2/20 Murcia, Spain
This south-eastern Spanish city is the seventh largest in Spain and is made up of a plethora of landscapes: badlands, pine groves, lush orchards and urban zones. Kids will love visiting the huge Terra Natura water park, picnicking in the El Valle Regional Park and visiting the science and water museum with its own planetarium. Parents will love taking in the views of the rolling hills and taking kids on a boat trip to spot dolphins in the wild.
Where to stay: La Manga Club (shown above) is an exclusive resort with a focus on family sport and leisure. Covering an area three times the size of Monaco and bordered by national parks and white-sand beaches (with 300 days of sunshine a year), La Manga Club’s five-star hotel or apartments are the perfect base for a family holiday. There is a Junior club for kids from babies to age 13 offering cookery classes, pirate parties, games and seasonal activities. Guests can enjoy 15 different bars and restaurants as well as a luxury 2,000m² Wellness Centre, three 18-hole golf courses, kids’ sports academies and a 28-court tennis centre. Rooms start at £100 per night.
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