Portugal ticks all the boxes for family-friendly holidays for parents and children alike. It is only a quick flight away and yet comes with pretty much guaranteed sunshine and its beaches are among the very best in Europe: golden sands without a pebble in sight.
Children can be seen and heard, are welcome in restaurants for dinner and are generally indulged from north to south, east to west. Happy children, happy parents goes the maxim but Portugal also pleases notoriously tricky teenagers with its surfing and grandparents with its wine, castles and culture as well.
But which is the best part of Portugal for your family? Can you beat the crowds? And how can you take advantage of the fact that Portugal is consistently voted the best-value destination in western Europe?