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With so many cheap holidays to Spain, there’s never been a better reason to explore one of its sun-kissed regions. In this guide, we’ve selected 8 of the best places for that memorable family getaway.


A short city break to Spain’s vibrant Catalonia capital promises good times and plenty of Sangria for mum and dad. Young football fanatics shouldn’t miss a trip to Barcelona Football Club and even small children will enjoy Barcelona Zoo. Nestled in one of the city’s main parks, guests can marvel at over 400 species, watch a dolphin show or make use of a petting zoo.


The country's capital is equally impressive, offering an array of nearby attractions for those who want to combine a rural escape with city fun. After admiring the urban jungle, travel to the city of Segovia. It’s a fairy tale setting complete with a castle known as Alcazar. In fact, this jaw dropping sight is said to be the inspiration behind Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.


The winding streets of this historic city are home to some of the country’s most beautiful architecture. Aside from exploring the famed Alhambra Palace – voted one of the country’s most popular attractions – visitors can indulge in some of the best tapas in the country. The Sierra Nevada mountain range is also just a short drive away. These snowcapped peaks offer a once in a lifetime experience with a ski resort offering something for all abilities.


The picturesque coastline of Spain’s largest Balearic Island provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable beach holiday. There’s heaps of child-friendly stretches of beach to choose from including the shallow waters of Cala Llombards. Aside from building sandcastles, why not visit the island's largest waterpark, marvel at sea creatures in Palma Aquarium or play mini golf at Kathmandu theme park.

Costa Del Sol

Another favorite amongst beach worshippers, Spain’s sunny coast enjoys a year round climate and is home to plenty of child-friendly resorts. If you can tear yourself away from the poolside fun, a visit to the city of Malaga won’t disappoint. Take in the sights of its old town or visit a Roman amphitheater and the ancient fortification of Alcazaba.


For those seeking a haven of tranquility, few places in Spain offer the peaceful allure of Extremadura. This western region sits on the border of Portugal and offers an authentic taste of Spain without the crowds of tourists. It’s also home to some of the best historic sites in the country including Roman ruins which date back thousands of years. Equally impressive are the region's spectacular national parks, best enjoyed on the many cycling routes.


Travel to any one of Spain’s Canary Islands and you’re guaranteed a relaxing break. Playa de las Americas is the most popular resort town amongst families. You can expect a great mix of traditional Spanish restaurants alongside hotels to suit all budgets. There are 6 beaches to choose from.


Unlike anywhere else in the country, Spain’s northern most region may have the most rainfall but its selection of activities is amongst the most engaging. Educational fun can be had at one of the many science museums such as Casa Das Ciencas which also runs family workshops. Alternatively, nature lovers can explore one of the walking routes which navigate a region famed for its untamed beauty.

You'll find some great summer sales on holidays to these places, and the earlier you book the cheaper your holiday is likely to be. Choose one of these destinations and the whole family can look forward to the trip of a lifetime.

Images by xeno_sapien and Tim Benedict Pou used under Creative Commons License.



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