- Dubrovnik Family holidays
Croatia is always on the list of obvious destinations for a summer break and family holidays in Dubrovnik offer a new experience if you've only ever had beach holidays in Spain in the past. Let your children see a different kind of culture, in a bustling city that actually offers plenty of sunny and warm weather in its own right. Either as a cultural city break, or as a traditional family summer holiday in the sun, you might be surprised by how much Dubrovnik has to offer for you and your little ones.
Warm in the water
The summer weather in Dubrovnik averages in the mid-20°C, putting it on a par with fine summer weather back home in the UK. One of the great advantages of cheap family holidays in Dubrovnik though is not the temperature on land, but the temperature in the water. By May of each year, this typically warms to over 20°C, and stays at that level throughout the summer months and as late as September. A dip during this period is likely to feel refreshing compared to the warmer air temperatures, but without the shock you sometimes get from stepping into cold water out of season.
Hurdling the language barrier
family holidays in Dubrovnik take you to hotels that are specifically geared towards the international tourism market, of which the UK is a key contributor. This means many of the staff who look after you and your children during your stay will be well versed in English - and even those who are not fluent speakers of the language should know enough to help you with common enquiries, or to refer you to a more fluent member of staff if needed, and all of this helps your holiday to go without a hitch.
What's on for the kids?
As always, the exact entertainment on offer during family holidays in Dubrovnik will depend on the particular package you book, but you can always see a full description of what's included before you confirm your booking. In general though, there should be a good amount of family-friendly entertainment or amenities available in any hotel offering family holidays. Look out for separate kids' swimming pools or toddler splash pools, as well as evening music or shows in your hotel.
Why Dubrovnik is so great for families
Kids will just love this beautifully preserved fortress town. With big city walls to walk around and a huge history of daring sea attacks and brave defences, Dubrovnik family holidays let you really delve into history. Grown-ups will appreciate its incredible beauty, and the beaches along the coast and Adriatic islands aren't bad either. Shop in the slab-stone paved main streets or explore the maze-like old town and discover the freshest seafood imaginable. Then head inland to discover pristine national parks where you can go on big family walks.