Thinking of booking a last minute family holiday abroad? Many destinations can be extremely hot at this time of year. If you’re taking the little ones along, then this isn’t always ideal. It can sometimes be frustrating to ensure they are safe and sound in the blazing hot sun! If you’re looking for a fun family-friendly getaway where temperatures are still warm but not too hot, then you have come to the right place…
A classic destination of breathtakingly beautiful shores, picturesque backdrops and utterly lush forestry. Portugal reaches a reasonable temperature of 26 °C between June and September. This Spanish paradise is within close proximity of the Atlantic Ocean and its beautiful cooling breeze – meaning the temperatures will never be too uncomfortable for the little ones. Not to mention that Portugal is full of gorgeous palm trees, providing shade whenever needed. It widely recognised that Portugal is one of Europe’s best destinations for a family holiday, and is suitable for all different types of families. From parents travelling with babies and toddlers, to teenagers and even young adults!
Wondering which resort is best? The Algarve is the most popular area of Portugal for families. Expect pristine beaches and child-friendly attractions – there are many full-filled activities such as the splash and slide Water Park. Not only does Portugal boast the perfect climate, but it is also considered one of the most “peaceful” countries in the world, providing an unquestionably safe holiday paradise for families.
Guaranteed sunshine, friendly locals and plenty of action packed fun in the nearby water parks. Majorca, Ibiza and Menorca never fail to tempt holiday makers back year after year… Menorca is the coolest out of the three, however still reaches an exotic temperature within August. If you can book in September or October temperatures will be much cooler, and all of the family friendly attractions will still be ready and waiting for you to enjoy.
October is the beginning of Autumn in the Balearics, with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine, some clouds and even the occasional rain shower (although this is the still very unlikely). Think big child-friendly beaches, and loads of family friendly attractions and activities!
Located between England and France, Jersey offers an unforgettable family break. Taste the delicious local cuisine, explore quaint villages, discover the beautiful little rock pools, or adventure in some fast-paced fun, Jersey has something for everyone!
Of course, there is no need to worry about the little ones in the sun! Jersey hits an average August temperature of 19°C. The climate is similar to the UK, but it does tend to be warmer, thanks to the nearby gulf stream.
Cool Off In The Waterparks
So many destinations offer fun-filled water parks, almost designed to help you cool down during your hot holiday. Beat the heat as you slide down a huge waterslide, or float around the theme park in a giant rubber dingy. Enjoy fun in the sun whilst keeping cool in the best way…
If you think a slightly cooler holiday will be more suited to you and your family, then why not book for October half term or over Christmas? A sunny holiday away doesn’t necessarily have to be in June-August! Plus, this is a great way to extend the feeling of Summer. This way you can fly to any destination you like, without having to worry about temperatures being too warm. Why not enjoy a slightly milder climate as you explore the beautiful scenic bays of terrific Turkey, or discover the history of gorgeous Greece?
It’s also important to keep in mind that some of these resorts may even be a little quieter than the bustling Summer months, with many amazing discounts available if you book during the “off-peak” holiday times.
So there you have it! Whether you fly out to one of the slightly cooler destinations, or book during an off-peak time – there are many ways to find cheap family holidays abroad that are not too hot this year! If another destination still takes your fancy, just ensure you make use of the fun-filled water parks available – there to keep you and the whole family cool in the hot sun! Discover your dream destination and book with Sunmaster today.