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Luxury family adventure holiday ideas for summer 2020

By Caroline Cooper on 7th February 2020

When it comes to family holidays there’s a lot to think about; from flight times and accommodation to food and entertainment – the list of considerations and requirements goes on and on. And, while you might be happy exploring temples or lazing around on a sun lounger, children seem to have other ideas for how you should be spending your time and effort!

So, in order to feel like you too have had a holiday, it’s important to have a change of scenery, so that you’re not replicating what you do at home just hundreds of miles elsewhere. It’s time to think outside the box, look beyond the bucket and spade and consider a luxury family adventure holiday for 2020 that both you and your offspring will remember forever.

Open their eyes to wildlife

Every child starts life by being totally wowed with wildlife, but how many of them actually get to see it? Take advantage of their fascination of animals and tick off one of your bucket list destinations by jetting off to South Africa in search of the Big Five. Dramatic scenery and landscapes alongside beautiful weather and only a one hour time difference make South Africa an incredible destination.

From the dusty tents of explorers to exquisite eco-conscious lodges – the African safari has come a long way without losing its romance and adventure

May to September is dry season and the ideal time to visit. There’s less vegetation so animals tend to congregate and are easier to spot. Little Garonga is the perfect luxurious spot to enjoy a slice of South Africa’s natural beauty. A stone’s throw away from the renowned Kruger National Park, the Hambledon Suite is perfect for families as it has its own private pool and separate rooms for the kids. After your action-packed day, kick back and relax in your private pool and sit patiently to see if you get any visitors to the watering hole just beneath your suite.

Sailing the Med

If you want a mix of relaxation and adventure whilst basking in the European sunshine, why not rent a boat? BoatBureau assists travellers in various European destinations to prepare for their trips across Europe and internationally. Whether you fancy sailing around the Balearics, island hopping in Greece, or seeing the French Riviera by yacht, BoatBureau has catamaran, sailboats, motorboats and Gulets for hire. As well as boat rental, the company helps with other vital logistics such as crew and equipment hire. So, if like many, you aren’t familiar with your port or starboard, let this fabulous charter company be at the helm whilst you and your kids soak up the glamour or dive into the turquoise sea in an enchanting cove.

If you want a mix of relaxation and adventure whilst basking in the European sunshine, why not rent a boat with Boatbureau?

Camp in the Wild West

From horse trekking to hikes, biking, fly-fishing or watching rodeo. There’s so much to be said for a ranch holiday. With scenic trails and campfires under a blanket of stars – what better way to enjoy America than visiting Colorado. Vista Verde Ranch is perfect in summer or winter, offering all-inclusive luxury that the whole family will enjoy whilst experiencing the Old West.

Surf in the Portugal

Laid back lifestyle, salt-waved hair and hammocks may spring to mind when you first think about surf school but with Portugal, one of the top destinations for surfing and golf, luxurious holidays are growing in popularity.

Your children will love to spend their days learning to surf and it really is something for the whole family to enjoy. The Oitavos Hotel offers the utmost luxury with its in-house spa, yoga and golf on offer.

Vista Verde Ranch is perfect in summer or winter, offering all-inclusive luxury that the whole family will enjoy whilst experiencing the Old West

Kayak in Croatia

Known as the jewel of the Adriatic, Croatia boasts some of the most stunning stretches of coastline and, whilst the Croatian coast is popular amongst families, why not head inland and experience the forests and rivers which offer plenty of fun. Families Worldwide offers a week-long action-packed adventure of kayaking, cycling and hiking through the Mreznica River and Plitvice Lakes National Park. Considered one of Croatia’s cleanest rivers, there’s plenty of swim opportunities on offer as well as spectacular waterfalls.