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Spain is a great place to visit with family. It has some of the best family resorts in the world, short breaks, beach holidays, culture, food, city breaks and more. We chatted with top family travellers and influencers to find out where they have gone with their families, the places they recommend at a Twitter chat, sponsored by the Spain Tourist Office.

Here, the best places to go with children, teens and extended family.

Where to go in Spain according to the season

Check out these helpful guides on the official Spain tourism site about where to go throughout the year.

Families share their favourite Spain short break destinations and holidays

Wondering where to go *right now* in Spain? Check out what top family travel bloggers pick as their fave spots @BritMums

Northern Spain (Aragon, Cantabria or Asturias) and off the beaten track. The Canaries when the UK is cold. But we love city breaks too. It’s about the experiences, the people and the food for sure @The_Doves

This was the summer of 2016 when my whole family went to Lanzarote. We made so many wonderful memories & that’s what counts. @V82CHRIS

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Is it holiday time yet? sigh…14 photos to make you fall in love with Costa Barcelona @amodernmother


Costa Barcelona beach pic


Fancy getting off the beaten track? Trying somewhere new with the kids? Then read up on the tiny Spanish island of La Gomera @scots2travel


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Family holiday destinations and tips from fellow parents

Loved Lanzarote– just SO much to do @flyingwithababy

La Gomera is out of this world. Check out these photos. Completely magical, mystical and mysterious. @scots2travel

Yes, fantastic lighthouses and island walking. Galicia is quite undiscovered by tourists too. @familyonabike

Barcelona is popular but do you realise everything you can do with kids outside the city in Costa Barcelona? @BritMums

Binibeca is so beautiful, a picture perfect fishing village with rocky inlets, plenty of restaurants and a train to entertain the children @Thrifty_Mumma_

I visited Fuerteventura [in the Canaries] many years ago and found it very quiet…….have heard it is a great destination for families now – I want to visit Tenerife though @ChelseaMamma


Valencia is great for all of those things. We have an amazing city, countrysides, beaches and it’s only 45 minutes flight to Ibiza! @riadotme

Been to Tenerife, Lanzarote & Fuerteventura. Back to Tenerife in May @LovedbyElena

Aragon is a great place for adventure sports for the whole family  @ChelseaMamma

The seaside town of Casteldefels takes it name from the castle there. It is also a great place for watersports and just a short hop away from Barcelona @Zenas_suitcase

Palma in Mallorca is an AMAZING place to visit! @SuperBusyMum

Our holiday in Menorca was one of our favourites. If you are planning a trip, you might like this: Things To Do In Menorca With Kids @Zenas_suitcase

There’s way more to Granada than Alhambra. We found a range of family friendly activities to keep the tots amused, under the Spanish sun. @scots2travel

Travelling around Andalusia was fun! Love Seville @InABitOfAPickle

The countryside love seeing the local villages off the beaten track @claireharr

We visited Alicante, was laid back and friendly locals , although it was off season , we where woken up everyday by elder gentlemen playing bowls, very peaceful plus stunning mountain/hill views @noynoyavery

I have so many great memories of visiting Nerja 9 (BEST) Things to do in Nerja – Costa del Sol @Zenas_suitcase

The #cavesofnerja were a highlight of our trip – so much history and a great way to cool off in the heat of the day @Thrifty_Mumma_

Where families want to go next in Spain

We’ve not visited but Gran Canaria or Lanzarote are firm contenders for our 2020 holiday! @mariajkknight

We haven’t yet but we’re looking at Fuerteventura for next summer on recommendations from friends x @V82CHRIS

Usually beach holidays but we do love exploring so would go into cities and up into mountains if possible. Would love to visit a Spanish volcano, we have visited some in Guatemala before but never Spain @gemmaclark6

I’d love to visit Barcelona with the kids, I’ve got it all planned out despite not having anything booked there’s so much I’d love to do! @ourcherrytree

I’ve not been to Valencia yet! Must fix that! @Amodernmother

It’s so easy to mix up coast and city in Spain @scots2travel

I love a long weekend type city break but also like to have day trip options from a beach holiday. Barcelona seems like the best of both worlds……. @angep1969

Who has explored (and loves) Catalunya? Check out the food, puppets and ponies in L’Estartit by @Actuallymummy


What to eat in Spain with kids

The food is so great for families and the eating out culture much better with kids than in the UK @missielizzieb

Spanish tapas are a great option is someone in your family is vegetarian! Tapas for me! Love it and it’s the best choice for me as a vegetarian. Yum! @amumreviews

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Oh patatas bravas how I love you! @flyingwithababy

My absolute must have dish when I’m in Spain is Gambas (Prawns) Pil Pil with fresh crusty bread. Hits the spot every time  @markiceni

Oh there are too many Spanish delicacies to count! We love patatas bravas, albondigas, Spanish omelette, gambas al ajillo, and for the less adventurous bocadillo de queso y jamon! @Thrifty_Mumma_

My kids are quite fussy to be honest but me and hubby love paella…. We love seafood and paella is scrummy @gemmaclark6

What parts of Spain do you love to visit with family or where would you like to go?

Tell us in the comments. Visit Spain on Facebook for more ideas, inspiration and tips for planning your next family visit.


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