Don’t be put off by the name! You don’t have to be an incredibly active family in order to enjoy one of these holidays. An average fitness and a sense of adventure should inspire even the most slothful amongst you to leap off the sofa and start packing for a break organised by this company.
Named Best Small Family Holiday Company at the British Travel Awards (as voted by the public) two years consecutively and Best Activity Holiday provider for three consecutive years, this independent family activity specialist has been refining its summer and winter multi-activity holidays around the globe since 2002.
Scroll down for our hand-picked family activity holidays with Activities Abroad.
If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary but think that arranging a rafting holiday in the Pyrenees or snorkelling in the Galapagos is a headache too far, rest assured. Empathetic to the endless time limitations that families suffer this company has made sure that choosing your holiday doesn’t mean a whole new list of endless research and tasks to complete. Run by families for families, choosing an Activities Abroad trip takes away all the hassle, saving you hours of endless planning. Lots of the staff have first-hand knowledge, having done the trips themselves, eaten the food and slept in the beds!
You just have to decide where and what you want to do but be warned; the list is an extensive one. Whether you’re up for braving some white waters and rafting in the Pyrenees, snorkelling in Borneo, sea kayaking over sunken cities in the Med, hiking in the mountains, or going for family favourites such as horse riding or zip wiring through the forest, these are just some of the itineraries on offer. Expect heated discussions around the dinner table while you all put in your penny’s worth.
If it’s a wintery landscape you’re after you can choose between Finland, Sweden or Norway. If your children have pined for a proper snowy landscape rather than the slush we’re used to in the UK, head north for some unforgettable holidays. Keep the magic going with a Father Christmas holiday, stand back and watch your children’s amazement as they view the Northern Lights or get everyone whizzing through the fir trees on the back of a sled.
Forget about kids’ clubs here. These holidays are all about getting out and about together as a family and discovering the wonders of the world.