Activity holidays and short breaks aren't just for adults. After all, most kids like nothing better than to bomb around on bikes, splash about in water or play in the snow. A sizeable travel industry has developed to cater for families who want to do more than laze by the pool for a week - although many family packages will mix activities with some relaxing down-time. It can be a great opportunity to try something new, to explore new horizons.
Winter sports, skiing in particular, are well suited to a family holiday - other than the thrill of whizzing through the snow, the fact that most ski resorts have excellent facilities for families is a major bonus. Kayaking/canoeing trips are a perennial favourite - a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors and usually a big hit with children; also on the water, sailing trips - perhaps on a chartered yacht - tick a lot of boxes.
In fact there are practically endless possibilities, depending on what you're after and how old the children are: cycle touring and mountain biking trips are very popular, and exciting activity breaks or activity days include things like coasteering, rafting and caving. Some tour companies offer family trekking holidays in exotic places like Peru or Nepal, scuba diving in Egypt, Thailand and elsewhere, and family-friendly safaris.
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