The Best Holiday Destinations for Families
Don’t get stuck at Legoland again this summer. Start planning your holiday with the kids now and you’ll be able to find somewhere that ticks boxes for all of you. Beaches for you, ice cream for them? We’re sold. We asked some parents at River Island HQ what family-friendly destinations they’d recommend. Race you to the beach.
JO SAWKINS - KIDSWEAR FASHION MANAGER
We LOVED Ibiza! It just had everything we wanted for a family holiday, the beaches are amazing, lots of beach bars and cool places to hang out. The hotels have lots of offer for different budgets, and was very kid friendly. The vibe of the island was very chilled, we had a brilliant time!
FLEUR WATKIN - BRAND MARKETING MANAGER
Whitstable is amazing for families as the beach is split into long sections by the groynes, which means families can each camp up against a groyne and have a place with shade. The beach is also shingle. Everyone loves a sandy beach, but they can be a nightmare with kids getting sand everywhere! There are also so many day trips to be had at hip nearby neighbourhoods in Ramsgate, Folkestone, Margate and Broadstairs!
LAURA CHURCH - CREATIVE LEAD
Ostuni in Puglia, Italy, has to be top of my list for a kid-friendly holiday. The perfect mixture of sun, culture, beaches and incredible food.
I’d recommend anyone to stay in a self-catering Trullo (a traditional stone-built house). Apart from being completely beautiful, my daughter had the best time playing in the pool and picking fruit from the trees. Ostuni has a wonderful child-friendly night life too and, because it’s Italy, the best pizza, pasta and gelato (name a better kid menu!).