Top 5 Family holiday destinations 2019
Most people enjoy travelling, but research shows that families with young children take the most holidays, getting away four times a year on average (ABTA). However, it can be difficult to find a holiday that all the family will enjoy, so here are our top destinations with something for everyone. And you can easily get these holiday hot spots by booking one of our airport transfers.
If you've got young children, chances are they'll love theme parks, so where better to take them than Orlando, the theme park capital of the world? Orlando boasts Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and LEGOLAND Florida. If this isn't your style, you could instead visit the Orlando Museum of Art or watch a soccer match at the Orlando City Stadium.
Closer to home, Italy offers sun, sand and cultural sites. Children will be fascinated by Pompei and Mount Vesuvius, while the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are also worth a visit. What's more, fussy eaters won't have anything to complain about with Italy's offering of delicious pizza and pasta dishes.
Although Denmark might not be the most obvious family destination, it has plenty for families to enjoy. Denmark's Viking heritage allows for exciting (and educational!) days out at attractions like the Viking Ship Museum. For more historical fun, check out the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense, where you can learn about the Danish fairy tale writer. Alternatively, visit the home of LEGO at LEGOLAND Billund. Denmark sets a great example for children in its sustainability, prioritising renewable energy, water management and green transportation.
Located in the north of Finland, Lapland borders Sweden, Norway, Russia and the Baltic Sea. It is also home to 190,000 reindeers, making it a fantastic place to take children for a winter retreat. Participate in a range of family-friendly activities, including skiing, snowshoeing and husky dog sledding. If you've always dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights, Lapland could offer this too, as they can be seen on over 200 nights of the year here. You can also experience 'ruska' – when the vegetation turns yellow, orange and red in mid-September – and the Sámi population, the only indigenous group in the European Union, which maintains its native language and dresses in traditional clothes.
Finally, Alicante offers the perfect retreat for families seeking a peaceful getaway. It has sun-drenched beaches, laid back eateries and a buzzing nightlife, so families can relax in the sun during the day and head into town for tasty food and live music in the evening. Check out our Alicante airport transfers for stress-free travel.