If you haven’t managed to get away yet this year, you’ll be pleased to hear that September is one of the best months to travel with kids. One of the perks of having young children means you aren’t tied into school holidays, so you can travel this month when the prices are lower, the beaches are less crowded, and there’s still plenty of sunshine to be had. If you have kids who aren’t yet in school yet, grab this opportunity with both hands! Here at BabyBreaks we’ve scoured the internet for the lowest flight fares in Europe, and the best hotel deals out there, so all you need to do is decide which one to book. Here are our top 5 Sunshine Deals in September.

1. Cote D’Azur

Flights to Nice this month start at just £30 pp return, and daytime temperatures average 24 degrees, plus the very short flight time from the UK is ideal for young tots. From Nice, you can explore the beautiful towns along the Cote D’Azur, such as glamorous Antibes and St Tropez, or stunning hilltop villages like St Paul de Vence. And with flights being so cheap, you have a great excuse to splash the cash on a luxury hotel…  Le Mas de Pierre is a beautiful Relais & Chateaux property in St Paul de Vence with fantastic amenities for kids including craft workshops, sports tournaments  top notch children’s food and dedicated pools and play areas. Rooms start at €295 per night, until 30th September.

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Le Mas de Pierre
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2.  Sicily

The ruggedly beautiful island of Sicily can be intensely hot in July and August, as well as crowded. Those in the know (Italians included) wait until September to travel here, when the beaches are emptier and the climate is much more manageable for young children. Also families should head for the popular resort of Cefalu, which boasts one of the island’s best beaches, a maze of pretty cobbled streets, and an impressive ancient Cathedral.

Looking for somewhere to stay? Le Calette Garden & Bay is a four star hotel that’s ideal for young families, with its own private beach, a children’s playground, babysitting services and spacious suites and apartments.

Flights to Palermo start from £66 pp return. 

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Cefalu - What to Do in Sicily
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3. Majorca

Iberostar’s Majorcan hotels include a ‘Kids Stay Free’ offer all year round, and each of its family resorts offer a Kids Club, a Playground and Children’s Pool, Babysitting Service and Children’s Menus at selected restaurants. More importantly, there are spacious family rooms which offer two sofa beds and plenty of room for an extra cot, if needed. The recently renovated Iberostar Cristina in Palma de Majorca is close to the airport and only five minutes walk from the beach. This hotel has a great range of activities on offer, from tennis and spinning to football, yoga and paddle boarding.

Flights to Palma start at just £47 pp return.

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Iberostar Cristina
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4. Algarve

Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort is one of our favourite hotels in the whole of Europe. The luxury family-focused resort boasts beautifully designed accommodation from private pool houses and luxury villas to spacious hotel suites. The resort has five kids clubs to suit all ages, and a stunning beachside location, surrounded by protected natural park providing the perfect backdrop for outdoor family activities. Also, the hotel’s ‘September Family Fun’ offer includes up to 20% discount on the best room rates, a complimentary session at the Kids Club, a 40% discount at the spa and much more. No wonder why it is features in our September sunshine deals.

Flights to Faro start at £45 pp return.

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Martinhal Family Hotel - September Sunshine Deals for Families
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5. Greek Islands

The Greek Islands are beautiful in September, winding down from the summer frenzy.  They have a wonderfully relaxed vibe, and daytime temperatures that are still in the mid 20’s. We recommend Crete, Corfu or Rhodes for the best beaches. Amathus Beach Hotel Rhodes receives great reviews from families, who often return year after year. The five star hotel’s newly renovated rooms include a spacious Duplex Suite which accommodates up to 4 guests. Thoughtful amenities for children include a special welcome pack, bath toys, play areas, children’s menus in selected restaurants. The hotel also has a kids club and a complimentary cot and high chair in the room, if required. Last but not least, it’s also just five minutes walk from the beach, and 5 km from the medieval marvels of Rhodes Old Town.

Flights to Rhodes start at £145 pp return.

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Amathus Beach hotel Rhodes - September Sunshine Deals For Families
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Disclaimer: Prices on September Sunshine Deals were correct at time of publication.

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