A sparkling success

The Family Traveller team were thrilled to host the crème de la crème of the travel industry at our inaugural Family Traveller Awards ceremony, which took place at The View from the Shard, on 6 October 2015.

The shortlist in each of the 18 categories had been whittled down to winners, and in some cases highly-commended, by a panel of experts: Jane Anderson, Family Traveller Editor, special columnists Mariella Frostrup and Simon Reeve, Jane Knight, Travel Editor of The Times, Sue Ward-Davies, Travel and Lifestyle Editor of Elle magazine – and you, our valued readers, who voted in your tens of thousands! Our presenter for the evening was the Heart FM DJ and former Blue Peter presenter, Katy Hill, who did a marvellous job.

Read more about the Family Traveller Awards ceremony.

Family Traveller Awards winners

The full list of Family Traveller Awards winners is published below. Did your favourite make the cut?

Awesome For Families Award

Winner: Trunki

Highly Commended: i-escape for kids


Best City Break For Families (Outside of Europe)

Winner: New York City


Best Destination For Families - Domestic

Winner: Isles of Scilly

Highly Commended: Isle of Wight


Best Destination For Families - Long-Haul

Winner: Mauritius

Highly Commended: Mexico


Best Destination For Families - Short-Haul

Winner: Ibiza

Highly Commended: The Algarve


Best European City Break For Families

Winner: Rome


Best Family Airline

Winner: Virgin Atlantic


Best Family Cruise Line

Winner: P&O Cruises

Highly Commended: Royal Caribbean International


Best Family Eco Holiday

Winner: Reef and Rainforest Tours

Highly Commended: Eagle Brae, Scottish Highlands


Best Family Educational Holiday

Winner: Wilderness Safaris

Highly Commended: Hands Up Holidays


Best Family Ferry Operator

Winner: Brittany Ferries

Highly Commended: Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries


Best Family Festival

Winner: Camp Bestival


Best Family Ski Operator

Winner: Peak Retreats

Highly Commended: Mark Warner


Best Family Tour Operator

Winner: Family Adventure Company

Highly Commended: Abercrombie & Kent


Best Long-Haul Accommodation For Families

Winner: Soneva Fushi, Maldives

Highly Commended: Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, Barbados


Best Short-Haul Accommodation For Families

Winner: Martinhal, Algarve

Highly Commended: Sani Resort, Greece


Best UK Accommodation For Families

Winner: Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Cornwall

Highly Commended: Center Parcs


Best UK Day Out For Families

Winner: Warwick Castle

Highly Commended: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter


Well done to everyone who walked away with a Family Traveller Awards trophy. If you have won an award, or were highly-commended in your category, and would like a copy of the Awards logo to let your fans know about your success, please contact the editorial team.

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