Sitting proudly in the heart of sunny Salou, PortAventura has long been one of my favourites. And the best bit? It's only an hour's drive from Barcelona, so you can roll city sightseeing and exhilarating thrills into one exciting break. Its six themed areas incorporate the likes of China, Mexico and the Wild West, so there are magical shows and magnificent rides to suit all levels of bravery. There's also Costa Caribe Aquatic Park to consider: there's nowhere better than Bahama Beach for cooling down in the sun, and watching the kids play at pirates.