An adventure holiday can be one of the most amazing and unforgettable experiences. However, organizing a solo trip or a getaway for two can be stressful, add a family on a quest for adventure into the mix and it can become problematic. Fortunately, with enough planning, a family adventure can be relatively simple and very exciting. To help make your trip a success, take these tips into account when booking your family adventure holiday.
Pick a Special Date
To get your kids into the spirit of an adventure holiday, you could plan your trip on a date of significance. This could be anything from a birthday, to a mid-term school break or even an exciting Christmas vacation – just imagine taking your little ones on a fun-filled husky sledging experience knowing that they’re on their way to meet Santa.
Consider Their Interests
Are your kids crazy about animals and wildlife? You could consider a family safari. Have an interest in dinosaurs? Go digging in a destination known for fossils. Are you an active family who love to cycle? You could make your way across the Alps. Or if your little ones like arts and crafts, you could consider a wilderness painting holiday. The possibilities are simply endless.
Think About Age
If your children are of vastly different ages, it can be tricky to find an adventure holiday that will cater to all tastes. Conversely, if you have very young children, simply getting through the flight and arriving at your accommodation may feel like an adventure in itself.
For micro adventures that will please everyone, you could consider an adventure holiday camp, where you can try a range of activities, such as abseiling and archery.
Stay Close to Home
Many people think adventure holiday and immediately picture sky diving in Dubai or bungee jumping in South Africa, but there are so many adventures you can have closer to home. Depending on the age of your children, you could plan treasure hunts, book a session at an indoor ski experience, go on a hike, or take a surfing lesson.
Book a Guided Adventure
If the idea of planning a suitable adventure holiday fills you with dread, think about booking a readymade package. Companies like Grand American Adventures offer a huge range of vacations with an array of activities, including horse riding, water sports, tree top adventures and wildlife spotting, all while exploring amazing attractions.
An adventure holiday can be an amazing family bonding experience. Hopefully these tips will help to take the stress out of planning your adventure vacation.