With the sun finally beginning to make the first of its many outings this year, it is the clearest signal yet that the season of sun, sea and sand is already upon us.

And where better to revel in the summer heat, with the kids in tow, than a foreign holiday? From a beachside break in one of the jewels of the Mediterranean, to a spell in a mid-haul destination that offers an activity list suitable for both rest and play, there’s sure to be something out there to suit the whole family.

If you are tempted to head abroad with the family this summer, then Co-operative Travel offers many great deals for families looking for a fantastic holiday, whatever time of year it is.

To help you decide where to head to, take a look at the following ideas on where to take the kids this summer:


With reliably warm weather, a wholly unique culture and sandy white beaches boasting legendary sunsets, Egypt can be a fantastic choice of travel destination at summer time.

Whilst the nation’s famous ancient tombs and mysterious pyramids will leave adults and children alike fascinated and thrillingly absorbed, the coastal resorts of Hurghada and Sharm El Sheik are perfect for family holidays, providing a touch of something for all age groups.


If you want yourself and your family to discover truly authentic Spanish culture and traditions, there are numerous opportunities to do so – from the traditional whitewashed villages of Andalucía to the imposing hallmarks of Gothic architecture in Barcelona.

Whether you want to sit back and relax with a plateful of tapas and a glass of Shiraz, while you watch the world go by in one of Spain’s many plaza majors (central squares), or want to keep the little ones entertained at Spanish theme parks, such as PortAventura, there is something on offer to keep the whole family entertained.


While the UK can’t guarantee year-round good weather, the cosy island of Tenerife has a strong record for sunshine, whatever time of year you visit.

What the island’s stretches of black sand may not be traditionally associated with blissful summer holidays, the island is the perfect spot for nature lovers, with nature reserves such as Malpais de la Rasca offering the place for kids to marvel at a wide variety of flora and fauna.

A city break to Paris


With the world-known Eiffel Tower dominating the landscape, children can often have a fascination with Paris. Summer can be the perfect time to take a city break and if you have kids in tow, its world-famous landscapes and endless attractions make it a great choice.

Wherever you choose to go, remember that budgeting is all about discipline and not sacrifice. Getting your hands on a competitive holiday deal is therefore the best way to enjoy the trip of a lifetime, for a price you can afford to pay.