Family Adventure Holidays in Europe
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Family Adventure Holidays in Europe

Family Adventure Holidays in Europe

Proof that you don’t have to travel far from home to have a fantastic adventure, Europe brims with exciting organized family holidays, with mountain and river landscapes being particularly popular. The main benefits of staying in Europe are clear – lower costs and shorter travel times.

Winter adventure holidays can embrace everything from snowmobile jaunts and reindeer safaris in Lapland to exploring the giant glaciers and other dramatic features of Iceland’s rugged landscapes. In summer, adventure holidays all over Europe, from the French Alps to Malta or Croatia, might include sailing, cycling, canoeing and river-rafting.  Many such holidays are easy to organize independently, but using a tour operator established in the field may bring peace of mind and freedom from hassle, especially if it’s your first time.

Most adventure holidays have strict lower age limits, but if in doubt do ask for advice regarding the suitability of a specific trip for your family. Some are or can be tailored for those with younger children.


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A Magical Day In Lapland to Meet Father Christmas

Fly to Lapland for a memorable day in a snow-covered wilderness with lots of fun winter activities and a private family meeting with Santa.

Northern Lights Family Adventure

Enjoy a snowy, activity-filled week in the Hossa National Park in Finland with the chance to see the wonder of the Northern Lights too.

Coastal Active Adventure & Cruise

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This two-part trip combines fun activities with a little of Turkey's culture too, staying one week in a hotel and the second on a traditional Turkish gulet boat.

A Magical Trip in Search of Father Christmas

Take a wonderful, activity-filled trip to Lapland and find Father Christmas at his house. Elves, reindeer, husky-sledges, snowmobiles - this trip has all the makings of a really special family break.

Madeira Active Family Adventure

Head off into the Atlantic for an action-packed week on and around the island of Madeira. The amazing landscape is perfect for the activities included - ranging from canyoning to kayaking and dolphin-spotting.

Iceland Family Adventure Fly-drive

Explore the wonders of Iceland at your own pace on this family fly-drive adventure.

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Brändön Lodge Pick & Mix

Design your own snow activity holiday in the depths of Swedish Lapland - from huskies to reindeer, skidoos to hovercraft, there's a lot of fun to be had.

Santa's Magic, Saariselkä, Lapland (Finland)

An active three- or four-day break including a hunt for Father Christmas' cabin in Finnish Lapland.

Jeris - Activity Pick and Mix

With a huge choice of activities, this holiday in Finnish Lapland will be tailored to make your perfect family holiday, full of snowy adventures.

Family Iberian Adventure (Lite)

An 8-day active and cultural snapshot in some of the lesser-known parts of Spain and Portugal, ideal for those aged 7 and over.

Lava Lands and Snorkelling with Dolphins in the Azores

Whale-watching, dolphin-spotting, hiking, mountain-biking and other family fun in the Azores, ideal for those with kids 8+.

Surf's Up on the Alentejo Coast, Portugal

Pick and choose the activities you take part in on this activity trip in Portugal, best suited to families with kids aged 8+.

Gozo Island Explorer

An eco-friendly family activity holiday on the island of Gozo, ideal for those new to family activity holidays.

Family Tuscan Active Adventure

An 8-day family adventure in the Tuscan hills where bike riding, swimming and canyoning is combined with exploring the city and eating lots of Italian ice cream.

Active Sicily: Etna to Isola Bella

Climb Mount Etna, snorkel in a marine park and soak up the culture in traditional villages in this exciting week-long trip.

Montenegro Active Fjord and Mountain

A two-site activity holiday including outings in glorious national parks and activities ranging from sea-kayaking to high ropes adventures.

Elaphiti Islands - Croatia Family Activity Holiday

7-day active holiday in Croatia with sea kayaking, a treasure hunt and bike rides included, as well as the opportunity to explore the city of Dubrovnik.

Iceland Self-Drive Family Adventure

Explore some of the biggest sights in Iceland and it's Golden Circle, on this self-drive family adventure of a lifetime.

Apukka - Pick & Mix, Apukka, Lapland (Finland)

An exciting family adventure in the beautiful Finnish Lapland, tailored just for you.

Santa's Aurora, Saariselkä, Lapland (Finland)

An active two, three or four-day break providing Christmas magic and thrilling activities, staying in a 4* hotel or glass cabins to spot the Northern Lights.

Ranua Festive Family Adventure, Lapland (Finland)

A four-day break with wildlife encounters, thrilling activities and the chance to meet Santa.

Summer Pyrenees Family Adventure Holiday with Teenagers

Perfect for families with teens, you will go biking, walking and white-water rafting in the fresh air of the beautiful Pyrenees mountains, in Andorra.

Iceland Family Journey: Geysers, Glaciers & Fjords

Explore Iceland's amazing landscape and fascinating culture on this 8-day family adventure.