I have teamed up with TUI, the family holiday specialists, to bring you my top ten family holidays in July and August with free child places.
Whether you want self-catering in Greece or an All Inclusive holiday in Cyprus, a water park holiday in Tenerife or a relaxing break in the Algarve, I have family holidays in July and August with free child places to suit everyone! All holidays are hand-picked, have great reviews and are ideal for family holidays. Another added bonus is that there are no hidden extras. All TUI holidays include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage. And that’s not all, you only need a deposit of €75 to secure a booking, with the balance payable ten weeks before departure. I have priced these holidays for two adults and two children for seven nights in July and August, but you can change dates, durations, or number of people travelling, by selecting ‘Edit Search’, once you click on the links below. If you have more than 2 children you can check out my top picks for family holidays with 3 or 4 children here.
Best in Spain:
Did you know TUI feature 9 different regions in Spain for next Summer? Choose from mainland Spain’s popular destinations of Costa Dorada and the Costa del Sol, the Balearic Islands of Majorca or Ibiza or the year round favourites, the Canary Islands. These are my top Spanish family holidays in July and August with free child places.
Tenerife: All Inclusive, Splashworld, 4* Villa Mandi & Siam Park, 2ad & 2ch, 3rd July – €3006
This highly rated All Inclusive resort, the Villa Mandi, offers free access to Siam Park, one of the world’s best water parks, throughout your stay. You will also receive free kids entry to Loro Parque, which was voted the worlds best zoo by tripadvisor in 2017. The pretty Villa Mandi complex is like a Mediterranean village with four swimming pools, kids clubs and plenty of sports activities on site. Although all meals and drinks are included in the cost, the apartments also come with a kitchenette and microwave, which is handy for families with small children.
Salou: 4* TUI Family Life Avenida Suites, Half Board, 2 ad & 2ch, 24th July – €3118
TUI have numerous choices of accommodation in Salou, but the TUI Family Life Avenida Suites are one of my favourites. Located just 10 minutes walk to the beach and within easy access of the town centre and Port Aventura, they are superbly situated. Suites are bright and modern and come with mini-fridges and microwaves, which is ideal for families with young children. There is a large swimming pool as well as a kids pool with a slide and a host of on-site activities for all the family to enjoy. Kids will love the kids club and mini-disco, teens have their own ‘Hangout’, and there is also a baby club for little ones. Breakfast and evening meal is included in the cost and the reviews of the food are excellent on TripAdvisor. target=”, in fact this complex is rated the 2nd best out of 92 hotels in Salou.
Majorca: 4* + Protur Bonaire Aparthotel, 3rd July, Half Board, 2 ad & 2ch – €3031
This is one of the best family apartments in Majorca. We spent a week here a few years ago and the kids loved it. It is located just a few minutes from the beach and the centre of Cala Bona, where there is an ample choice of restaurants and bars. If you want to venture further afield, the larger resort of Cala Millor is about a thirty minute walk. We walked in to Cala Millor a few times during our stay. The promenade stretches right along the seafront so it is ideal for an evening stroll.
You don’t need to venture outside the resort though as the facilities on-site are excellent. There is a children’s splash park with a giant pirate ship and there is day and night time entertainment, including a mini-disco in the evening. Kids are spoilt for choice with kids clubs and a multi-sports court, there is also a crèche for children under 3 years. You can choose to go self-catering, half-board or All-Inclusive. This price is based on half-board, but if you wish to include all meals and drinks, just edit the search when you click on the button below.
4* Globales Playa Estepona, All Inclusive SplashWorld Resort, 26th July, 2ad & 2ch – €2880
As well as a brand new waterpark on site,the Globales Playa Estapona has numerous sports activities, kids clubs, day and night time entertainment and even has its own beach club restaurant. The waterpark has a space bowl, tube slides, body slides, a multilane number and a kamikaze slide – all are suitable for children 120cm and over. Younger children have their own spray park and mini slides in a pirate-themed area. The hotel is situated close to Puerto Banus and offers a shuttle bus service 2-3 times per day into the centre. This is a great option for holidays for families with 3 or 4 children, as all meals and drinks are included in the price. Some rooms even hold up to 7 so if you happen to have a large family, this should tick all boxes!
Best in Algarve:
One of my favourite destinations for family holidays, the Algarve, offers superb beaches, mouth watering food and great value for money in the resorts. I have chosen two family holidays in July and August with free child places, a self-catering option in the lively resort of Albufeira and an All Inclusive property in the pretty village of Alvor.
4* Cerro Mar Garden , 9th August, 2 ad & 2ch – €2316
Located in lively Albufeira this is an excellent choice for families looking for good quality self-catering accommodation. Highly rated on tripadvisor, there are some great on-site facilities including a spa, gym and whirlpool. Kids will love the bowling alley, games room and large swimming pool, and there is a separate splash zone for little ones too.
Algarve: All Inclusive, 4* Alvor Baia, 19th July, 2ad & 2 ch, – €2925
The Alvor Bahia is a four star All Inclusive property which is highly rated on TripAdvisor and offers something for all the family. The kids club, entertainment programme, sports facilities and pirate themed play area, will keep the kids amused all day long. If you fancy some quiet time, why not chill out in their spa!
Best in Greece:
I brought my children to Corfu and Zakynthos and we loved them both! The scenery, laid back pace and excellent value for money, makes Greece an ideal alternative if you want to try something different this year. From self-catering to All Inclusive resorts, TUI offer both in abundance. I have chosen two family holidays in July and August with free child places, a great value self catering option and the All Inclusive family property, where we stayed a few years ago.
Kos: Self-Catering, 3* Mayflower apartments, 15th July, 2 ad & 2ch – €1831
These family run apartments are situated in the pretty resort of Tingaki. Rated number 1 on tripadvisor they are the perfect choice for families who are looking for a relaxing Greek holiday, but within easy reach of Kos town.
Zakynthos: All Inclusive 4* Alykanas Beach Village, 9th August, 2 ad & 2ch – €3662
Thishighly rated All Inclusive resort has a splash park for young children, kids clubs and a great entertainment programme for everyone. There is also a quiet, adults only pool beside the beach if you fancy some quiet time! (I spent many afternoons there)! Visit Shipwreck Beach or swim with the turtles, Zakynthos is a beautiful island with lots to do for all the family.
Best in Italy:
Lake Garda is a superb destination that caters for all the family. With superb scenery, great lakeside activities and GardaLand / Peppa Pig Land theme parks on your doorstep – need I say more?.
4* Poiano Apartments, 4th July, 2 ad & 2 ch – €2318
Best in Bulgaria
4* SplashWorld Aqua Nevis Club Hotel, All Inclusive, 2 ad & 2ch, 13th August – €3120
The Aqua Nevis Clubhotel has been a firm favourite with Irish holiday makers for many years. The waterpark is huge and is onsite. There is a family-friendly lazy river and wave pool, an Adventure Island for younger children with mini slides and water sprays, as well as slides to keep thrill-seekers happy too! Located within walking distance of the town centre and beach, but the hotel also has a free shuttle bus if you are too tired after a day at the waterpark! Family rooms are great too with sliding doors separating the bedroom from the living area, they also have rooms that cater for families with three children.
Have more than 2 children? See my top picks for summer holidays for families with 3 or 4 children here.
I hope you enjoyed my top ten family holidays in July and August with free child places, and that you found something to suit you. Remember you can change dates, durations, or number of people travelling, by selecting ‘Edit Search’ once you click on the links above.
All prices are correct at the date of issue, 23rd December but are subject to change. This post was sponsored by TUI but all views, as always, are my own. Note the links above are affiliate links where I receive a small commission if a booking is made.