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
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
Family holiday destinations and tips from fellow parents
Yes, fantastic lighthouses and island walking. Galicia is quite undiscovered by tourists too. @familyonabike
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
Do your kids love #castles? Take them to the medieval fairytale castle of #Loarre in #Aragon, Northern Spain. It’s one of Spain’s oldest and most spectacular castles https://t.co/tdAL92AK4i @Spain_inUK @britmums #SpainforFamilies #familytravel pic.twitter.com/PD7sAa8MMI
— Clare Thomson (@suitandsand) December 5, 2018
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
Palma in Mallorca is an AMAZING place to visit! @SuperBusyMum
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
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_
Road trip! So many beautiful small villages (as well as larger towns) and not too far apart so it’s lots of short journeys! The roads in some parts are so big, empty and really well maintained (no potholes!) #SpainforFamilies
— ☀️ Gill ☀️ (@InABitOfAPickle) December 5, 2018
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
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
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
— Spain in UK (@Spain_inUK) December 5, 2018
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.