With temperatures on the up and popular holiday destinations and resorts open for business, Easter is the perfect time to plan a getaway with the kids in Europe.
Want to explore the best beaches in the Canaries? Then head straight to Fuerteventura, where golden strands and outdoor fun awaits. With temperatures reaching up to 23 degrees around Easter time, be prepared to pack your sunscreen and favourite inflatable lilo. Fuerteventura is famous for its awesome surf spots and there’s plenty of other water sports on offer too like deep sea diving, sailing and fishing.
With its crystal-clear blue waters, kids’ clubs, swimming pools and gorgeous white-sand beaches, Mallorca is an ideal location if you want to unwind for a week in the sizzling Spanish sun. You’ll find resorts for all budgets. Attractions such as Aqua Land waterpark and Marineland are always popular with young children. Make the most of seven hours of sunlight every day, this is a true Mediterranean gem for families.
Fancy an adventure holiday with the family? Costa Brava is the one to beat. Look forward to gorgeous beaches and glorious sunshine. With activities like Windoor Indoor Skydiving Centre, Parc Aventura, and Fondo Cristal’s glass-bottomed boat tours, there’s plenty to keep everyone busy.
Filled with sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and whitewashed fishing villages, the Algarve is a dreamy corner of Portugal that’s perfect for a family getaway. Temperatures hit around 20 degrees in April and with warm seas, spectacular golf resorts and tons to keep kids entertained (water parks, paintballing and boat rides galore), the Algarve truly delivers the perfect family holiday with much-needed Easter sun that won’t break the bank.
Budget-friendly and not too hot. Malta ticks an awful lot of boxes when you’re on the lookout for a cheap, easy Easter break in the sun. Take in the country’s historic sites weaving through the lovely streets of Valletta, before strolling up to the markets of Marsaxlokk. There’s diving, boat trips in the Blue Lagoon and excursions to see hidden sea caves.
Located between Brescia and Verona, Lake Garda is one of Europe’s most enchanting locations. Its alluring blue waters, picturesque scenery and beautiful villas make it one of the most luxurious destinations in all of Italy. Visit in April and enjoy a week away at Lake Garda (while also not having to endure excessive heat). Temperatures around Easter time are a steady 15-20 degrees, which is perfect for swimming, boat rides, sailing, and abseiling along the mountains.
Lanzarote is an excellent choice for an easy-going Easter break. Leave those pesky April chills behind and jet off for a week of sun, sand and sea. Expect plenty of fun activities for the whole family. Feel like you’re walking on the surface of the moon at Timanfaya National Park, enjoy Europe’s biggest go-karting track at Lanzarote Karting, or swim with the fishes at Submarine Safaris – an unforgettable Easter break awaits.
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