Easter Holidays in Europe

Easter Holidays in Europe

School’s out, but the sun may not be, so many families use the Easter break to head to warmer climes.  Spain is an obvious choice, as it is home to many theme parks, but far cheaper than Florida, with Benidorm, Salou and Tenerife being popular bases for family fun in the sun. Keen to shake off its “Lager and Full English” image, Benidorm invested in attractions suitable for all ages – water parks, animal parks, thrill rides and beach based activities. Salou has PortAventura, Costa Caribe and 34 blue flag beaches, Tenerife has Siam and Loro Park, and is a hot spot for whale and dolphin watching – and the good news is 365 tickets has discount and combi offers for them all!  Don’t like theme parks? Try a city break in Barcelona, which will impress art and history students as well as football fans, who can visit Nou Camp stadium, home ground of Barcelona FC.  In the city centre is Barcelona Zoo, situated in the beautiful Ciutadella Park,  Port Vell harbour boasts the world’s largest Mediterranean themed Aquarium, and Barcelona has some lovely sandy beaches. During Holy Week, traditional religious processions wind their way slowly through the streets, and confectionary shops are full of elabourate chocolate sculptures.

Siam Water Park Tenerife

No one does parades better than Disney, and Disneyland Paris is holding a Spring Festival with floral decorations everywhere, Mary Poppins and Spiderman in residence and Easter Egg hunts in Disney Village. The spectacular evening show is not to be missed, and 365 tickets have some magical exclusive offers this year with 28% savings, entry plus transport deals and combi offers with other Paris attractions, so you can combine educational venues like the Louvre with the fantasy experience. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of WWI and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, so if you’re touring France with older children a visit to the Memorial de Caen museum, which charts the history of 20th century conflicts, and a trip to the D-Day landing beaches would help with their studies of this period. For a total immersion in high tech cinematic adventures, try Futuroscope, near Poitiers, or for a comical look at history plus roller coasters performing dolphins and crazy characters, try Parc Asterix, 38 km north of Paris. Whatever you chose, let 365 tickets help make family fun more affordable!

Parc Asterix

Kate Quigley

Kate Quigley Travel Writer