Family Summer Holidays to Europe

Europe might just take home the title of being the ultimate continent for family holidays - its bold claim, but when it comes to families, this place has something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you are taking your first tentative steps on your first family holiday with a new baby, or if you are trying to entertain pickiest and trickiest of teens - Europe is the family gift that keeps on giving.

We love a summer holiday bathed in sunlight, and when it comes to sun Europe delivers every time. The continent also happens to be home to many a family-friendly hotel, and we can help you handpick the perfect one for you and your brood. Our experts have travelled extensively throughout Europe and try and test the best in luxury resorts, boutique hotels and villas that actually walk the walk when it comes to families (yes, it's a tough job, but someone has to do it).

There is also so much to choose from and each destination offers its own charms, so you should start with the why and what of your family summer holiday to Europe rather than the where. If you're after fabulous food (which will delight even the trickiest of tiny people), cultural cities, classical ruins, (for older children) and of course, sandy beaches galore, then France and Italy are obvious choices, and for good reason - they offer a little bit of everything. If you are looking to reconnect and get the children away from their screens, Sweden is the place to go. The Scandinavians are laid back and lovely, plus the stunning Narnia-esque landscapes are sure to capture the imaginations of the whole clan. Lapland is equally beautiful in summer as it is in winter and you can throw the family into outdoor adventures such as kayaking, fishing, sailing and forest walks spotting moose, reindeer and bears. Alternatively Greece's island speckled sea offers everything a family summer holiday could wish for - bath-like waters, balmy evenings, delicious food, sugar-cube villages and captivating history.

From outdoor adventures and beach days to food and culture, family summer holidays to Europe have something to offer every family. Throw in our wonderful local Concierges who are always on hand to help, plus our partnership with child-approved party people Sharky and George, and you have yourself a family summer holiday to remember.

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Planning a successful family holiday takes a similar amount of organisation and fortitude as a small scale military operation. But fear not, our team of specialists (many of whom are parents themselves) are here to take the stress out of the planning process so those toddler tantrums and teenage meltdowns are kept to a minimum.

From our carefully curated Sharky & George fun packs, which keep children entertained on those long journeys, to knowing the most family-friendly hotels and holding client focus groups, we pride ourselves on making sure that you have the best family holiday imaginable because there's no more important time together.

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Harriet, Arran, Kate L and Charlotte H are our 'Family Summer Holidays to Europe ' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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