5 Of The Best Family Adventure Holidays To Book Now
As any parent knows, keeping the children amused on holiday is a tricky business − one that requires hard work and plenty of planning. Why not take the whole family off on an adventure holiday this year? We have rounded up five of the best to keep all ages happy.
#1. Family adventures in Turkey
Kas, once a Greek fishing village, is today a resort on the Turkish coast and is renowned as the country's 'adventure capital'. This is a great spot to enjoy a multi-activity break with the family and there is plenty to get stuck into, including sea kayaking, rope adventure courses and exploring vast canyons. Check out exodus.co.uk to find your perfect break.
#2. Camping in the Dordogne
The Dordogne in France is the ideal place for a family activity holiday − cycling, hiking, kayaking, canoeing and more are all on offer. Camping here is first-rate and many camp sites have eco-friendly yurts and tree-houses on offer in addition to traditional pitches. This rural region has plenty of green space to explore, whether you are taking part in organised activities or just rambling.
#3. Saddle up in Sardinia
Sardinia is the place to visit if you are into horses, and Arborea is where you will find one of the main equestrian bases, Horse Country. This resort offers holiday packages aimed at all levels of riders and you can enjoy riding in the nearby pinewoods or along secluded sandy beaches. Sardinia is also the place to enjoy festivals such as Sedilo, with its bareback racing, and Cavalcata. There are also plenty of other family-friendly activities on offer.
#4. Family sailing in Aegina
The Greek island of Aegina lies just 40 minutes from Athens by catamaran. Older children will love the opportunity to learn to sail − suitable for ages 10 and up − on a six-day sailing holiday. Sleep on board the yacht and learn skills such as handling sails and steering, with plenty of time for snorkelling, swimming and sight-seeing. Visit aegansailingschool.com for more information.
#5. Crete cycling break
Head for the Rethymno region of Crete if it is a family cycling holiday you are after. Olympicbike.com organises guided tours that include bike hire, with its Level One tours specifically aimed at families.
The White Mountains tour sees you cycle through Imbros Gorge down to sandy Frangokastello beach, which is a beautiful spot for swimming. As the majority of the cycle routes are downhill, these tours are suitable for all ages and levels of fitness − provided you can ride a bike!
Get the whole family involved on an activity holiday this year. These are just a few ideas to get you started; what will you decide to do?