5 Alternative Family Holiday Ideas

16th March 2018
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Croatia, Family Holida, Family Holiday Tips, Morocco, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tips, Travelling

Planning a family friendly holiday can be difficult and you may feel as though you are limited in where you can go. There is a world of fantastic, diverse destinations that all members of your family will enjoy, no matter what the age.

From cycling through mountain villages to watching herds of elephants bathe in their local river. We’ve got some incredible destination ideas to get you and your family away from the typical family friendly holidays this year



A summer holiday to Europe for most families means relaxing days spent lounging in the sun and building sandcastles with the kids. This year, why not embark on a beach holiday with a difference?

The beautiful islands of Croatia are filled with natural beauty and astonishing beaches, perfect for those relaxing family days at the beach. To add an alternative twist on your family holiday, Croatia is renowned for its stunning national parks and charming cultural heritage. For the thrill-seekers of the family, there are countless activities! Cycle through the colourful villages of Sipan Island, trek through the awe-inspiring Plitvice Lakes National Park, explore sea caves by kayak, jump off cascading waterfalls into crystal-clear waters, enjoy snorkelling in the warm Adriatic Sea and much more!



Want to experience a holiday that feels far from home but can only face a short flight with your kids? Then Morocco is the perfect destination for you and your family to visit; only a three-hour flight with no time difference to GMT!

Morocco is steeped in history and culture and has plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy from the Atlas Mountains, beautiful coastlines and bustling cities. For a taste of the real local life and an unforgettable family experience, wander through the lively colourful souks and watch Jemaa el Fnaa come alive with exciting acrobats, snake charmers and jugglers; right in the heart of Marrakech.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the perfect holiday destination for families who want to explore a variety of areas without travelling long distances between places. With only 65,610 square miles of land, Sri Lanka is 4 times smaller than the UK!

This unique country may be small but Sri Lanka certainly has a lot to offer to its guests. With endless stretches of white sandy beaches, enticing local cuisine, Unesco World Heritage Sites, breath-taking landscapes and diverse wildlife; Sri Lanka truly is irresistible.



Combining long stretched beaches that are lapped by warm crystal-clear waters with bustling cities that host famous architecture steeped in Thai heritage.

Begin your family holiday in the heart of Thailand; the busy centre of Bangkok. Indulge yourself with traditional Thai culture by exploring the vast local markets, wandering around stunning temples and trying local cuisine.

From the capital, head to the spectacular beach destinations that host some of the world’s most famous tropical islands and beaches. Soak up the sun relaxing on the sensational beaches and snorkel with countless fish on a coral reef in crystal-clear, warm waters. Beyond the beach, discover hidden temples, tropical rainforests, cascading waterfalls and many more hidden secrets!

South African Safari

Find the perfect combination of activity, safari adventure and culture all within just 2 hours time difference from GMT, meaning it’s manageable for even the kids! One of the most exciting and interesting family holiday destinations in the world: South Africa is all about breath-taking landscapes, majestic wildlife and fascinating people.

Home to some of Africa’s greatest safari destinations: the whole family will enjoy the ultimate wildlife adventure of cruising through Africa’s national parks on an open 4×4 in search of the ‘Big Five’:  elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard.


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