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.

Escape to Neverland with Peter Pan Diamond Edition @DisneyPictures

There have been so many remakes of this wonderful, imaginary tale of Peter Pan and Neverland. I can only assume that the reason for the telling of Peter Pan over and over with each generation is that it’s a loving story of growing up, or not wanting to grow up. Peter Pan puts a twist on that reality of you have to grow up some day mentality in a way that makes kids realize they should have a blast as kids so that when they are adults they know they had worn out their childhood years having a blast. At least that is what I take from Disney’s Peter Pan, a movie I watched as a child on VHS and now as an adult I was able to watch Disney Peter Pan on Blu-ray in this first time edition, Peter Pan Diamond Edition Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy & Storybook app combo pack.

Download Peter Pan Party Kit

As with any Disney movie release, they have fun party packs, Star Locator downloads and much more for you to bring the love of Peter Pan and Neverland into your home!


Peter Pan Diamond Edition


What’s New on this Disney Peter Pan Combo Pack Release?

Well Peter Pan is on Blu-ray for the first time ever, there is a fun storybook app and of course a digital copy for your viewing pleasure on any device at home with the kiddos. Not to mention it’s jam packed with bonus features that you can only get on this Diamond Edition, such as;

  • Blu-ray Bonus Features - Disney Intermission (press pause & see what happens), Introduction to Diane Disney Miller, Never Before Seen Deleted Scene, Never Before Seen Alternate Ending, Deleted Songs, Growing up with nine Old Men and much more!
  • DVD Bonus Features - Introduction to Diane Disney Miller, Tinker Bell: A Fairy’s Tale.

Last but not least, I had to share with you some Never Grow up Games that you can enjoy with your kids at home. Get up, get off that couch (or chair) and have some fun with your kids in celebration of the love of childhood with Peter Pan Diamond Edition games and movie.

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Peter Pan Diamond Edition – Do you Believe in Magic?

I believe in the magic of a child’s imagination being able to bring anything to life. I was just talking the other day to my boyfriend about how children are so sweet and innocent, they do not have the experiences from their past that would cause them to be more cautious or weary of life and imaginations. As adults we over think things, that is why I absolutely am all for believing and pushing a love for thinking about fairies and magical pixie dust. It’s the best when my kids faces light up because Mama is talking about how she has to stock up on her magical let’s get dancing pixie dust or an eye roll when I say I need more go to sleep now pixie dust because I ran out.

Life is too short to not enjoy every magical moment and so today in celebration of the release of Peter Pan Diamond Edition on both Blu-ray and DVD I want to share how you can bring the magic into your home this cold Winter season! Do you remember Peter Pan? Do you remember how to find Neverland?

Download Peter Pan Star Locator

Either way, you can now share the love of Neverland with your kids. Not only through purchasing Peter Pan Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack, but by downloading this Star Finder pdf document, printing it and sharing the love of imagination and magic with your little ones!

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In Love with Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 #dvd @DisneyPictures

I have seen Beverly Hills Chihuahua 1, 2 and now I have seen 3. I am in love. This is a cute film that does a great job making more and more of the films, whereas some films try to pull off multiple dvd’s without making the cut in my opinion.

Released on September 18, 2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 Viva La Fiesta in a Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital copy you get to visit your friends Papi and Chloe as they go on more adventures. What a fun filled, partying type of film. These chihuahua’s really know how to have fun and entertain my family!

Disc 1 – Blu-ray Feature Film + bonus

  • Hangin’ with Papi – spend the day on set with Papi
  • Living your Dreams – music video performed by Disney Channel’s Raini Rodriguez

Disc 2 – DVD Feature Film + Digital Copy of Feature Film

I am thinking I need to buy me a Blu-ray player because a lot of the fun features are on the Blu-ray copy and alas I don’t have a way to watch them. I wonder if any of my friends will let me watch some of these Disney blu-ray films on their blu-ray player?!

I say you check out Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 and be sure to like them on Facebook to keep up to date with their latest adventures!

I received this film for free. All opinions are my own.

Cinderella: Diamond Edition Was Amazing @disney #DVD

Cinderella was one of my all time favorite movies when I was a young child. I still love Gus that little mouse that is chubby and cute. I also have to start saying “cinderelly, cinderelly, every night and day a cinderelly” each time I think of this film. What a magical film to have put out in Diamond Edition on DVD for me to enjoy with my children, mainly my daughter.

I love all of the music in this film and as I watched it with my daughter I fell in love with this timeless classic all over again. With this Diamond Edition Combo Pack, you can experience Cinderella on both DVD and Blu-Ray with your family this holiday season. Released on October 2, 2012, Cinderella Diamond Edition is available for your purchasing pleasure.

Disc 1 – Blu-Ray Feature Film + Bonus

  • Tangled Ever After Short
  • Never-Before-Seen Alternate Opening Sequence
  • Personalized Digital Storybook: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-You
  • Behind the Magic: A New Disney Princess Fantasy-land
  • The real Fairy Godmother

Disc 2 – DVD Feature Film

  • Tangled Ever After Animated Short
  • Behind the Magic: A New Disney Princess Fantasy-land

I hope you all will purchase this film and rediscover the magic behind the real story of Cinderella in this timeless classic. After watching the film, why not throw your own little tea party for your special princess?

Download Princess Tea Party Pages!

Click on over to Happily Blended’s Facebook page to watch a slideshow of the concept art from Cinderella, beautiful art from back in the day!

I received this film for free, however, all personal parts of this blog post, including opinions, are that of my own!

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