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Family Breaks

From only £396 for a family of 4, for 3 nights including travel in August!

We have selected the best hotels for customers travelling with children, in the best family friendly towns and cities. Whether you’re looking for a city break, a relaxing weekend beside the sea or a trip to Disneyland® Paris, we can help. These hotels all welcome children and have good family rooms; some even offer free child places. Novotel hotels are excellent for families as they allow 2 children to stay for free when sharing with their parents. We offer Novotel hotels in Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven, Lille, Mechelen, Reims and Ypres.

If you would like more information or a quote, please call us on 0845 330 3434 or email holidays@greatescapes.co.uk

 
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Family Breaks Available

Disneyland® Paris

Family break from £1042

Disneyland® Paris

The ultimate European family break! We can book the whole package or any elements including Disneyland® Park tickets, hotels and either Eurostar directly to the park or travel by ferry/Eurotunnel.

 
Santa Fe Hotel

4 night stay during school holidays in August 2014 from only £1042 B&B including 5 day passes per family (2 adults and 2 children under 17) sharing a room with 2 double beds at the Santa Fe Hotel and travelling with P&O Ferries from Dover to Calais.

 
 

Le Touquet

Family break from £607

Le Touquet tourist office

Le Touquet is a stylish resort just 40 minutes from Calais. You’ll find a great sandy beach with sand dunes and a wide range of sports available. For a great day out there’s a waterpark and there’s also a theme park just outside the town with rollercoasters, pirate ship, water rides and a penguin and seal show.

 

Holiday Inn Le Touquet 4*- has rooms sleeping 3 or 4 which are perfect for families and have two sleeping areas: one on the lower level, and one on the mezzanine.

3 night break during school holidays in August 2014 from £607 per family (2 adults plus 1 or 2 children under 12) sharing a Mezzanine room B&B including travel from Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries... fancy going for longer? 1 week’s holiday in August from £1337 for the whole family.

 
 

Boulogne

Family break from £376

Boulogne

Just 20 minutes from Calais, Boulogne is a fascinating old city with preserved 13th century city walls and a bustling harbour. Nausicaä, the National Sea Centre, is also well worth a visit.

 

Hostellerie du Château des Tourelles 2* - one of our best sellers. A family-run hotel in a quiet hamlet closed to Boulogne with quad rooms and tennis court on site.
3 night break during school holidays in May or October half term (2014) from £376 per family (2 adults 2 children) sharing a quad room on bed & breakfast basis including a 3rd night free and travelling from Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries. Offer valid for Sunday to Wednesday arrivals & compulsory breakfast payable locally for free night.

 
 

Lille

Family break from £316

Lille

It’s easy to get to Lille for a short break, either by Eurostar in around 1½ hours or by car from Calais (in around 1 hour 15 minutes). As well as excellent restaurants, shops, theatres and museums, the city has a free zoo which attracts around 1 million visitors a year.

 

Novotel Lille Gares 4* - great value for money as children under 16 stay for free when sharing with their parents; there’s also an indoor play area. The hotel is 400 metres from the Eurostar terminal and within walking distance of the main sites.
3 nights breaks from £316 per family in August 2014 (including a 3rd night free) B&B (2 adults plus 1 or 2 children under 12) sharing a room with a Double bed + sofa bed including travel from Dover to Calais with P&O ferries.

 
 

Normandy

Family break from £580

Trouville

Enjoy fantastic sandy beaches in Normandy and the theme park is a 50 minute drive away.

Trouville, a charming resort, sits literally next door to Deauville and is only 15 kilometres from Honfleur. The town's beautiful buildings line its long beach of golden sand and its boardwalk offers activities for children in particular during the summer months. A traditional working fishing port, aquarium and casinos are amongst the attractions of this year round destination.

 

Hostellerie du Vallon 4* - A great hotel with indoor pool.
4 night B&B breaks from £580 per family (2 adults plus 1 child under 12 ) in August 2014 (including a 4th night free) sharing a superior room including travel from Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries . Fancy going for longer? 1 week’s holiday in August from £1096 for 2 adults and 1 child.

 
 

Bruges

Family break from £352

Bruges

Bruges is a beautiful city and the children will love the chocolate factories, the horse-drawn carriages and the seapark with its dolphin show, fair rides and mini golf. There are a few good family-friendly hotels in the city:

 

Floris Karos Brugge 3* - triple and quadruple rooms available plus an indoor pool and children’s play corner.
3 nights B&B breaks from £532 per family in August 2014 (2 adults and up to 2 children under 12) sharing a quad room including travel from Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries.

 

Leonardo Brugge 3* - great for families with young children – there’s an outdoor swimming pool, gardens, children ’s playground and 1 child under 12 stays free sharing a room with 2 adults.
3 nights B&B breaks from £406 per family in August 2014 (2 adults plus 1 child) sharing a standard room including travel from Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries.

 

Novotel Brugge Centrum 3* - a central hotel just a short walk from the Lake of Love with a children’s play area, heated outdoor pool and table tennis. 2 children under 16 can stay for free when sharing with their parents.
3 night B&B breaks from £352 per family (2 adults and up to 2 children under 16 sharing a standard room with sofa bed) during half term in October including a free 3rd night for arrivals Sunday - Tuesday and travelling from Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries.

 
 

Mechelen

Family break from £242

Mechelen is a small medieval city just 1½ hours’ drive from Calais but also accessible via Eurostar. It is also home to the Flemish science centre which has some excellent interactive exhibits aimed at children.

Novotel Mechelen Centrum 3* - Our bestselling hotel in the city and 2 children under 16 can stay for free when sharing a room with their parents.
3 night B&B breaks from only £242 per family in August 2014 (2 adults and up to 2 children under 16 sharing a standard room with sofa bed) including a 3rd night free and travelling from Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries.

 
 

Ypres

Family break from £402

For children interested in the First World War a trip to Ypres will be a fascinating experience and will undoubtedly aid them in the studies of the period. All our holidays include tickets to the In Flanders Fields Museum. Just outside the town there is also a family park with boat rides, shows, animals and fair rides.

 

Novotel Ypres Centrum 3* - our bestselling hotel in Ypres, closed to the Menin Gate and Cloth Hall. Up to 2 children under 16 can stay for free when sharing with their parents.
3 night B&B breaks from only £402 per family in August 2014 (2 adults and up to 2 children under 16 sharing a standard room with sofa bed) travelling from Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries.

 
 

Belgian Coastline

Family break from £290

The Belgian coast is within easy reach for a short break, it’s only 1 hour 15 minutes from Calais to Ostend, and the children will love the sandy beaches. You’ll also find some excellent restaurants, museums and family attractions. In Zeebrugge there’s a maritime interactive museum where you can take the children into a 100 metre long submarine and discover more about fishing and pirates. In Ostend there’s a hands-on science centre which was created by Belgium’s first astronaut. It’s also possible to combine stays in more than one town for a longer, touring holiday.

 
Ibis Styles Zeebrugge

Ibis Styles Zeebrugge 3* – this hotel is particularly recommended for families as it has an outdoor pool and family suites that sleep up to 6. (On request).
3 night B&B breaks from only £396 per family during school holidays in May or October half term for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 sharing a standard suite and travelling from Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries. Includes a 3rd free night valid for Sunday to Wednesday arrivals.

 
 

Travel Options

Prices quoted above all include ferry crossing from Dover Calais with P&O Ferries. Supplement to travel by Eurotunnel in the summer is from only £6 per car return. We can also arrange travel from Hull to Zeebrugge, on all of Brittany Ferries routes to France and by Eurostar to many destinations.

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