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Family holidays

Family holidays

Family holidays: 100% fun for all ages

We know how precious time together is, and that’s why we are experts in making sure there really is something for everyone on your dream family holiday. From kids’ camps, rollercoasters and waterparks, to luxury spas and tranquil beaches — whatever your idyllic getaway looks like, we’ve got it. After all, it’s all about making memories that’ll last a lifetime

Our top family offers

Florida Theme Parks

Save on theme park tickets

Ticket bundles
These great value bundle tickets provide you with access to all that great magic Orlando theme parks have to offer.

 

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Walt Disney World Resort offers

Up to 4 FREE Disney Resort Hotel nights^

PLUS 14 Disney Park days for 7**

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Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort ticket offer

Get 3 Parks for the Price of 2!

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Balmoral at Waters Edge

Exclusive Orlando villa guest benefits

Enjoy Early Park Admission at Universal Orlando Resort

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Car Hire

Car hire

Save on car hire in USA & Canada

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Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean family sale

Kids sail from just £99

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School holiday offers

Picture it now – you and your loved ones, leaving footprints in the sand as well as memories in your mind. Now’s the time to round the troops, and make sure you’re going to be making the most of your time off together. Imagine swapping high-fives with Mickey in Florida, whizzing through the dunes in a 4x4 outside Dubai, or somersaulting into the pool after a day in the Caribbean sun. The world is waiting, and it’s got your name on it.

Florida holidays

Payment plan for families

Representative example:

 Family holiday to Florida, travelling in 22 months  
 Total holiday cost  £3802 
 Deposit amount payable at time of booking (per person)  £175
 20 monthly payments collected by Direct Debit (per booking)   £156

 

Top family friendly destinations

Orlando holidays

Orlando

Dubbed the theme park capital of the world, Orlando never fails to amaze - from the magic of Walt Disney World Resort to the hair-raising 'coasters of Universal Orlando Resort.

Orlando holidays
Disney Free Dining offer

Walt Disney World Resort

A special place to visit for every kid out there - big or small! Walt Disney World Resort is the holiday of your dreams. And these dreams can come true – just like magic.

Walt Disney World holidays
Orlando

Universal Orlando Resort

Take your holiday to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort. With three amazing theme parks, it’s days and nights of endless fun for every member of the family.

Universal Orlando Resort holidays
Florida Villas

Florida villas

No matter your holiday style, our Florida villas are perfect for any family kicking back after exciting days spent at the theme parks. Not only are they great value for money, they are all decked out with your own private pool.

Florida villa holidays
Los Angeles holidays

Los Angeles

More than fabulous beaches and shopping, why not head west for a family holiday in Los Angeles? There’s plenty of fun to be had at Disneyland Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood and California’s other theme parks. 

Los Angeles holidays
Antigua

Antigua

Lively or laid back, sandcastles or safaris, Antigua holidays have it all - in (buckets and) spades. Whatever your vibe, you’ll find it in this authentic corner of the Caribbean.

Antigua holidays
Jamaica

Jamaica

This island has long been a Caribbean tourist favourite, and we can’t wait to introduce you to everything it has to offer with our package holidays to Jamaica.

Jamaica holidays
Barbados holidays

Barbados

Beaches for days. Smiles for miles. So kick off your shoes and let your hair down on this gem of an island. Barbados has it all. The only thing missing is you.

Barbados holidays

  

  

Our perfect family friendly holidays

So, what type of holidaymakers are you? Sightseeing fanatics, watersports, spend-all-day-in-the-sea types, or ‘Where does that road go?’ adventurers? No matter which one, we have a holiday for you.

Every family is different and there are a million and one ways to do a family holiday. We offer as much variety as possible, from lazy beach holidays to world-class theme parks. Whether your dream holiday involves letting your imagination run wild during fun-filled days in Walt Disney World Resort, or road trips, amazing food, and island hopping in the Florida Keys, we’ve got a whole host of family holiday packages to choose from.

Or maybe, like most families, you want a bit of everything and need a place that offers it all in one package. How about MiamiSan Diego? Or maybe even Thailand and the bustling city buzz of Bangkok? With our holidays for families, you can choose from a whole range of options, mix and match various destinations, or discover tours that will take you from one side of a country to the other.

Finding accommodation is often the toughest part of booking family holidays. Fortunately, we’ve done a ton of research so you don’t have to. We want to offer holidaymakers of all ages what they need to enjoy their getaway, and work with some of the world’s top hotels so we can bring you your perfect break.

We’ve got holidays where mum and dad can relax by the pool, enjoy high-end spa treatments, and dine at spectacular restaurants, while the kids take part in youth clubs, dive into swimming pools, and try their hand at all kinds of sports and activities. We’ve also got holidays that bring families together to enjoy new places and experiences. Most of all, we’ve got family holidays where everyone feels comfortable and catered for. We provide the framework, and you make the memories:

  • The Grand Hotel, Grand Canyon, Arizona: a lodge-style hotel that puts you and the family just a short hop from that enormous crack in the ground! This hotel’s even got its own cinema.
  • Savannah Beach, Barbados, Caribbean: a family-focused resort with plenty to do for the little ones, and lots of pampering for mum and dad. It’s an all-inclusive package that has everything from kids' clubs and beach games to child-friendly spa sessions and beach movies with popcorn.
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom LodgeWalt Disney World, Orlando: go wild for this African-themed family hotel that puts you right in the heart of the Animal Kingdom experience. A very different, and very special alternative and perfect for adventure-hungry kids.

Alongside hotels and tours, excursions are a great way to get to know your surroundings a little better, or experience something new. At all of our family holiday destinations you’ll find something fun for every type of traveller, from Indiana Jones and Lara Croft adventurers to high-maintenance princes and princesses. Whether you’re all adrenaline junkies, history buffs, underwater explorers, or creatures of culture, there’s something for everyone (even teenagers). Here’s some ideas to help you start planning...

  • Take a trip to terrifying Alcatraz: walk in the footsteps of Al Capone and discover the grisly secrets of one of America’s most notorious penitentiaries.
  • Sea Explorers: dive into the turquoise waters of Key West or snorkel in the crystal clear seas of the Caribbean. Or why not grab your boards and head out in the surf along the California Coast?
  • Meet your favourite Disney character: Walt Disney World Resort is every child’s dream (and probably quite a lot of adults, too). Meet Elsa, Mickey, and even Captain Jack Sparrow, and have the time of your life in these Florida theme parks.

In short, do a thousand and one things you’d never expected to do!

Want to keep the stress of booking a holiday for the entire family to a minimum? An all-inclusive family holiday is the answer. Book your flights, your transfers, your hotel, your food and drink, and even some excursions and activities before you even close your front door, and your holiday is sorted from start to finish. It’s a great way to organise that family holiday to Orlando, or somewhere more exotic like Africa, or the Caribbean. Plan ahead and you’ll have plenty of time left over to think about those surprise treats for the kids (and yourself – massage, anyone?).

If you want a getaway like no other, then our luxury family holidays are the treat that your whole tribe deserves. Spacious, elegant rooms, personalised service, exclusive views and private beaches – nothing is too good for you when you holiday with us. Sample the best foods, get priority tickets to theme parks that whisk you past the queues and straight into the thick of the action, or be pampered with spa treatments, luxury boat hire, and personalised guided tours. Here’s our pick of some of the most indulgent retreats.

  • Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang, Malaysia: possibly one of our favourites, if just for the view! Spas and award-winning restaurants are perfect for parents, while a luxury pool, Adventure Zone and kids clubs and even a babysitting service make sure the little ones are looked after.
  • Hodges Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua, Caribbean: with an adult-only only oasis including infinity pools looking over the bay and private cabanas, the Hodges Bay Resort and Spa is the dream family getaway. The little ones will be treated like the VIPs that they are at the Flying Fish Club and the Connect Teens Lounge, leaving you to enjoy a cocktail (or two).

At Virgin Holidays, we’re with you on every getaway, from start to finish. Our dedicated holiday experts can help with first-hand experience and real-life suggestions based on what we’ve found, and what other families have enjoyed. We’re here to help, so get in touch with any questions you may have, or simply to get the ball rolling and begin booking your next perfect family holiday.

Beaches holidays

Beaches Turks and Caicos

Fun and adventure for all ages

Beaches Resorts have it all, endless amounts of fun and ample amounts of Caribbean sun - best of all, everything is all included. The kids will have a blast at the Pirate Island Waterpark and for the bigger kids, the watersports will be sure to keep you busy.

If you’re interested in a family holiday to one of our many destinations, take a look at our family hotels and packages and make sure you get everything you need for a great time away together.

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Latest Foreign & Commonwealth Office repatriation travel advice


Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

Please visit this page to keep up to date with the Government’s travel advice on returning to the UK, and to register for email alerts.
 

Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the  Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

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Your next holiday is only a click away - our website has thousands of options ready to book. But if you need more help, just give us a call on 0344 472 9499.

Looking for inspiration? Explore our destinations and holiday types and save your faves to your very own Wishlist. Or dive right in to our 2021 holiday offers.

For extra piece of mind, new bookings made before 30 September 2020 for travel up 30 April 2021 also have the flexibility to amend free of charge. If you need to change don’t worry, you can move your holiday as far out as 31 December 2021 subject to availability.

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 31 December 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Stay tuned for the latest updates


Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected.  

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

Let’s talk


If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking you can call our team on 0344 472 9646.

For the latest information on Covid-19 you can check our FAQs here.

Payment flexibility


Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans


We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

You're holiday is going ahead as planned


If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. You can call our team on 0344 472 9499 who can look at options for you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding


Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

We'll be in touch soon


To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

I returned early from holiday and have further questions?


You can contact our team by emailing feedback.backhome@virginholidays.com to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

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