For the latest guidance and travel updates, see our COVID-19 travel info page.
Nap time, play time, snack time - toddler life doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Yeah, they can be a bit of a handful, but once you’re on that beach…well, everyone’s happy. It might take a few tantrums and toilet trips to get there, but at the right hotel, holidays with the little ones are a doddle. We’re talking splash pools, swing sets, kids clubs and all-day ice cream to keep everyone occupied. Not forgetting the mini disco songs that get stuck in your head for days on end (call them annoying all you want, but we both know you’ll be searching them on YouTube when you’re home). Because - sandcastles and sticky handprints aside - beach holidays are a chance for everyone to play. So why not bring your inner child along for the ride?
Our favourite toddler-friendly properties
- Large free-form swimming pool
- Waterslides & splark pool
- Kids club
- Just 50m from the beach
- Kids aquapark and playground
- Kids club & entertainment
Costa Blanca, Spain
- Great location
- Large swimming pool & waterslides
- Entertainment for all ages
On the Beach Perks - FREE Lounge & FREE Fast Track
Today is the day. You're up early, the other half has checked the passports a thousand times and you're on your way. The kids even had cake for breakfast… because you're on your jollies. Holiday mode is on! The only thing between you and the beach is the dreaded airport faff - the security queue, the food and drink queues and all that money you spend. But, what if we skipped that bit? Skip the security queue. Stroll into the swanky airport lounge and load up on free cake. Enjoy Free airport beers and Wi-Fi access to brag about it? Now, that's what I'm talking about. With FREE security fast track on all package holidays and FREE lounge access for 4 or 5* package holidays, that's exactly what you get. Your jollies just… jollier. Free security fast track and free lounge offers apply to outbound journeys only, and some airports may be excluded. Terms and conditions apply.
We've picked out some of the very best hotels for toddlers, to help make your baby-friendly holiday as stress-free as possible. Choose from toddler-friendly hotels that will suit all families with plenty on hand to keep the little ones entertained and features those all important facilities such as high-chairs and babysitting services. Find your next family holiday with On the Beach, and we'll make it easy for you to plan, book and enjoy.
St Pauls Bay, Malta
- Just 50m from the beach
- 4 swimming pools
- Full entertainment programme
Cala D'Or, Majorca
- 150m from the beach
- Seasonal entertainment
- Kids club
- Luxury resort
- 2 restaurants
- On-site water park
Toddler-friendly holidays with short flights
These short flights are over in the blink of an eye (okay, maybe ever so slightly longer than that). As far as we’re concerned, the quicker you land, the quicker you can get to the good stuff…like the beach! Luckily, you can get somewhere sunny in under three hours – think mainland Spain, the Balearics and Portugal. That’s just about enough time for take off, a few episodes of Peppa Pig, a nap and landing. Even if your toddler doesn’t sleep a wink, the flight will be over before you know it.
Toddler-friendly holidays on a budget
Oh, to be a toddler; no worries or responsibilities, just adventure around every corner. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t feel like that too, especially when you’re on holiday. Low-cost breaks are brimming full of family fun and together time. Get great value on cheesy grins, playing in the pool and making sandcastles at the beach, because you don’t have to spend a lot on your little one to start making priceless memories.
Toddler-friendly holidays to Turkey
You can touch down on your Turkey holiday in less than four hours, making it a very doable distance for families with young children. All Inclusive trips to Turkey are especially toddler-friendly, with some places to stay offering babysitting services as well as amazing splash pools with mini slides, water mushrooms and fountains. Look out for hotels that offer beachfront locations, so you don’t have far to carry any essentials (or tired little ones).
Toddler-friendly holidays to Spain
Spain breaks are ideal for los niños (children, to you and me). A short flight time of under three hours, warm summers and home-from-home facilities make it the perfect choice for your mini me. From a family base in Benidorm to an all-singing, all-dancing resort in Marbella, there are all kinds of hotels that cater to kids. Toddler-friendly holidays to Spain tend to have short transfer times from the airports, as well as children’s pools and family rooms waiting for you.
Toddler-friendly holidays to the Canaries
If you fancy some winter sun with your young family, a holiday in the Canaries is just the ticket. With a flight time that is by no means long haul – you will usually land in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria or Tenerife in just over four hours – there are few places better suited for family breaks than these sunny islands. There are plenty of places to stay here with a home-from-home feel, as well as secluded spots where you can really soak up those precious days away in peace. Or relative peace, anyway – it’s never dull with a toddler around, is it?
*deposits from £30pp apply when a holiday is purchased 45 days before departure.
We've got plenty more family holidays to choose from
Fun for everyone
From tiny tots to Dads, our selection of hotels with waterparks will bring out the kid in everybody.
Make your next family holiday one to remember with one of the many five star family hotels we offer.
Value for money
Best holidays for babies on a strict budget, take a look at our great range of cheap and cheerful hotels.