Family friendly Sitges offers a magical Spanish seaside holiday. This historic town is located just 35 minutes from Barcelona and is well served by rail and road. The old town is beautiful to walk through; the historic white buildings and cobbled streets are lined with restaurants and boutique shopping. And, the beautiful green space of the Garraf national park is a short walk from town.
Sitges is a firm favourite with families, many returning year after year. William Cook, a journalist with The Guardian Newspaper, swears his family won’t holiday anywhere else.
What makes Sitges a family-friendly destination?
Sitges loves families. Getting a high chair, having a kid’s table, asking for a pizza with no cheese – no problem at all. Kids are genuinely welcomed in the culture.
The 19 pristine and safe beaches that line the coast mean that you can have a different adventure every day of your holiday.
Watersports like kayaking, windsurfing, surfing, sailing, jet-skiing, and boating are available. You can head out as a family or book one of the many kid-friendly lessons.
There are said to be 365 restaurants in Sitges, one for every day of the year. And, many are kid-friendly cuisine, offering sushi, pizza, burgers, and more. Indeed, most local Catalan restaurants have a kid-friendly option if the adults fancy something more adventurous.
Sitges doesn’t only open for service at 10pm. A common concern for families visiting some Spanish towns is that mealtimes are way too late. Sitges has you covered, with options for lunch and dinner at times that suit your family.
The stylish boutiques of Sitges make for a wonderful teen shopping trip.
Looking for a change from water sports? Mini golf, trampolining, jungle trek, water parks, and theme parks are all available.
The Parc del Garraf surrounds Sitges. It is a fantastic place for a walk, hike, quad bike, or mountain bike ride. Hiring equipment and guides is easy from several suppliers.
Sitges loves a festival, and the calendar is packed with traditional celebrations. If you time your holiday well, you become part of one of the colorful events. Imagine fireworks through the town, fancy dress parades, massive giants strolling down the streets, local musicians in the square, moving human towers, flower carpets, and much much more. The whole family will love it!
And if that is not enough, Barcelona is an easy trip to explore one of Europe’s most famous cities.
Family-friendly places to stay
There are excellent hotels in town, but many families opt for a villa holiday. There are some compelling reasons to choose this option.
You and your family have the run of the spacious villa and grounds.
You don’t share your pool and other recreational areas with strangers.
You set the rules and the timetable for your family.
There are chillout areas for everyone to have some personal space when they need it.
There’s more than one TV (with cable), so everyone can watch what they want.
You have a well-equipped kitchen in a villa to make your kid’s favorite meals whenever they are hungry.
The best villa hire companies offer a concierge service. They’ll take care of as much as you’d like. Some popular services include:
Arranging transfers and transport.
Booking activities and excursions.
Providing trusted babysitters.
Doing pre-arrival grocery shopping, so the fridge is stocked on arrival.
Recommending in-villa services like chefs, BBQs, yoga, personal trainers, and more.
A villa rental can work out cheaper than hotel rooms for large families.
You can bring your kids’ best friends along to enjoy the time too!
As Miriam Burke from Utopia Villas says “The best thing for families staying in a villa is the level of freedom & flexibility both the children and the adults feel. Also we can arrange whatever you need for the family. Families love our concierge service as they can just focus on enjoying their holiday!”
We all need a holiday now. For a holiday with something for everyone in the family, Sitges is hard to beat.