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Lisbon (and Cascais), Portugal identified as one of the sunniest European destinations for a family holiday this winter

According to recent data from Visit Cascais, Portugal’s capital of Lisbon (and surrounding Cascais region), has been identified as one of the top five sunniest European destinations for a family holiday this winter.  

With more than 8,000 Brits Google currently searching for “winter sun” every month, it’s no surprise that Lisbon is proving to be one of the most popular search destinations.  With 226 sunny days per year, average temperatures of 17 degrees Celsius and sea temperatures of 19 degrees Celsius, Lisbon is the ideal destination for families looking to escape the UK’s brisk temperatures and enjoy some last-minute winter sun.    

With an average flight time of just under three hours from the UK, Lisbon has everything to offer for the perfect family winter break with a wide range of fun, cultural and educational activities.  From Lisbon’s city zoo and Oceanarium to the colourful trams, cable car at Parque Das Nacoes, museums and authentic cuisine, there is something for everyone.  While just 20 minutes by train from Lisbon, is the undiscovered, charming cultural town of Cascais and neighbouring palatial Sintra, offering families a more refined, relaxed escape with an elegant blend of 19th-century architecture and traditional Portuguese charm. 

Families looking for a place to stay in Lisbon can choose from a range of luxury family studios and apartments at Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts, Chiado, the Portugal-based family hotel group’s stylish city-centre hotel.  Key facilities include the friendly Family Concierge team who are on hand to advise on how to enjoy the best of Portugal’s vibrant capital, while also recommending activities suitable for children.  While parents can enjoy some downtime and drop their little ones off at the signature creche and kids’ clubs (aged 6 months to early teens) where they can enjoy fun and educational activities from storytelling and puppetry to arts and crafts and games.  Plus, the hotel’s baby concierge service offers parents specialist baby equipment from safety gates to baby cots.  The hotel’s restaurants and cafes are all family friendly, serving up traditional Portuguese cuisine and classic family favourites.  

Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts, Chiado rates start from 129 Euros per night for a Deluxe Studio.  For more information or to book, go to: https://www.martinhal.com/chiado/

Visit Cascais study sources: https://www.worldweatheronline.com/https://seatemperature.info/, and https://www.seatemperature.org/.