If you want to do something different and memorable for your next family holiday, consider one of these unconventional family holidays in Europe
1. Kakslauttanen Igloo Village, Finland
If the thought of staying in a glass igloo fascinates you, then Kakslauttanen Igloo Village is the perfect option. The village offers glass igloo and log cabin accommodation, sleeping up to six people. If you’re worried about freezing your toes off, the igloo has thermal properties and features a private sauna and a fireplace. It also has a kitchenette, along with a seating area, and a bedroom with a glass roof (so you can admire the starry sky or Northern Lights if you’re lucky). Each igloo has a private toilet, but the shower facilities are shared. Kids will love the husky, reindeer, and snowmobile trips, and the all-year-round Santa’s Resort.
2. Controversy Tram Hotel, Amsterdam
Most kids love trams and trains, and now they’ll have the chance to stay in one. The Tram Hotel was converted from two 4-berth train carriages, it is now four wonderfully themed tram bedrooms (America, England, France, and Italy). Each tram has a luxurious shower and toilet, TV with VCR, an alarm clock radio, a little oven, coffee machine, and a kitchen with a fridge. The little family-tram can accommodate parents with young kids. Families with a higher budget can stay at the Controversy B&B, a 21-metre long train equipped with heating and air-conditioning, as well as a Jacuzzi.
3. Kolarbyn Ecolodge, Sweden
With video games and TV taking up most of your kids’ time at home, a stay in the outdoors will do them some good. If you want to be one with nature and disconnect from technology, there’s no better place to do so than at Kolarbyn Ecolodge. This lodge is known as ‘Sweden’s most primitive hotel’ – mainly because it’s located in the forest, and has no electricity or showers. Guests will stay in a forest hut with two or three beds and a fireplace. Everything is prepared by campfire – even a cup of coffee. Behind the lodge you’ll find the beautiful lake Skärsjön. Guests can take a swim, catch some fish, or go for a walk around it. Family holidays in Europe will never be the same again.
4. Marjal Costa Blanca Camping & Resort, Alicante
Why stay in a hotel room when you can stay in a caravan? Marjal Costa Blanca Camping & Resort is the perfect destination for families who want to experience something a bit different, while still being modern and comfortable. You can book a plot with the caravan already installed, or you can bring your own. Each of the provided caravans include water, electricity, TV, and AACC. It also has a dining room, a double bed, a bunk bed, and a fully equipped kitchen. There are plenty of activities for kids and adults, including five swimming pools, a spa, sports courts, and daily entertainment shows.