To create lasting memories on your next family holiday, embrace the outdoors and enjoy some adventure. Below are four of the best types of activity holidays. They’re affordable, they’re a whole lot of fun and can be arranged at the last minute.
A walking holiday
A holiday spent walking is great for the whole family, allowing you to explore the natural beauty of a region whilst getting some exercise. In terms of costs, there’s very little outlay aside from some good quality walking boots and waterproof clothing.
Before setting out on your adventure, be sure to spend some time planning. If you’re traveling with smaller children you should consider the hiking routes in your chosen destination and their difficulty level. A small child may become tired (and grumpy) if they’re walking for too long. Never embark on a route that is beyond any family members capabilities.
A camping holiday
Pitching a tent and toasting marshmallows over a campfire is a memory your kids will cherish for years to come. It’s not only cost-effective, there’s an endless choice of campsites which offer something to suit your needs.
Before booking, research campsites and their facilities, plus the entertainment offered. Some may include swimming pools or sports facilities. That should keep the kids busy!
A cycling holiday
Traveling on two wheels is the best way to take in the sights and attractions of a new destination at your own pace. You’ll also be introducing younger children to a new skill that could encourage a more active lifestyle for years to come.
Before setting out, invest in some safety equipment, including helmets, hi visibility clothing and knee pads. You can now choose from the many child-friendly cycling routes in the country or for the more adventurous. Why not consider a European cycling break?
A geocaching holiday
If you’re struggling to drag your kids always from their gadgets, why not incorporate technology into your holiday? Geocaching is the latest activity for the tech savvy family. With the use of a handheld GPS device, this form of orienteering is a modern take on the treasure hunt.
As you amble across scenic landscapes in search of your next clue, all family members can work as a team and test mental agility. This fun challenge is now being provided throughout the country in all locations from forest’s to bustling cities and some even incorporate ancient landmarks.
A water sports holiday
If you’re children are adept in the water and can swim for a distance of at least 50 metres, a water sports holiday could be the perfect option. Introduce your children to the excitement of an underwater adventure with a scuba diving break.
The world’s major training provider, PADI, offers a range of courses in a safe environment. Younger children can take an initial programme known as Bubble maker where they’ll learn the basics, such as breathing underwater, before heading out to colorful reefs.
These late minute holidays are guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained. Embrace the outdoors and enjoy some adventure!
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