5 Top Active Family Holidays

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Active Family Holidays – For most people, family vacations are a great way to get away from the hassles of everyday life and get enriched with new cultures and experiences.

When it comes to family holidays, there are a lot of destinations for any family with kids to enjoy. If you are planning a family getaway, here is a guide to some the top active family holidays to keep in mind.

Top Active Family Holidays Elephants Safari Africa
Top Active Family Holidays Elephants Safari Africa

Safaris in South Africa

Over the years, South Africa has become the iconic destination for safaris, attracting thousands of visitors annually. South African safaris offer great opportunities to see the verdant countryside and the Big Five: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.

Those who dream of self-driving safari may enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park. The Kruger is Africa’s largest safari destination and is set up to make self-drive safaris easy and affordable than any other park in Africa.

Extending over 20, 000 squares Km, this destination has the renowned big five including the white rhino.

Also available are day and night drive safaris by qualified rangers. Inside the Kruger Park sits the Skukuza Airport.

Adjourning this great park are private reserves like the Phinda rank and Sabi sand. The Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is another luxurious safari destination. This reserve borders the Kruger Park and is best suited for safari newbies. This is because it offers an all-inclusive guided safari and a spectacular view of the big five.

If you are travelling with your family then a Pilanesberg National Park safari would be a great choice. It is a malaria-free wildlife destination that lies within the regions and has all the attractions that would make your safari remarkable.

Top Active Family Holidays Kayaking in Croatia
Top Active Family Holidays Kayaking in Croatia

Kayaking in Croatia

Croatia is the ideal destination for everyone keen to experience sea kayaking adventure. With over a thousand islands, Croatia offers excellent opportunities to paddle on the Adriatic Sea as you enjoy the warm and gentle tides. If you are planning for a kayaking holiday in Croatia, here are some destinations that you would love to visit.

In addition, Split, Croatia offers many cultural, historical, and active water and nature activities for families. There are many Split tours to be sure you see everything there is to see.

Zrmanja and Krupa rivers

The Zrmanja and Krupa rivers are located in the terrain of Central Croatia. These rivers offer the perfect location to kayak and enjoy the beautiful scenery for those who desire to learn about river kayaking. While sailing around the Krupa River, you will get to adventure the 17 cascades.

Elaphite Islands

The Elephite Island is best suited for first-time kayakers because of the warm and calm sea. In this island, you won’t come across cars, only kayaks that are used to navigate this beautiful region.


The Karlovac is a great kayaking destination to visit as it sits within four rivers including: Dobra, Korana, Kupa, Mreznica rivers. This is the perfect trip to explore the beautiful lakes, rivers and waterfalls and get your adrenaline high.


The Vis is the outermost island in Croatia and is famous for kayaking because of its natural beauty and warm climate. Before it became a top kayaking destination, the island was a Yugoslavian military base. Plan a trip to the Vis Island to explore it’s unspoilt nature.

Kolocep Island

The Kolocep is a stunning island that offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere for kayaking. With many sandy beaches, cliffs, reefs and the Kolocep blue cave, this island is ideal for kayaking for families with children.

Mountain Biking in Morocco

Another active holiday that you can plan with your family is mountain biking in Morocco. Bike adventures in Morocco are common and are a great way to traverse through the famous High Atlas Mountains and South Morocco.

Morocco has been home to numerous mountain bikers from all over the world because of its diverse landscape, rich culture, well-maintained roads and favorable weather.

Morocco is also famous for its mountain footpaths and dirt tracks which give bikers the opportunity to explore the very best of what it has to offer. Basically, a mountain bike tour in Morocco involves riding through the rugged Atlas mountain and passing through Berber trade paths that are centuries old.

Depending on your requirements, you can enjoy different types of bike rides such as mountain bike trails, cross country bike, fat bike and free-ride bike.

Besides, if you don’t have your own bike, there is the option for renting decent and high-quality bikes.
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Skiing in Andorra

If you are planning for a family-friendly ski holiday, Andorra should be your next destination. Being one of the smallest countries in the world, Andorra is located right between Pyrenees Mountain between Spain and France.

Although it attracts groups of visitors annually, it is the best skiing destination for those who prefer less-crowded places. Andorra experiences great snow conditions, with Soldeu and lofty Pas de la Casa having the most guaranteed snow.

Also in Andorra, you will be surrounded by mountains with the highest being Coma Pedrosa. Apart from skiing, there is also a range of activities that you can do with your family and friends in Andorra. For instance, you could take a snowmobile ride through forests in Grau Roig and Soldeu.

Another reason why skiing in Andorra should be on your list of family trips is because of its affordable price. Compared to other ski areas, Andorra has affordable packaging prices.  

Additionally, there are numerous ski resorts and facilities; you just need to find the right one for you and your family. In fact, the ski resorts in Andorra are the best in Europe for those who want to learn to ski.

kids in London will Love the London Transport Museum
Toddler in London will Love the London Transport Museum

Sightseeing in London

From the historic Tower of London to the popular Buckingham Palace tour, London is loaded with attractions that are perfect for family breaks. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to explore these attractions.

For instance, you can take a walking tour, sit on the top-deck of a bus tour or see London from along river Thames. If you are on a tight budget and still want to navigate Central London, a self-guided walking tour is the way to go.

Take the chance to explore London through the seven different walks like the Capital Ring, 78-mile route and the Jubilee Walkway. A walking tour is not only affordable but it also gives you the opportunity to see London at your own pace.

There are plenty of places to choose from to eat, whether you’re looking for restaurants by the London Eye, in Camden or Covent Garden, so you should find something to fit all tastes.

Iconic spots in London that can be accessed by foot include the Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Sky Garden, The Monument, Shakespeare’s The Globe Theatre, Borough Market, Millennium Bridge and many more.