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Two Awesome Ideas for Family Holidays in Europe

Posted by Guest Contributor on 19/04/2017
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Europe offers so much for a holiday. From medieval cities to beautiful national parks and stunning beaches, you’ll find plenty to see and do. Family holidays in Europe promise to be packed with fun, with something for people of all ages. Whether your family loves relaxing, enjoying active adventures, touring historic hotspots or hitting up theme parks and water parks, there are heaps of things to enjoy on a family holiday in Europe.
Have you taken the kids to Italy yet? While Rome may be interesting for older kids, there are two destinations that are terrific for family fun: Bibione and Lignano Sabbiadoro. Book your stay with Europa Tourist Group and get set for one of the best family holidays in Europe.

1. Bibione

Bibione
photo credit: martino via flickr

Popular since the middle of the twentieth century, sunny Bibione overlooks the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea. Located partway between Venice and Trieste, you can plan daytrips for greater diversity on your family holiday. The long white sandy beach, however, and the terrific array of local activities are sure to keep you and your children happy for days on end.

Relax and Have Fun on the Long, Sandy Beach

The five-mile stretch of beach in Bibione is one of the biggest beaches in all of Italy. With Blue Flag status and numerous lifeguards, it’s not surprising that it’s popular with families. It is also smoke-free. Frolic in the sea and build sandcastles, or grab a sun lounger and parasol to keep little ones cool. You can join sailing excursions and sporting activities, and there are plenty of organized activities for kids too.

Admire the Local Lighthouse

What kids don’t love seeing lighthouses? Stroll to the end of Bibione’s beach to admire the lighthouse and enjoy the peaceful air.

Enjoy Thrills and Spills at Luna Park Adriatico

Sure to be a huge hit with younger members of the family, Luna Park Adriatico has a range of rides for people of all ages. Older children and adults can shriek and squeal on the roller coasters and other thrill rides. There are tamer rides for younger kids, and the whole family can race on the slides and enjoy the views from the Ferris wheel. Food and beverage outlets ensure you never feel hungry or thirsty. There are also retail outlets and games.

Take It Easy at Bibione Thermae

With packages and treatments suitable for families to enjoy together, Bibione Thermae is a great place to unwind after a hectic few days of family fun. The seafront spa features thermal pools, mud baths, massages, hydrotherapy, and more.

Immerse Yourself in Nature at Lido dei Pini

Lido dei Pini is a lovely pine forest close to Bibione’s lighthouse. Wander along the shaded pathway and you’ll come to the spot where the Tagliamento River flows into the Adriatic Sea.

Experience the Local Fish Market

An interesting activity to add to a family holiday, visit Bibione Fish Market. Children can see a range of seafood and freshly caught fish for sale, as well as experiencing the lively vibe. It’s well worth a visit even if you don’t plan on actually buying anything.

Try an Assortment of Activities

If your kids and longing for some adventures after long days on the beaches, there are plenty of activities to make your holiday even more memorable. Join in with a game of beach volleyball, take a boat trip along the coast and ride along the sands on horseback. Alternatively, get active and rent bicycles or peddle boats.

2. Lignano Sabbiadoro

Lignano Sabbiadoro
photo credit: antonio fornoni via flickr

Lignano Sabbiadoro, often shortened to simply Lignano, is located in the northeastern part of Italy. Situated alongside the Adriatic Sea, it is one of Italy’s major summer holiday destinations for both domestic and international travelers. It’s easy to take trips to Venice, Trieste and Padua.

Spend Sunny Days on the Sandy Beach

Lignano’s beach stretches for around five miles. Although popular with those enjoying family holidays in Europe, you can still find relatively peaceful spots if you move towards the ends of the beach. There are daily exercises on the sands for visitors who like to combine fitness with relaxation. Kids can make new friends and join in with the varied activities offered by the children’s clubs, with groups for children of different ages.

Cool Down at AquaSplash

If you want a sand-free day in the water, head to AquaSplash. There are tunnels, slides and chutes that are suitable for people of all ages. Fountains and water jets are often popular with kids. Take a dip in the pools or bob around in the wave pool. There are areas for sunbathing, as well as retail outlets and food courts.

Observe an Array of Animals at Parco Zoo Punta Verde

The large Parco Zoo Punta Verde is home to more than 200 species of animals from all around the world. Watch hippos, deer, giraffes, red pandas, lemurs, alpacas, bears, kangaroos and more. Big cats that call the zoo home include tigers, pumas, lions, leopards and panthers. Birds big and small are sure to capture the attention of kids. There’s a children’s zoo too, where young visitors can interact with creatures like chickens, rabbits, pigs, horses and cattle.

Have Family-Fun Days at Diverse Attraction Parks

The varied theme parks in Lignano Sabbiadoro make it an appealing destination for top family holidays in Europe. Luna Park Strabilia has rides and games to tempt all. Music and food add to the fairground fun. Parco Junior is ideal for families with smaller kids, while older children will love the treetop discoveries and rope courses of Parco Avventura Unicef. The diverse attractions of Gulliverlandia make it a great all-round day out.

Get Active in the Great Outdoors

Fill your lungs with fresh air and stretch those muscles with a long walk or bike ride alongside the Tagliamento River. Alternatively, how about a horse riding expedition? Keen golfers can head to the local golf course.

Spot Wildlife at Marano Lagunare Marine Park

Marano Lagunare Marine Park is a great place for families who love spotting various birds. You can also join a boating adventure along the river or join a fishing excursion. Stroll past the traditional fishermen’s cabins and enjoy freshly caught seafood for lunch.
Have one of your best family holidays in Europe with Europa Tourist Group. Discover what makes Bibione and Lignano ideal for family getaways along the Italian coast and have heaps of fun in the sun.

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