Is family fun at the heart of all your holiday planning? Choosing the right villa becomes even more important when you have kids to entertain! Of course, you'll want something that lets you get involved too. Whether that means a parents versus children pool table tournament, or just taking photos of the little ones monkeying around on their climbing frame. You'll find plenty of villa facilities geared towards family fun, from table tennis tables to full-sized private courts. Take a look at our guide to child friendly villas below. The challenge will be picking your favourite!
Whittle down all the wonderful child friendly features with the help of James Recommends…
Are beach days the highlight of your family holiday? Imagine having golden sands just a short stroll away. Our villas by the beach are ideal for family frolics on the sand and splashing about in the sea. Heaven for any beach babies. Beach sports like volleyball are perfect for some leisurely family fun. Or perhaps the thrill of watersports will prove too much to resist?
It's not just the little ones who'll love a villa by the beach. You'll find stunning views out to sea. Whether that means waking up to the sea views through your bedroom window or breakfast overlooking the beach.
An incredible family holiday starts with finding the right villa. One that can be enjoyed by all ages, especially your private pool. A gated pool will give you the reassurance that your children are always safe. When you're able to give them your full attention, let them splash around. But if you're busy preparing dinner in your villa's kitchen, shut the gate and keep them safe.
Like the sound of your own private tennis court? A holiday where you can practice your serve and head home feeling like a Wimbledon champion. Ideal for hours of family action, your kids will love one of our villas with a tennis court.
You won't have to rush, share or wait for your turn, the court is all yours for your whole holiday. Maybe you'll just want to sit back and watch the little ones enjoying themselves? Soak up the sun as you play umpire - just make sure you pay attention to whether the ball's in or out!
Holiday Resorts are heaven for families! Kids and adults are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities. Sporty children can improve their ball skills, with soccer schools and tennis coaching. Practice makes perfect, so try not to act disappointed when they beat you.
Do your little ones love making friends and trying new things? They'll flourish at a resort kids club. Enjoying a different activity each day and working together in team challenges. Communal pools are also perfect for social splashing! With wave pools, climbing frames and waterparks, it's unlikely your children will get bored in a Holiday Resort.
Villa Casa de Baixo serves up plenty for children. You'll find a table tennis tournament is inevitable, with all the equipment ready and waiting for you! Once the winner is declared move on to the next family championship, and take your pick between snooker or foosball. There's hours of fun to be had for everyone! A huge spacious private pool will make splash-tastic family time a sure thing. Not to mention a large garden area for the little ones to safely run around in. Primed for 'hide and seek', Villa Casa de Baixo is a match made in heaven for funny family games and children's play time.
If the kids are too cool for a full day of table top games, there's a Playstation 4 for some down time – plus parents might welcome the break too. When everyone is truly tuckered out, why not curl up with a DVD and Satellite TV from the comfort of your lounge? A cosy family night in might be just what the doctor ordered after all that fun in the sun!
Psstttt… Are you travelling with a baby? Meal times are a good night's sleep are all made easier, as Casa de Baixo comes with free cots and highchairs.
You'll get the best of both worlds in a Holiday Resort - the freedom of villa living with all the facilities you'd expect from a hotel. Luckily for your children this means double the fun! Villa Desert Drive 29's table tennis table offers plenty of entertainment in your home from home. Plus you'll find lots more to do in the Desert Springs Holiday Resort itself, with a playground, kids' club and sports facilities on your doorstep.
Your children will have plenty of space to call their own at Villa Son Marc I. Surrounded by peaceful farmland, and plenty of your own private land within the property grounds – those little legs can enjoy the great outdoors uninterrupted!
In fact, this is a villa that's just as fun for adults. There's a private pool and shaded pergola, perfect for when you need to cool off from the sun. You'll also find cots and high chairs included - one less thing to worry about.
Villa Coral is seventh heaven for children of all ages. From its private pool and huge amount of outdoor space, to the healthy helping of indoor facilities on offer – entertainment is as easy as can be!
Whether you're making a splash in the pool or getting competitive at a family table tennis tournament, there's plenty to keep kids of all ages busy. Throw in a football table, Nintendo Wii and Satellite TV to boot and the fun times are all but guaranteed. To top it all off, the popular resort of Puerto del Carmen is just a short stroll away...
Lake View Villa will have your family feeling like they never want to leave! After all, who would want to give up a private pool and games room complete with air hockey and pool tables?
Sitting pretty on the gated resort of Solterra, there's an incredible list of amenities right at your fingertips. From a playground, lazy river, waterslides and tennis club to a clubhouse, spa and café for the grown-ups – everyone is well and truly catered for!
Little minds are taken care of with finishing touches that are sure to spark their imagination. Fantasies are brought to life in this child friendly villa, with the bedrooms including Cinderella Castle murals and out-of-this-world space artwork. Not to mention all of this is just a 10-minute car ride from Walt Disney World Resort itself…
Do your children find it difficult to sit still? If lying by the pool every day isn't quite their thing, a stay at Aphrodite Hills could be the perfect fit for your energetic youngsters! With a fantastic mix of leisure facilities on your doorstep, the resort's Kids Club, soccer school, tennis academy and bike riding opportunities should well and truly tucker them out! Leaving you free to enjoy a tranquil day at the spa…
Of course the villa itself is more than able to handle a family day spent at your home from home. With beautiful living areas, huge outdoor spaces and a sizeable pool to make a splash – you can have the best of both worlds at this picturesque property!
Budding young golfers will love Villa Lavande. They'll have a putting green to practice their technique, for hours on end if they want to. Perhaps you can take them to one of the nearby golf courses? After you've all had some time to warm up at the villa, of course. If you're not a fan of golf, the villa has a dart board, table football and table tennis table, so you can pick your sport.
Travelling with very young children? Villa Lavande could be ideal. Set on a single floor, free cots and high chairs are included - it's the little things all taken care of.
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