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Ashleigh McNair-Templeton

Tips for Choosing the Right Activity Holiday for your Family

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Active family holidays are a fantastic way to get some quality time with kids – including hard-to-please teens! - while enjoying a favourite pastime or discovering a new hobby, whether it’s cross-country skiing, a husky safari, cycling, surfing or all manner of other outdoor pursuits. 


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Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Monday, 27 November 2017

Ashleigh grew up in the Lake District and loves sharing her childhood memories of exploring this beautiful part of England. From weekend family strolls around the lakes to pony trekking along picturesque country trails, Ashleigh found there was always plenty to keep her occupied growing up.

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VOTE & be in with a chance to WIN a holiday!

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Monday, 09 October 2017
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Family Traveller Awards

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Vote in the Family Traveller Awards for a chance to win a family holiday!

2018 Family Traveller Awards


 We’re excited to announce that we’ve been nominated for ‘Best Adventure Specialist for Families’ in the prestigious Family Traveller Awards 2018!

We’re over the moon to get this far and we would be grateful if you could spare a moment to please show your support and click here to VOTE for Activities Abroad in the Family Traveller Awards 2018.

Oh, and did we mention there’s something in it for you? Each voter will be entered into a prize draw to win a family holiday to Hillside Beach Club on Turkey’s beautiful Lycian Coast.

Hurry! Voting closes 2 November. Good luck!

FINALISTFTA18 BestAdventureSpecialistForFamilies


Image credit: Boris Pretnar

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Group Travel

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Tuesday, 01 August 2017

“It’s like herding cats”

We often hear the phrase ‘It’s like trying to herd cats’ from people who have tried to organise group trips on their own. It can be a thankless task with pressure and requests coming from all quarters.
We fully understand this and whatever the composition of your group, it is our aim to ease this burden as much as possible. Basically, we strive to make your group trip as simple and straightforward as possible.

We know what works

With over 16 years’ experience in the travel industry, we like to think we are pretty good at deciding which of our trips work best for family group travel! Our itineraries have been tried, tested and enjoyed by our own families as well as the hundreds of people we send away every year in both the summer and winter seasons.

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British Travel Awards Voting

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Activities Abroad are proud to announce we have been nominated for two British Travel Awards!

To win one of these prestigious annual awards is a great honour as they are voted for by the general public…. So we need your help!

To vote for us please click the link below. It’s very simple and should only take one minute of your time. Once you have completed the form click ‘Submit Votes’.

Vote for us!



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Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Thursday, 30 June 2016
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Win a GoPro

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Wednesday, 16 March 2016

GoPro Hero 4!

Here at Activities Abroad we love to see what you get up to on your holiday with us. Whether you’re out sightseeing, cycling, climbing, hiking, sea kayaking, canyoning, or simply enjoying some local delicacies - we want to keep up with all of the action!

Many of our clients already share their holiday pictures and videos with us and this summer we would love to see more, so we have decided to enter everyone who shares their holiday adventures with us into a competition to win a GoPro Hero 4, the ideal piece of kit for capturing all your future family adventures!

It’s very easy to enter – simply share your comments, pictures, videos or blogs on our Facebook page, Twitter page, Instagram or YouTube accounts and add the hashtag #AASummerFun. Make sure your post is not 'private' on our page so we can see your post and you’ll be automatically entered into our competition. Easy peasy!

We will announce the winner at the end of September so start sharing and we’ll look forward to seeing all of your holiday fun!

Apologies for the delay folks. We will be announcing the winner of the competition during the week commencing 17th October 2016. Please note, no entries have been accepted since the closing date (23th September 2016).

Full terms and conditions

By submitting your entry to this competition you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

1. Entries can be received via the following Activities Abroad social sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.

2. Entries will be collated and displayed on the Activities Abroad’s social media sites.

3. This competition is open to any person who submits photos, videos, posts, comments, stories and or tweets between 1st July 2016 and ve

4. Copyright and usage

By submitting images to us you confirm that:
You are the sole author of each entry and that it is your original work
You own the copyright and any other intellectual property rights
You have the permission of those pictured in any imagery or videos (or, where the image shows any persons under 18, the consent of their parent or guardian)

5. Prizes and judging

All submissions received during the competition period will be entered into the competition. The winning entry will be chosen by Activities Abroad judges.
Prize: Go Pro Hero 4
Winners will be announced on 28th September 2016

6. The prize is final and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash. The Promoter’s decision shall be final and no correspondence shall be entered into.

7. We reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal value should the advertised prize become unavailable for reasons beyond our control.

8. By entering the competition, you grant Activities Abroad a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit on any media. This may include, but is not limited to:
Activities Abroad Facebook page
Activities Abroad Twitter feed
Activities Abroad blog page
Activities Abroad YouTube channel

Activities Abroad website and print/digital advertising
News coverage of the competition

9. The Promoter is entitled to moderate all entries submitted in connection with this Competition and you consent to any such moderating and/or monitoring.

10. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel, amend, terminate or temporarily suspend this competition at any time with no liability to any entrant or any third party.

11. Entry is open to residents of the United Kingdom who have active social media accounts on any of the accepted competition entry channels (including Facebook, twitter, youtube, Pintrest & Instagram). Children under the age of 18 must have parental consent in order to take part in the competition.

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May half-term

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Thursday, 03 January 2013
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Summer Offer - Save up to £200 per family

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Save up to £200 per family on your next summer adventure!

Are you counting down the days until your next summer family holiday? We certainly are!

As the buzz around school holiday plans begins to build, we have decided to give you a very special treat to help you enjoy the countdown to your 2018 summer escape. We are excited to announce that we will be offering a saving of £50pp on a number of our summer holidays booked before 30th June 2018, which is a huge saving of £200 for a family of four!

Simply quote 'AA Summer Offer' when you speak to our Family Travel Experts and the discount will be applied to your trip! 

So whether you are looking for to go white water rafting in the Catalan Pyrenees, or surfing on Portugal’s Alentejo Coast, there is something for you on our sun holidays.  For those that want to travel a little further afield there is plenty to enjoy too, from exploring the national parks of Montenegro and Croatia to swimming with wild dolphins in the Azores

View our full collection of summer holidays or speak to one of our Family Travel Experts today on 01670 789 991 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to plan your perfect activity getaway!

T&C's apply; offer not to be used in conjunction with any other discount or promotion; maximum saving per booking is £200. 

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