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Mark McFaul

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If you are anything like us then you have probably started to dream of escaping the cold dark days of winter and embark on a family adventure to sunnier climbs! Now it might only be January but the good news is that the some of our favourite sunny escapes are just around the corner!

Although we love the Mediterranean islands of Sicily, Gozo and Croatia, there is one destination that we are particularly excited about – Madeira! Not only is this sub-tropical location full of picturesque landscapes, fascinating culture and dramatic views but it is also home to some wonderful family activities too! However, rather than rambling on for too long we’ll let the pictures do the talking. So, sit back and prepare yourself to be inspired!

Mark McFaul

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With Christmas just around the corner it won’t be long until the memories of mince pies, turkey and presents start to fade and you’ll find yourself longing for your next family holiday. Although February half-term provides plenty of exciting opportunities to escape to some incredible destinations with your children, here at Activities Abroad we’re also starting to get excited about the Easter holidays!

Ali Mclean

 Mreznica Credit Raftrek

Here at Activities Abroad we have always viewed rivers, lakes, canyons and oceans as natural playgrounds. Over the course of nearly two decades, we’ve travelled the world seeking out, and, very importantly, trying out the very best water-based experiences.

This got us to thinking about which are our absolute favourites so we asked our Family Travel Experts to come up with their particular choices. This resulted in a very comprehensive list so we decided to whittle it down to one per country.

Mark McFaul

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if you are like us then you probably got a real taste for the summer over the recent sunny bank holiday we enjoyed. And here at Activities Abroad we think there are plenty of reasons to get excited about the summer holidays!

Amy Hope

I caught up with Laura from our Marketing Team to chat about her experience of whale watching in Madeira. Here is what she had to say:

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Madeira is an island well-known for the wine that bears its name and its astounding botanical wonders, but something that not everyone knows about Madeira is that the waters surrounding the island are literally bursting with marine life!

Amy Walkington-Gray

Without a doubt, one of the most desired holiday requests is an idyllic island holiday featuring days of sun, sea, and sand.  At Activities Abroad however, we see a lot more to islands than just that.  Our Island holidays offer adventures across mountains, through forests, along coastlines and on the sea in some of the most thrilling ways.

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Get a feel for island life this summer with our top three island adventures:

Jono Archer

 I travelled to Madeira in late September 2016 to see what the archipelago had to offer and I was blown away by the beauty of the landscapes, the variety of the activities and the range of wildlife to see.

Dolphin watching 2 Credit Rota dos Cetaceos

Amy Walkington-Gray

Each year our very talented product team come up with exciting new holiday destinations that we know you’ll love. This year is no exception and because these new holidays are so good we couldn’t wait to share them with you!

Rhinos Drinking South Africa credit South African Tourism

Here’s a peek at what’s new for 2017 with Activities Abroad:

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