Family Further Afield Destinations
A Little Further
The activity holidays which come into this category are right in the ‘Goldilocks Zone’ of family travel: not too near, not too far away, but ‘just right’.Read more
The tricky part comes in choosing which of our hot or cold destinations would suit you best – they’re all incredibly tempting! Whichever you pick, get set for high-action family experiences that will make any fairy-tale adventure look very ordinary indeed.
Our summer selection transports your family to Southern Europe and Northwest Africa. The Mediterranean has always been popular for getaways, and we show you its must-visit places with an Activities Abroad twist, alongside more unexpected locations.
Hopping across to Turkey, we avoid the predictable rush of Istanbul and take you to Kaş in the calm South. It’s a colourful, family-friendly town with a blend of cultures, right on the bright blue coast. Kayak over the ruins of a submerged city and chill out on a lazy boat ride; head to the mountains for hiking picnics and explore the scenic Saklıkent Gorge where you can go tubing down a rapid river. In between all that, you’ll definitely relish filling up on gorgeous seafood and fresh mezze – say goodbye to supermarket houmous and taste the real thing!
For a truly unconventional treat, how about a family holiday to Gozo? This unfamiliar Maltese island has the continent’s best scuba diving spots where you swim by mysterious wrecks and say hello to dolphins. Rather than carrying the usual bulky kit, we’ll have you picking up the simple art of Mini B diving to ensure your time in the water is without any fuss. The majestic cliffs close by are perfect for climbing – we’ll have fearless instructors to demonstrate the very best way! There’s also a special ‘Eco Day’ to acquaint you with the kind locals and their cultural practices.
On the mainland, you can spoil yourselves with a trip to Slovenia’s first ‘European Destination of Excellence’: the sparkling Soča Valley and its gem-like river. Check out the area with rafting safaris and hikes, or drop down canyon walls in an abseiling session. Our holiday in Montenegro offers lots of excitement in fjords and outdoor fun. Smaller than Wales, the country is saturated with natural beauty, which you’ll be able to experience when orienteering around crystalline lakes in Durmitor National Park or rafting through Tara Canyon. Spend time kayaking away in the Kotor fjord – it’s a tranquil, hidden delight!
If you’re after family activities mixed with rich native culture, Morocco is just where you need to go. We’ll give you a full showcase of local life, from the quiet village of Sidi Kaouki and its sun-soaked shores to the diversity of Marrakesh and its teeming souks. Wander desert sands on camels and quad bikes, and learn how to prepare traditional dishes with a professional chef!
Heading out into the Atlantic, Madeira is an island filled with adventure. Trek into volcanic caves and tunnels and along luscious mountains and valleys. You’ll get to search for whales and snorkel with dolphins in a land teeming with marine life. Explore by jeep, boat and kayak as you journey from one adventure to another on this small, but stunning island.
Our family activity holidays to Croatia are all about aquatic adventure and national parks.
Portuguese islands bursting with nature and culture: watch whales, swim with dolphins, kayak in craters, explore lava tunnels, bathe in hot springs.
The Island of Gozo
Gozo has Europe’s finest scuba diving, amazing climbing, prehistoric monuments and rich local culture.
A family holiday to Madeira has everything, with towering mountains, luscious forests and amazing coastline.
Montenegro is a country full of rolling mountains and immense canyons with a sparkling Adriatic shoreline.
Combine the unique culture, heritage and landscapes of Sicily with exciting family activities.
Quad bike around Essaouira or surf its coast; camel ride over sand dunes and explore the souks of Marrakesh.
Seaside fun and mountainside adventure await families on the coast of Turkey.