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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Brändön Lodge Pick & Mix

Sweden
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

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

Intrepid Turkey Family Retreat: Fethiye

Mediterranean Region
Explore, discover and relax on this family retreat on Turkey's beautiful Turquoise Coast.

Jeris - Activity Pick and Mix

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

French Alps Adventure (Lite)

Tignes
Seven days and nights exploring the area around Tignes, with optional activities including white-water rafting and glacier hiking.

Family Iberian Adventure (Lite)

Spain
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.

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Lava Lands and Snorkelling with Dolphins in the Azores

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

Alentejo
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

Gozo
Ideal for ages 6+, this eco-friendly family activity holiday on the island of Gozo is ideal for those new to family activity holidays.

Family Tuscan Active Adventure

Tuscany
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.

Croatia Family Adventure Holiday with Teenagers

Croatia
A multi-activity land- and river-based holiday in Croatia ideal for active families with teenagers.

Active Sicily: Etna to Isola Bella

Sicily
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

Montenegro
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

Croatia
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

Iceland
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)

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

Santa's Aurora, Saariselkä, Lapland (Finland)

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

Malta and Gozo Family Adventure Holiday

Gozo, Malta
A relaxed week-long adventure for children as young as five to Malta, Gozo and Comino, where you will learn how to be a traditional shepherd for the day.

Malta and Gozo Family Adventure Holiday

Gozo, Malta
A relaxed week-long adventure for children as young as five to Malta, Gozo and Comino, where you will learn how to be a traditional shepherd for the day.

Ranua Festive Family Adventure, Lapland (Finland)

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

Family Cycling Holiday: Quiet Lanes of Mallorca

Mallorca
Explore the unspoilt south of the island on two wheels, with maps and itineraries included.

Summer Pyrenees Family Adventure Holiday with Teenagers

Andorra
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

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

Family Active Romania Adventure

Romania
Combine the city sights and rural Romania, as well as the famous Transylvania, on this 8-day family adventure.