3 Top family holiday adventures this Summer
What do you look for in a family holiday? Great kids facilities? A laid-back family-friendly resort atmosphere and restaurant menus that accommodate kids tastes? We can help. Resort staff who are welcoming towards children will make your holiday that little bit easier, and if there is an evening babysitting service, along with professionally-run kids clubs, that would surely be the icing on your all-inclusive package? We provide family holidays that do all of this.
Here at Aspen Travel, we offer luxury family package holidays that are child-centred, but don’t compromise on your own enjoyment of your trip. At the resorts that well book on your behalf, children will be entertained for as many or as few hours as you wish by highly qualified childminders and professional sports coaches. There will be both facilities in the resort to enjoy, as well as excursions to places further afield that will provide fun for all the family.
While you’re enjoying a bit of peace and quiet, soaking up the sun beside the pool, reading that book you’ve been meaning to get round to, your kids will be making friends and throwing themselves into a range of activities, such as sports, games, craft projects and nature walks.
If you wish to have your evening meal by yourself, just the two of you, the club will ensure your kids are fed before treating them to film screenings, dance parties, talent shows and age-appropriate discos. When you do eat with the kids, you won’t have to worry about them making a fuss about the food. Most of the top brand resorts we partner with not only provide a huge range of international and local dishes to choose from, but also supply a menu aimed at your little ones.
If you’ve previously enjoyed family holidays which are closer to home and you’re now looking for a new adventure, or, this is the first time you’ve considered booking a hotel with specific kids clubs and facilities, you won’t be disappointed. Here are 3 packages we heartily recommend for fun and frolics abroad with the kids. An incredible time is practically guaranteed for every single member of your family.
A tour of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise with white sandy beaches, elephant rides, family friendly safaris, as well as a wealth of activities that both you and the kids will love. This tour will give you the chance to explore jungles, see wildlife in its natural habitat and spend 4 nights at a family friendly beach resort.
Your journey will begin on Sri Lanka’s West Coast in Marawila where your family can relax after your long flight in a private bungalow, which has its own garden and pool. The next few days will be spent in the Wilpattu National Park, where youll have the chance of seeing leopards, sloth bears and elephants in the wild via a tour led by very experienced and professional guides. This certainly beats a day out at the zoo! Your children will be caught up in the excitement of the expedition.
Following your safari, youll spend 4 nights in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle in Anuradhapura; an opportunity to take in some of the countrys rich history and culture. You will explore Sri Lankan countryside after this with a visit to the Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the Royal Palace and the ancient reservoir at Minneriya Tank.
After a whirlwind of sights and excursions, you’ll enjoy 4 nights of R & R in Trincomalee, at the Uga Jungle Beach Resort. Go on a whale-watching trip, make the most of the resort’s extensive facilities and reserve at least a few hours to enjoy the soft sands and water sports on the stunning beaches. Youll eat well and live well here under the supervision of your dedicated tour manager. Were in no doubt that you’ll fly back from Colombo feeling relaxed and culturally enriched. This is truly an experience that neither you, nor your kids will ever forget.
Croatia is very much a buzzword in the travel industry at the moment. The coastline of this gem of a country has long been known for its outstanding natural beauty, but it is only now being discovered by those who are looking for a great new adventure.
The Alana Beach Club sits majestically on the shore of the glistening Adriatic Sea and provides a great base for families. If you’re looking to explore this part of the world, as part of a luxury holiday that offers real value for money, but doesn’t ignore the little details, look no further.
The resort is within walking distance of some spectacular sites. In front of you is the ocean and to the back of you are the mountains that make up the Paklenica National Park. Of course, if you prefer to take in the sights from the resorts roof-top cocktail bar, that’s no trouble. Simply grab yourself a margarita and make the most of the vivid colours as the sun goes down, with the scent of pine trees hanging seductively in the air all around you.
If you want, you can spend your entire stay sitting on the beach, or beside the pool, while the kids are entertained by the clubs. While they’re enjoying themselves, there are plenty of activities you might find you want to try.
Seasoned climbers and climbing novices will enjoy both the on-site climbing wall and a supervised rock climbing session in the National Park. Sports enthusiasts will love the 6 tennis courts, sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing equipment, complete with tuition.
You could find that both you and the kids are certified sailors, kayakers, or water skiers by the time you leave! Mountain biking, both guided and enjoyed at leisure, is a possibility and theres also a comprehensive gym available to you, to keep you in shape.
If you overdo it in the gym, or stretch muscles you didn’t know you had after embarking on a new water sport, don’t worry. The Alana Beach Resort spa will soothe all aches. Enjoy a sauna, hydro massage or one of our huge range of treatments offered from the treatment menu.
The Baia dei Mori Beach Club on the Italian island of Sardinia has all the key ingredients for a perfect family holiday. This resort is on the beach and the weather is, more often than not, deliciously warm. You can relax on the shore, building sandcastles with the little ones and watching them make memories as they run in and out of the waves. When the weather gets too hot, you can retreat to the shade of the pine trees that fringe the beach.
You could also sign yourself up for some sailing, windsurfing or kayaking. Equipment and tuition is included in your all-inclusive package and the instructors can also provide child-friendly classes for your kids.
If you’re happier on land, why not arrange a family cycling tour to taking local views and coastlines. You can get hold of bikes at the resort for you and the kids, but please be aware that your kids need to be over 13 to take part in some of the rides.
As for the Neilson kids’ clubs at the Baia dei Mori, they cater for babies from four months old, right up to teenagers of 17 years of age. They offer age-appropriate activities that will delight and enthrall your little ones or young adults. What can your kids expect from the clubs? They might learn a new sport, enjoy meals with their new friends, throw themselves into evening discos, or make the most of the supervised craft and creative pursuits on offer. Generally kids club activities are guided by the children themselves.
Make some memories together this summer by taking a look at our fantastic range of all-inclusive family holidays. Our team members at Aspen Travel have been making travel reservations for families for a number of years, are sensitive to children’s needs and will be able to make some valuable suggestions as to the current best deals from leading travel operators for the summer. Please give us a call to find out more. Wed be happy to help you find the best package to suit your holiday preferences, dates and budget. Please get in touch.