Europe's Top Summer Holiday Destinations for Families
Family summer holidays in Europe combine culture with exciting theme parks, exquisite vistas, and plenty of splashing about in pools and by beaches. Make memories that will last a lifetime at these dynamic destinations.
Sun, seaside, and even steampunk
Family summer holidays in France may focus on the cultural attractions of Paris, countryside life, or serene seasides. In the capital, you can enjoy Parc de Belleville's wooden playground, waterfall, and superb city views. Galerie des Enfants' interactive exhibits excite youngsters, and magical Disneyland Paris will appeal to anyone under 12. Asterix Park Paris, based on the comic book character, is a quintessentially French theme park, and you'll find a steampunk amusement park at Les Machines de L'ile Nantes, complete with robot elephant rides. Surf off Conche des Baleines' golden sands or horseback ride through southern France at Château de Laumière.
Croatia is an ideal destination if you're travelling with kids. Glittering, protected beaches, entertaining museums, and ancient fortified towns offer plenty to spark young imaginations. In Split, you can marvel at Diocletian's Palace and cool off on the beaches of the Makarska Riviera. Sibenik, in Northern Dalmatia, holds a dynamic children's festival, featuring workshops, games, and performances every July. Meanwhile, in Zagreb, the views from the funicular will have kids spellbound. Come to Porec's Dinopark Funtana, which is packed with playgrounds, roller coasters, and exciting shows to keep your family enthralled for hours.
Spain is an ideal destination for family summer holidays. Barcelona's theme parks will surely thrill your family as much as its wax and chocolate museums. Explore Gaudi's surreal building and the numerous tranquil beaches and gardens. The beaches of Catalonia and Andalucia, where water parks and glittering beaches are plentiful, are favourite family summer holiday spots.
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