep through the dunes and explore the landscape. Exciting for big and small.
The zoo on Tenerife is a special highlight for children.
the water park in the south of Tenerife promises action and fun. Slides for every age group guarantee that no one gets bored.
The country in Southeast Asia is ideal for the first holiday with children, which should take you further away than the Mediterranean Sea. Thailand offers everything for a varied family holiday: Beautiful beaches with crystal clear water, vibrant cities, night markets and cookshops. But also untouched nature and luxurious resorts.
The country offers adventure, but at the same time has a good tourist infrastructure. This makes it an ideal destination with children. There are many direct flights from Germany to the Land of Smiles, so you don't have to make annoying stopovers.
Temperatures throughout the year are around 30 degrees with high humidity. Therefore it is advisable to acclimatize for a few days at the beginning. From December to May there is the least rainfall, the best destinations with children in Thailand:
Temple visit in Bangkok
The Grand Palace is one of the most impressive temples of the metropolis and will also delight your children.
A ride on the Tuk Tuk
Your children will like this kind of locomotion very much. With the vehicles it goes in rapid speed by the full roads.
Sai Yok National Park
Here you can admire impressive waterfalls and be guided through stalactite caves.
The country on the Adriatic coast is a perfect holiday destination with children, especially for summer holidays. Here you are guaranteed plenty of sun and pleasant temperatures.
The best time to travel is from May to October.
By plane, you'll be in about three hours. The tour takes a little longer by car, can be easily done with a stopover in Austria or Slovenia but also with children.
You should keep in mind that in Croatia many of the beaches are rocky. Sea urchins often lurk here between the stones. With older children a trip to such beaches is less problematic - bathing shoes protect from the sea creatures.
With small children, however, it is more advisable to visit one of the sandy or pebble beaches.
There is also plenty of variety and leisure activities for children of all ages in this country known as a child-friendly one. We have compiled a few ideas for holidays with children and the best excursion destinations with children in Croatia:
Dinosaur park "Funtana"
The adventure park in Istria provides excitement for young and old. In the park you can admire real footprints of primeval animals and life-size replicas.
The aquarium of Pula
In more than 60 show pools you can immerse yourself in the underwater world and experience the Mediterranean Sea, tropical waters and native lakes and rivers.
Stalactite cave in Baredine
A visit to the underground stalactite cave will be an exciting excursion for you and the children.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The breathtaking inland national park is one of the oldest national parks in Southern Europe. It is known for its bright blue lakes.
Hungary and especially Lake Balaton is an excellent holiday destination for children. In the summer months you will find great weather with lots of sunshine and above all affordable prices. You can reach Hungary in about two hours by plane or by car in about 12 hours. An overnight stay, especially if you are travelling with children, is a good idea.
Lake Balaton is perfect for a holiday with children. Because the lake is very shallow. Before you can stand in the water up to your hip, you often have to wade in several hundred metres.
The beaches at Lake Balaton are mostly green sunbathing lawns in separate beach baths for which you have to pay a reasonable entrance fee. You can borrow sunbeds and umbrellas there. There are also gastronomic offers and sports facilities on site.
A real sandy beach can be found in Siofok, Balatonbereny or Balatongyörök. Apart from the bathing pleasure in Lake Balaton, the region around the lake also offers great excursion destinations for children: the best holiday destinations with children on Lake Balaton
Westernpark in Nemesvita
From May to the end of August you can experience a real Western adventure with your children here. Whether pony riding, gold panning, archery or a visit to the Minizoo, you will feel like real cowboys.
Serpa Adventure Park
A climbing wall awaits you here, which you have to conquer. In the cable car you can catch your breath and enjoy a great view of Lake Balaton. As well as from a 15 meter high observation tower.
The country in the Alps is recommended as a holiday destination with children if you are an active family who enjoy spending time in nature. With the right equipment even the smallest members of the family can be there.
The most comfortable way to get there is by car. But you can also travel cheaply from Germany by train. Austria is just as suitable for summer holidays as for winter holidays with children. A holiday on a farm is particularly exciting. This type of holiday is offered quite frequently in Austria. The best excursion destinations with children in Austria:
Hiking in the Öztal valley
Through deeply incised alpine valleys you pass impressive waterfalls and to viewing platforms.
Panning for gold in the Rauris valley
At three gold washing places you can go on the search. Maybe you'll find real gold.
Nature trail in Waidring
On the two-kilometer-long nature trail, knowledge about geology suitable for children is imparted. You can see primeval corals, embedded in stone.
You may not even have the land on the Black Sea on your screen when you are planning your holiday.
You should change that.
Especially the sunny beach on the Black Sea coast is recommended as a holiday destination with children. From May to September you have pleasant temperatures here. From June the sea has a pleasant bathing temperature. Bulgaria is a great destination with children, if the holiday budget has only a small frame, because the country is very cheap.
The best way to get to Bulgaria is by plane. In about two hours you'll be on the sunny beach. There one is completely adjusted to tourists and offers many leisure possibilities. On site you can move around with a rental car. These are the best places to go with children:
Zoo of Varna
Opened in 1961, the zoo is a great destination for the whole family. In the zoo there are animals and many small rides, which are also suitable for smaller children. Beside the zoo there is also a dolphinarium.
Action Aqua Park
A lot of bathing fun awaits you here. For the children there are huge water slides, theme pools and entertainment shows. But also relaxation is not neglected in quiet swimming pools or whirlpools.
The land of unlimited possibilities offers the same as a holiday destination with children. Whether a city trip to the big metropolises like New York, Los Angeles or Miami or a tour with a camper along the east or west coast or through the big national parks. Here you will find the right holiday experience for you and your children. The best holiday ideas with children in the USA:
Visit an amusement park
This is a must for every trip to the USA. The rides are even bigger and more spectacular than in Germany. You shouldn't miss a trip to Disneyland.
Hike through the Grand Canyon
Impressive and untouched nature awaits you.
If you don't want to go abroad on your next holiday with children or just want to make a short trip, then you will also find many beautiful regions for a family holiday in Germany.
Holidays in Germany with children can be very varied:
Beach holidays on the North and Baltic Seas, skiing in the mountains or hiking in the most beautiful natural regions of the republic, in Germany there is the right experience for every holiday taste. Depending on your destination, you can arrive by car, train or long-distance bus. Especially long-distance buses are ideal for a small holiday budget, the best excursion destinations with children in Germany:
Many amusement parks now also offer overnight accommodation. So nothing stands in the way of a short holiday with children. The Belantis in Leipzig, the Heide Park Resort, the Serengeti-Park, the Hansa-Park Rostock or the Europa-Park in Rust are ideal for a holiday with children.
They offer a great alternative to the threat of boredom during the cold season. Many hotels now offer overnight stays including admission tickets to fun and adventure pools.
Lake Constance in the border triangle between Germany, Austria and Switzerland is one of the most popular holiday regions in Germany. Here you can explore the area by bike, take a trip to the flower island Mainau or visit the pile dwellings in Unteruhldingen.
Greece with its popular islands like Rhodes, Crete, Kos or Corfu is suitable as a holiday destination with children.
The flight time is about three hours.
In Greece you have excellent chances for great weather during your holidays with children. The many sandy beaches of the Greek islands are particularly suitable for a family holiday: the children can play extensively in the sand and there will certainly be no boredom. Especially the islands Corfu and Rhodes are recommended here.
Especially on the mainland and the island of Crete it can get warm up to 40 degrees in summer. You should either move your children to another island or not fly there during the summer months. The best destinations for children in Greece:
Gorge walking on Crete
In addition to the well-known Samaria Gorge, which is only suitable for older children, there are also many "child-friendly" gorges, such as the Agios Antonios Gorge.
Other Crete Sights
Aquatica Waterpark in Kos
The water park with its exciting water slides provides an eventful day for young and old.
The neighbouring country of Germany is a good travel destination with children who rely on their own car to get there. Depending on where you live in Germany, the journey time is very pleasant and can also be arranged with small children. The land between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea is suitable for holidays with children both in the summer months as a classic bathing holiday and in the cooler season.
There are a lot of places where you can spend your time indoors, these are the best holiday destinations with children:
Legoland Billund Resort
In the theme park you can experience unique buildings and landscapes made entirely of Lego bricks. There are also rides and children can get their own driver's license.
Tropical rainforest Randers Regnskov
In this extraordinary zoo you enter a tropical world with 200 animal species.
The Aqua and Amusement Park is a perfect holiday destination for children. Here the children can let off steam and there will certainly be no boredom.