When you’re planning a holiday with grandchildren it can be tricky to choose a spot that has something for everyone – from fun activities to keep the youngest members of the family amused, to plenty of scenery and great restaurants to satisfy your cultural cravings.
Luckily we’re on hand to help you choose a place that strikes just the right balance of relaxation and entertainment to keep the whole family happy.
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There’s so much to do in Normandy you won’t know where to start. Give the grandchildren a taste of history discovering the legendary battles at the humbling D-day beaches, museums and cemeteries. Hike the famous coastline of white cliffs, explore ancient churches and castles, or take it easy on the Alabaster Coast with ice creams and a bucket and spade.
With an average high temperature in the summer of around 20 degrees, it won’t be uncomfortably hot for you and the grandchildren, but still sunny enough to enjoy days out at the harbours and beaches. To keep the kids entertained we’d recommend La Cote de Nacre Campsite. It’s only 20 minutes from the Caen ferry port, close to the D-Day beaches and has a great pool complex including waterslides.
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Lake Garda, Italy
Well, for starters you’ll be holidaying on a lake surrounded by stunning natural beauty. It’s easy to simply take in the scenery with an ice cream or a coffee at the lakeside café – but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Relax on a boat trip across the lake, take the kids go karting at South Garda Karting or to Italy’s largest theme park – Gardaland and explore the nearby cities. Venice, Verona and Milan are all close with tons of activities and hidden gems for the whole family to enjoy. Not to mention all the delicious Italian food you could possibly eat.
Lake Garda can get a little hot, averaging above 25 degrees in the summer, so make sure you stock up on factor 50 and sun hats. We’d recommend Del Garda Village and Camping, or Weekend Campsite, both with great pools for the little ones and very close to Lake Garda itself.
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Costa Brava, Spain
Spain is infamous for family fun and sunny Costa Brava is no exception. Board a glass bottom boat and let the kids explore the underwater world below, take a trip to the nearby beach and relax with an ice-lolly or take a trip to bustling Barcelona with plenty of things to do and see. If your grandchildren are into football, don’t forget to score some points by taking them on a tour of Barcelona FC stadium and museum.
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If you’re looking for easy access to the beach, Barcelona and several pools to keep the children entertained when you want to relax, we’d recommend Camping Tucan Campsite. It’s location in Lloret De Mar means it’s also close to Water World theme park, Marineland zoo, five nearby beaches to choose from and a whole host of family friendly restaurants.
So there you have it, three wonderful destinations for multi-generation holidays. Have you visited any of these places with the grandchildren? We’d love to know which activities you’d recommend – be sure to leave a comment below.