The Easter holidays are fast approaching and the two-week break provides you with the perfect opportunity to take the kids away on holiday.
Grabbing a spot of spring sunshine is great for both the children and yourself as you can leave the stresses and strains of day-to-day life behind for a week or, maybe, two. There are so many family-friendly resorts to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. Whether it is the Canaries, the Balearics or somewhere further afield, you will be able to find somewhere that ticks every box.
However, if you’re stuck for ideas here are a few of our last minute suggestions.
Albufeira has been a tried and tested family favourite for decades with its beautiful shoreline and almost guaranteed sunshine being a haven for the young and young at heart. You can spend lazy days by the beach or take a trip out to one of the Algarve’s star attractions.
Let the kids run wild at the nearby Aqualand Algarve waterpark. Here you’ll find everything a thrill seeker could wish for with white knuckle slides or you can enjoy a midday siesta by the relaxation areas while the kids have the time of their lives.
Another favourite is Zoomarine Park, a marine theme park for all ages. See dolphins, seals, exotic birds, alligators, sea lions and be wowed by incredible live shows. Don’t forget your swimming costume as Zoomarine also has a beach area, perfect for relaxing.
Cala d’Or, Majorca
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Enjoy the warm waters of the Mediterranean in the Majorcan resort of Cala d’Or. This is a quintessential family-friendly part of the island complete with charming cove beaches, a host of restaurants and bars and hotels catering for every age range.
The main attraction is the beaches; Cala d’Or boasts some of the best in Majorca and benefits from unspoilt weather. These are small, quaint affairs with the largest, Cala Gran, being just 40 metres wide but don’t worry as you will still be able to find somewhere to set out for the day.
If you’re feeling a little adventurous then visit the Cala Mondrago National Park, here you can spend the day hiking along designated trails to seek out the picture perfect beach.
Santa Eulalia, Ibiza
While Ibiza may be famed for its nightclubs, it’s a much different story in Santa Eulalia. As San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa will be gear up for the summer clubbing season, the north east town is an ideal Easter destination.
Santa Eulalia provides a much more chilled out vibe than other parts of Ibiza and boasts some of the best restaurants on the island. Stroll along the promenade to visit all the little stalls of the Hippy Market and from here you can jump on the tourist train. This is a fun way to see the area and will take you to the fishermen’s cove of Pou des Lleo and the picturesque village of San Carlos before choo-chooing its way round to the Cala Nova beach.
Boat trips are all the rage in Santa Eulalia and there are daily excursions to Ibiza’s sister island Formentera for you to explore this little slice of paradise off Ibiza’s coast.
Costa Adeje, Tenerife
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Moving into the Canaries and the resort of Costa Adeje in Tenerife never fails to disappoint. It is perfect for families with its endless beaches, sprawling hotels and year round sunshine.
Take a trip to Siam Park for a day of splash-tastic fun. This is one of the biggest waterparks in Europe and is loved by kids and grown-ups alike. Your youngsters will have a ball on the Tower of Power, The Dragon and then catching surf at the Wave Palace; meanwhile you can soak up the sun in peace.
No trip to Tenerife is complete without visiting Mount Teide National Park and seeing the island’s famous volcano. It is the perfect place to enjoy an evening dinner watching the sun go down.
Just a short drive from Malaga is the coastal resort of Nerja. This is the perfect to enjoy a relaxing week by the beach and indulge in some homemade paella, dished up right in front of you at the beach front restaurants.
Like with Santa Eulalia, you can explore Nerja on the tourist train which takes you from Calle Diputacion and around the town. Alternatively, you could really treat the kids and hire a horse drawn carriage for your tour.
You can’t visit Nerja without seeing the famous Las Cuevas de Nerja. Discovered in 1959, the caves are a truly spectacular sight. Tour them for yourself and even be treated to a special concert.
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