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What are the cheapest destinations for a family holiday?

The Algarve region in Portugal is a popular family destination for its year-round mild weather, sandy beaches, quiet villages and surprisingly affordable cost. Even the water parks are affordable, with under fives going free to Aqualand, one of the largest water parks in mainland Europe. Tenerife, the home of a volcano and the largest of the Canary Islands, has always been an island paradise for young families, with package holidays starting from £250 pounds and a host of child-friendly entertainment such as pools and water parks.

The Costa Del Sol in Spain is another popular resort for tourists, with its wide, popular beaches. Ryanair runs flights here for as little as £30 too, meaning that you can enjoy the warm weather and beach activities for half the price of going to other places.

When travelling abroad, you should also factor in the cost of family travel insurance into your trip, as this is important to protect you against unforeseen circumstances.

Best all-inclusive resorts for all the family

If you want to go further afield, The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun, Mexico offers a fantastic experience tailored to children, with child-friendly treats and poolside activities, as well as the offer of exciting excursions such as boat trips and snorkelling.

Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas offers a resort in which you can make sure that your children are kept safe and within sight at all times. Within the complex, there is four miles of designated beach, a miniature golf course, a water park and lots of pools to try. This ensures that you and your family can have an enjoyable time while keeping safe.

You should not be put off travelling abroad if you're on a budget. Family holidays are greatly affordable in beach-side, tourist resorts. This allows you to relax and have fun whilst enjoying the numerous free activities that each resort has to offer.

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