With family holidays making up some of our fondest childhood memories, we think they should be filled with unforgettable experiences. From Tarzan-style zip lines in the Costa Rican jungle to reindeer-driven sleighs in the snowy wonderland of Lapland, there’s plenty of action-packed destinations that’ll suit the whole family.
Water sports in Kos
There’s more to Greece than lounging by a pool or kicking-back on its white-sand beaches. Head to the Greek island of Kos and you’ll find almost every watersport you can think of on Kardamena Beach. We’re talking parasailing, jet-skiing, paddle boarding, you name it. Plus, they may not be a water sport as such but swimming in the naturally formed bubbles at Paradise Beach is just as fun, especially with the kids. These bubbles are formed from the volcanic activity on the seabed, making the sea water fizz like lemonade.
Where to stay? Holiday Village Kos
Horse riding in Paphos
Whether the little ones want to learn to ride, the teens want their own top-level sports horse or the whole family wants to hack to the stunning sea caves — George’s Ranch in Cyprus is an excellent place for an equestrian experience. It’s located just a 25-minute drive from Paphos, you and the family can spend your days horseback riding along the rugged coastline, admiring the Mediterranean Sea and soaking up the natural beauty of Peyia’s sea caves.
Where to stay? Azzurro Villas
Diving in Calabria
With more than 25 dive sites off the coast of Capo Vaticana, head to Italy’s southern sunshine spot Calabria and discover its magical underwater world. Here you’ll have the opportunity to come face to face with the likes of grouper, octopus and grey triggerfish — something that’s not usually found in Mediterranean waters. You’ll also come across underwater caves and can even swim around a Roman anchor at one site. Whilst this activity isn’t suitable for the super little ones, it’s a great option for the older teens.
Where to stay? TUI Magic Life Calabria
Jungle fun in Costa Rica
With one of the world’s most exciting natural environments, Costa Rica makes the perfect adventure playground and has something for the entire family to enjoy. The kids will love spotting monkeys, tree-hugging sloths and even snakes in the jungle or keeping an eye out for those crocodile snaps during a river tour. For the thrill-seeking members of the family there’s zip-lines where you can whiz through the forest canopy for an unforgettable experience.
Where to stay? Planet Hollywood Beach Resort
Winter sports in Lapland
Along with spending time with Santa himself, family holidays to Lapland are full of endless activities — particularly during the winter. From snowy walks in the Christmas-card countryside, snowmobiling across frozen lakes and riding on a reindeer-pulled sleigh, a trip to this winter wonderland is the ultimate Christmas present for you and the children.
Where to stay? Santasport Hotel
With our activity holidays you’re guaranteed to have your days filled with endless fun things to do. Which destination will you choose?
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