Although a sand, sea and sun package might be just what you're after for this year's holiday, don't let having a family in tow deter you from going on a holiday with a difference.
We now have many extraordinary and unconventional holidays for families on our site and to give you a taster, we've picked some of the best ideas below for you to give you some inspiration...
For example, still get a firm dose of sea and sun but with the added bonus of getting active and exploring the underwater world on this Family diving
Not only is this dive centre a PADI 5 star Gold Palm Resort set in over 1500 meters of beachfront, there are an array of other activities you can try such as snorkelling, windsurfing, camel riding, horse riding, quad bikes, amazing scenery to explore, and if all this activity gets too much there's always the option of chilling out on the private beach and reading a good book next to the sea and under the palm trees!
If you were considering going on an altogether different type of holiday this year, you can give something back by going on a choice of Family charity challenges
. You can go on a charity adventure in Thailand, trek the Great Wall or go trekking in Cuba to support a good cause.
Have you always dreamt of climbing Everest but can't wait until the children have flown the nest? There's no need to wait anymore as you can just bring them along on this Everest
family holiday, which includes a six day trek to see Everest as well as various other cultural and natural highlights.
For a trip not so far from home but with plenty of challenge, it is even possible to cut your carbon footprint right down by avoiding flying
to this Switzerland family walking
holiday. This unusual trip sees you walking from village to village with donkeys and mules carrying bags (and occasionally tired children), enjoying picnics in alpine meadows along the way.
It is also possible to take your family on a discovery trip to Peru
which presents the perfect opportunity to explore the colourful culture of Peru, both ancient and modern. Explore the arid highlands around Arequipa, Lake Titicaca with its famous 'floating islands', the Inca city of Cusco and the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu, the 'Lost City of the Incas'.
And finally, if you haven't had enough of the cold weather yet, why not take your kids to witness the Reindeer Cup
Championships in Lapland?
The magical environment of the base in Finnish Lapland is also the perfect location for all sorts of snow-based activities. You can try your hand at kick-sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, skating and tobogganing, all of which allow you time to marvel at the surrounding wilderness.
Of course we have many more holidays to choose from on our site ranging from relaxing luxury holidays to active adventures, cultural holidays to safaris and you can simply search our family holidays
or get in touch with us at Amelia@responsibletravel.com
or phone (0)1273 600030. Happy planning!