Neilson have more than 35 years' experience on the slopes and have broadened their horizons by adding family-friendly beach and sailing holidays to their repertoire. So whether you’re after a sailing or beach club holiday in Greece, Italy or Croatia, or fancy going skiing in France, Italy, Bulgaria, Andorra or Austria, there is something to cater for everyone’s taste and budget.
Scroll down for our hand-picked recommendations for family beach and ski holidays with Neilson.
If you’ve been put off family ski holidays by the thought of having to listen to your kids’ tantrums on the slopes and the effort involved in getting them to and from the piste in one piece, you may want to reconsider. Neilson have done everything they can to ensure a smooth skiing experience, offering carefully chosen hotels and resorts close to the slopes, with family-friendly facilities, large public areas for kids to play in (no being seen but not heard here), and on-site kids’ clubs for children from four months to 15 years. Your children will be entertained with many an activity designed to keep them happy while you hit the pistes, or there’s a pick-up and drop-off service for 5- to 12-year-olds. Trained instructors and designated child-friendly ski areas with special lifts and outdoor play areas complete the picture.
If it’s sun and sea air you crave, opt for either a beach club holiday or a Mediterranean sailing holiday – or combine the two with a Stay and Sail trip. There are enough family-friendly sailing options to satisfy any pirates in your group. Wannabe Ben Ainslies can learn to sail a dinghy or hire a boat for the week, complete with instructor, and take a Private Flotilla course.
Beach club holidays have you trying new activities every day, including water-skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, ever-more-popular stand-up paddleboarding, tennis, cycling, and fitness and yoga classes – and that's to name but a few! Kids’ clubs operate six days a week for 2- to 17-year-olds; childcare is included, as are flights, transfers, accommodation and most meals.