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Best Family Holiday Destinations in Europe

In many ways, Europe is the perfect place for a family holiday. It's not too far a journey to make from home, plus from its many tourist attractions, its parks and beaches, it's a diverse continent with much to offer. There is also plenty to see for every age group, with many zoos and theme parks for children, and galleries and architecture for adults.

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European family holidays

Top 5 family destinations in Europe

1. Valletta, Malta

Malta is home to exotic beaches, an expansive harbour and some of the best marine life in Europe off its shores, such as dolphins and whales. You can explore the Lower Barrakka Gardens, and Valletta makes a great base to explore the rest of Malta from.

2. Paris, France

Paris is a hub of family-friendly activities, from visiting the famous paintings of the Louvre to taking a day trip to Disneyland Paris. With its outdoor cafes and boulevards, your children will have great opportunity to brush up on their French lessons while also meeting Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

3. Rome, Italy

Rome in Italy is a great centre of history for families. With famous buildings such as the Pantheon and the Coliseum, they provide the opportunity to teach your children about Roman history, one of the most interesting empires in the world.

4. Lapland, Finland

Despite being so far north, Lapland is in fact still in Europe! What better way to spend Christmas than meeting the real Father Christmas? At Lapland, your children can do just that in Santa's Holiday Village, where you can visit Santa's workshop and even go on Santa themed rides at the Santa Claus theme park.

5. Cyprus

Cyprus is the perfect beach holiday, filled with glorious coastlines so you can have the opportunity to sunbathe and snorkel. You can also visit the ancient monuments which are open all year round.

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