Hungary is easy to get to from the UK and does family holidays year round.
Whether you’re looking for enchanting Christmas Markets in Budapest, summer beaches on Lake Balaton or historic road trips through the romantic northern regions in spring and autumn, Hungary is a diverse and wonderful place to take the family on holiday.
Direct flights from the UK all year round to Budapest and Debrecen take just over two hours.
Summers are sunny with temperatures ranging from 22 to 25˚.
Freezing winter temperatures mean a high chance of snow: good for the famously pretty Budapest Christmas Markets.
Hungary has 15 ski resorts, several are within an hour of Budapest. Not a great European for experienced skiers but excellent value and easy going for beginners.
Hungary has eight UNESCO World Heritages sites including Buda Castle and the Banks of the Danube in Budapest and the ancient village of Hollókõ.
Out of Hungary’s ten national parks, Hortobágy in the north east is the largest and also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Budapest has a wide range of international hotels in the city centre. Panzió and vendégház are the cosy, family-run guesthouses and B&B you’ll find in more rural areas of Hungary. Ibusz is the nationwide letting agency for holiday self-catering apartments and family villas.
Hungary isn’t big so don’t resist the temptation to go beyond the capital and explore mountains, lakes and other lovely cities. Hiring a car’s the best option with kids and driving through unspoiled countryside and ancient fairy tale towns and villages could easily become one of your most memorable road trips.