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Tenerife, Spain

With year-round warm weather, Tenerife is a family-friendly holiday hotspot offering both serene beaches and nature-focused adventures.

Weather

  • Temperature: min. 15°C, max. 22°C
  • Warmest, sunniest and driest weather is found in the south.

Season

  • The last month of the peak season.

Good for

  • Kids of all ages, people looking for a mix of relaxation and exploration.

What’s there

  • Home to the world’s third highest volcano, Tenerife has a host of black and golden sandy beaches, as well as a charming old town and several rural parks.
  • Visit Siam Park, one of Europe’s biggest waterparks

What’s on

Flight time from UK: 4h 30m

See our full Tenerife Family Holiday Guide

Cuba

A hub of culture and buzzing energy, Cuba is best experienced in a sunny and relatively cool March. With Caribbean beaches and lively cities, there’s plenty to explore with the family.

Weather

  • Temperature: min. 18°C, max. 28°C
  • Virtually guaranteed sunshine with temperatures staying a warm 19°C during the evenings.

Season

  • Peak for tourism, just before the humid rainy season begins.

Good for

  • Kids of all ages but especially pre-schoolers in March as there are no school holidays for long-haul trips, families looking for traditional towns and vivid wildlife.

What’s there

  • Known for being a cultural time capsule, Cuba is dotted with 50s-style cars, pastel coloured buildings and family-style restaurants.
  • Parks and wildlife spectacles are abundant and the island boasts a rich natural diversity
.

What’s on

  • Several arts festivals including the Pepe Sanchez Trova Festival, which features live concerts and street musicians

Flight time from UK: 9h 45m from London to Havana

See our full Cuba Family Holiday Guide


Events and activities

Costa Blanca, Spain

Southern Spain has long been a family summer holiday favourite. But during the cooler month of March, swerve the famous beaches and head to the hills for some heart-pumping rock climbing.

Weather

  • Temperature: min. 15°C, max. 19°C
  • Mostly sunny, but temperatures drop to a slightly chilly 8°C in the evenings.

Season

  • Off-peak – visitors usually opt for the warmer months between July and September 
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Good for

  • Older kids and active teenagers, people of all climbing abilities.

What’s there

  • A large variety of rock climbing spots, including lower grade climbs for the less experienced. Tailored holidays and lessons are available for first-time families, with qualified instructors and fun-filled itineraries
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What’s on

  • The Fallas Fire Festival, Alicante carnival, and Easter celebrations (when it falls in March).

Flight time from UK: 2h 35m

See our full Spain Family Holiday Guide

Marrakech, Morocco

March, with its cooler temperatures, is the optimum time to enjoy outdoor activities in and around Marrakech. Hike, cycle, and kayak through the Atlas Mountains, or quad bike through Palm Grove.

Weather

  • Temperature: min. 11°C, max. 25°C
  • Nights are chilly, but days are warm and dry.

Season

  • First shoulder season between March and May.

Good for

What’s there

  • Beautifully ornate Arabic architecture, an 11th-century medina and humming traditional markets, all within proximity to Morocco’s stunning nature.

What’s on

  • Morocco Rally Classic car race, the On Marche festival of dance.

Flight time from UK: 3h 35m

See our 8 family activities to do in Morocco


To tick off my bucket list

New Orleans

As temperatures begin to climb higher, make the most of all the activities this southeastern city has to offer. Distinct music, exotic food and colourful architecture provide a unique place for your family to explore and enjoy together.

Weather

  • Temperature: min. 13°C, max. 22°C
  • The chance of showers is high so make sure you bring a light jacket or umbrella with you.

Season

  • The best time to visit New Orleans is from February to May when the weather is comfortably cool and the celebrations are in full swing.

Good for

  • All children will fall in love with the colourful streets and exotic way of life, meaning that it’s a great option for preschooler families who want an unusual term-time holiday.

What’s there

  • Check out Jackson Square with street performers, tarot readers, musicians and artists, or look at some of the 1,300 creatures that live at the Audubon Zoo.
  • Don’t forget to visit the beautiful French Quarter and above-ground cemeteries, plus take a ride on the free Canal Street Ferry for amazing views of the Mississippi.

What’s on

  • For families, don’t miss the Children’s World’s Fair, run by the Louisiana Children’s Museum or the Strawberry Jam ‘n Toast to the Arts festival with special workshops for your little ones.
  • On March 17th, there’s also a lively parade to celebrate St Patrick’s Day which is family friendly.

Flight time from UK: 10 hours

See our full North America Family Holiday Guide

Palawan Islands, Philippines

Voted the world’s loveliest island and home to the most incredible beautiful beach, this wonder of the world should be top of your holiday bucket list.

Weather

  • Temperature: min. 22°C, max. 31°C
  • The Philippines have a tropical marine climate with a winter monsoon and a summer monsoon, meaning that a March holiday would make an ideal trip for those looking for spring sunshine.

Season

  • With rainy season ending in February, March is one of the drier months, perfect for holidayers who don’t want their travels ruined by rain.

Good for

  • Holidays with preschoolers mean that the world is your oyster. Palawan gives you the most idyllic relaxing beach holiday with culture, plus it’s ideal for watersport enthusiasts.

What’s there

  • Don’t miss: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, El Nido Beach, Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park, snorkelling in Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa Butterfly Garden, Tagkuriring Falls, Ingawan Rice Fields and Tagabinet Caves.
  • The island capital, Puerto Princesa, is the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines and the least densely populated.

What’s on

  • Island hop around the Bacuit archipelago for the cliffs, sinkholes and lagoons, or enjoy the kid’s activity programs at one of the four El Nido eco-resorts.

Flight time from UK: 14 hours

See our full Philippines Family Holiday Guide


Off-peak season

Argentina

Whether you’re after remote regions or historical cities, Argentina offers it all. Spend time on the beach in Costa Verde, climb in the Andes, sail some of the world’s largest waterfalls or explore limitless wetlands and find rare wildlife. Adventure awaits!

Weather

  • Temperature: min. 18°C, max. 26°C
  • March is the rainiest month in Argentina, yet this rain falls across no more than 9 days and it’s likely to fall at night for the largest proportion of March.

Season

  • High season falls over November-February, so you’ll beat the crowds and have the stunning landscapes to yourself for your March adventure.

Good for

What’s there

  • Natural wonders including the Frontal Cordillera and Perito Moreno glacier await, as well as beaches at the Costa Verde seaside towns.
  • Live the dream and ride with gauchos, an unforgettable experience.

What’s on

  • Visit the Bioparque Temaiken, Esobar to see the zoo, aquarium, natural history museum and botanical gardens, or the Parque de la Costa for South America’s biggest amusement park.

Flight time from UK: 14 hours

See our full Argentina Family Holiday Guide

Cyprus

One of Europe’s top destinations for walking and cycling, this beautiful country is packed with history and culture as well as guaranteed good weather.

Weather

  • Temperature: min. 9°C, max. 19°C
  • March is generally a dry month, with an average of only 8 wet days.
  • Sunshine is reliable, shining for significant periods even when wet spells arrive.
  • Sea temperature is too cold for swimming in March but beaches are still lovely.

Season

Good for

  • The whole family will love the beaches and exploring the rugged landscape and historic sites, whether it’s walking through ancient ruins in Paphos, exploring waterfalls, or cycling along the gorgeous coast.

What’s there

What’s on

  • On the 25th of March each year, the Classical Games celebrations are held at Pafiako Athletics centre to commemorate the ancient Olympics.

Flight time from UK: 4h 30m

See our full Cyprus Family Holiday Guide