LONDON -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/13 -- With the much-anticipated royal birth expected anytime soon, Cheapflights.co.uk has compiled its top five family-friendly destinations -- perfect for William, Kate and their new royal arrival. From Finland to Peru, these destinations offer activities to suit all tastes, from active breaks to a beach paradise to a nature escape. Check out Cheapflights.co.uk recommendations for a family getaway, with destinations unique and extraordinary...
Take the family to Croatia from £79 per person
With direct flights to Pula from the UK taking just two hours, Istria in Croatia is a beautiful and accessible location for a family-friendly holiday. With a stunning stretch of Mediterranean coastline, Istria is perfect for relaxing on the beach, being active or enjoying the local delicacies. For families after a taste of history, Istria is a region of grand monuments including the atmospheric Roman amphitheatre in Pula. Return flights from London Gatwick to Pula start from £79 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk.
Break away to Finland from £125 per person
For Finnish families, the three quintessential summer ingredients are a holiday cottage, a sauna and a rowing boat. The half a million holiday cottages, or "mökki" in Finnish, are proof of Finland's strong cottage culture where nature really is within easy reach. Reminiscent of scenes from "Swallows and Amazons", kids will love swimming in the clear water lakes, fishing and exploring the calm waters in their very own rowing boat. With endless summer nights, the holiday will feel like it never ends. Return flights from London Gatwick to Helsinki start from £125 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk.
Take off to Tunisia from £229 per person
Hammamet in Tunisia is a combination of beautiful sandy beaches overlooking the deep blue Mediterranean sea and all the facilities you could need to have the perfect family holiday. Active families will find no shortage of exciting water sports including paragliding, water skiing, windsurfing and jet skis, while the Flipper AquaPark has plenty to entertain small and big kids. Hammamet is located near to the capital city, Tunis, so it is ideal for families who want to take a day-trip to explore the souks and visit the wonderful Bardo Museum. Return flights from London Gatwick to Tunis start from £229 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk.
Flee to Florida from £445 per person
Located on a sun-drenched peninsula on Florida's west coast, St. Pete/Clearwater is jam-packed full of family-friendly activities to entertain all ages. Much of the fun surrounds St. Pete/Clearwater's 35 miles of white-sand beaches, which provide year-round opportunities for swimming, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and stand up paddling. Home to Winter the Dolphin, the star of Warner Bros's Dolphin Tale, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a sure winner with the kids, offering visitors the opportunity to meet Winter and go behind the scenes with its newest exhibit, Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure. Return flights from London Gatwick to Tampa start from £445 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk.
Relax in the Maldives from £529 per person
Traditionally seen as a honeymoon spot, the Maldives is becoming increasingly popular as a family-friendly destination. The secluded resort island locations make it easy for parents to keep an eye on their little ones -- and some of the resorts, such as the brand new Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives, due to open later this year, offer great value all-inclusive packages. Located on the Lhaviyani Atoll, just a 30-minute scenic seaplane journey from the airport, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives has a kids club, tennis courts, swimming pool, water sports centre, Akiri Spa, a choice of restaurants, coffee shop and pool bar. Return flights from London Heathrow to Male start from £529 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk.
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