Ultimate holiday homes for kids

Ultimate holiday homes for kids

  • Keeping children occupied can mean more relaxation time for other family members (Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Choosing a property with a host of on-site facilities allows for flexible usage over the years
  • Finding the right property can mean a lifetime of happy holiday memories

After a glorious few weeks, the English weather has reverted to type once again, prompting many families to head to Europe in search of some sunshine during the latter part of the school holidays. For some of those families, a holiday home in a favourite location is the perfect setting for creating wonderful childhood memories. However, choosing the right family-friendly, second home can be harder than it first appears.

Families’ needs change over the years. Young children grow up and want different things from their leisure time. As such, it’s important for families to buy holiday homes that meet future needs as well as current ones.”

Marc Pritchard, father of two and Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España recommends keeping several points in mind when seeking out the ultimate holiday homes for kids.

Easy access from the UK is essential, which is one of the reasons that Spain is so popular with UK buyers, being just a couple of hours away by plane. Families also need to think through the journey they have upon arrival, ensuring that the property is within easy reach of the local airport. There’s little worse than arriving in a foreign country with tired and hungry children in tow, only to face an onward journey of several hours before you arrive at your holiday home.

The type of property is important too. A private pool might seem like a great idea but having to constantly guard it against curious toddlers is far from relaxing. As such, a communal pool with fencing is often a much safer option for those with young children. A home on a dedicated holiday development can work well in terms of the community aspect too, which you simply don’t get with a standalone property.

Internally, a decent kitchen for self-catering is essential, particularly for youngsters who are fussy about what they eat. Storage space is important too, as having a stash of toys, clothes, games, books, pool toys and so forth means a far less stressful packing process for each break.

By the same token, a ground floor apartment with a garden (rather than a balcony) is often appealing to those with youngsters who like to explore. A garden also provides plenty of entertainment options, from ball games to teddy bears’ picnics!

“Families should review on-site and local amenities carefully prior to purchase. The more options there are nearby for entertaining little ones, the better. Beaches, pools, kids’ clubs, sporting activities… all of these can provide fun for young family members. Residences at La Cala Golf are a great example of this – the host of on-site facilities for children mean that there is always something fun to do, while the needs of older children and adult are also well catered for.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España

Enjoying a prominent Costa del Sol location, La Cala Golf is home to two Taylor Wimpey España developments: Horizon Golf and Grand View. Just 7 km from the beach, the two and three-bedroom properties feature communal pools and lush gardens, as well as spectacular golf, coast and mountain views. They also benefit from the broad range of activities available at La Cala Golf, which provides three 18-hole golf courses, a spa and hydrotherapy centre, tennis courts, a running track, a gym with a host of features and qualified trainers, a professional football pitch, a Golf Academy and a practice range. Prices start from €287,000.

Relaxed, happy children mean relaxed, happy parents. Flexible properties, which are suited to everyone from the very youngest to the oldest, are the way forward for those seeking the ultimate holiday homes for children.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España


For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit http://www.taylorwimpeyspain.com/. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.