I have had many emails and messages from people asking me for a post on holidays for families with 2 adults and 3 children, so I teamed up with TUI and searched their website to bring you my favourites.
I have hand picked these holidays so you can rest assured all receive good reviews and are family friendly resorts. All prices include flights, accommodation, transfers and checked baggage with a maximum deposit of €75 per person. Holidays are priced from Dublin but in some cases they can be changed to fly from Cork, Shannon and Ireland West. You can also change dates and child ages, just click on the EDIT SEARCH button at the top of the page.
Best for value: Tenerife, Oasis Mango Apartments, 27th July, €2519
Located in the harbour town of Los Cristianos, the popular Oasis Mango are only 15 minutes stroll to the beach and harbour, which offers a wide choice of restaurants and bars. For a livelier scene you can pop into nearby Playa de Las Americas and the world famous Siam Park waterpark is also within easy reach. Kids are catered for with a separate children’s pool, playground and a pool table. These apartments receive great reviews on tripadvisor and are an ideal choice if you are looking for a 2 bedroom apartment with a choice of activities close by.
Best in Costa Dorada: 4* Pineda Park, 17th August, €3240, 3rd August €3522
The Costa Dorada is one of the most popular family holiday destinations, partly because of its proximity to Port Aventura Theme Park and the city of Barcelona, but also because of the family friendly resorts. I have chosen the popular Pineda Park apartments which are highly rated on tripadvisor and have many repeat guests. Located just five minutes walk the beach, these spacious 2 bedroom apartments tick all boxes for a family friendly holiday. As well as an adults and children’s pool, there is a outdoor terrace that offers evening entertainment. There is also a games room with pool table and mini discos for children. Port Aventura is only 5km away and the popular waterpark Aquapolis is within walking distance.
Best for waterparks: Tenerife, All-Inclusive, 4* Villa Mandi & Siam Park, 13th July, €4462
This popular All-Inclusive resort offers free access to one of the world’s best waterparks, Siam Park, throughout your stay. Located off the beaten track, you can enjoy some quiet time but are also within easy reach of the lively Playa de Las Americas and Los Cristianos. This large complex resembles a Mediterranean village and comes with four swimming pools, two playgrounds, a kids club and plenty of activities for adults and children, including a football pitch and live music shows. The beauty of staying here is that not only are all meals and drinks included, but you have added advantage of staying in a 2 bedroom apartment, and not a small hotel room. Of course you also have free access to Siam Park which is accessible by a free shuttle bus. Highly rated on tripadvisor, this is sure to please an active family.
Best for relaxation: Gran Canaria, Las Villas de Amadores, 19th July, €2880
These modern 2 bedroom apartments all come with sea views. Located in the quiet resort of Amadores these are an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday, yet are within easy reach of the livelier resort of Puerto Rico if you want a change of scene. If you can manage to tear yourself away from the swimming pool that overlooks the ocean you can take the complimentary shuttle service to the beach and enjoy some of the excellent waterfront restaurants. Children are catered for with table tennis, billiard tables and bikes for hire.
Best for value: Corfu, Loulas Village, 27th July, €2521
Rated number 1 on tripadvisor, the Loulas Village has been receiving Irish holidaymakers for many years. Kostos will be sure to give you a warm welcome and make you enjoy this laid back, family run apartment complex. Ideally located with some excellent restaurants and bars close by, this is a family property with traditional Greek charm.
Best for waterparks: Corfu, Aqualand, All-Inclusive, 10th August, €4286, 27th July €4526
For families looking for adventure, the highly rated Aqualand Village won’t disappoint. With a waterpark next door and an afternoon and evening entertainment programme, the kids will be spoiled for choice! Apartments are duplex style with cooking facilities, not that you will need them, because all meals and drinks are included in the price!
Best for All-Inclusive: Zakynthos, 4* Alykanas Beach Village, 31st July, €4460
This highly rated All-Inclusive resort has a small 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 for relaxation: Golden Bay, 12th August, €2455
Located in the quite seaside resort of Gournes, this highly rated complex is ideal for families looking for a relaxing holiday beside the beach. There is a pool and a children’s pool on site as well as a play area, pool table and games room. The traditional Greek taverna serves up tasty food with sea views and has a separate kids menu. Although low key, there is regular evening entertainment with live music and cocktail parties to ensure guests stay on site, however there is also a small selection of bars and restaurants close by.
Try somewhere different:
Bulgaria, All-Inclusive, TUI Family Life Nevis Resort, 16th July, €4118
Lake Garda, Poiano, 18th August, €2567
I hope you enjoyed my top 10 Summer holidays for families with 2 adults and 3 children 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, 14th of February, 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 Ireceive a small commission if a booking is made.