There’s more to travel than simply lying on a beach and relaxing (although that is a great way to spend an afternoon). Sometimes you might want to get out and about, exploring attractions and getting involved with activities. This is the kind of holiday that entire families, from young to old, can enjoy and we’re going to look at some of the best options.
From big-name theme parks to white-sand beaches, Florida has it all for families. And if you look outside these typical tourist destinations you could also find plenty of gorgeous natural areas to enjoy, offering activities that include hiking, swimming and horse riding. In other words, there really is something for everyone in The Sunshine State.
Moving closer to home, Brittany in France is a fantastic destination for vacationers of all ages. If you book your family holiday with a trusted specialist like Eurocamp you will be able to enjoy a host of activities such as canoeing, climbing, hiking, archery, swimming – the list is virtually endless. Plus, you will be in a place with plenty of culture and simply incredible cuisine.
For a holiday like no other, many families opt for Italy’s stunning Lake Garda area. Here you will have access to some of Europe’s largest theme parks and plenty of other outdoor attractions. The activities to be found in this region range from swimming to climbing and beyond.
Another sunny destination with plenty to offer is Costa Brava in Spain. This is the perfect place to take your family for summer fun and all types of beach-related activities. Older members of the family could also get in a few rounds of golf at one of the region’s many world-class courses.
The Swiss Alps
For lovers of fresh air, very few destinations are able to beat Switzerland. Here you can cycle or hike to your heart’s content – and enjoy spectacular views while you’re at it. There are also plenty of lake-centred activities for family members of all ages to enjoy.
An activity holiday in the German state of Bavaria can offer plenty of enjoyment for everyone in your family. Cycling, canoeing, hiking and more are on offer thanks to the state’s many forest, lake and river areas. There are also castles and scenic routes to explore, along with a host of rich, hearty dishes to tempt your taste buds.
The Croatian Coast
Offering better value for money than some of the destinations on this list, Croatia has a coastline that just begs to be explored. It’s a great place for families to enjoy cycling, running, hiking, canoeing and other outdoor activities. It’s also a culturally-rich country, with cities that make for great day trips.
This list is simply to provide inspiration, because of course there are many more fantastic destinations for family activity holidays. If you are going on a trip with your family in the near future, have fun! And don’t forget to wear sun cream.