The cold winter months are slowly giving way to warmer weather and naturally thoughts are turning to how to spend the coming summer months. For families this means planning activities and holidays to keep the children occupied during their time off school. For those that like a bit of adventure and staying active there are many options that open up when the weather becomes a little warmer; here’s a few top picks for family adventure holidays!
1. Canoeing, Abseiling and Zip-wiring in Scotland
A good choice for an active family holiday in the UK is the Dalguise mansion and its grounds in Scotland. Located in the country’s so called ‘Big Tree Country’ the 18th century Stately Home features over 50 acres of mature woodland and gardens which make for a perfect family adventure setting. Families can choose from canoeing down the river Tay, mountain biking, zip wire and abseiling experiences, and much more. The attraction also features an indoor sports arena ideal for use during rainy days.
2. Cycling Holidays in France
One of the best ways to enjoy an active and fun time away is by going on a cycling holiday, with France being one of the most popular destinations of biking enthusiasts. A summer cycling holiday such as those offered by Belle France allows you to explore some of Frances most picturesque regions at your leisure. Apart from exploring the country’s charming towns and beautiful landscapes, cycling holidays are also a great way to keep active together as a family.
3. Camping Adventures in Sweden
The Klaralven River is Sweden’s longest river and its surrounding natural setting is great for family camping holidays. From camping and hiking in the surrounding forest area to paddling down the wide but peaceful river populated by beavers in its shallows, there’s lots of adventure for active families to enjoy here.
4. Exploring in the Wild West
America’s south-west region offers the perfect setting for a great family adventure holiday with opportunities for water-based activities, hiking, horse riding, and much more. Excursions here usually start and end in Las Vegas and include guided tours of five of the country’s biggest national parks, camping, and exploring the epic landscapes that the Wild West is known for. After your adventures in the wild, you also get the chance to sample some glitzy family fun amongst the bright Las Vegas lights.
5. Sport and Nature Based fun in Argentina
Argentina provides a great mix of family activities due to its picturesque natural environments, a vibrant culture and the country’s obsession with sports. Whether you’re checking out the home of football club Boca Juniors, learning how to play Polo, or hiking on a jungle trail, active families will be spoilt for choice. The country also boasts the wild Ibera wetlands, home to Cayman alligators and the capybara, as well as the picturesque Los Glaciares National Park.
For families that like a bit of adventure during their holidays the five destinations listed above are good places to start and showcase what’s on offer in terms of family adventure holidays. Whether it is camping, hiking, water-based activities or exploring beautiful countryside on two wheels, the world is your oyster this summer.