Our best places to holiday with kids according to their age

Start forging family memories with this guide to the best places to holiday with kids.
Our best places to holiday with kids according to their age
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We only get 18 summers with our kids. So, it begs the question: how do we make the most out of the time we have? Travelling as a family is an adventure (to say the least), and it's also a much needed pause from the stresses of everyday life. 

However, when going on holiday, you would like to be more than certain that the holiday destination and house is adapted to the children's needs. We get it. There isn't one destination or house that fits all ages of children.

So, to make holiday planning easier on you, we've listed below the best family holiday destinations alongside their best adventures and houses to take your kids to according to their age. 

BEST PLACE TO HOLIDAY WITH KIDS Ages 0 to 4 years old

The destination: Luberon

The younger the kids are, the more portable they are. Luberon is a laid-back, always adventurous destination that suits the tiniest of babies to the most rambunctious of toddlers. It is quite easy to hop in a car and take day trips all around the region if you are looking to explore the sites without tiring out your young one(s).

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The adventure

Take your children to meet the professionals behind hunting for the black diamonds of the culinary world: the dogs who sniff out the area's famous black truffles. Walk beneath the amber canopy of leaves with the dogs leading you to the sought-after treasures. 

The perfect house

A spacious and peaceful mas tucked into a rural landscape surrounded by the sounds of nature and beautiful views, Villa Sigala is a little child's dream house. Stuffed animals litter the children's playroom and fun paintings hang from the walls in bright frames. The small table in the centre of the room is perfect of colouring-in sessions. As spacious as it is kid-proof, this house is a staple if you are travelling with many young children. Explore our dreamy array of luxury villa rentals in Luberon.

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BEST PLACES TO HOLIDAY WITH KIDS Ages 5 to 8 years old

The destination: Cap Ferret

About an hour and a half from Bordeaux, Cap Ferret make us feel as if we are on the Northern California coast. Tall pines line the winding country roads, and the peaceful bassin rises and falls with the tides. It's here where we live the good life between dips in the sea and licking ice cream. The region's stunning Dune of Pilat is also the largest sand castle the kids will ever see. 

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The adventure

Soar above the Pilat in a B-Plane and watch their undulating and rippling sands trickle down towards the sea. The experience of taking flight in this war-era plane will be enough to entertain your children, but from the skies the views are truly staggering and a great way to see the area. 

The perfect house

Villa Omnia is a place where the outdoors beckon to be discovered. Watch your kids splash around the pool or play endless games of hide and seek, ducking and diving between the towering pines overhead. The beach is also within walking distance. Discover our luxury villa rentals in Cap Ferret.

Villa Omnia

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BEST PLACES TO HOLIDAY WITH KIDS Ages 9 to 11 years old

The destination: Tuscany

Let’s be honest, it can be hard to please children. However, taking your food-loving child to Italy will surely appease their appetite with the best gelato, pizza and pasta in the world. The region of Tuscany is wonderful because children can get a taste of history through visiting its world-renowned art museums and medieval heritage sites.

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The adventure

In summertime, many villages throughout Tuscany host medieval re-enactments and festivals. What better way to teach kids about history than actually taking a step back in time? The best medieval festivals take place in Volterra, Pontremoli and Montepulciano. The kids will especially love watching the exciting Palio horse race in Siena (and eating a bunch of pasta afterward, of course). 

The perfect house

Villa Bacci is a beautiful stone villa in the Tuscan countryside. The kids can spend whole days splashing about in the pool and exploring the surrounding nature by bike. The house also boasts a real pizza oven, so the kids can enjoy a pizza-making party guided by an Italian chef. The foosball table will also no doubt keep the kids out of trouble for hours! Le Collectionist's villas in Tuscany will prove the perfect backdrop for your family holidays.  

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BEST PLACES TO HOLIDAY WITH KIDS Ages 12 to 15 years old

The destination: Normandy

Less than two hours from Paris, Normandy is the essential destination for family holidays. With its vast collection of maritime views and charming seaside towns, the region is ideal for young lovers of romance and fairy tales. They will love stopping off in Honfleur to discover one of the most beautiful medieval ports in the country. Don't forget to stop at Trouville and Deauville for a well-deserved stop at the beach!

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The adventure 

If the adventure of discovering the water wear off, there are still thrills aplenty in this holiday destination. Spend the day on a sulky, surrounded by the power and mysticism of horses racing across the sandy terrain. The bold guides will also entertain your children with stories of bravery and intrepidness. 

The perfect house 

Chateau Lalagé in Normandy is straight out of a countryside storybook with its brook running across the front of the property framed by a wooden bridge to cross. A fun activity is going through the paintings of each room and creating stories for every face that hangs. But while its walls hold an abundance of history from every corner to the next and every room to the other, our must-do in summer is exploring the grounds surrounding it. With no neighbours in sight, it’s the perfect playground for adults and young ones alike to get lost in the shrubbery while revelling in the sun.

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BEST PLACES TO HOLIDAY WITH KIDS Ages 16 to 18 years old

The destination: Morocco

Marrakech can often feel like another world all together.  For older teenagers who are looking to experience another culture, taking them to the ochre city can be a colourful experience. However, we recommend taking your children to Marrakech when they are older and able to appreciate the wide array of rich cultural experiences. 

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The adventure 

For outdoor explorers, rent mountain bikes to tour the arid valleys of the nearby Atlas Mountains with an experienced guide. If the kids prefer to explore the desert, hop on the back of a 4-wheeler (or a camel) to reach the middle of the pink Saharan desert for an unforgettable Moroccan dinner and bonfire under the night sky filled with thousands of twinkling stars.

The perfect house 

Villa Dar el Sadaka is a magical retreat situated directly on the beach in Essaouira. Between the monkeys hanging from the living room to the giraffe figurine bending over the dining table, it's an imaginative teenager's dream come true. Original Moroccan architecture and modern Riad style is accented by the quirky design accents that surround this stunning villa. Find more our luxury villa rentals in Morocco here.

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With Le Collectionist, booking and embarking on your luxury family holidays is a breeze. Explore these family holiday destinations with us, so that you can maximise your time with your children and forge lasting memories.

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