The bespoke family break guide: find your perfect trip
With the days getting lighter and spring on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about this year’s family holiday. Whether you’re travelling with tiny tots, teenagers or grandparents in tow, there are plenty of family-friendly destinations that offer the full package: sun, sand and activities galore – from cycling in southern Spain to dolphin-spotting in Greece.
To make your family trip even more enjoyable, Jet2holidays offer great value, easy to book package holidays with special family offers that make them even more affordable. These offers range from Free Child Place* holidays and infants under two going free**, to special discounts for solo parents travelling with kids.
So whether you’re a new parent looking to escape to Greece this summer or a multi-generational family looking for quality time in a Spanish villa, Jet2holidays has you covered. Here are four family-perfect destinations so you can find your ideal break…
The Ionian island of Corfu has long been a firm family favourite, thanks to its pristine beaches, sapphire sea and 300+ days of sunshine each year. Stay at the beachfront Roda Beach Resort & Spa, known for its excellent kids’ club. Drop off your children (aged 4+) for a fun-filled day of music, drama, arts and crafts and team games. Travelling with younger children? With Jet2holidays, infants under two go free.
If you can tear yourself away from your coastal haven, saddle up for a guided horseback ride through vineyard-strewn hillsides near Mount Pantokrator (suitable for ages 6+). Alternatively, explore the underwater world on a glass-bottomed boat, where little ones can spot octopuses, barracudas and bottlenose dolphins.
Travelling with teens? Even the most demanding adolescents will love The Land of Legends Kingdom Hotel in Turkey. This five-star Antalya hotel is part of the Experience More collection, and offers unlimited access to its namesake theme park and water park. Get your adrenaline pumping on the 62 metre-high Hyper Coaster, pop into the 5D cinema, or spend the afternoon at the waterpark, complete with 41 slides and an inland surfing pool. Come nightfall, marvel at the laser-studded fountain show, followed by a luminous boat parade accompanied by live music. Inside the hotel itself, your offspring will be impressed by the cartoon-themed rooms, which boast 3D TVs and PlayStations.
Beyond the hotel, there’s plenty to entertain families in Antalya. Visit the Antalya Aquarium, the second largest in Europe, home to over 5000 fish and sea creatures, including sand tiger sharks and stingrays. Down the coast, you’ll find Sandland, a quirky outdoor art exhibition featuring giant sand sculptures – from lifelike mermaids to colossal pyramids.
With Jet2holidays, you’ll not only get accommodation in Antalya, but also return flights, 22kg baggage and return hotel transfers, all protected by ABTA and ATOL.
With its protected sandy beaches, easy-going locals and child-friendly food, Portugal’s Algarve region is a dream destination for solo parents. The holiday activities on offer here are endless – from learning to surf to go-karting and scaling a high ropes course.
For excellent kids’ facilities, book the Tivoli Alvor Algarve Resort. Within the sugar cube-shaped buildings, you’ll find a small clutch of contemporary rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the swimming pool-speckled grounds. Take advantage of the top kids’ club, while you spend a few uninterrupted hours by the adults-only pool, mojito in hand.
Even in a destination as laidback as the Algarve, travelling alone with kids can be taxing. Jet2holidays is here to help, with in-resort Customer Helpers and a 24/7 emergency hotline in case anything goes awry. Single parents can also make the most of £60 off*** holidays by using the code J2HSPF60 at checkout.
Where better for a large family get-together than the Costa Blanca in Spain? There’s something for everyone along this sun-soaked coastline: endless beaches for kids, cycling routes for active parents, and centuries-old castles for history-obsessed grandparents. But where should you stay?
Just a five-minute drive from the beach town of Calpe near Alicante, Villa Benicuco ticks a lot of boxes. This 12-bedroom complex sleeps 24 guests across multiple apartments, encircled around a private 10 metre outdoor pool. Soak up long summer evenings around the al-fresco dining table, perfect for a barbecue feast of freshly-caught fish and zesty tortillitas de camarones (prawn fritters).
You might have found the perfect villa, but organising the rest can be frustrating. Thankfully, Jet2Villas takes away a lot of the logistical pressure by including flights, accommodation, 22kg baggage and car hire in your ABTA and ATOL-protected package. So, all you need to do is pack, remember the passports, and make sure not to leave grandma in the airport departure lounge.
Jet2holidays offers an incredible range of great-value getaways for all types of travellers, across stunning European destinations. From the affordable luxury of Indulgent Escapes® by Jet2holidays® to the compelling cities of Jet2CityBreaks, VIBE by Jet2holidays stays that suit your style to family-friendly Jet2Villas, the boxes are ticked for every age, budget and interest. What’s more, with holidays secured with a low £60pp deposit† and the Pay Monthly†† option, plus a host of perks like 22kg baggage and return transfers included‡, it’s easy from start to finish. It’s all ABTA and ATOL-protected too. To find out more about how to book, head here
*Free Child Places are subject to availability. Please visit https://www.jet2holidays.com/promotions#fcp for more details.
**Infants are defined as children being under 2 years on the date of return. Infants are not entitled to a flight seat (must be seated with a parent or guardian) or a 22kg baggage allowance.
*** T&Cs apply.
†On bookings made ten weeks or more before departure.††Terms and conditions apply. Please visit www.jet2holidays.com/part-payment for details. ‡Transfers are not included as standard on Jet2CityBreaks. Jet2Villas packages include car hire.