first_imgIn the words of the great Alice Cooper, “SCHOOOOOOOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!” Quick, time to bundle the kids onto a plane and escape to some summer sun (don’t forget to consult our guides on dealing with plane-bound toddlers and stroppy teenagers first).But where to make your fast getaway for the summer hols? We’ve picked out six of the cheapest and best destinations for a family holiday in July – prices are based on a family of four including two adults and two children under 12. Hurry! Book something now, or before you know it you’ll be buying new school shoes again and wondering where the summer went.1. Baden-Baden, Germany from £270*Find flightsWhen you think of summer sun destinations, Baden-Baden (so great they named it twice!) in southwestern Germany probably doesn’t spring to mind. But hold your hosen! Did you know that average July temperatures in Baden-Baden are an astonishing 19 degrees centigrade? Hmmm, OK, perhaps that’s not that astonishing. More ‘acceptable’, really. Actually it’s exactly the same as London. Thankfully, however, Baden-Baden has a family-themed ace up its sleeve in the form of the enormous Europa-Park, which is the second most popular theme park in Europe after Disneyland Paris. It boasts an astonishing 12 roller coasters, which are sure to keep the kids entertained all holiday. Twelve roller coasters is an astonishing number, right? OK, you’re very hard to please – how about ‘fairly impressive’ then? Related10 of the best family holidays on a budget for 2017If you’re looking for budget family holiday ideas, here are 10 cheap, child-friendly destinations that will make for a fantastic family trip. Keeping the cost of your flights down by choosing one of these short-haul holiday hotspots means that you’ll be able to spend more on ice cream (for them)…Top 10 family holidays: best destinations for summer funFor mums and dads, the balmy days of summer often mean daunting weeks to fill with something to keep the wee ones entertained. Never fear: we’ve complied a list of the ten best destinations for guaranteed family fun this year. Enjoy!Where to go on holiday for early summer sun in 2019Looking for a summer holiday but don’t want to travel during peak season when prices go through the roof? Check out these short-haul destinations perfect for early summer and bag a cheap flight while the kids are still at school… 2. Corfu, Greece from £290Find flightsGreece has been hitting the headlines recently thanks to its ongoing financial crisis, and worry over the country’s economic uncertainty has led to many UK citizens cancelling their upcoming holidays. This means that there are plenty of bargain Greek holidays to be had for the intrepid traveller – and if you’re concerned about the risks, take a look at our guide. Corfu is brilliant for family vacations thanks to its quiet villages, beautiful beaches and astonishing temperatures (it’s an average 25 degrees centigrade in the sea in July – that definitely qualifies as astonishing). Avlaki beach in the north has plenty for kids to do, from learning to windsurf to taming a bucking bronco. OK, not really, they can just learn to ride a horse. It probably won’t buck, unless you’re really mean to it.3. Menorca, Spain from £500Find flightsMenorca is the birthplace of mayonnaise, an accolade it’s been dining out on for centuries. (BOOM! Tor-PUN-do!) But your family doesn’t have to be a fan of egg-based emulsions to enjoy this Spanish isle. For a start, they can enjoy the egg-free delights of the Aqua Center Water Park, complete with Kamikaze slide. Not only that, the kids can have hours of fun on a kayak or paddleboard rented from Menorca en Kayak, an activity that is blessedly free of salad dressing of any kind.4. Venice, Italy from £506Find flightsVenice might not be the first place you think of for a family holiday, mostly thanks to the unsettling image of having to dive into a stinking canal in pursuit of your wandering toddler. But as our guide shows, there are plenty of family-friendly ways to enjoy the city as long as your errant children are firmly stashed in a backpack or lashed tightly to your side. For a start, did you know Venice has an amazing beach? So not only can you lap up some Venetian culture in between mopping dirty faces, you also get a beach holiday too. Beware though: your children’s tiny brains may very well explode at the range of delicious ice creams on offer.5. Dinard, France from £518Find flightsThe name Dinard might not fire the imagination like the name Venice does, but this seaside resort in Brittany is brilliant for a family getaway. You might very well feel right at home in fact – Dinard is famed for its resemblance to a British seaside town, and it even hosts an annual British Film Festival (30th September until 4th October). The town’s beaches are brilliant for kids, and the Plage de l’Écluse even holds kids’ clubs (3-18 year olds) from June to September, enabling you to grab a bit of time alone from the little darlings.6. Faro, Portugal from £841Find flightsHeading to Faro in summer can be expensive, but the Algarve boasts some of the very best beaches in Europe, so the expense is worth it and there are absolutely tonnes of things for kids to do, too: the Banzai ride at Aqualand water park permits them to skim across the water on a tea tray (open from the 15th June until September 4th); Hot Wheels Raceway offers karting thrills for older children; and the Fiesa Sand Sculpture Festival (running until October 20th) will give young and old something to gawp at. Apparently among the many attractions this year are enormous sculptures of Bono and Noddy.Get more tips on how to grab a bargain flight:Find cheap flights with the Skyscanner Best Time to Book toolGet the best air fares with Skyscanner Price AlertsThe Skyscanner guide to finding a late deal20 money saving travel tips and secrets*Flight prices correct at time of publication and for return journeys from the UK between 14 and 31 July.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img

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