05 Apr 6 Perfect Family Holiday Destinations
If there’s one time of year that can always provide those special moments, it’s a family holiday. What better way to switch off from work and forget about the daily grind. And as for the memories – they’ll last a lifetime.
When it comes to families, did you know that there is even an International Day of Families that’s recognised by the UN? Yep, that’s right. It’s held each year on 15th May, which could be a perfect date to start an early summer holiday.
So to get us all in the mood for a family holiday, here are some of our favourite family holiday destinations.
But before we delve into this post, check out some of our other Sherpa Diary posts about family holidays. These include 3 unusual last minute family holiday destinations and why Munich is great for a family break.
Without a doubt a firm favourite with the kids is this classic US holiday destination. The Florida city is synonymous with theme parks, thanks to there being more than a dozen located there. The two biggest parks are Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort, both of which take several days to fully explore. So if you’re looking for roller-coaster induced adrenaline and plenty of childhood nostalgia, Orlando could be the place for you.
Closer to home is this family favourite island in the Balearics. Mallorca has some of the best beaches in the Med. Away from the tourist hordes you’ll find beautiful coves for the kids to play in. And accommodation options on the island have exploded over the last few years. If you don’t fancy staying in a beach front hotel, you can choose a secluded finca (converted farmhouse), which is perfect for a large family holiday.
This one may be a bit too far away, especially if you have young children. But we thought we would add it to the list as Perth often (and unfairly) gets overlooked. Western Australia’s biggest city offers beautiful weather, pristine beaches and more nature than you can shake a didgeridoo at. It’s also a bit cheaper to visit than some of the other big cities down under such as Melbourne or Sydney.
New York, New York! The ultimate city break, hands down. Okay, it’s probably not the best destination for young children, but if the kids are a bit older it’s guaranteed to get them excited. Catch a show on Broadway, go shopping on Fifth Avenue, take a stroll through Central Park – it’s impossible not to do something iconic in New York. Your kids Instagram profiles will love it!
A good option for those of you looking for a destination that’s close to home. And if you want to avoid the hassle of air travel with young children, then you can catch a number of ferries from the south coast. Faster crossings only take about 5 hours. Brittany is also a great choice for a camping holiday, with a large number of campsites dotted along the peninsula.
You don’t need to travel abroad to spend quality time with the family. The UK has an incredible amount of family holiday options. One of our favourite locations is the Lake District. There are endless outdoor activities to keep everyone entertained, including trekking, mountain biking, sailing and climbing. And for accommodation, choose from charming cottages, glamping and camping, cosy B&Bs and comfortable hotels.
Family travel insurance
Whilst we all look forward to our summer holidays, it’s important to remember that things can sometimes go wrong. A holiday can all too easily be ruined by an accident or illness. But whilst family travel insurance can’t stop accidents from happening, it can help put things right when they do, such as covering the hospital bills and taking care of all the arrangement for you.
And family travel insurance doesn’t just cover medical bills. All Coverontrip travel insurance policies also cover the following:
- Trip cancellation and cutting a trip short
- Lost or stolen baggage and money
- Personal liability and personal accident
What’s more, our family travel insurance policies also provide cover for UK trips (with the exception of medical expenses cover, as we have the NHS for that). So get a quote today from Coverontrip to protect yourself and your family during your holiday. And remember kids go free with our travel insurance policies.