If you’re looking for a family getaway, then taking your car across to the continent on one of our ferry crossings is a convenient and great-value way to travel. What’s more if you book by 15 July, you can save 10%!

Plus, with special deals available with several of our holiday partners including Disneyland® Paris, NOVASOL, Center Parcs Europe, Parc Asterix and Efteling theme park, it’s easy to book a family-friendly holiday at a great price.

  • Save 10% on ferry crossings from the UK to Europe
  • Special offers on family-friendly holiday destinations
  • Up to 56 daily sailings between the UK and Europe
  • No luggage restrictions

Gateway to family funGateway to family fun

No matter what type of family fun you’re looking for on your holiday, it can all start with a DFDS ferry crossing. Sail from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk in just 90 minutes or 2 hours respectively and you can access a whole host of destinations in France, Germany, Holland and Belgium. Alternatively, for those in the north of England or Scotland, you can sail overnight from Newcastle to IJmuiden (near Amsterdam) on our big, modern, comfortable cruise ferries with private, en suite cabins. All of our ferries are well-equipped and include places to eat, drink, shop and relax, plus with no luggage restrictions you can pack as much as you like – very handy when travelling with children.​

disneyland parisDisneyland Paris

Perhaps the ultimate family holiday destination, Disneyland Paris is the most magical place in Europe and to this day it manages to captivate young and old alike with its enchanting, infectious atmosphere. All of your kids' favourite Disney stars will be present, from films old and new, so you'll probably need a moment when you find yourself bumping into the characters you idolised as a child. From dashing heroes, and heroines, damsels in distress and devious villains, as well as classic characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy and more!

With a range of offers on Disneyland entry tickets, you can save by booking via our website.

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Novasol Holiday HomesNOVASOL Holiday Homes

NOVASOL have over 40,000 gorgeous holiday homes in some of Europe's most popular visitor destinations. Their holiday homes are modern and comfortable and you can specify every detail via the website, whether you're looking for easy access to the beach or a holiday home with a pool, or are limited by a budget. What's more, they're all in great locations too, so you can explore the wonderful northern Dutch coastline, see the French countryside, stop for waffles and beer in Belgium, explore Germany or even just get comfortable near a fantastic European theme park. Plus you can even bring your furry friends, with pet-friendly accommodation!

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Centre Parcs EuropeCenter Parcs Europe

Given that Center Parcs consistently offer high quality self-catering accommodation in beautiful natural settings with impressive, modern leisure facilities, it's no surprise that they're considered holidays the entire family can enjoy. There are over 20 holiday villages spread across France, Belgium, Germany and Holland, all surrounded by naturally beautiful areas and easily accessible from our ports in Dunkirk, Calais and Amsterdam. The parks themselves are packed with things to do, with shops, sports equipment and pitches and restaurants should you fancy a change from self-catering.

What's more, book a Center Parcs break through us, with a ferry crossing providing your transport and you can save €25.

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Parc Asterix

The stories of Asterix the Gaul and his companions Obelix, Dogmatix and Getafix have been enduringly popular for generations, and remain family favourites to this day. This makes Parc Asterix in France the perfect theme park destination for a family getaway. What's more, now you can enjoy 20% off for groups of up to 5 people with a DFDS ferry crossing, what more could you ask for? Simply book your crossing using the link above and your booking confirmation will detail how to redeem your discounted Parc Asterix entry.

The park has a number of themed regions, based on Asterix tales, featuring Vikings, Romans and Ancient Egyptians. It's also well known for its roller coasters, including a white-knuckle thrill ride with 7 loops! There are also plenty of rides and attractions for young children too, or anybody who isn't feeling quite so brave.

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Efteling is a world of fantasy and wonder, which is sure to captivate kids and adults alike. With the perfect balance between thrill rides and a fairy tale forest, you can hit the white-knuckle heights of the rollercoasters or the world's largest swinging ship, or marvel as a family of noble warriors seek to overthrow the mythical kingdom of Raveleijn in a stunning choreographed performance.

Book your family tickets to Efteling park and you can spend a few nights in one of the gorgeous lakeside self-catering cabins in Bosrijk Village, within easy walking distance of bars, restaurants and more.

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Important Information

Prices are subject to availability and offers may be withdrawn at any time. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions apply.

Dover-France offer: Offer is available on one-way or return bookings for cars up to 2.35m high and up to 9 people or motorcycles / motorcycles with side cars with up to 2 people, starting in the UK only. £20 supplement applies to bookings made on the day of travel. £1​0 amendment fees apply each way.  ​


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