There’s no better way to create life long memories and spend quality time together than on a family holiday. Whether you are looking for an action packed adventure holiday or prefer to relax on a tropical beach, when it comes to family holidays the world is literally your oyster. With great deals on long haul flights and cheaper accommodation, there has never been a better opportunity to plan a once in a lifetime trip with your family. With so much choice I have put together a list of my favourite destinations for a truly special family holiday.  


Number one on the list, Dubai is a modern city designed with fun in mind. From thrilling water parks to luxurious hotels and a superb range of activities, Dubai is a fantastic destination for a family holiday. With luxury all-inclusive hotels a plenty, families looking to relax and forget about the stresses of daily life can do so easily. A once in a life time experience, a desert safari tour is a fun experience for the whole family and a great way to expose your children to a different culture. No trip to Dubai is complete without a trip to the Dubai Mall. Complete with its own aquarium and under water zoo as well as the famous rainforest café, there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied at the mall while mum does some well-earned retail therapy.


From hiking in stunning national parks surrounded by the world’s oldest trees to road tripping down the pacific coast highway, a trip to America’s most family friendly state is guaranteed to be a memorable experience for all. Highlights include surfing in San Diego, hanging out on with the celebs in L.A and walking the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Perhaps the most appealing thing about California is its diversity. It’s possible to go from skiing down the slopes in Lake Tahoe in the morning to surfing on the Pacific coast in the evening in this varied state. With direct flights from the UK starting from as little as £600, for families looking for a trip of a life time, California should definitely be at the top of your list.

Skiing in the Alps

With cheap flights from the UK and accommodation becoming increasingly more affordable, there has never been a better time to take the family away for a week skiing in the glorious Alps. For families, Italy is a particularly good destination with quieter resorts than counter parts in areas such as France in Austria. The vast majority of ski resorts have a number of activities to keep your kids busy if they haven’t burned out all of their energy from skiing, including swimming pools, kids discos and sledging. Make your life easier by choosing a reputable holiday company like Mark Warner for your family holiday. Operating in the major ski resorts in France, Italy and Austria, Mark Warner are known for their family friendly ski holidays.