When to go on a family holiday


Know when you’d like to go on a family holiday but aren’t sure on where? Whether you’re looking to escape during the school holidays, summer break, New Year or beyond, we’ve curated this list of our favourite family-friendly holidays that are perfect throughout the year. We’ve chosen experiences to make your family trip as exciting and stress-free as possible; from chocolate making in Cusco to reindeer sleighing in Finnish Lapland. All you need to do is pick your favourite.

Scroll down for our top family trips by season and school holiday or explore all our family holidays.

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February half-term holidays

After the Christmas celebrations have died down and you’re back to reality, February half-term holidays are the perfect time to get away as a family – the week is wonderfully positioned for making the most of the ski season or grabbing some much needed winter sun.

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Easter Holidays

Easter is the calm before the storm; a perfect moment to whisk everyone off for a memorable family holiday before the summer crowds start flooding in. Cool temperatures and long sunny days, together with quiet beaches and peaceful hotels, make for a great retreat for all the family to enjoy.

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May half-term holidays

Just before the summer crowds pour in and the beaches become littered with people, May half-term is the perfect time to get away for a family holiday.

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Summer holidays

Hot weather, blue sea, and white sand beaches; the summer holidays are a fantastic time to get away with all the family for some downtime or an adventure. Say goodbye to school runs and making pack lunches and hello to early morning swims and brunching with giraffes.

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October half-term holidays

As the kids settle back to school and the leaves start to drop, October half-term paves way for a great time to getaway. The summer sun has warmed the oceans in preparation for the coming months and the balmy weather has decided to stick around a little longer.

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Christmas and New Year Holidays

Winter, especially around the Christmas period, can be one of the most exciting times of the year for young children. It’s also the perfect opportunity to bring your family together for the festive celebrations.

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The best family trip

“We used Black Tomato to help us plan our family holiday and were really impressed. They listened to our requirements and suggested we travel to Greece which was a destination we had not thought about and what a suggestion it was! We travelled to Santorini and Mykonos and had the best family trip we have ever had – so relaxed and the perfect mix of hotels and places. Every timing and detail were great, meaning we never had to stress about the next step.”

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