The Easter Holidays are a great opportunity to take the whole family away for a well-deserved break. But how do you find some holiday sun without travelling halfway across the globe with kids in tow? Don’t worry, it’s not too late to book. Luckily, there are some great European destinations just a short flight away from the UK, with plenty of activities that won’t break the bank.

Spain Malaga watersports

1. Malaga

Looking for a good old-fashioned beach break? Malaga’s balmy Mediterranean climate means that there’s plenty of sunshine in this Costa Del Sol hotspot all year round. The attractive city centre boasts a number of beaches, with plenty of fun watersports to keep the kids entertained. After a day of sunbathing, take a stroll down one of the city’s long shaded promenades to find some authentic Spanish cuisine.

Hours from the UK: 2

Great for: All-round fun in the sun

How to get there: Flights to Malaga

Tenerife Teide National Park

2. Tenerife

This popular Canary Island is home to the stunning Teide National Park, which is one of the most visited nature reserves in Spain. Why not take the whole family on a trek up the volcanic mountain to enjoy breath-taking views of the entire island?

Hours from the UK: 4-5

Great for: Young nature lovers

How to get there: Flights to Tenerife

Cyprus kitesurfing

3. Cyprus

Cyprus offers some of the best adventure sports holidays inEurope. From hiking in the Troodos Mountains to kite surfing across 648km of sparkling coastline, there’s something for every active holidaymaker. This idyllic island is also one of the cheapest holiday destinations around, with resort prices having fallen by 13% in the last year according to Post Office figures. Grab cheap flights to Cyprus today and start looking forward to getting your adrenaline pumping in some truly spectacular surroundings.

Hours from the UK: 4-5

Great for:
Spring sports for the whole family

How to get there: Flights to Cyprus

Dalaman Turkey Turquoise Coast
4. Dalaman

Known as Turkey’s Turquoise coast, the Dalaman region is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Spend hours relaxing on soft cushiony sands of Calis beach as the kids swim safely in the shallow waters. The untouched countryside surrounding the beach resorts is also a fantastic place to enjoy a family picnic.

Hours from the UK: 4

Great for: A peaceful beach break

How to get there: Flights to Dalaman

Venice Italy canals

5. Venice

Venice may be one of the most romantic cities in the world, but it’s also a great place to introduce your kids to some magnificent culture and architecture. The small city centre is best explored on foot or by local ferry – known as a vaporetti – on which children are usually entitled to discount tickets. Don’t miss the Piazza San Marco at the heart of the city, which beats with thousands of pigeon’s wings.

Hours from the UK: 2

Great for: Budding culture vultures

How to get there: Flights to Venice

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