Portugal has always been a family favourite with thousands of Britons who flock there each year to soak up the sun and enjoy the fun family atmosphere of their favourite tourist spot.
As well as being very affordable, Portugal has lots of fantastic attractions and activities available and this makes it a great choice for families on a budget who are looking for a destination which will keep every member of the family entertained.
One of the biggest draws of Portugal is that it is home to so many beautiful beaches. The popular Algarve region alone has 35 beautiful sandy beaches which are perfect for sunbathing and water sports alike, so mum and dad can relax with a cocktail whilst the kids are kept busy learning to snorkel or surf.
Portugal is also famous for its amazingly fresh seafood. Foodies should think about visiting Lisbon where every seafood dish you can imagine is available and as fresh as you are ever likely to taste.
There are a number of beautiful World Heritage sites in Portugal which are perfect for cheap family days out. The volcanic regions have some spectacular views which are fun to explore and the many olive groves and forests are filled with flora and fauna which will amaze adults and children alike.
Museums and Landmarks
If your family are the cultural type, then you will not be disappointed by a trip to Portugal. There are several museums which showcase the best of Portuguese culture and history throughout the ages.
The old seaside port towns still show signs of times past too, so it is always worth going to some of the far out places to get a more authentic experience of Portugal where you can soaks up the rich culture of the place.
The Zoomarine Theme Park is probably the most popular theme park in Portugal, thanks to its mix of fairground attractions and sea life shows. Children in particular will love seeing the dolphins and seals that put on a great show at the park.