family enjoying at the beach

Family Holidays

Quality time together, guaranteed. 

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Fun for all family holidays

Whether you’re looking for a short break or the trip of a lifetime for the whole crew, Etihad Holidays can help. Search our deals for the best family-friendly holidays and magical memories guaranteed.

The best family holidays are all about balance; busy, but not exhausting, relaxing but not boring. It’s all about time together and time out from busy lives.

Beach holidays make for the perfect family vacation. Kids play for hours in the sand whilst parents keep a watchful eye from the comfort of a sun lounger. Consider Thailand, Greece or the stunning Seychelles for the best fun in the sun.

And don’t dismiss destinations which offer history and culture too. Visit some of the world’s best family-friendly museums in London, glorious gold-encrusted palaces in Bangkok or ancient ruins in Athens.

Take the tribe on safari in South Africa, or spoil them with adrenaline-filled theme park experiences. Abu Dhabi, Australia and the US offer some of the best you’ll find and fun for all the family!

young family enjoying at the beach

Family holiday destinations

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Adventures in Australia

When it comes planning a family holiday in Australia, there are so many amazing things to see and do you might end up having to drawing straws on what to include! From the red centre to the unspoilt coastline, the diverse landscape of Australia will draw you in. Get up close and personal with giant crocs in Kakadu National Park or snorkel among the teeming sealife of the Great Barrier Reef. Head to the Gold Coast and treat the kids to the theme parks, or take a city break in stunning Sydney. Australia is a playground for all the family and it’s waiting to welcome you.

Travel to Australia 

Family paradise in the Seychelles

The stunning Seychelles have long been the go-to destination for couples, but families are now getting in on the game. Resorts are catering to families on holiday with all-inclusive packages and kids’ clubs. Sit back and relax while someone else keeps the little ones entertained. If you’re after action and adventure, choose from a range of activities that will appeal to all ages. Check out the coast in a kayak, snorkel in the warm, clear waters or even learn to dive. Kids can start as young as 10. There has never been a better time to create that unforgettable family vacation.

Unwind in the Seychelles 

giant tortoise on a beach in seychelles
happy family on abu dhabi corniche

Abu Dhabi for all the family

Whatever the formula is for your ideal family holiday, you’ll find it in Abu Dhabi. With Etihad’s direct flights into the UAE’s capital city, months of winter sun and a long list of activities, make your family holiday plans now. Select from affordable packages at top hotels, many of them set on the white sand beaches of the Arabian Gulf. Soak up the sun on the beach or laze by the pool. Experience the sheer grandeur of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the opulence of the Presidential Palace. For a faster pace, get a family pass for our world class theme parks. Ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, make a splash at Yas Waterworld or meet superheroes at Warners Bros WorldTM Abu Dhabi. Don’t leave without taking a desert safari. Go dune bashing in a 4x4, ride a camel-bike through the sands and watch the golden glow as the sun sets. 

Soak up the sun in Abu Dhabi

Travel to Thailand

For a family holiday that combines culture and adventure, Thailand has the answer. In bustling Bangkok, there is so much to explore. Load the kids into a tuk-tuk or take a river boat to seek out the main attractions. For a quieter pace, head north to the lush hills of Chiang Mai and go on an elephant trek or relax with beach time on one of many stunning islands in the south. Thailand’s warm weather and array of activities make it a hot family holiday spot. Whatever you’re looking for, the Land of Smiles will win you over.

Explore Thailand

bangkok palace gardens
malaysia langkawi island

Escape to Malaysia

Mountains and minarets, beaches and jungles, Malaysia has it all for your next family holiday. Cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur is surprisingly well-suited to young travellers. Captivate the imagination of nature lovers at the city’s world-famous butterfly park, bird farm and aquarium. Treat them to a little shopping, and wind up the day at the bustling nightmarkets of Chinatown. Head out of town to explore one of the many stunning national parks, take the jungle railway journey at Gemas and the ferry to Penang Island. There you can soak up the colourful and colonial past in Georgetown or relax on stunning white-sand beaches. 

Relax in Malaysia