Family Holidays

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

With a wide range of cheap family holidays available, you can enjoy some quality time with your nearest and dearest without breaking the bank.

Here at Holiday Hypermarket we search all your top tour operators such as TUI and First Choice, plus a whole lot more to make sure you get the best family holiday deal.

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 summer 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.

Free child places

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. Whatever the board basis, your child can enjoy all the same benefits as you.

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 Family Life 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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.

All Inclusive Family Holidays

Say hello to the ultimate stress-free getaway by choosing all inclusive family holidays. Offering more for less, 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 to budget their holiday, enjoy your time away without having to worry about overspending. From taking advantage of the entertainment and attractions in the resort to heading out and exploring the local culture, there’s something to please everyone. With all inclusive family holidays, your holiday can be exactly what you want it to be and much more, without worrying about over-spending whilst away.

Family holidays to suit every taste

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, there’s action-packed kids’ clubs with activity lists longer than your arm. That’s not just for the little ones either, teenagers have dedicated hang-out areas too.

As for you adults, holidaying 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 getaway, you can take some time out to relax.

Family holiday resorts

We understand how precious family time is, so we aim for you to have an unforgettable holiday experience – with our family collection hotels you can do just that.

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 Family Life 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 TUI Sensatori 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 are the cheapest family holiday destinations?

If you’re a family on a budget, there are plenty of cheap destinations packed with child-friendly resorts and hotels. The Balearic island of Majorca is a great all-rounder offering the promise of fun and days out to its three great water parks.

The Algarve is another wallet-friendly option 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, is 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, it’s the ideal venue for an action-packed family break.

What are the best family holiday destinations?

When it comes to finding the best destination for your family, think about the needs of your group. Close proximity to a beach is a must, and preferably a sandy one for sandcastle building and no-fuss paddling. The Balearic Islands are ideal, with Menorca offering a low-key break ideal for toddlers. 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 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 and Stage Academy to keep them smiling.

TUI Family Life 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 TUI Sensatori collection with its winning blend of kid-friendly areas and adult-only pools. When it comes to great-value family holidays consider going All Inclusive, which means all your flights, transfers, meals, drinks and entertainment is all included in the price of your trip.

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. 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 also welcomes families so whether you want to see historic monuments such as the Trevi Fountain in Rome or relax on the Amalfi Coast, la dolce vita is yours for the taking. 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.

Do family holidays offer free child places?

You’ll get much more for your money when kids go free, especially if you’re taking more than one child. The savings can really add up – most free child places cover you for one free child place, and the age limit is usually up to 16, so you’re on to a winner, especially if you’re splashing out on an all-inclusive holiday. If money is an issue, then the free child place can make that dream family holiday a reality. Plus, if you opt for destinations such as Florida or the Canaries, you’re pretty much guaranteed some sunshine!

Single parent holidays

Family holidays, especially when you’re a single parent, can feel slightly overwhelming to organise but with our incredible selection of family focused package holidays, we believe everyone can have a joyous and carefree family getaway!

From hotels with waterparks and kids’ clubs, to those with All Inclusive packages, whatever your family’s priorities, we’ll have the perfect single parent holiday for you and your kids. Find out more here.

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