When you hear the words family holiday, what do you think of? A swimming pool packed with inflatables? A pool bar serving all kinds of brightly coloured concoctions? Sun, sea, sand and kids clubs? There’s nothing wrong with the stereotypical family holiday. But wouldn’t it be great to try something new for 2017? If you thought intrepid adventures were just for adults, think again! Here are some family-friendly trips with a difference you might find appealing.
Winter is coming whether we like it or not. We moan about the weather and miserable, dark afternoons. But winter can be a magical time of year, especially for kids. There’s a chance of snow, and Christmas is coming. The ultimate dream for many families is to visit Santa Claus, and not just in a department store in the local shopping centre. If you’re planning ahead for 2017, why not start saving for Christmas 2017? You can tailor a winter holiday package in Lapland and take advantage of regular flights from airports all over the UK. There’s a range of accommodation options, and you can add extras. You may want to book a husky safari, or a tour of the elves’ workshop, for example.
The winter months are also the best time of year to experience the natural wonder that is the Northern Lights. This is an incredible spectacle for travellers of all ages, and your children will be mesmerised by the dancing lights in the night sky. If you’re travelling to Lapland, you may be able to combine meeting Father Christmas with seeing the lights. It’s also possible to catch a glimpse of them in Sweden, Canada, and Iceland.
Basking in the sun is not everyone’s idea of a blissful holiday. If you’ve been there and got the t-shirt when it comes to seaside breaks, why not switch things up? Activity holidays are an ideal way to try new things, appreciate the great outdoors, and spend time together. You can go almost anywhere in the world and try out new pursuits. If you’re staying in the UK, there are all kinds of options. Learn to surf in Cornwall or scale the hills on a mountain bike in Cumbria. If you’re going overseas, numerous opportunities await. Hike and climb in the French Alps. Go sea kayaking in Australia or white water rafting in Croatia. There may be various factors involved when it comes to what to consider when planning an activity holiday. You may have specific activities in mind or locations you’re desperate to visit, for example. The age of your children may also influence your decision. It’s a good idea to do some reading online and then create a shortlist. You can then compare the pros and cons to help you choose the perfect holiday.
Many of us automatically think of beach holidays when planning a family-friendly trip. But there are so many different holiday types out there. Little people love to explore as much as adults. You can enjoy some incredible, memorable and unique experiences together.