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Though we all enjoy the summer here at Activities Abroad, we think there are plenty of reasons to get excited about the upcoming winter. With the crisp autumn leaves falling to the ground, we’re thinking ahead to white snowy landscapes of Lapland and that wonderful festive time of year.

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Our top 5 Father Christmas Holidays for 2018

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Tuesday, 09 October 2018

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No matter what your age, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the famous man in red. What’s more, we know that for the little ones a meeting with Father Christmas can be a truly magical experience. That’s why we’ve carefully designed a selection of holidays that include personal and memorable meetings with Father Christmas, right on his home soil.

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10 unmissable winter experiences with the kids!

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Monday, 01 October 2018

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Sadly, the school holidays are over and it’s time to get back to reality. But why not give into some wanderlust thoughts and start thinking about your family winter break!

Here are Activities Abroad’s 10 unmissable winter experiences you need to have this year:

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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!

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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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Thursday, 30 June 2016
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