Holiday Ideas for Active Families

Feeling a little stuck for your next family holiday? Whether you are after a fun and relaxing beach break or an adventure, when it comes to the perfect destination, I’ve got your back. As a busy mummy, I know that if you don’t pick the perfect break, traveling with kids can be a nightmare. This is especially true if they are super active – what kids don’t love running around? To make planning the perfect holiday a little easier, I thought I would share some ideas for all the best vacays for families with active kids.

Holiday Ideas for Active Families

Camping in France

Before you look at me like I’m crazy, hear me out. When you have kids who are full of energy and need to be able to run around a lot, camping is the perfect holiday. Not only can your kids run and play as much as they want to, but it’s also perfect for some family bonding. Plus, camping is cheap, so affordable no matter what the size of your budget. We did Eurocamp a lot when I was little and I have lots of happy memories from it.

While you could choose to camp in the UK, for a more exciting trip, head to the South of France. For a trip with a difference, staying in Provence, Nice or The Camargue is perfect. If the idea of sleeping in a tent doesn’t appeal to you, consider glamping or hiring a motorhome.

An Activity Holiday in Greece

If you are an outdoor family with a passion for history and exploring, one of these family adventures in Greece could be perfect. Spend time exploring the ruins and teach your children about the age old Gods, Zeus, and Aphrodite. Spend a few days exploring all the very best areas of the ancient Greek world.

Once you’re done exploring, you can then book your family onto some adventure activities. From scuba diving and kayaking to mountain biking and climbing, there are so many different activities to choose from. While not suitable for kids under eight, there are plenty of other things to see and do.

Head to sunny Spain

Are you a family who loves walking? If so, a break on the coast of Catalonia in Spain could be ideal for you. Famed for it’s child-friendly beach resorts and mountain trails, Catalonia is perfect for a family holiday.

While you relax by the pool, the kids can splash around or take part in resort-organised children’s activities. From football games to swimming contests, there will be plenty of activities to keep the kids busy. You can also don your walking boots, pack a picnic and head for one of the coastal mountain trails along the Pyrenees mountains. For families with active kids and a love of walking, Catalonia is the perfect place for a vacation.

Sometimes it can be hard to know where the best places to visit with kids are and these are only a handful of options – see what works best for you and your family :)

Rebecca x

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22 Comments

  1. Gemma Cook
    20th November 2015 / 2:29 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this blog post. Thank you for sharing

    • 20th November 2015 / 8:07 pm

      Thanks Gemma, hope it was useful :)

  2. 20th November 2015 / 8:48 pm

    Luckily my children are happy with warm sunshine and a pool! And my older ones love taking Pickle in, so it’s a win-win all round! Kaz x

    • Rebecca U
      22nd November 2015 / 2:53 pm

      that sounds perfect. I’m sure pool holidays will be more relaxing for me when the kids can swim x

  3. 20th November 2015 / 10:30 pm

    Oh I totally agree with you about camping, that’s my favourite holiday by miles, I love it. Our girls are so much happier when we get them outdoors and camping is just perfect. I loved Bluestone for an active holiday too. The girls were on the go all the time there and even I accidentally got active – I went for a short run, got lost and ran about 15 miles. What an idiot!x

    • Rebecca U
      22nd November 2015 / 2:54 pm

      Ha oh no!! I really liked Bluestone too – the kids loved the pool and play area x

  4. 21st November 2015 / 10:19 am

    Camping really is great for kids – all that running around and fresh air makes for deep sleeps :) #thelist

    • Rebecca U
      22nd November 2015 / 2:54 pm

      very good point! win win!

  5. 21st November 2015 / 10:29 am

    Great post, will refer back to it when we book a holiday next! My husband loves camping, as do the kids – but I really don’t like it :/

    • Rebecca U
      22nd November 2015 / 2:55 pm

      oh no! I loved it when I was younger and now have learnt to love it haha

  6. 21st November 2015 / 2:29 pm

    We loved camping as a family in the past. I hope to get well enough to go and enjoy it in the future! Angela

    • Rebecca U
      22nd November 2015 / 2:55 pm

      that would be lovely x

  7. 22nd November 2015 / 1:34 am

    Greece sounds great! I don’t like camping although that holiday does sound good.

    • Rebecca U
      22nd November 2015 / 2:56 pm

      such a lovely country (and cheap too) 😉

  8. rebecca smith
    22nd November 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Some great ideas here! We want to visit Spain soon

    • Rebecca U
      22nd November 2015 / 2:56 pm

      we go pretty much yearly – hope you can make it. Such good weather, beaches and food!

  9. 22nd November 2015 / 9:17 pm

    An activity holiday in Greece sounds right up my street. I’m not a big fan of camping, though my husband loves it, he would enjoy a camping holiday in France with the kids. Great post x

    • 23rd November 2015 / 2:17 pm

      Thanks. Greece is so gorge!

  10. 25th November 2015 / 3:07 pm

    Really great ideas! I hope to start some camping holidays with Amelia now she’s old enough think it’s a great not so expensive way to enjoy a hoiday!

  11. 25th November 2015 / 3:24 pm

    Great ideas! I visited france last year and stayed at eurocamp so will definitely consider camping next time. I’d love to visit Greece! xx

  12. 26th November 2015 / 6:47 pm

    I would love to take Baby abroad more, Greece sounds great for kids. I went years ago, but would love to go back x

  13. 27th November 2015 / 10:25 pm

    We Eurocamped loads when we were little too and I can’t wait until my two are slightly older so I can take them. Great post x

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