When the end-of-term school bell rings and it’s holiday time again, why not indulge your inner-Indiana Jones and whisk the kids off on a family adventure holiday? With no shortage of family-friendly hotels in a host of exciting locations worldwide you’re spoilt for choice and the kids will have the time of their life.
Whether your family enjoys sun or snow, wildlife or the Wild West, there’s an unforgettable adventure holiday that’s perfect for you. Here are our top 8 suggestions for brilliant family-friendly adventure holiday destinations.
**The FCO presently advise against all travel to parts of Egypt**
Ancient tombs and Egyptian treasures, mummies, camel rides and the magnificent pyramids can’t fail to impress kids and mums and dads alike, and for anyone missing the beach, well… there’s plenty of sand in the desert.
If you thought Iceland might be bleak, snowy and boring – think again! There’s plenty of things to do with kids in Iceland including whale safaris, pony riding, swimming in gorgeous thermal pools or whizzing across a glacier in a skidoo!
Family adventure holidays don’t get much more exciting than staying in a big game reserve and going on safari to spot Africa’s ‘big five’: the African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. Budding Tarzans, step this way.
Haggle for bargains in a souk, wander the ancient kasbah of Marrakech, trek in the spectacular Atlas Mountains, explore the desert on camel-back or simply cool off in Casablanca: magical Morocco has fantastic family adventure holidays covered.
5. The USA
There are enough things to do with kids in the USA (forget the theme parks!) to fill a lifetime of family adventure holidays. You can defy gravity at NASA, discover the mysteries of the Everglades in Florida, marvel at the views of the Grand Canyon, play cowboys and Indians in the ideal setting of Monument Valley and go cycling, sailing, surfing, swimming… the list really is endless.
Packed with family-friendly hotels, Thailand is the perfect destination for family adventure holidays. Visit a hill-tribe village, cross the bridge over the River Kwai, see fabulous ancient ruins, try a Thai cookery school, take an elephant ride or go on a night safari: friendly Thailand offers so much for all the family to enjoy.
7. Sri Lanka
Sunshiney, smiley Sri Lanka is bursting at the seams with jungle adventures, temples set in caves, tea and spice plantations, elephant rides, mountains and lakes and enough family-friendly fun to fill every minute of an adventure holiday.
For a wildlife-filled adventure holiday Ecuador is unbeatable. It’s the gateway to the Galapagos Islands, where it’s possible to swim with sea lions and get close to rare Blue-footed Boobies as you cruise between islands on a truly memorable family adventure holiday.