|Climb every mountain?
You can still enjoy active breaks when
baby goes too..
Whether your idea of the perfect holiday involves
clambering up a mountain, snorkelling in the deep blue ocean, or just ensuring
that you get a few rounds of golf under your belt while you're away, the great
news is that you can still do all of this and more when you're travelling with
| Operators are increasingly realizing that
many parents DO want the same sort of interesting, adventurous holidays once
they have children and offer excellent childcare and kids activities in these
locations. This means you can enjoy and focus on your chosen pursuit –
anything from waterskiing to paragliding – while your little ones are
Equally, holiday companies are aware that you may want
your children to participate too – so from skiing in Austria to
family hiking in Morocco, there are a range of opportunities to
participate en famille. And on the days when you all want to take it a bit
easier, there are invariably a range of other more sedate activities on offer
to appeal to all ages from splashing around in the pool, to relaxing on the
beach or visiting local attractions.
You may even find yourself considering the sort of
active breaks you'd never have dreamed of in holidays BC, simply because
they're so welcoming towards families.
informal sailing. Added to this, their clubs in Greece, Turkey and Antigua are
all in beautiful locations. For a review of a Sunsail Clubs holiday, click
|| Take Sunsail Clubs holidays:
they specialize in great sailing, watersports and shore-based activities but
the childcare is also second to none – babies can be cared for from just 4
months in the excellent crèches with qualified nannies, while older
children are cared for by both nannies and trained instructors who will
encourage them in a range of activities from treasure hunts to sandplay,
singing, windsurfing and
Another type of holiday that may not have occurred to
pre-children is a summer alpine break. The Alps are, of course, an excellent
winter sports destination but more and more families are discovering that
companies such as Ski Peak
offer superb family breaks there, along with excellent childcare. Whether
you're a seasoned hiker or paraglider or whitewater rafter, or if you just
fancy relaxing and taking in the view in pretty towns like Chamonix in France,
it's well worth considering (nb also quick flights from UK to Geneva, and short
transfers to many of the resorts).
Meanwhile, Hayes and Jarvis are one of the
operators who specialize in water-based sports – their diving programme is
very highly thought of, while watersports are free at many of their hotels.
enthusiasts really do have an excellent choice of destinations (from Cyprus to
the Maldives) and pursuits – from waterskiing to diving and even deep-sea
fishing in some locations. Luxury operators Abercrombie
feature some the world's best hotels with a range of
activities to match, all taking place against stunning backdrops.
|| Par for the course too is the great choice
of breaks available to golfers of all abilities –
from the Algarve to Spain – whether you're playing off a handicap or just
getting into the swing.
So what are you waiting for? – let your fingers do
the walking to find your perfect, active family break.
/ sailing / watersports
/ tennis / golf /
alpine / ski