Time to take a trip?


March, April and even early May can still be chilly, but they can be great months for an overseas getaway as you can take advantage of cheaper fares, especially if you have children who are under school age. Stroller specialist Bugaboo has compared flight times from London Heathrow, time differences from GMT, destination weather and safety ratings over a range of destinations to give you guidance on the best places to go.


This is one of the Canary Islands, and it’s famous for its beautiful landscapes, golden sand beaches and laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere. Just 250 minutes from Heathrow Airport, it welcomes visitors to magnificent nature spots, such as the sand dunes of Corralejo and the Oasis Park Fuerteventura with its zoo and botanical garden. It has a mild, temperate climate and also ranks high in terms of safety.


This enchanting island in the Atlantic is easily accessible with flights that take about 225 minutes from Heathrow. What sets Madeira apart are its lush landscapes and botanical gardens, together with a range of child-friendly amenities and a mild climate all-year-round. From family-oriented resorts offering kids' clubs and babysitting services to attractions like the Monte Palace Tropical Garden and the Madeira Story Centre, there's no shortage of engaging activities for parents and little ones alike.


The Canary Islands are relatively small and blessed with year-round good weather, so they are an obvious choice for families with small children. In Lanzarote, families can explore the island's unique landscapes, from volcanic formations like Timanfaya National Park to the serene beaches of Papagayo. Some of the best family-friendly resorts are located in Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise. They offer entertainment programs for kids, daily clubs and family-friendly amenities. The Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, with its zoo and water attractions, is always a real hit!

Other recommended destinations for families include Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Mallorca.

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