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Check out the classic beach holiday or the majesty of the northern lights. Feeling adventurous? You’ll find monkey’s swinging through the canapes in Costa Rica. If the king of the swingers isn’t your jungle VIP there’s always Disney’s Animal Kingdom and so much more here…
Reykjavik is the perfect place to take yourself and your loved ones to rest and recharge in a captivating city with some real-life magic too. Sometimes we need a holiday, and sometimes we need something otherworldly and that’s why it makes our top five family holiday destinations.
If you visit Reykjavik during the winter time the Northern Lights can be seen at dark from Grotta lighthouse, the popular Perlan restaurant, or one of the city’s parks such as Klambratún.
All year round you can enjoy whale watching, natural hot springs and some delicious Icelandic fish and chips from a city deeply connected to its maritime history.
Reykjavik is renowned for its safe, laid back and family-friendly atmosphere having topped the Global Peace Index ten years in a row. Once you’re there you may be surprised to see infants left outside of cafes and shops in their prams so strong is their community feeling of safeness.
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The classic beach holiday in Majorca could be just what the Doctor ordered for our NHS and Healthcare workers. Escape with a flight time of around just 2 hours 30 minutes and arrive at the biggest island of the Balearics to find sanctuary in hotels designed with your family in mind.
Majorca will give you a bit of everything from the culture of the old towns, to infamously beautiful beaches, Aquaparks and an abundance of great family attractions. You could find yourself at the Safari Zoo or riding an Ostrich and painting eggs at Artestruz Mallorca.
If you choose to roam away from the expanse of powder white beaches take a trip into the forests and spectacular mountainous countryside for outdoor activities.
That is if you’re not too busy shopping in the traditional rural markets and craft shops in town.
If you get through all that catch the purple herons and peregrine falcons at the nature reserve S’Albufera.
There’s only one question – where’s the beach? This way – with a selection of discounted fares and hotels in Majorca to include:
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Family trips have been on the rise to the exotic, green and mountainous Costa Rica and it’s easy to see why. Often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of the Americas’ you will arrive at a place with 5% of the earth’s biodiversity.
Lush green rainforests are home to monkeys swinging by sleeping sloths unaware of their neighbouring Iguanas while you enjoy the adventure of a lifetime. Geysers and waterfalls, surfing and ziplining – Costa Rica is a must for outdoor enthusiasts.
It’s easy to see why it’s making our top five family holiday destinations – Costa Rica is home to one of the world’s greatest beaches at Avellana, and according to Esquire magazine, the best beach bar in the world at Lola’s.
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Barcelona is great for a family with a wide age range. On the one hand you have the metropolitan cool of the city, the world-famous Gaudi architecture, hip restaurants, nightlife and shopping. That should keep the adults and teens busy. However, there’s also plenty for the whole family to bond over too.
Take a trip to FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou Experience. See the dressing rooms and experience the feeling of fever pitch on their hallowed ground. Make your way through the Gothic Quarter for an adventure within medieval alleyways. Stop off at one of their urban playgrounds, or the Cosmo Caixa Science Museum and 3D Planetarium.
May half term or October half term are recommended times to go to Barca. The temperature at these times is just right to appreciate a walk around the city streets, but it’s also still hot enough to sunbathe at lively beaches awash in those reliable Spanish rays.
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Orlando – Florida
If it’s the American Dream you’re after Florida regularly makes the top five family holiday destinations and it’s easy to see why.
The sunshine state is home to seemingly endless attractions including the Kennedy Space Centre, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Legoland, Universal Studios and Universal’s Island of Adventure. You are guaranteed the roller coaster ride of a lifetime.
Combine the magic of character parades and killer whale shows with some time out in nature. You’ll find over 900 hidden fresh water springs with underground caves to explore in Florida, and Orlando is an hour’s drive from the coastline.
At Cocoa Beach and Daytona Beach you’ll find surfing, water sports, beach bars and time to relax with that well-earned Florida orange juice.
For an unusual souvenir head over to Amelia Island to hunt for (and find) shark teeth. Is shopping more your bag? At International Drive you’ll find 500 different stores and 150 bars and restaurants to recharge at and we haven’t even mentioned the many golf course yet!
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