The Best European Holidays for Kids: From Disneyland Paris to the Algarve

Family holidays can be a terrific memorable experience for everyone. However anyone who has planned a holiday with kids will know that there are a lot of factors to take into account in choosing where to go. Proximity is definitely a major issue if you’re travelling with young children. Luckily there are a number of great holiday options within a few hours flight (or train journey) from the UK. Here are a few fantastic European destinations that kids (and parents) are sure to love:

Disneyland Paris

The most child-friendly destination in Europe has to be Disneyland Paris. Its short journey time from the UK on the Eurostar makes it a strong contender for one of Europe’s best holidays for kids, particularly if you have young children who get bored easily. The Disneyland resort has all sorts of attractions for kids and parents too. With a range of thrilling rides, shows and entertaining parades, the magic of Eurodisney Paris is an unforgettable holiday for everyone.

The Spanish Costas

Activities for kids are aplenty in Spain – and it’s just a few hours journey from the UK. The likes of Costa Brava, Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol offer many beach activities, such as wind surfing, volleyball and banana boats. Hotels with Kids Clubs for younger children are also fantastic at keeping them entertained. With the sun, sea and vast variety of destinations there’s plenty of options for the perfect holiday with the family.

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Even closer to home is Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Although the temperatures aren’t as high as they are in Spain, there’s plenty here to keep the kids entertained. With various museums, playgrounds and three zoos, Eindhoven is a great alternative to the typical European package holiday.

Algarve, Portugal

For a sunnier holiday on the beach, the Algarve is another fantastic option for a family holiday. Water parks like Aqualand and Atlantic Park are always terrific days out for families who love sliding down water chutes and splashing about in the wave pools. With zoos, dolphin tours and mini golf, this Portuguese resort has everything.