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Looking for your next family holiday? You're in the right place. With everything from free child places, kids' clubs and countless activities, we've got it covered. Thanks to our fantastic package deals, we can help you find your next family holiday at the lowest price possible.

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Cheap family holidays

Quality time with your nearest and dearest is precious and with a wide range of cheap family holidays available at Holiday Hypermarket, we guarantee you’ll find a family holiday within your budget that everyone will love.

Here at Holiday Hypermarket we search all your top tour operators such as TUI and First Choice, plus a whole lot more and bring you the best family holiday deals possible.

From short haul to long haul to Self Catering and All Inclusive family holidays, we’ve got it. So, whether you’re looking for a relaxing family holiday soaking up the sun in Cyprus, an unforgettable snowy experience in Lapland, or two weeks of adventure a little further afield in Mexico – the options are endless.

Family holidays with free child places

Holidays with kids made even better! To give families a dream holiday for even less there are thousands of free child places up for grabs with TUI and First Choice. That means the flight, hotel, and transfers are totally covered for one child. You’ll all still be on the same board basis and have exactly the same holiday you’re just paying for one less.

You’ll find free child places in a number of family favourite properties like the fun-loving SplashWorld, action-packed Holiday Villages and ultimate TUI BLUE for Families hotels, accompanied by family-sized rooms, child-friendly dining and kids clubs. With a limited number of free child place holidays available each year, snap them up as soon as possible and take your little ones away without paying a penny for them.

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Family Holiday Destinations

Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands’ terrific trio of MajorcaIbiza and Menorca are popular spots for family holidays. Alongside their great range of family hotels, there’s a bundle of family-friendly activities to take part in. When it comes to deciding which one’s for you, families flock to Menorca for its quiet beaches like Son Bou and Cala’n Forcat, Ibiza for its laid-back Santa Eulalia, or Majorca for all things active.

Canary Islands

A winning combination of action-packed activities and guaranteed sunshine almost all year round make the Canary Islands a fantastic family holiday destination. Whether you fancy a ride on the rapids at Europe’s largest waterpark Siam Park in Tenerife, a peak underwater in Lanzarote’s underwater sculpture museum or a strong beach scene in Gran Canaria, they’ve got something for all ages.

Croatia

For an adventure the whole family will love, there’s Croatia family holidays. Bursting at the seams with different cities and beaches, you’ll certainly never be stuck on things to do. The kids can enjoy an array of activities from kayaking to inflatable obstacle courses. Adults can have fun too, there’s the likes of diving, sailing and fascinating cities waiting to be explored. Plus it’s all just a short hop from UK soil with a flight time of approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.

Mexico

Mexico is a long-haul hotspot with families that prefer to head further afield. Along with its helping of white-sand beaches and child-friendly hotels, Mexico is a huge playground for kids. A visit to one of its three adventure parks on the Yucatan Peninsula is a must. Here you can all take part in jungle trails, zip-lining and river rafting, if you’re feeling really adventurous. As for Mexico family hotels, expect stellar locations, nightly shows and of course kid’s clubs.

Spain

The perfect short-haul destination, family holidays to Spain bring never-ending fun and excitement for all ages. From warm golden sands on the beaches of Mallorca, culture and city living in Barcelona to water-park fun in the Costa Del Sol – you’ll never be short of something to do. The place where locals love to spoil the little ones – they’ll be the centre of attention wherever you go.

Greece

Offering everything you could wish for, welcome to family holidays to Greece. Home to more than 6,000 spectacular islands, you’ll never be left disappointed. Visit Rhodes for peace and relaxation against a backdrop of unspoilt beauty or head to the family-friendly island of Corfu for some family fun in the sun. With so much to see and do, start creating the perfect Grecian adventure to remember.

Italy

With so many exciting family resorts to choose from, your perfect Italian holiday is just a click away. Visit the spectacular historical monuments in Rome or enjoy beachside activities for all ages on the popular Amalfi Coast. If your household loves to put food first then look no further than family holidays to Italy. The home of pizza, pasta and delicious gelato – you will enjoy some of the best food you’ll ever try on holiday!

Ibiza

Don’t be fooled into thinking that Ibiza is just about the party scene. A family favourite, enjoy the island’s fantastic beaches such as at Cala Llonga or try some tasty dishes in one of the many restaurants in Es Cana. With so much fun to be had, family holidays in Ibiza can be anything you want them to be – and so much more.

Thailand

Filled with stunning resorts, pristine beaches and the unspoilt beauty of nature, family holidays to Thailand are an unforgettable cultural adventure. From exploring the colourful streets of Bangkok in a tuk tuk to spending the day with elephants in Chiang Mai, there is plenty to keep all ages entertained. Once you experience the magic of Thailand, you’ll find yourself wanting to come back time and time again.

Portugal

Prepare to be captivated with amazing family holidays to Portugal. Take advantage of the great weather in the Algarve where there is countless family-friendly resorts and beaches. Or, if you enjoy city life, Lisbon is the place for you, with its beautiful landmarks and top-notch restaurants and cultural delights. Where there is an activity-filled resort at every turn, the Portuguese fun just never stops.

Majorca

Welcome to the popular family destination of Mallorca where the whole family’s holiday dreams are brought to life. For a jam-packed itinerary, head to one of the big resorts in Alcudia, or if you prefer some quality bonding time then get away from it all and explore the magnificient mountains. Family holidays to Mallorca are a must, bringing culture, fun, and more importantly – delicious Spanish cusine!

Tenerife

Get ready to explore the magic of Tenerife. There’s fantastic weather all year round, and it’s a hotspot for Brits with more than 40 incredible and diverse beaches to choose from. Discover the third-largest volcano in the world at Teide National Park or cause a big splash at Siam Park in Costa Adeje. Perfect for all ages, family holidays to Tenerife will leave you never wanting to return home.

Turkey

From picturesque beaches to mouthwatering traditional kebabs, family holidays to Turkey promise to be an escape to remember. Catering to all the family, it brings lively child-friendly resorts in Kusadasi, beach activities in Antalya and retail therapy in the city of Marmaris. Introduce your family to the Mediterranean way of life with the perfect holiday.

Single parent holidays

Family holidays, especially when you’re a single parent raising your little ones, can feel slightly overwhelming to organise and finance, but with our incredible deals and money saving offers, you’ll be off on your dream family holiday in no time.

From hotels with waterparks and kids’ clubs, to those with an endless supply of ice cream, whatever your family’s priorities, we’ve got the perfect deals for holidays with kids as a single parent.

All Inclusive Family Holidays

A family holiday with ice cream, snacks and drinks on tap? Yes please! We all know how much little ones want to eat and drink, an all inclusive family holiday is definitely the solution! Offering more for less, let yourself sit back and relax while your flights and accommodation, as well as food and entertainment, are all taken care of.

The perfect choice for those looking for a family holiday on a budget or those just looking to keep the kids occupied! Enjoy your precious family holiday without having to worry about overspending, for everything will be covered before you take off. From taking advantage of the entertainment and attractions in the hotel, as well as breakfast, poolside snacks, lunch, and dinner your family holiday will be everything you want it to be.

Family holidays to suit the whole clan

There’s a lot that goes into a family holiday – family-sized rooms, child-friendly dining, hotel waterparks, we’ve considered it all. When it comes to entertainment on a family holiday, there’s action-packed kids’ clubs with activity lists longer than your arm. That’s not just for the little ones either, the teenagers have dedicated hang-out areas too… that’s if they drag themselves away from their phone!

As for the adults, holidays with the kids doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your luxuries. Plenty of 4 and 5* hotels offer these fantastic facilities. Plus some hotels even have adult-only zones and pools, so if you’re craving some child-free time during your family holiday, you can take some time out to relax.

The best family holiday resorts

For your little adrenaline junkies a Holiday Village is a great choice, from swinging through the sky on high ropes to battling it out on water wipeout, the activity list is endless. Water babies will feel right at home with SplashWorld hotels, including free entry to a waterpark with some even on site. As for childcare, TUI BLUE for Families have got you covered with baby clubs, lounges or interactive activity sessions made up of music, games and storytelling.

If you’re looking for a bit of luxury SENSATORI by TUI BLUE oozes class the minute you step through the door and for the younger generation, Sensatori has a dedicated Play House with a Crazy Kitchen, Silly Science Lab and Arts and Crafts Zone. When night falls there’s movie and party nights, so you can sit back and unwind with a cocktail or two.

What does a family holiday include?

What is included in your family holiday depends on the type of holiday and package you go for. With Holiday Village, expect kids’ clubs, splash parks and family-friendly entertainment in resorts across the Balearics and Canaries. There’s also lots of activities such as the Football Clubs and Stage Academy to keep them smiling.

TUI BLUE for Families can offer a mix of toddler-friendly and parent-pleasing features, including kids’ and teens’ clubs across their resorts. You can also expect plenty for the grown-ups such as pools, luxury spas and entertainment. Parents who crave some time alone may prefer the upmarket Sensatori collection with its winning blend of kid-friendly areas and adult-only pools.

What are the best family holiday destinations?

When it comes to finding the best family holiday destination you must think about the needs of your group. Some families love to be on the go all the time and exploring, while others like a quiet one relaxing on the beach, and others may be looking for a bargain.

The Balearic Islands are ideal for a low key holidays with kids, with Menorca offering plenty of resorts with specialised kids areas. If you’re travelling with older children or teens, Majorca might be more to your tastes, with a great mix of beach life, water parks and day trips. The Canary Islands also offer a winning combo of attractions and beaches, while Croatia is another contender offering fascinating cities and seaside resorts.

Those wishing to venture further afield should consider Mexico and the increasingly popular Cancun. With silvery slivers of sand, fascinating Mayan ruins and water sports on the agenda, it’s the perfect destination for tweens and teens, plus the hotels often have supervised kids’ clubs so parents can get a well deserved break, too.

What are the cheapest family holiday destinations?

If you’re looking for a family holiday that is on a budget, there are plenty of cheap family holiday destinations packed with child-friendly resorts and hotels. Starting with one of the Balearic islands, Majorca is a great all-rounder offering the promise of fun and days out with three great big water parks!

The Algarve is another wallet-friendly option for your family holiday with long stretches of sand, kid-friendly attractions such as Zoomarine, and a welcoming atmosphere on its side. For sunshine breaks,  Tenerife, with its year-round sunshine and Siam Park, it’s hard to beat – you’ll also find the local restaurants serve a tempting mix of local cuisine and child-friendly favourites such as burger and chips. And fast scaling to the top of affordable family breaks is Bulgaria. Resorts such as Sunny Beach, with its fairground attractions, Blue Flag beaches and nearby historic sights, make it a great destination for an action-packed family holiday.

How to decide where to go on a family holiday?

When it comes to deciding on your family holiday, have a think about what you really enjoy doing on holiday, what your budget is and how far you’re willing to travel. If you want fun, beaches and the occasional day trip, then Spain and its sun-drenched Costas could be the way to go, especially with pre-school kids. Greece and her islands are also popular with the likes of Rhodes and Corfu annual favourites.

Italy is also ideal for family holidays so whether you want to see historic monuments such as the Trevi Fountain in Rome or relax on the Amalfi Coast. If you’re after something more exotic, Turkey enthrals with sandy spots and colourful bazaars offering an appealing mix of attractions. Or for an all-out cultural adventure, consider Thailand, where you and the kids can explore the streets of Bangkok or spend the day with the elephants of Chiang Mai.

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