6 best family holiday destinations

Whether it’s laid-back and beautiful beaches you’re after or the thrill of outdoor activities that bring your kin together, your family’s earned a stellar holiday. 

After all, we all need time to reconnect, make memories and explore what’s beyond our back garden. 

So if you’re planning your next family break, these are the best family holiday destinations that deliver on the ‘wow’ factor that should be on your shortlist.

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6 best family holiday destinations of 2023

interior view of the holiday inn belfast city centre

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre

room with a balcony view of the ocean

Isle of Wight, England

Luccombe Hall Country House Hotel

view of a hotel room with double bed and single beds

The Outer Hebrides, Scotland

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Cape Town, South Africa

Flights from Heathrow to Cape Town with Virgin Atlantic

Best family holiday destinations in the UK

Keeping it close to home? Maybe a holiday abroad isn’t on the cards this year or you’re on a mission to discover those close-to-home destinations that feel anything but normal. Either way, the great thing about the UK is that there are incredible sites to explore.

And while you won’t have travelled thousands of miles, you and the gang will get that holiday fix we all crave. 

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

interior view of the holiday inn belfast city centre
Photo: Expedia

Northern Ireland is the place if you and your family want the best of both worlds. 

Breathtaking countryside that rolls into fantastic cities is just part of what makes Northern Ireland one of the best family holiday destinations. 

Among the many sites to see in Northern Ireland is the Giant’s Causeway. Stretching for around four miles along the north Antrim coast, the Giant’s Causeway features 60-million-year-old basalt formations that are seriously cool. 

view of rocks and a grass covered mountain
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