Referred to as the “Venetian Riviera” by holidaymakers and tour operators, Lido di Jesolo is one of the few destinations in Italy that offers sun, sea and sand as a package. Despite its purpose built nature, the resort is bursting with activity and is full of cafes and restaurants, some laid back and others more upmarket. Being so close to Venice makes this place even more attractive.
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Teenagers in particular will love a week’s holiday here. There is so much to do, either for the kids on their own or with you as a family. As a parent myself I can imagine choosing this destination for our holidays when my daughter is older.
Here is my list of family fun activities in Lido di Jesolo.
Family Fun in Lido di Jesolo
Aqualandia Water Park
Bringing the Caribbean to Italy, Aqualandia is a metropolis of fun. With attractions to suit all ages, you can enjoy the highest water-slide in the world, Europe’s highest bungee jumping tower, great entertainment shows and much more. This place is not just a traditional waterpark; it is a themed paradise island just waiting to be explored.
Tickets are bought in euros but work out to be around £25 for adults and £21 for children under 1m 40cm. The park has lockers and showers as well as other amenities.
This campsite is ideal for family holidays, if you are looking for accommodation other than a hotel or apartment. With oodles of space in the luscious green grounds, a private beach on the doorstep and a pool complex too, you have all you need on site. Mums and dads can make use of the fitness centre while the teenagers hang out on the waterslides, get involved in an Italian lesson, or challenge each other to some table tennis. A pizzeria and supermarket at the campsite offer great self-catering options but Lido di Jesolo is only 7km away if you want to try out some local restaurants.
A rainy day option, the Aquarium is a small but well managed place with several exhibits of smaller fish species, sharks and even a turtle! There are presentations in Italian and English, and for an approximate cost of £13 you can’t argue with the price.
Another indoor option and a lovely place to visit if you and the kids want a break from the beach, this park has plenty to see. With 3 different areas housing insects, snakes, lizards, crocodiles and sharks, the park is also also home to a butterfly room, which you can actually go into. Hundreds of butterflies are flying around amongst the tropical plants and sometimes they even use visitors as a landing platform. When they do, make sure you have your camera at the ready, as this is a shot not to be missed!
The tickets cost around £16 and can be bought on entrance.
How to Get to Lido di Jesolo from Venice Airport
Venice Airport receives daily flights from London Gatwick, with many budget airlines offering excellent deals. Monarch and easyJet are the two companies offering the most competitive fares, but British Airways have some great deals too. In just over two hours you can fly form London to Venice, which is definitely not enough time for the kids to get bored of their iPads and that video game they have been playing!
Your transfer from Venice Airport to Lido di Jesolo is only 40 minutes, but no doubt the youngsters will be chomping at the bit to get to their hotel and down to the beach as soon as possible. That is where our team at Shuttle Direct comes in. Rather than battle with public transport, book a private transfer with us and we will meet you on arrival and whisk you to your hotel in good time to get out there are start enjoying your holiday. Our professional drivers are friendly and reliable, and by booking in advance you are guaranteed fixed price. Transfers from Venice Airport to Lido di Jesolo start at £66 for a family of 4.
Where to Stay
Hotel Danubio – The Hotel Danubio is only 30 meters from its own beach, which means that kids who are old enough could head down to the beach on their own. Air-conditioned rooms all boast a TV and fridge, which is ideal for storing extra snacks, especially for hungry teenagers. With a buffet breakfast served daily, the whole family can fill up ready for the day.
Hotel Vienna – Refined and simple décor resonates throughout this hotel, which is modern and sophisticated. I love this place because of the free Wi-Fi, something the teenagers will appreciate, and the air conditioning, something you will all appreciate! Only 200m from its own private beach, Hotel Vienna offers a buffet breakfast and has a great little bar serving excellent cocktails! A bar onsite is a bonus for mums and dads who want an evening drink but don’t want to take the kids out or leave them alone in the hotel.
Hotel Lorely – Another beachfront hotel, Hotel Lorely offers free use of sun loungers and umbrellas. Bright airy rooms come with a TV, and many of them have a balcony with outside furniture. The restaurant on the beach serves excellent food, giving older kids the chance to try lots of local specialties. Baby food can also be prepared here should you know anyone who’d like to visit with younger children.
About Shuttle Direct:
Providing airport transfers throughout Europe and North Africa, Shuttle Direct are the number one choice for travellers looking for reliable fixed price transfers for their onward travel. With a personal greeting at the airport and journeys to your accommodation in your own private vehicle, your trip couldn’t get off to a better start.