Family Holidays in Europe

Family holidays can be hectic, particularly if travelling with young children – so it is important that you choose the right destination to ensure that you and your family have a fun, relaxing and memorable self-catering holiday in the sun. No one understands this more than NOVASOL, which is why we are passionate about showcasing the very best that Europe has to offer along with great value for money.

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The self-catering experts

Founded in 1968, we have nearly 50 years’ experience in helping people put together unforgettable family holidays in Europe and create lasting memories. We are the experts when it comes to providing self-catering accommodation and with 50,000 NOVASOL holiday homes dotted across 28 European countries, ranging from beach front villas to rustic country cottages, you can be sure that you are in good hands when planning your next family holiday.

Self-catering holidays in Europe

At NOVASOL we believe that self-catering is the best way to travel when you are going on a family holiday. We say this because staying in your own self-catering accommodation offers an unparalleled sense of freedom, flexibility and privacy - so you and your loved ones can choose exactly how you wish to spend your precious quality time together. Create your own itinerary; whether that means spending days lounging by the pool or on the beach with a BBQ, or exploring your surroundings and sampling the local cuisine is up to you.

Inspiration for your next family getaway

Here, we have picked out some of our favourite family-friendly holiday destinations in Europe for you to choose from. Whether it’s a laid-back island getaway that you seek, or somewhere with plenty to keep the kids busy, we are sure that we have the perfect holiday home for you, so all you have to focus on is spending quality time and relaxing with your family!

Family holidays in France

France is a firm favourite as family holiday destination; with a splendid culture, an eventful history and beautiful, diverse landscapes, there really is something for the whole family to fall in love with! Whichever side of France it is that you wish to see, NOVASOL has the perfect holiday home for you and your family. Choose from rustic gites and country cottages in France set in the picturesque French countryside, sprawling Chateaux and villas with pools and private terraces from which to enjoy a stunning sunset, or even an apartment in a charming town centre where you can experience the French way of life. With over 4,000 self-catering holiday homes all over this ever-surprising country, you will be spoilt for choice when planning your next family holiday in France.

Family holidays in Croatia

If you are dreaming of crystalline waters and secluded bays for you next family holiday, then Croatia may be the ideal destination for you. Croatia is perfect for families looking for a relaxing break but who still want activities on offer and the possibility of adventure. Croatia has beautiful, calm waters which are perfect for children and water sports. There are also ancient ruins and endless winding streets to keep the history enthusiasts entertained as well as cities such as Dubrovnik, Split and Pula which offer a cosmopolitan vibe and café culture . Why not spend your next family holiday in one of NOVASOL’s 10,000 self-catering holiday homes in Croatia and see the stunning diversity of this unique country for yourself.

Family holidays in Italy

If it is art, history and culture you seek – as well as an array of mouth-watering food – then perhaps Italy is the place for you! With a typical Mediterranean climate, tranquil lakes and stunning mountain scenery, Italy is a great destination for your family holiday and is sure to be the setting for many life-long memories. NOVASOL has 5,000 self-catering accommodation options in Italy for you to choose from, with options ranging from classic Italian villas on the shores of Lake Como - many of which have private pools - to affordable apartments in some of the most classically beautiful cities in the world such as Florence, Venice and Rome. Have a taste of ‘La Dolce Vita’ by staying in one of our lovingly hand-picked holiday homes and experience Italy your way.

Family holidays in Spain

Spain has long been one of the most popular family holiday destinations in Europe and it is easy to see why; breath-taking vistas, a rich and varied culture, great food and numerous colourful festivals held throughout the year – what more could you need for a fantastic family holiday? NOVASOL has 2,000 self-catering holiday homes in Mainland Spain, in every region from the wild Costa Brava, to the well-established resorts in the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. Choose from white-washed villas in the postcard-worthy towns of Andalusia, to apartments in the buzzing cities of Barcelona and Malaga – the possibilities are endless! However and wherever you choose to spend your next family holiday in Spain, NOVASOL is proud to offer the very best holiday accommodation in this charming country.