Planning a holiday can be stressful at the best of times, but things tend to get even more tricky when you’re trying to accommodate all members of your family. As most parents will know, trying to organise a trip that everyone will enjoy can sometimes seem like an impossible task. If you’re struggling for ideas for your next holiday, here’s a roundup of some of our favourite family-friendly hotspots.
The Lake District, England
Renowned for its rolling countryside, picturesque water bodies and awe-inspiring mountain views, the Lake District is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure. Whether you’re climbing a fell, canoeing down an estuary or pedalling through a forest, you won’t struggle to find something to keep you and your family occupied in this spectacular National Park. As well as a plethora of outdoor pursuits, there are plenty of other attractions to keep you and your kids entertained, including museums, aquariums, rock climbing centres and the famous Hill Top House – once home to children’s author Beatrix Potter. To make the most of your holiday, it may be worth taking advantage of the family-friendly cottages offered by rental companies like Lakelovers.
One of the most popular ski resorts in the Portes du Soleil region, Avoriaz is ideal for families looking to spend some quality time together in the snow. In 2012, the holiday destination won the Best Family Resort in the UK Snow Awards for its varied skiing facilities and child-friendly amenities, including the centrally located Village Des Enfants, which offers ski lessons for children aged three to 16. If you fancy some time away from the pistes, this cliff-top resort boasts an impressive range of activities and entertainment options, including cinemas, horse-drawn sleigh rides and, of course, the famous apres ski scene. With access to one of the world’s largest ski areas, coupled with the convenience of ski-in ski-out accommodation, it’s easy to see why Avoriaz is such a well-loved winter holiday destination.
Whether you’re swimming with dolphins, riding roller coasters or experiencing world-famous shows, there’s certainly no shortage of things to see and do in Florida. With theme parks such as Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios right on your doorstep, thrill-seekers are truly spoilt for choice. If you fancy some down time, don’t worry – theme parks are only part of the picture in the Sunshine State. When you’re not testing out the latest white-knuckle ride, you can take your pick from an array of picture-perfect beaches along the Gulf Coast, shop to your heart’s content in one of the area’s many malls or cruise across the Everglades on an airboat. On top of that, there are limitless opportunities for eating out, playing golf, hiking and many more recreational activities to suit adults and children alike.