Holidaying with Children: where to go for an action-packed family holiday

Looking for family holiday ideas? When planning to take the kids away, you’ll want to choose somewhere with plenty to keep them occupied. The world is full of diverse destinations, where you can find a broad range of unusual and exciting activities.

Here are our picks of some of the best family holiday destinations:


Combine seaside fun with adventure in the Mediterranean island of Corsica. With the wealth of sandy white beaches there’s already loads of activities for the family to enjoy, with the standard seaside sandcastle-building and water sports on offer.

But away from the beaches, there are a great many family friendly activities to add a touch of excitement to your break, from coastal train, boat and donkey rides for families with little ones to mountain biking and horse riding for older children.

Pyrenees Action

Families travelling to the Pyrenees nestled between Spain and France, will have no shortage of action and adventure.

From stunning walks around the beautiful Siscaro Lakes and the Incles Valley, to mountain biking through the Cortals Valley and downhill into Spain, and white-water rafting down Sort’s world-class rivers, you’ll get the adrenaline pumping and be sure to tire the kids out before bedtime.

Zulu Warriors & Wildlife in South Africa

The Zulu Warriors tour around the north eastern corner of South Africa, it suitable for all the family (over the age of six), and takes you round the many fascinating game reserves, including the Krueger National Park.

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Image courtesy of Shutterstock

You will also visit the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre when you can get up close to some fascinating species, a crocodile farm, and Shaka’s Kraal where you can experience Zulu culture first hand.

The tour begins in Johannesburg and ends on the sprawling white sands of Durban to top off your action-packed break with some well-deserved beach R&R.

America by Motorhome

If you can afford to take the time off, this is a really fantastic way of spending the summer holidays with your kids.

Motorhomes these days come with really great facilities, and though there’s a lot of driving around involved, there’s no shortage of scenery and plenty of space for the kids to play games or watch DVDs in the back.

Perhaps the most alluring aspect of this kind of holiday is the freedom. If you find a place that you and the kids love, stay for a bit longer and explore everything there is to see before moving on. You’re free to go wherever you want.

Plus, there’s no need to pack when you’re ready to move on!

A Disney Cruise

Children love Disney, and on a fun-packed Disney cruise, there’s a wealth of exciting activities to keep the whole family happy.

On a Disney cruise families can look forward to:

  • Stunning fireworks displays at sea
  • Live Disney musicals
  • Showings of the most popular Disney movies
  • Disney-themed deck parties
  • Excellent dining choices so even the pickiest eaters are catered for!

And whilst the kids are off being entertained by the excellent cruise staff and youth co-ordinators, parents are free to enjoy the fantastic spa facilities, heated pools, romantic restaurants and bars.

This article was contributed by Laura Moulden on behalf of; visit their website for more information about the range of fantastic cruises on offer.

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  1. Disney is the one cruise I still want to do (I was undecided about a cruise, but have pretty much opted for nah, except the Disney Cruises) but they’re sooo expensive! Maybe someday we’ll do it though, perhaps when the grand gets old enough to enjoy it. 😉

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