Where to go on holiday in April with children

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Where to go to spend one short break in April with the whole family? Move with the children, especially when they are young, it is sometimes difficult: which destinations to choose suitable for young and old? Gone are the days when the idea of ​​traveling with children out of season was considered something unthinkable. We suggest you 10 mete, 5 in Italy and 5 abroad. Are you ready to go?


  1. Vacation destinations in Italy
  2. Vacation destinations abroad
  3. User questions and comments

Vacation destinations in Italy

1 - Matera and surroundings, Basilicata

Matera is an ancient city where history, culture and nature come together in an incredible mix. Absolutely to do a guided tour of the Sassi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This site consists of a suggestive intertwining of winding alleys and caves used as dwellings, rock churches and underground tunnels. A sort of "life size crib" that will surely intrigue even children.

On the other hand, among the meadows of the Murgico plateau of Matera there are the remains of ancient Neolithic villages. This area can be reached thanks to a innovative and fun suspension bridge which starts directly from the Sassi.
Also not to be missed the area of ​​Lake San Giuliano where sighting huts allow you to admire the approximately 140 species of birds that live in this place.

  • Average temperature in April: 6 ° / 17 °
  • Double room + cot from € 70,00 per night - Find out more

2 - Trapani and its province, Sicily

The province of Trapani is probably the one with the most beautiful sea. San Vito lo Capo and the zingaro reserve on one side, Marsala and the Saline on the other, passing through beautiful archaeological areas such as those of Selinunte and Segesta. During the beautiful and warm sunny days of April, you can even take a barefoot walk along the beaches.

Visit the Greek temples in Selinunte and Segesta: the grandeur of the structures, the surrounding landscape and their history will capture the whole family. With older children you can make a stop at Salt Museum, while with the little ones you can only go to salt flats towards sunset and admire the spectacle of the light reflected on the water mirror and the gods flamingos who live here. Children will be delighted to see these curious pink birds.

Finally, on the summit of the mountain is Erice, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy: you will feel like you are entering an enchanted landscape, with castles and overhanging towers, alleys and medieval buildings, cobbled streets ... the perfect set for a fantasy adventure with the whole family!

  • Average temperature in April: 10 ° / 20 °
  • hotel and b & b from € 55,00 per night -
  • starting from € 50,00 -

3 - Ravenna and surroundings, Emilia Romagna

If you want to combine art and super fun, the Ravenna area is perfect. In the city of mosaics you will find the Tamo Museum which also offers workshops and activities for children. In Piazza San Francesco, in the historic center, you will find the basilica of the same name. Kids will love going down to the crypt of the church, do you know why? Being below sea level the water penetrates transforming it into a sort of small pool. For this reason it can be observed under the altar a kind of "aquarium" with goldfish and they swim above the ancient floor. Really curious and fun, especially for the little ones.

Ravenna is famous not only for art, but also for unbridled fun. One of the cult places is Mirabilandia, the king of the gods amusement parks of the Romagna Riviera.

  • Average temperature in April: 9 ° / 17 °
  • Hotels and b & b starting from € 60,00 per night -

4 - Udine and surroundings, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Base in Udine to discover beautiful places to visit in Spring, suitable for lovers of natural beauty and perfect to be explored even with children.

La Source of the Gorgazzo is a underwater cave from which the homonymous torrent originates. At 9m deep is the statue of a Christ. Children will be amazed to see this large statue in the depths of the water after a pleasant walk.

Il Lago del Predil offers a unique landscape but also one equipped nautical-bathing establishment, with activities for young and old.

Il Friuli-Cormôr Botanical Park it is a sort of large garden at the crossroads of 5 municipalities, including Udine, and bordered by the Cormôr stream. It includes educational-naturalistic paths in collaboration with the University of Udine.

  • Average temperature in April: 7 ° / 17 °
  • Hotels and b & b starting from € 70,00 per night -

5 - Scanno and surroundings, Abruzzo

Abruzzo is a small Italian region that has a lot to offer and perfect to admire and appreciate in the months from April to September.

Il Lake of Scanno it will especially affect lovers of fairy tales. A romantic village with a beautiful blue lake immersed in a wild and almost untouched nature. From here you can take an excursion at Gorges of Aielli-Celano where it awaits you one of the most important canyons in Italy. The wild atmosphere is made even more so by the flight of golden eagles, kites and griffins, which nest and live here.

If you want to amaze the children, especially the little ones, bring them to National Museum of Abruzzo. It is located inside an old Spanish fort and holds a very precious "guest": the Elephas meridionalis. It's about the monumental remains of a mammoth, found in 1945.
If, on the other hand, you are based in L'Aquila or you are not afraid of distances, on the Gran Sasso there is the Gran Sasso Adventure Park!

Plan your trip: useful info

  • Average temperature in April: 1 ° / 15 °
  • hotel and b & b starting from € 45,00 per night -

Vacation destinations abroad

1 - Athens, Greece

Athens is one perfect spring destination. To let kids appreciate Greek history, start with a guided tour of the Acropolis, visiting the Parthenon, the Propylaea, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike. Seeing them live is very different than watching them bored in books! A stage that the little ones will find unusual is the changing of the guard in Syntagma Square, in front of the Parliament, with soldiers in traditional Greek costume guarding the unknown soldier. It happens every hour, but is more spectacular on Sundays at 10am. You absolutely cannot miss a trip to Cape Sounion, an hour from the city. At the very tip of the Attica peninsula lies a Doric temple dedicated to Poseidon: a magical place that will enchant everyone with its sunsets, make mum and dad feel romantic and make you fall in love with Greece.

  • Average temperature in April: 12/20 ° C
  • starting from € 50,00 - compare flights
  • hotel and b & b from € 48,00 per night -

2 - Paris, France

Paris will appeal to mum and dad, but also to the little ones of the house. The city he made from famous cartoon scenery such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Aristocats is beautiful to visit, admire and enjoy in all senses (French cuisine is famous throughout the world). Aside from an unmissable visit to the Eiffel Tower with access to the top and other main attractions, with the children you can take a nice ride to the Museé en Herbe, an interactive space dedicated to everyone aged 3 and over where they can become familiar with the graphic and visual arts. Another place particularly suitable for children is the Jardin d'Acclimation, a large open space dedicated to the world of children. Here you will also find The Little Train, a fun little train complete with a carriage for strollers to take a nice stroll around the park together.
In Paris there is also the city of science and within the latter there is that of children: the Cité des Enfantes. Finally, if you are with children, a day at Disneyland Paris is a must, one of the most magical amusement parks in the world!

  • Average temperature in April: 8 ° / 17 °
  • starting from € 10,00 - compare flights
  • hotel and b & b starting from € 75,00 per night -

3 - Tenerife, Canary Islands

If you are looking for a holiday dedicated to relaxation and nature, with really nice temperatures and without having to go to the other side of the world then Tenerife is for you!

Do not miss a wonderful jeep safari on the Teide Volcano, inside the national park. Certainly in Tenerife children can also have fun by the sea, however, bearing in mind that the ocean is rather dangerous and cold (in April the water is about 19 °). To bathe it is better to romp safely in the hotel pools or at the Lago Martianez water park. It includes 7 artificial lakes with sea water, which represent the 7 islands of the Canary archipelago, immersed in a tropical garden equipped with children's areas, restaurants and bars.

  • Average temperature in April: 16 ° / 22 °
  • starting from € 80,00 - compare flights
  • hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per night -

4 - Sharm el Sheik, Egypt

Do you want to leave Italy and Europe without overdoing it? Sharm is the perfect destination even in April! This location perfectly combines the relaxation coveted by mom and dad with the fun for the whole family.

In addition to the sea, the sun, the rest on the beach, the must-haves are diving at the Blue Hole and desert safaris with camels and quads. Alternatively, have fun all atAqua Park of Sharm el Sheikh.

But that is not all. If you prefer to give children "stronger" emotions you can to rent for a few hours of fast and safe go-cart and undertake a fun family challenge.

  • Average temperature in April: 21 ° / 31 °
  • starting from € 90,00 - compare flights
  • Hotels and b & b starting from € 75,00 -

5 - Cancùn, Mexico

Known for the beaches and nightlife that animates the great city of Cancùn, it is actually one of the most popular destinations not only for groups of young people, but also for families with children due to its strong cultural component.
The Riviera Maya, the Aztec and pre-Columbian culture, are all fascinating stories for children, who can, for once, have fun learning! A vacation they won't easily forget. Among the must-sees, an excursion to Chichén Itzá, Cenote Ik Kil and Valladolid is not to be missed!

  • Average temperature in April: 22/30 ° C
  • from € 480,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

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