Explore some of the best family-friendly resorts in The French Alps during the Summer and Winter months with Alpine Elements, as well as a five-star campsite in south-west France. As part of all their Summer family holidays, Alpine Elements offer a fabulous 3 or 6-day multi-activity pass and bike hire, as well as return flights, half-board accommodation and some resorts even offer free childcare. Whilst the Winter offers a playground on the slopes combined with catered chalets and hotels with top rate childcare and child-friendly activities.
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While most people think of wintry landscapes when the Alps are mentioned, ignore this place in the summer at your peril. It’s a veritable playground for kids and adults alike when the snows have melted and nobody knows this more than Alpine Elements Activity Holidays. The range of activities included in these holidays is truly mind-boggling, all set against stunning backdrops.
They’ve come up with a range of family-friendly resorts and chalets, plus a campsite in Aquitaine, to cater for everyone. Adrenaline fuelled activities will take care of the most hyperactive of kids and there are also plenty of sedate options for the more lethargic members of the group. Each day you can set out for a new challenge; your kids will love the chance to whizz down a mountain on a bike, have a go at white-water rafting, test their head for heights with climbing, sailing on a beautiful lake or even try their hand at goat-herding! There’s also tried and tested favourites such as archery and all-weather tennis courts and perhaps the not quite so tried and tested such as paragliding, wakeboarding and quad bikes.
All of the resorts have free access to lakes; giving them the chance to get away from the swimming lanes mentality and experience wild swimming at its best. There are sunbathing beaches, kayaking, paddleboarding and plenty of kids games to keep them happy as well as the chance to jump in a pedalo and explore the surroundings.
Take advantage of the scenery and the free lift pass and head out for a beach or mountainside lunch and if you decide you need some time to yourself enjoy the free Active Club for kids aged 4-16 years. They operate on a flexible drop-in basis and even have 2 days a week where you can join in if you want. Age-appropriate activities cover everything from pool parties to painting.
Everything is catered for, including most of the cooking so sit back and enjoy being fed and watered after a hard days’ fun.