Family holidays should be filled with fun and activities, as well as offering lots of room for exploring, questioning and finding out more. We suggest five trips that are ideal for active parents and children.
The holiday is based in southern Spain in the scenic area called Andalucia. You’ll stay in the lovely 800-year old Casa Rural Las Chimeneas, where switching off and relaxing is easy.
The location also offers lots of things to do for families including easy walking and cycling in shaded valleys, strolling through olive groves, exploring Moorish villages, visiting castles, olive pressing, cooking classes and cheese and soap making. An unspoilt coast is also nearby by for traditional family seaside days.
Lake Constance is a superb location for a family cycling holiday, whether you’re an active family looking for your first cycling adventure or already a season cycling family.
The Lake Constance Cycle Path is predominately flat, well-signposted and almost traffic free so it’s suitable for even the youngest of family members.
There is plenty to see and do, including the chance to pedal through three countries, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, in six days.
The cycling is also broken up by short boat trips and there is plenty of time to explore family friendly visitor attractions, such as castles, museums and beaches along the way.
The Danube Cycle Path is traffic-free and flat so it’s perfect for cycling with young children. This eight-day trip heads from Linz to Vienna in Austria, with lots to see and do along the way.
Younger riders and adults alike will enjoy the easy cycling by day and accommodation in 3-star hotels and inns at night.
You’ll pedal through picture-postcard Austrian villages and flower-filled meadows as you follow the Blue Danube to Vienna.
There are lots of attractions en route, too, including the set of an Iron-Age village, a maritime museum, water parks and castles, as well as vineyards of the Wachau Wine Valley for the grown ups.
Escape to the stunning Scottish Highlands for a memorable family holiday. The car-free week includes fun daily activities to choose from, including short (and longer) walks, a journey on the famous Jacobite train, the Hogwarts Express, boat trips to remote islands, wildlife watching, whisky distilleries (for the grown ups), canoeing on Loch Ness and a post of monster hunting.
This trip is perfect for families with children aged eight and upwards.
This holiday offers a great introduction to a family walking break. It’s five days and four nights and follows the waymarked Fife Coastal Path on Scotland’s pretty east coast.
There are plenty of stop-off points en route so you can decide before you go each day how many miles you would like to walk in. Why not combine walking days with beach days in between?