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Here at TaketheFamily, we know that the most important factor in choosing a holiday is time – something that not many of us, as parents, have. 

Our Favourites section, one of our most popular, is specially designed to fast-track you to the best holiday for your family and your budget. Looking for a family-friendly boutique hotel that’s great with babies and toddlers? We’re on it. Trying to find a campsite for teens who are easily bored and need a bit of adrenaline to perk them them? We’ve got it sorted. Wondering where are the best properties to take a multi-generational holiday with the grandparents? Check out our handy rundown.

Whether you're looking for a touch of inspiration or a bit of reassurance, the following are our handpicked recommendations for various types of family-friendly holidays all around the world – based on feedback from the intrepid Takethefamily team but most importantly of all, you – our travelling parents…

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Babies

Breaks with babies can be remarkably enjoyable and even relaxing if you chose the right place to stay! Some of our boutique hotel recommendations provide chi

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Preschoolers

You may not be able to envisage a boutique break with lively, chaotic toddlers running around, but choose a family-friendly hotel that genuinely welcomes kid

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UK

From country-house hotels with play-dens and kids' high teas to slick but child-friendly city boutique hotels and plush lodges, the UK has an excellent choic

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Europe

We've travelled the length and breadth of Europe to bring you the ultimate in family holidays that combine luxury and parental amenities with a family-friend

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Luxury

If you're looking to splurge yet keep things within affordable limits, an all-inclusive deal on a hotel or resort, which will generally include all meals and

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Babies and toddlers

All-inclusive hotels and resorts can be a great – and reassuring – option for those with younger kids, with many including free childcare and activities,

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All child ages

It's hard finding a holiday to suit the whole family – especially if you have children of different ages. We've done the research to bring you the best chi

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Babies and toddlers

Our pick of the best baby- and toddler-friendly summer sun holidays takes into account the availability and quality of childcare and other facilities in plac

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Luxury

With an ever-growing number of swanky hotels resorts now catering to younger guests as well as to their parents, you can offer your children some incredible

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Babies and toddlers

You don't have to travel far to catch a few rays in winter – we've rounded up the top winter sun family holidays in places as close to home as the Algarve

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Ski - kids under 7

Family skiing holidays with children aged 7 and under need particularly careful planning – whether a beginner or an expert yourself, you'll be frustrated i

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Ski with kids 8+

Family skiing holidays with children aged 8 and up are easier than those with younger children but still need careful consideration and planning – which is

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Infants and toddlers

The explosion in the active family holidays market over the past few years means there is now a good choice of breaks suitable for families with very young k

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Tweens and teens

Active holidays really come into their own for families with older children. Our list comprises the cream of the crop - those that we believe offer the best

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Mixed child ages

Family adventure holidays can be a wonderful bonding experience, but how do you find the right one for you when you have kids of different ages? We've listed

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Toddlers

The ever-growing market for family adventure holidays has opened up this kind of trip to those with very young children, with some operators running special

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UK

Staycationing' can be the path of least resistance when it comes to family holidays with babies and toddlers – just sling all the equipment you need in the

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Europe

Europe is a great option for family holidays with babies and toddlers, whether you travel by ferry with all your gear in the car or opt for a resort where al

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UK

Leaving your precious offspring with carers while away from home can be unsettling, but we've researched the best kids' clubs around the UK for vario

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Europe

Leaving your bambinos with carers while away from home – especially aboard – can be tricky. We've researched the best kids' clubs around

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Babies and toddlers

Self-catering options are particularly well suited to those with very young children, offering mealtime flexibility and added space for baby equipment and to

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Young kids

Self-catering options are excellent for families with young children, offering mealtime flexibility and added space for equipment and toys. They're usually b

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Luxury

At the top end of the farmstays market, 'glamping' has risen in popularity for family holidays in the last few years, with Feather Down Farms leading the fie

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UK

An explosion in the farmstays market in the UK means there's more choice than ever before for those who want to introduce their kids to the country life, whe

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Babies and toddlers

Whether you choose fields, glamping experiences on working farms, or commercial campsites or holiday parks with lots of facilities, tots benefit from lots of

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Young kids

Whether you choose fields on farms or more commercial campsites or holiday parks with lots of facilities, your children will benefit from lots of fresh air a

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Europe

A vast choice of holiday parks in family-friendly France, Spain and other European countries but short travelling times and generally low travel costs make h

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UK

With Center Parcs and Bluestone leading the way, today's UK holiday parks offer the best of all worlds for family holidays, with masses of activities for

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UK hotels

From luxury to budget, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to hotels that welcome dogs and other family pets. But which are the best? We've hand-picked so

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UK self catering

Many self-catering properties lend themselves wonderfully to holidaying with pets. We've done the groundwork to bring you the most enticing options for those

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City breaks

Cities can be a great place to take a short break with kids, with big attractions (often free) and lots of family amenities. Our section will help you find t

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Places to stay in London

Check out our rundown of the best places to stay in London with a fam

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Football Classes

From luxury resorts to budget-friendly holiday villages, we’ve hand-picked the best holidays for those with soccer-mad kids who want to improve their skill

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Golf Tuition

Golf isn’t just for parents - many resorts have their own golf club or free/discounted access to a nearby club, and count tuition for younger guests among

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