When it comes to action-packed, spectacular family holidays, there is limitless scope and endless diversity worldwide – and school holidays, time restraints and having the children in tow are no restriction. From experiencing the thrill of seeing the Big Five in Africa to sailing around the hidden islands of Europe or exploring the diverse scenery of Australia, in just a taster of what we have to offer, here are our top 5 family holiday picks – and the best school holidays to time your ultimate adventure with.
When to go : February half-term, October half-term, Christmas
For incredible wildlife, thrilling safaris, vast open plains and luxury camps, there’s nowhere quite like Africa. See the Big Five on a private game reserve and relax by the coast in style on our Ultimate Family Adventure to South Africa.
Or how about… Sri Lanka? See ancient temples, explore tea plantations and watch elephants gather in Minneriya National Park before heading to Sri Lanka’s northwest coast, where you can go whale and dolphin-spotting on this exciting family holiday.
When to go: February half-term, Easter holidays, October half-term
See volcanoes, zipline above canyons, go whitewater rafting, take a tram through the cloud forest, see incredible wildlife and stay in luxury treehouses and beachfront lodges on our exciting family Costa Rica adventure.
Or how about… South America? Discover Peru’s historic gems and natural wonders and come face-to-face with the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands on this incredible holiday.
When to go: Summer holidays
Head to Indonesia to discover the wildlife-filled heart of a monkey forest, explore the wonderful rice fields in Ubud and relax along the stunning beaches of Bali on this family learning adventure.
Or how about… Europe? For a shorter flight from the UK, you don’t have to go far to enjoy some of Europe’s hidden gems – why not spend the summer in Sweden, enjoying its Viking history in Stockholm before making like Bear Grylls and foraging and glamping on a private island.
When to go: Easter, October half-term
Get a taster of Africa with an action-packed trip to Morocco, where you can browse the colourful souks, discover the Atlas Mountains and enjoy water sports on the beaches of Essaouira.
Or how about… Oman? Sample the exotic Middle East on this family adventure holiday to Oman, where you can camel-ride across the sand dunes and camp in the desert.
When to go: Christmas, February half-term
For the ultimate Christmas adventure, head to the sun, sea and sand of Australia when it’s the height of their summer and the middle of the winter over in the north of the world, and explore its incredible diversity for yourself, from cosmopolitan cities to colourful wildlife and stunning scenery, as well as its dramatic coastlines and picture perfect beaches.
Or how about… Florida? A perennial sun-kissed destination, Florida may be a popular summer holiday option but it’s also perfect for some winter sun. Get away from it all, come up close and personal with wildlife such as alligators, and swim, snorkel and dive in pristine waters teeming with marine life.
Find out more about our family adventure holidays here