12 Great Mid-Term Destinations for 12's and under

Mid-term is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with the family abroad. Here are some destinations with fun activities that are ideal for young fliers.

Les Villages Nature Park, France

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With kids more eco-aware than ever before, Les Villages Nature Park is the perfect place for little ones to have fun whilst learning about sustainability. A resort that is reinventing the concept of holidays, Nature Park is located just 6km from Disneyland. It’s an eco-friendly village which encourages guests to unwind and enjoy learning about sustainable living in a natural environment. 11 Must See Places in Paris


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Dingle, Ireland

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Fancy an outdoors mid-term break? Nothing beats filling your lungs with some fresh air on the scenic west coast of Ireland. While Dublin is the proud capital of the Emerald Isle, Kerry folk boast that their county is the nation’s heartbeat. Beaches at Smerwick Harbour and Wine Strand are beautiful spots for the whole family, while a visit to see Fungi the dolphin and the Blasket Islands are unmissable. Kerry’s Top Surf Beaches


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Copenhagen, Denmark

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Give your kids a fun taste of Europe in family-friendly Denmark. Copenhagen houses Europe’s oldest amusement park (Tivoli Gardens), LEGOLAND is always a favourite spot for children to let their imaginations run wild, and there is also an abundance of Viking tours and museums which the little ones will just love. 6 Hidden Gems in Copenhagen


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Disneyland Paris, France

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Make your child’s dream come true with the trip-of-a-lifetime to Disneyland this mid-term. Meet Mickey, Minnie, Ariel, Elsa and Donald Duck. Visit all the best rides: Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror… if you dare. There are seven Disney hotels on site, but if you’d prefer to make it a day-trip, Disneyland is a short train journey away from Paris city centre. 11 places you’ll love if you’re a Disney fan


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Paphos, Cyprus

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Paphos is a lovely, quiet holiday destination located off the sunny southwest coast of the Mediterranean that’s fun for the whole family. Young kids will love to explore along Paphos Harbour while mam and dad get their tan on. Discover 27 beaches scattered across the coast full of activities including mini-golf, the Aphrodite Waterpark and Pafos Zoo to keep the kids occupied. 5 Good Reasons to Fly to Paphos


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Lanzarote, Spain

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What better way to stave off the February cold than a trip to Lanzarote? A favourite spot for young families, enjoy the mid-term properly with a week away filled with sun, delicious Spanish food and plenty of time in the pool. Relax by the beach and let the kids have a ball with parascending and jet skiing. Ryanair Stories: Lanzarote for Families


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London, England

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Are your kids big fans of Harry Potter? They will love a trip to London where the Warner Bros. Studio tour is nothing short of spell-binding. Walk in the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione and explore the wonders of Hogwarts. Visit famous landmarks like Platform 9 ¾, Diagon Alley and the Hogwarts Express. Your kids will love this authentic, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the iconic films. Six Activities for a Rainy Day in London


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Dublin, Ireland

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There are loads of kid-friendly attractions in the Irish capital. While the weather is unpredictable (make sure to bring a rain-coat!) you can be guaranteed fun activities all around Dublin. Take a Viking Splash Tour through the city and learn about Dublin’s intriguing history. Children will love the animal antics at Dublin Zoo. Located right in the middle of the Phoenix Park, it’s a lush green space that also happens to be the largest enclosed park in any European capital. Dublin on a Budget


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Faro, Portugal

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Nothing beats kicking back and relaxing during mid-term. Fancy some sun and fun in the middle of February? Jet off to the family-friendly Algarve and bask in the glow of the glorious Portuguese rays. Faro offers loads for young families to do and it’s basically impossible to be bored. Waterparks like Aquashow, Slide & Splash and Aqualand are popular, while Zoomarine and Lagos Zoo are also excellent for kids. Go-karting, surfing, canoeing and kayaking are all on offer too. How to spend a rainy day in Faro


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Livigno, Switzerland

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Mid-term is the perfect time to schedule a ski trip. With Ryanair offering low fares to France, Italy and Switzerland, you can get your skis on without breaking the bank. Bring the whole family to Livigno and enjoy an unforgettable trip on the slopes. It’s a bit of a trek when you fly to Bergamo (a 4 hour drive), but once you get there your kids will love Livigno’s 112 individual pistes, two massive snow parks and the freestyle zone. DIY SKI Holidays: Be Your Own Travel Agent


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Dalguise, Scotland

Are your kids active and full of beans? Channel all that energy with a holiday filled with canoeing, abseiling and more in Dalguise. Located two hours from Glasgow, this resort is a favourite for families seeking adventure instead of lounging in the sun. Zip-wiring, tree climbing, mountain biking and rock climbing are all on the agenda, while there is also a special indoor sports dome for rainy days. Tips for Travelling with Kids: The Ryanair Guide


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Rome, Italy

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School may be out, but if your kids are brainy they will love delving into the fascinating history of Rome. Parents don’t want to be dragging bored kids around when they’re supposed to be enjoying their time off school. Rome offers a brilliant blend of interesting historical sites, warm weather, delicious food and tons of fun activities. Visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum, go to Explora (a specialised kids’ museum) and head along to the Vatican on an educational mid-term break which is sure to keep everyone happy. How to spend 48 hours in Rome


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