When it’s cold and dark outside in the middle of winter, there’s nothing nicer than sitting down as a family and planning that  great summer holiday. Where should you and your family be heading off to in 2017 for a fun summer holiday?

Fiesta time in Mexico

If the kids are a little older and happy to do long-haul, Mexico has to be one of the top destinations for 2017. This colourful, energetic country has been getting more popular with travellers for the past few years, and 2017 could see it shoot straight to the top of the charts. All Inclusive packages are a good way to budget if you’re taking the family, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Corfu, that old family favourite

Corfu has been a family favourite for decades, and it’s still as popular today. It’s a little different from the other Greek islands in that it has a strong Italian influence (it’s the favourite summer destination for Italians), but that warm Greek welcome is always there. Head away from the ‘party’ towns of Kavos and further north to Ipsos, which is a smaller resort but has plenty of family hotels, a great beach, and a more relaxed, laid back feel.

Siam Park, Tenerife

How does a trip to Europe’s biggest water park sound? For the kids it’ll be splashtastic, especially when the water park happens to be one of the biggest and best in Europe. From safe play areas for little ones right though to towering flumes and slides for anyone with a head for heights, this has to be one of the best family fun destinations for 2017.

Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

Bulgaria has been getting quite a reputation as a fabulous family destination, and it doesn’t get much better than Sunny Beach. This is a top tip for 2017, and one that ticks all the boxes for a family summer holiday.

Florida

With the Pound now stable against the dollar, it’s time to book a summer family holiday to that old favourite, Florida. What more can you say about probably the most family-friendly destination in the world? 2017 bookings for Florida are up, so hunt around for early bird deals to get the best prices.