Family friendly holiday destinations
School holidays are the perfect opportunity to take your family on a vacation. We've done some research and these are some top holiday hotspots where your children will be entertained and well catered for.
1. Magic Kingdom Park, Orlando, Florida, USA
This amazing theme park is so huge that you can schedule in two days of non-stop fun for you and your family. The 'kingdom' has entertainment and activities for children of all ages, including concerts, live entertainment from Mickey Mouse and his friends, as well as colourful parades and fireworks.
Be sure to choose the key attractions you want to see in advance to avoid missing out. disneyworld.disney.go.com
2. Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club, Jamaica
The kids will be grateful that you brought them to this superb all-inclusive resort, which is part of luxury holiday group, Sandals. It boasts 22 acres of gardens, 6 restaurants, 3 pools and a 27,000 sq ft waterpark called Pirates Island. It was also voted as a 'top 10 beach resort' by Parents magazine.
There are many fun slides and kids can even meet Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street. The best perk for parents must be the childcare, with certified nannies available until 9pm daily, so adults can relax and enjoy themselves knowing their children are in good hands.
3. The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
This is a fantastic new luxury family resort within the larger all-inclusive Paradisus Palma Real Resort, designed specifically with families in mind. There are baby-sitting facilities for children, as well as a barber and beauty salon for adults to relax and enjoy being groomed. Paradisus has a family concierge service available to guests, along with 3 pools, a spa, a gym and a dedicated Kids Zone.
4. Club Med Ixtapa, Ixtapa, Mexico
Club Med is a world famous all-inclusive brand of resorts across the globe and Club Med Ixtapa, on the west coast of Mexico, is known as a top family friendly destination.
There are fantastic children's activity programmes for kids from 4 months old up to 17 years old. The activities for children are largely physical and fun, so each day you know your children won’t be stuck in front of a video game but instead having exciting experiences such as kayaking, swimming and making new friends.
5. Disneyland Park, Paris, France
This is the most visited theme park in Europe, with five different lands spread across a 140 acre (57 ha) site. Sleeping Beauty Castle is the most famous attraction and is the gateway to Fantasyland, which includes a fairytale village showcasing traditional European architecture. The amazing parades are a must-see for parents and kids alike, just don’t forget to schedule time for the rides too!