Europe covers about 10,180,000 square kilometers or 2% of the Earth’s surface and is divided into 50 sovereign states, of which Russia is the largest and most populated.

Europe features countless family-friendly locations for every holiday type, be it relaxing on the beach, an action-packed gateway, or anything falling in between.

Below are the best family holiday destinations in Europe that tick all the boxes, ensuring everyone is happy. But still, they’re all within four hours of the UK, so you don’t have to be worried about painful long-haul flights either.

1. Algarve

Portugal

This is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal. The blue waters and hidden beaches of Benagil Caves Algarve are  irresistible. Simply choose your best hotel, guesthouse, apartment, or villa at the best prices in Algarve and enjoy its mild and sunny climate all year round.

You can also bring your family to watch dolphins in the Algarve, which is one of the best destinations for dolphin watching in Europe.

2. Barcelona

Spain

The reason Barcelona comes second is that it’s an exceptional choice for most families visiting Europe. Bring your family to Barcelona and let them discover the treasures and uniqueness of the destination.

Visit the Sagrada Famillia or the Port Aventura theme park and other beauties of this iconic city. Thinking of accommodation? Don’t worry. Barcelona is home to some of the best hotels, apartments, and guesthouses at the best price guaranteed in one of the most beautiful places in Spain.

3. Cornwall

England

Cornwall, located on England’s rugged southwestern tip, forms a peninsula encompassing wild moorland and several Sandy beaches, culminating at the Promontory Land’s end. Dubbed the Cornish Riviera, your vacation to the UK can never be complete without visiting Cornwall.

With sandy beaches, plenty of tourist attractions and activities to keep all the family entertained, it’s a top choice for a staycation. Some of the best things to do include visiting the Eden Project and trying your hand at surfing on the coast.

4. Lisbon

Portugal

This is the beautiful and exotic capital of Portugal. Home to the sumptuous castles of Sintra, Lisbon was awarded Best European Destination in Europe after scooping two awards for Best City Destination and City Break at the World Travel Awards event in 2018.

Lisbon is comparable to South America, and it’s arguably the coolest capital in Europe. Plan a visit to the best destinations for a family holiday in Europe and discover the riches and beauties of Lisbon like St George Castle and the stunning alleys of the old quarter of Alfama.

5. Sicily

Italy

If the imagination of spending some good time by the pool gives you itchy feet, then you’ll never regret a trip to the Italian Island of Sicily, which benefits from activities for family members both young and old.

The largest Mediterranean Island, Sicily’s rich history is reflected in sites like the Valley of the Temples, the well-preserved ruins of 7 monumental, Doric-style Greek temples, and in the Byzantine mosaics at the Cappella Palatina.

Take out a villa holiday such as those organized by Wish Sicily, which includes outdoor activities such as river trekking. Families can also take a Jeep tour to Mount Etna.

6. Corfu

Greece

The Greek Island of Corfu is not like any other destination you might think of; this is a piece of Paradise on its own. Pleasant temperatures of around 30 degrees and summer sunshine almost everyday set Corfu apart among other destinations.

Don’t be tempted to think that Corfu is dry and arid rock. It offers an important and unique flora and fauna in Greece. Treat your family to an amazing holiday in Corfu by booking a room at one of the best hotels in Corfu.

7. Costa Brava

 Spain

Perfect destination for families who wish to burst in the sun and have everything nature offers at hand. The Costa Brava is usually a favorite place for most adventures who find their way to Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula.

Book your accommodation at one of the best hotels, villas, or apartments in Costa Brava at affordable prices and experience some unique and unforgettable activities such as Hot Air Balloon flight.

8. London

UK

A multifaceted city, London is made for shopping lovers and rock culture. It is one of the best destinations for families in Europe featuring world-class hotels, apartments and guesthouses at the best prices.

Bring your family to discover the beauty of Green Park and Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Legoland, or a Warner Bros Studio Tour in the footsteps of Harry Potter. A 21st-century city whose history stretches back to Roman times, there is always something to discover in London. 

9. Madrid

Spain

Madrid, the capital of Spain is famous for its magnificent parks, quality of life but also for its football team. Tour to the Atlético de Madrid will give your children a memorable moment of their life.

Book your accommodation in Madrid at the best price for a family holiday in the capital of Spain and discover hundreds of perfect activities for families. Give your children an adorable tour of the Atlético de Madrid. There are hundreds of perfect activities for families.

10. Paris

France

This list would have never been complete without the capital of France. Being a major European city, Paris is a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture.

Each year, thousands of families stroll through the streets of Paris to enjoy its treasures. This open-air museum is open for families and your children will never regret discovering the statues of Rodin, the Mona Lisa, or Dadaism at the Georges Pompidou Museum, the gargoyles of Notre-Dame de Paris and the summit of the Eiffel Tower.

Book your family a hotel or guesthouse in Paris and enjoy the best activities and the uniqueness of this iconic city.