Europe boasts so many different places to vacation to that you might be spoiled for choice. When travelling with children is it important to know beforehand if your holiday resort is going to cater for your needs, so here is a handy guide to the best child-friendly resorts in Europe for 2013.
Disneyland – Paris
This iconic resort includes two theme parks, seven hotels, and a shopping, dining and entertainment complex, so there’s little chance of being bored if you choose to have your vacation here. Smaller children will love seeing their favourite characters on parade while older kids will have a blast on the many different rides and attractions the resort has to offer. And for parents, there are plenty of great bars and restaurants to enjoy, as well as fabulous designer shops.
Ammos Hotel – Crete
This is a chic beachfront hotel that still offers great accommodation for families with children. Here you will find sheltered, shallow waters, a sandy beach and a kids’ pool – perfect for those with babies and toddlers in particular. There is also a kids’ room with a climbing frame and drawing equipment, while parents can enjoy delicious food and stunning scenic views from the dining terrace.
Flying Boat Club – Scilly Isles
These stylish beach houses have direct beach access, a spa and a restaurant, so you’re sure to find something to please every member of your family. With no cars about and plenty of places to explore, this is perfect for both children and adults. Parents get peace of mind regarding safety and the little ones have lots of places to play in the sunshine. You can also hire children’s bikes and helmets from the bike shop and older kids can join the sailing club and island hop in small yachts.
Baby Hotel – Austria
You can probably guess from the name whom this hotel is predominantly aimed at. Ideal for families with young children, the Baby Hotel includes a petting zoo, a cinema, several adventure playgrounds, year-round activities and excursions, a giant water-slide and even its own farm! Little ones will be kept entertained from morning until night and parents can enjoy a day at the spa or a round or two of golf.
Villa Pia, Lippiano – Italy
If you are searching for a holiday destination with views that will take your breath away, then Villa Pia is the place for you and your family. This fantastic 18th century manor house in Lippiano, a medieval village on the Umbrian/Tuscan border in central Italy, boasts incredible views of the surrounding countryside. Children can play in peace with two swimming pools, a sand pit, trampoline, indoor soft play room, adventure play spaces and nearby woodland, while can parents kick back and relax with spa treatments, cookery lessons and Pilates sessions.
Apartamento do Pinho, Algarve
With activities for children of all ages, this resort is popular destination for holiday-makers with families. It includes a private beach, six outdoor pools with children’s areas, tennis courts, swimming lessons, outdoor climbing frames, a kid’s club and crèche and a spa for adults. The Algarve is popular with tourists and those looking to buy a European summer home and the nightlife and day-time activities are some of the best in the country. If you are looking to find the best property in the area, try www.PortugalProperty.com for the best tips and advice on buying a holiday-home for you to enjoy year after year.