Fancy getting hitched abroad but not sure how you’ll keep the little ones entertained? Don’t worry, that’s where we step in. In fact, we’ve picked out five of our favourite Holiday Villages where sun-soaked ceremonies and the ultimate family adventure are tied (no pun intended) into one easy package. Think loads of outdoor activities, top notch swimming pools, fun-filled evening entertainment programmes, and much more. Keep reading to find out how you can have a child-friendly wedding abroad…
Majorca ticks all the boxes when it comes to child-friendly weddings abroad. The whole family will have access to unlimited sweeps of white sands and scenic mountain views. Plus, the average temperature totals 29 degrees, so you can expect glorious weather when you’re exchanging vows on the big day. Fantástico.
Callor Millor has proved to be an excellent wedding host over the years. Its eastern location in Majorca means you’ll never be too far away from charming marinas and intimate seafront restaurants, so it’s really romantic. Plus, Alcudia old town is just a short stroll away, boasting plenty of Medieval streets for you and the kids to explore. And an extensive portfolio of beaches means they’ll be occupied with surfing and snorkelling from dawn ‘til dusk.
Holiday Village Majorca sits in Callor Millor’s bright-green hillside, giving you unobstructed views of the beautiful coastline. Inside the grounds, there’s an adults-only spa, four different restaurants, and the swim-up rooms unveil large spaces for the whole family to chill out in. It’s the first-rate outdoor activities that make it perfect for child-friendly weddings abroad, though. The activity programme lines up swim and football academies, plus a multi-sports court. And the super-sized Aerial Adventure features stacks of obstacles for them to climb and clamber over. Did we mention there’s a Balanceability course, too? It was launched by four-time Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott, and your little ones will get the chance to learn how to ride specially-designed bikes, so its credentials are as good as it gets.
Kos has all the makings of an authentic Grecian wedding setting. Olive groves, ancient ruins, and white-washed houses are just part of the deal here, making it really beautiful. And on top of that, it’s one of the most child-friendly Greek islands, thanks to its big book of daytrips, family-friendly beaches, and its huge list of historical attractions.
If you’re looking for a child-friendly wedding destination, the Holiday Village Kos in Marmaris is the ideal choice. You can swap vows on a postcard-worthy beach that overlooks bright-blue sea and dramatic mountains. Back inside the hotel’s grounds, meanwhile, there’s a hat-trick of pools for the kids to dip into, international restaurants (including an American diner), and there’s a thrill-inducing splash park, too. The sports and activities programme is the most prized possession, though. It lines up tennis courts, archery, darts, football, and beach volleyball, to name a few. Elsewhere, there’s the Aerial Adventure which is bursting with action-packed obstacles. And the best part? You can have a go at them, too.
Rhodes is the most-visited island in Greece for more than a few reasons. It’s home to a 200-kilometre-long coastline, an old town that boasts a Medieval citadel, and its beaches are some of the best in Europe, FYI. Rhodes is one of the best places for a child-friendly wedding, too. Take the resort of Kolymbia, which is packed with walking trails, Blue Flag beaches, and seafront cafés. And because it’s tucked away on the peaceful north-eastern coast, it’s the ideal place for families to unwind.
Holiday Village Rhodes is a top choice if you’re planning to tie the knot in Kolymbia. The hotel has a beautiful courtyard where you’ll get to exchange vows, and the stone-built chapel will act as your backdrop. And because this is the ideal place for the kids to enjoy themselves too, you can expect a jaw-dropping list of things for them to do. Cue tennis, volleyball, archery, and even a thrill-inducing waterpark. This fun-filled splash park is home to a handful of slides and chutes, plus the whole thing is swallowed up by a lazy river, so it’s super fun. On top of that, there are three more outdoor pools, a mini-cinema, and a fully-fledged evening entertainment programme for tots and teens alike. And for the adults who want to pamper themselves, there’s a plush spa that ticks off beauty treatments, massages, facials and a relaxing sauna.
Paphos is one of the most popular places to get married in Cyprus. It’s enveloped by bright-green pine forests, Blue Flag beaches, and its position in the Mediterranean Sea means it takes in 340 days of sunshine every year – we can’t think of a better reason to get hitched here with the family present and correct.
Holiday Village Aliathon majors in child-friendly weddings. This massive village-style complex is home to a splash park, an Aerial Adventure course, and quite possibly the largest pool in Cyprus – it’s a whopping 3,000 square metres in total – so it’s ideal for couples who’re getting hitched with the brood in tow. And when it’s time to tie the knot, you can choose from the pretty gardens or a traditional chapel. Plus, there are a couple of perks to grab hold of, too. Think room upgrades, a candle-lit dinner for two and breakfast in bed on the day of your wedding, to name a few.
Turkey is bursting with postcard-worthy beaches and breathtaking landscapes, so it’s the epitome of romance. And we think the peaceful resort of Sarigerme ticks off everything you’ll need to have a child-friendly wedding day. This place is surrounded by a huge national park, boasts 12 kilometres of golden sand and majors in watersports.
If you’re planning to get hitched in Sarigerme, look no further than the beachfront Holiday Village Turkey. This place is a front-runner when it comes to the kids. They’ll have everything from 10-pin bowling alleys, high ropes and football, and seven outdoor swimming pools to make a splash in. And for the newlyweds? You can swap rings while taking in landscaped gardens and a gorgeous lagoon. Plus, when it’s time for the two of you to chill out, the hotel’s spa is the perfect place to relax. You can indulge in treatments for two, a Turkish bath, soothing massages and much more.