Top 2023 destinations for a family holiday

family holiday at the beach

It’s been a long couple of years. We’re all itching to get away from the rigours of day-to-day life and explore again. But the world is big and there are so many incredible places to choose from. It might be hard to narrow down your choices. 

Are you looking to relax, experience, or explore? From sun-soaked bliss to the adventure of a lifetime, the world is your oyster when you book your next family holiday. Here are some top destinations – catering to all holidaymakers – to help you narrow down your options and make sure you spend less time planning, and more time doing.


Soak up the sun and splash in the surf on this glittering isle in the Mediterranean. The soft, sandy beaches are abundant and ideal for building sandcastles with the kids or taking an evening stroll together. 

Even in the colder months of January and February, the average low is 17℃, making it a perfect destination for a summer or Christmas getaway with the family. When you’re not relaxing poolside, head to the Cape Greko sea caves, where kids can explore a site rumored to contain hidden pirate treasure. 

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History buffs and fairytale enthusiasts alike need to look no further than the French countryside for their next family trip. Home to over 45.000 castles and the birthplace of the ever-popular Cinderella, rural France can feel like walking into a Disney movie for big and small kids alike. 

And, funnily enough, we clearly weren’t the first to make the connection. Add some icing to your gâteau (that’s French for cake) by spending a few days at Disneyland Paris – where the castle is inspired by the châteaus, palaces, and medieval strongholds you just spent time exploring. 

For the pièce de résistance, make sure to save room for fine food and delightful scenery in the lavender fields of Provence to complete your magical visit.

castle in france


For adventure-seeking families with children who are a little older, a trip to the world’s second-largest country may be just the ticket. If you have two weeks (depending on how thorough you plan to be) and a desire to explore more of the natural world, add the Great White North to your bucket list. 

Start your trip in the east coast capital of Halifax, where you can try freshly caught lobster before renting a car to begin your scenic drive from coast to coast. Don’t forget to stop off in the country’s capital, Ottawa, before continuing on to the prairies (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta) in the heart of the country. 

The Drumheller Badlands are perfect for anyone fascinated by Earth’s prehistoric legacy, as this former inland sea has been a hot spot for fossil discoveries for years. Finally, return to nature when you arrive at the Rocky Mountains in Banff, before making your way to the thriving city of Vancouver.

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Whether your family is looking for an active, educational, or serene holiday, these options have it all – with the added benefit of spending time with the people who matter most. Which of these three destinations will be top of your traveling to-do list?

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