Alison from Customer Services has recently been on our Marrakech and Essaouira trip and has written a blog about her experience...
Some places capture your heart. Morocco captures all of your senses. Intoxicating spices, vibrant, fresh herbs and smoking barbeques; every twist and turn of the souks brings a new aroma and a feast for the eyes.
Our trip began in Marrakech. Everything I had read in preparation was true; it really was a dazzling sensory smorgasbord. We meandered through the frenetic Jemaa el-Fnaa – the city’s famous square that bustled with street entertainers, fruit stalls and a craft fair. We balanced navigating the absorbing souks with their looming power to engulf you forever, with casual drinks on one of the many beautiful rooftop bars.
Top 6 Family Adventures for Summer 2022
April is nearly upon us and the days are getting longer; with that, summer 2022 is fast approaching. This is the perfect time to book your next family holiday together which will help to make up for lost time. Summer 2022 is the perfect time to go on an adventure with your loved ones. So, we have picked six of our Family Travel Expert’s favourite summer adventure holidays to offer you some inspiration.
Portugal – Surf’s Up on the Alentejo Coast
The Alentejo coast is Portugal’s best-kept secret. With stunning scenery that ranges from dramatic, rocky cliffs to expansive sandy beaches, there is plenty of space for an amazing family getaway. This is the ideal location for surfing enthusiasts, with the gorgeous coastline creating the perfect conditions to achieve great surfing waves. It is an area known for its delicious local cuisine and extreme natural beauty, with the Mira, Europe’s cleanest river, running close by. The Alentejo coast offers a great combination of sun and activities that are perfect for a family adventure holiday.
How To Choose Your Perfect Father Christmas TripWednesday, 09 September 2020
Here at Activities Abroad, we treasure the magic of Christmas and believe it is something to be enjoyed by the whole family. Our Father Christmas holidays are thoughtfully chosen to offer every family member a truly genuine and authentic experience filled with festive fun. What better way to spend the holidays than with the big man himself? With so many exciting Christmas trips on offer, we can help you choose the perfect fit for you and your family.
Our Father Christmas holidays are tried and tested by the families of our very own team, so you can be sure that these trips offer you the best of the season’s festivities, with both sophistication and fun so that there is always something for everyone. We’ve compiled this handy guide to help with the festive decision-making so you can choose an unforgettable Father Christmas break.
The Three Lapland Experiences You Need to HaveTuesday, 09 June 2020
As the world slowly opens up again, there is much discussion regarding what travel will be like following Covid-19. We know it will be more complex but rest-assured, our Family Travel Experts are continuously monitoring the situation so that they can guide you through your booking and monitor the ever-evolving new rules, so that you don’t need to worry. With their expert knowledge, you can be confident that your travel plans are in safe hands and that you can book knowing your holiday is ATOL protected.
Our wonderful suppliers in Finland are also working incredibly hard to implement new procedures which will provide additional peace of mind for guests and we are delighted that none of our destinations have experienced any significant outbreaks of Covid-19. Indeed, they are currently fully anticipating operating their winter programmes and looking forward to welcoming our guests this coming season.
An Arctic escape to magical Lapland should be at the top of everyone’s list this winter. But with so many incredible winter wonderland experiences that the whole family can enjoy available, it can prove difficult to choose exactly what to do on your own winter break. Read on for our top three Lapland experiences to help you plan your dream Arctic itinerary:
It’s Reindeer calving season in Finland!Sunday, 24 May 2020
From seeing the invisible to swimming for miles, these marvellous mammals are full of tricks. Find out some fun facts below!
Home-school inspiration: Our mini guide to Aurora huntingThursday, 07 May 2020
Several weeks into lockdown and we don’t blame you if your lesson planning is starting to feel a little uninspired. So, we thought we would help…at least with a Science lesson (and maybe a dash of Geography, History and Art too!).
Introduce your young explorers to the wonder of the Northern Lights in our Mini Guide to Aurora Hunting.
Easter traditions from across ScandinaviaThursday, 09 April 2020
We know Easter weekend will be a little different for us all this year and although our original plans will have changed, there’s no reason why we can’t make new traditions together as a family!
Here is some inspiration from family traditions across Scandinavia...
Bring literature to life this summer!Wednesday, 04 March 2020
World Book Day celebrates children's stories and the love of reading. Here at Activities Abroad, it is one of our favourite days in the school calendar! Not only is it a chance for parents to share their favourite books with their children and help develop their imaginations but we also believe that there is something magical about picking up a book and transporting yourself to somewhere else in the world with just the turn of a page!
#MyActivitiesAbroad February Half Term Competition – Winners revealed!Tuesday, 03 March 2020
After we received such a fantastic response to our #MyActivitiesAbroad competition that we ran over the Christmas holidays, we decided to run it again over February half term!
A family holiday guide to Portugal’s Alentejo Coast
For years, the Algarve has been the destination of choice for UK families visiting the stunning Portuguese coast. However, here at Activities Abroad we think that in order to experience a truly memorable family holiday, you need to visit the locations away from the tourist trail and uncover the hidden gems instead. It’s in these special destinations where you can enjoy authentic and unforgettable experiences that you and your family will cherish for years to come.
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