Family Friendly Places to Visit
Spain has always been the destination of choice for sun Seeking brits for many years, more Brits visit Spain then any other destination in the world, it is a popular destination for Family’s, couples and Partying in the sun, below are the list of some Family friendly places to visit in Spain, There are many fabulous resorts to choose from whether you’re looking for an exciting city break or a relaxing beach side vacation; Spain family holidays have it all. The most famous cities in Spain for family holidays are Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao and Malaga. Ses Illetes in Formentera is a must-see for family holidays in Spain, with crystal clear waters and plenty of golden sand for sandcastles.
Spain has plenty to offer families, for example Barcelona has number of Zoos that stay open all year round and has excellent selection of animals that will keep your children entertained throughout the holidays.
And finally Lanzarote isn’t your typical family holiday but it offer plenty of activities and family friendly resorts to suit all tastes and budgets.
Traveling to Spain from UK is cheap, easy and convenient. There are over 20 flights a day from UK airports into Spanish destinations, below is the list of some of the airlines that fly direct for all major UK airports into Spain, most popular destination being Madrid, Barcelona or one of the islands, with prices starting from £69 return to Barcelona for booking well in advance it is highly recommended that if you are booking flights and hotels separate that you should book up to 2 months before travel to get the best prices, prices generally tend to be much higher in the summer and around Christmas period so try to avoid traveling in this period
List of some airlines that offer direct flight from UK to Spain and typical cost for flights from London to Barcelona
- Ryanair from £49
- Easy Jet from £71
- British airways from £71
- Air Europa from £72
- Norwegian from £128
- Iberia from £83
Most of these airlines offer a good punctual service from UK to Spain, the flight time is approximately two and a half hours from London to Madrid
Also you can use travel agencies, they also have very good cheap deals, here is the List of some travel agencies that offer direct flight + hotel from UK to Spain.
- Lastminute.com from £88.12 per person
- Lowcostholidays.com Flight + Hotel from £245.00 per person
- Thomson from £149 per person
- Easyjet holidays from £181 per person
- Firstchoice.co.uk fom £219 per person (all inclusive)
- Travelbird.co.uk from £290 per person
One of the things that makes Spain very attractive to families is the all year round warm climate, some Spanish islands boast 320 days of sunshine a year which makes it a great location for out door family activities, the climate encourages more active lifestyle.
Costa Del Sol has some great family activities that will keep everyone busy, water parks like Aqualand Torremolinos in Costa Del Sol has 70,000 meters of thrilling slides, pools, Jacuzzis and rides to be enjoyed by young and old alike.
Bioparc Fuengirola is a zoo with plenty of animals including Tigers, Leopards, Gorillas is a great choice for families. But if its safari you prefer then a trip to Selwo Aventura is a must, Beautiful grounds, adrenalin-inducing treks and some genuinely big-ticket animals make this a fabulous day out that the entire family will not forget for a long time.
For more adventurers amongst you a trip to Tivoli World a permanent theme park is a must , one of costa Del Sols popular places for family trips
It is extremely easy to eat well cheaply in Spain as many of the healthiest foods (such as tomatoes, fresh fish, spinach, broccoli, avocado, peppers and citrus fruits) all grow locally
One food that you can find in most restaurants or bars is a dish called Croquettes, most local Restaurants that serve this will have their own unique methods and recipes but it is a very popular dish in Spain. Another one on most peoples must try in Spain list is Spanish Potatoes omelette ( Tortilla Espaniola ) like Croquettes you can also find this dish in most places you travel to around Spain.
There are plenty of meat dishes but Spanish people enjoy a healthier lifestyle so for Vegetarians your best bet is Pisto – Spanish ratatouille usually enjoyed as a side dish to a meaty dish or with egg on top as the main meal.
And finally for the ultra meaty fans, there is very popular Spanish cured Meat, most common being Chorizo which the Spanish use a lot in everything from Salads, to pizza and more, it looks amazing when you see it hanging in the resturants with its red smoked pepper colouring it is recognised all over Spain.
Best time to travel
The chart below shows average temperature in Spain throughout the year, in Spain its very rare for the temperatures to dip below 15oc even in December and January you can expect temperatures to be nearing 20oc, its what makes it a very trust worthy destination for sun seekers from around the world