Family holidays are closer than you think...

Family holidays are closer than you think...

Traveling with children just wouldn’t be the same without the common chorus of “Are we there yet?” Well choosing to spend your summer holiday in Spain or the Algarve might just spare you of those dreaded words!

2 ¾ hours after leaving Southampton Airport, warm weather, outstanding beaches and family-friendly resorts await. Whether you want to build sandcastles, see the cultural delights or experience the thrilling theme parks, whatever you are looking for in a family holiday, you’ll find it here! Happy holidays!

Costa Blanca

Great for: families with teenagers (13 years +) Flight time to Alicante: 2 hours 15 mins The older children will certainly ditch the gadgets in favour of the fun they can have in the Costa Blanca.

• Enjoy a different beach every day with many offering sailing schools, yacht clubs, windsurfing and water-skiing instruction, swimming and scuba-diving clubs

• Get up close with dolphins, seals, sea-lions and exotic birds at Mundo Mar Marine Park, Benidorm

• Children are never too old for water parks and Aqualandia in Benidorm is one of the largest water parks in the world

Elche Palmeral Aventuras offers a day of adventure and adrenaline

• Discover the natural formations of the underground in the Coves del Canelobre

Fly from Southampton to Alicante with: Flybe (Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) Flight Time: 2 hours 15 mins.

Costa del Sol

Great for: Families with tweens (4 - 12 years) Flight time to Malaga: 2 hours 30 mins

Children between the ages of four and twelve may want to splash around in the pool while others seek adventure but, believe it or not, some children still think it’s cool to spend time with their parents. Seize this opportunity!

• Visit the home of over 200 crocs at Crocodile Park, Torremolinos

• Explore the town of Fuengirola aboard the hop-on and hop-off Mini Train City Tour

• Rio Chillar, Nerja, Malaga is one of the Costa del Sol’s classic family walks with river pools, waterfalls and nature galore.

• Go all out at an inflatable obstacle course at Costa Water Park in Fuengirola

• See the animals in their natural habitat at BioParc Zoo, Fuengirola

Fly from Southampton to Malaga with: Flybe (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) Flight Time: 2 hours 30 mins

The Algarve

Best for: families with younger children (0 - 4 years)
Flight time to Faro: 2 hours 25 mins

With its moderate climate, fantastic beaches and purposebuilt resorts, it’s hard to beat an Algarve family holiday, its especially suited to those travelling with smaller children. Get your buckets and spades ready at one of the Blue Flag approved beaches, the most famous spot being Praia da Marinha

• Introduce the young family member to sharks, sea-lions and tropical fish at ZooMarine

• Explore rock pools for barnacles, starfish and tiny crabs in the old fishing village of Carvoeiro

• If mummy or daddy are seeking some downtime, the Algarve has some of the best tennis and golf courses anywhere in Europe

• Falesia has child-friendly accommodation ranging from campsites to hotels and luxury villas.

Fly from Southampton to: Faro Fly with Flybe (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) Flight Time: 2 hours 25 mins

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