Sometimes a family holiday is less about the destination and more about just getting away for a while with those closest to you.

When all that’s on your mind is a break from the humdrum of the daily routine, and a relaxing retreat with sand between your toes, cheap Tenerife holidays or family holidays to Majorca could be just what you’re looking for. Why not take a look at best resorts to visit with kids.

The Balearic Islands

In just over one and a half hours, families can reach the welcoming Balearics.

Recent developments to the island of Ibiza have significantly improved the main tourist resorts on the island. Resorts such as Cala Llonga and Playa den Bossa are a fantastic family choice.

Majorca is a incredible destination for families looking for an active break abroad. The array of child friendly attractions on the island is exceptional; from marinelife parks and waterparks to nature reserves and scarefest mazes, get ready for an action packed itinerary.

An ideal spot for those looking to kick back and relax, Menorca is very much about rejuvenation and sandy shores.

The Canary Islands

The Canaries offer a year round climate for families looking to get away at any time other than summer! Just three hours away from the UK, this is a top option for parents with pre-schoolers who are looking to travel during term time or during the cooler periods.

Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria both offer beautifully tranquil resorts for a tame Canary escape, with excellent blue flag beaches against an authentic fauna adorned Canarian backdrop.

Alternatively, families who want to pick up the pace will find this guide on Five family friendly hot-spots in Greece as a good guide.

Book your 2013 getaway now. Securing your summer holiday in advance not only gives you the best choice of packages, but also gives you longer to pay your holiday balance. Book now, before the best breaks go.