When you’re travelling with your family, one of your main concerns will be finding a resort that will have plenty for you and kids to do on a daily basis. If you’re travelling on a budget, this can seem even more difficult, but there are plenty of destinations out that can cater for your every need.
One of the first places that will pop into your head when thinking of somewhere your kids are bound to love is Florida. With all the theme parks, shopping streets, beaches and sun, there’s always something to do. The family will create unforgettable memories meeting their favourite Disney characters in any of the four Disneyworld parks and be spellbound by the amazing new attraction the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure. The older kids will be able to terrify themselves here with rollercoasters such as The Incredible Hulk and the Jurassic Park River Adventure.
For parents looking for something a little more on budget, there are plenty of cheap holidays on offer to just as exciting destinations. Marmaris is a resort of increasing popularity that now attracts thousands of visitors from across the world on a yearly basis. Situated on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey in a stunning bay surrounded by pine covered mountains, it’s one of the most picturesque budget-friendly destinations. It’s not purely sun, sea and sand though – there are plenty of child-friendly activities to keep you going. If you plan to indulge your children in a little more culture during their holiday, Marmaris is a fantastic destination for this. Marmaris Castle, which is within walking distance of many of the hotels, dates back to 1044BC and has been rebuilt and extended over the past 3000 years. The museum located within it will offer everything from archaeology to art. It is also worth visiting some of the ruins in the area, since Turkey is a country rich in ancient history. A good starting point would be the remains of Lycian rock tombs on the Dalyan River. A trip to see these also incorporates a visit to the local mud-baths and a chance to see wild turtles, something bound to get the kids excited!
One of the most attractive things about many hotels for parents is the Kids Club. When you’ve spent days on end trying to keep the whole family entertained, it can be a relief to take a day off, have a holiday yourself, and leave them under the supervision of the Kids Club for a day. They’ll take part in activities from football and dancing to painting and drawing.
If you’re looking for theme parks on a budget, Benidorm would be your best bet. With parks to suit every taste from rides, water slides and safari parks, even the fussiest child will find something to interest them. Mundomar is Benidorm’s answer to Sea World – here you can watch the infamous Dolphin Show, and the whole family is bound to enjoy the hilarious Sea Lion Show. For pure fun and rides, visit Terra Mitica, a literal theme park with areas including Egypt, Rome, Greece, Iberia and the Islands.