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Cheap Family Holidays

A family holiday is a fantastic way to spend quality time with the ones you love, while relaxing, recharging and discovering new places. At Simply Holiday Deals, we make it easy for you to research and book your next family holiday in the world’s most popular destinations, by sourcing the best deals and discounts on the web for our UK members.

Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive resort in a sunny destination, an action-packed theme park trip or a self-catering apartment for a city break, we offer travel tips, inspirational articles and advanced search tools so you can do all your planning in the one spot.

Cheap Family Holiday Destinations

From exotic countries you can explore together, to fabulous resorts with activities to keep the kids entertained while you relax by the pool, these family-friendly holiday destinations are affordable, fun and packed full of attractions.

Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve is well known for its welcoming, family-friendly culture and, best of all, options for cheap family travel are endless with easy public transport, a range of accommodation options such as campsites, hostels and all-inclusive resorts and great value-for-money dining and activities.

The whole family can enjoy golden beaches, surfing, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing, theme parks, zoos and boat trips along the stunning coastline. If you want to be close to Faro airport for ease of travel, try Albufeira for beaches and a marina to enjoy day trips out on the ocean.

Stay in Carvoeiro for a huge choice of self-catering apartments, a sheltered, sandy bay and an excellent selection of restaurants and shops. Visit from May to October to enjoy the Fiesa Sand Sculpture Festival, take the children to the Children's Life Sciences Centres in Faro and Lagos or chill out with a picnic and nature walks in Manchique. For the best of the beach, Praia da Rocha hosts beach activities all summer long.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam truly is a city for all ages, full of history, exciting activities to take part in and live entertainment at all times of the year. Many of Amsterdam's world-class museums have entire sections dedicated to kids and a visit to Anne Frank House is a must. Outdoor activities include cycling, indoor rock climbing, laser tag, petting zoos and boating on the canals.

Entertainment options for the whole family, and especially the little ones, includes the Amsterdam Marionette Theatre and the Koos Kneus Puppet Theatre. Accommodation ranges from 5 star hotels to hostels and self-catering apartments to suit every budget, many close to supermarkets and restaurants, with onsite babysitting services and tour guides.

Marmais, Turkey

With a huge range of family-friendly activities on offer, Marmais is a excellent choice for a cheap family holiday and becoming more popular with British tourists. Apart from the appeal of fun days at the beach, Marmais is packed full of entertainment options, including jeep safaris, waterparks, water sports, boat tours and all the cafes and restaurants you need to ensure the whole family is happy.

There are some fantastic, all-inclusive hotels that offer regular deals on family stays, as well as villas and apart hotels, perfect for self-catering. Many hotels also offer full resort services, including kid's clubs and organised activities and entertainment for all ages.

Costa del Sol, Spain

A short flight from the UK with easy transport options, sheltered beaches, gorgeous weather and a wide array of attractions, the Costa del Sol is totally equipped for family holidays. Eating out is a treat, especially in traditional restaurants where the prices are cheap and the food is fresh and healthy.

You can visit waterparks such as Aqualand Torremolinas and Parque Acuatico Mijas, as well as zoos, adventure parks like Tivoli World Theme Park and vibrant fairs. Fuengirola and Los Boliches offer a relaxed atmosphere for families, with great beach amenities, lifeguards and hotels with family-friendly services.

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh offers sunny days, deserts, history and activities galore for an exciting family holiday. Areas such as El Pasha Bay and Sharks Bay have a relaxed atmosphere with numerous resorts catering to children with kid's clubs, pools and entertainment. You can also find good value-for-money self-catering apartments and international food options for the whole family.

Tunisia, North Africa

In Tunisia, you can explore Sahara dunes, ancient ruins, souks and the sun-soaked beaches of the Mediterranean coastline. Djerba is home to relaxing beaches with activities for all ages, you can ride dune buggies and camels in the dunes of Grand Erg Oriental and stay in Hammamet for picture-perfect beaches and a host of family-friendly accommodation options.

Orlando, USA

Though it's a long-haul trip, our travel partners regularly offer fantastic package deals for cheap family holidays to the theme park mecca of Orlando. The kids will be in heaven at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Many hotels offer deals with onsite services for families, including discounted theme park tickets, waterparks and designated zones for children's activities.

Phuket, Thailand

For a cheap family holiday, Phuket ranks among one of the world's top destinations, with safe beaches, incredible weather and a welcoming culture. Attractions for all ages include The Chamber of Secrets, the Phuket FantaSea Show, the Surf House, Splash Jungle Waterpark, Mini Golf at Dino Park, the Phuket Aquarium and elephant trekking through the forest. Self-catering apartments and resorts with a full range of family services are kind on the wallet and ensure an easy trip for the whole family.

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Tips For Planning Family Holidays

Create wonderful memories from your family holidays by ensuring your travel planning is as easy as possible. Here are some tips from the team at Simply Holiday Deals to get you started:

  • List all the things each member of your family wants in a family holiday, such as beach activities, sightseeing and tours, in order to narrow down your destination options.
  • Decide on the length of your trip in terms of how old your children are and how long you can feasibly be away for.
  • Check out our travel inspiration articles and top deals to help you formalise a destination, in terms of weather, time of year and your specified activities.
  • Once you've made your decision, browse through our family friendly options to research hotels, resorts and cruises with fantastic options to keep the whole family entertained.
  • Choose from our value-for-money deals of the week or compare rates on flights, accommodation and travel extras with our advanced search tool.
  • Take out a travel insurance policy as soon as you book.

Your budget-friendly family holiday is just a few clicks away with Simply Holiday Deals, where you'll find everything you need for easy planning and booking, so all you have to do is start packing for a family adventure of a lifetime!