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Family last minute holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

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Last minute family holidays

Family last minute holidays are tricky as they often revolve around the school holidays, so our Last Minute Holidays Guide family page details what’s available in the immediate school breaks. We have a wide range to help you narrow down the choices from a world of family fun, such as a mountain lake in Montenegro, a yurt in Lanzarote, a Bedouin camp in Jordan or a raft going down Turkey’s Toparlar Canyon.

Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
A delightful cosy cottage on secluded organic farm, from £275 - £450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Catalonia family self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Customised road cycling tour in Girona, Catalonia, from €288.50 - €399.50 (8 days) ex flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from £2399 - £3099 (16 days) inc UK flights
Catalan horse riding holiday in Spain
Horse riding in the beautiful Catalan countryside, from €685 - €1100 (8 days) ex flights

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Family holiday in Thailand
Activity & Culture. Rave Reviews. Private Tour. Great Value, from £1350 - £1900 (15 days) inc UK flights
Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa
Help re-habilitate orphaned monkeys in beautiful rural South Africa, from £795 (14 days) ex flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
Multi-activity cultural holiday in fabulous rural Andalucia, from €207 - €270 (6 days) ex flights
Catalonia family mountain biking & activity holiday, Spain
Family MTB & activities in the Catalan countryside, from €720 (8 days) ex flights
Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan
Cycling trip through stunning desert scenery, from £1299 - £1699 (9 days) inc UK flights
Volunteering with bears in Romania
Volunteer at an inspiring bear sanctuary in Transylvania, from £895 (7 days) ex flights
Andalucian self catering apartment, sleeps 6, Spain
Spacious apartment with breathtaking views over Lake Vinuela, from €140 - €180 per apartment per night
Burma highlights tour
Crumbling colonial architecture, overgrown temples & stunning landscapes, from £2149 - £2569 (11 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka wildlife holiday
Encounters with elephants, whales and an array of dolphins, from £1700 - £2300 (15 days) inc UK flights
Catalonia holiday, cycling and relaxation
Cycle holiday based from self catering accommodation Calonge, from £290 - £615 (8 days) ex flights
Morocco family holiday, souks, sand dunes & surf
Souks, desert, mountains and surf in Morocco, from £799 (12 days) ex flights
Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain
Family fun with scenic bike rides & adventure activities, from €720 (8 days) ex flights
Holiday cottages in Andalucia, Spain, sleeps 2
One bedroom holiday cottages with stunning mountain views, from €65 - €95 per house per night
Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica
Protect nesting turtles on Costa Rica's beautiful beaches, from £677 (7 days) ex flights
Elephant conservation holiday in Sri Lanka
Volunteer with elephants in stunning Sri Lanka, from £897 (14 days) ex flights
Northern Lights family holiday in Finland, half term
Half term family Aurora hunt with Nordic winter activities, from £1415 (7 days) inc UK flights
South Africa game ranger course
Get your game ranger qualification working with wildlife, from £2779 (8 weeks) ex flights
Animal care internship in Malaysia
Animal care and welfare internship in tropical Malaysia, from £1014 - £1497 (14 days) ex flights
Elephant conservation volunteering in Namibia
Elephant conservation volunteering in stunning Namibia, from £863 (14 days) ex flights
Turtle conservation volunteering in Thailand
Turtle conservation on a stunning Thai island, from £628 (7 days) ex flights
Wildlife conservation in Borneo
Conserve orangutans and elephants in Borneo's rainforests, from £1197 (12 days) ex flights
Volunteer with bears in Borneo
Help to rehabilitate the world's smallest bear in Borneo, from £1168 (14 days) ex flights
South Africa wildlife volunteering holiday
Conservation & animal care in a South African Big 5 Reserve, from £829 (14 days) ex flights
Family holiday cottages in Andalucia, Spain
Family cottages with stunning views, from €95 - €135 per house per night

119 reviews for Family last minute holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Family last minute holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Family holiday in Thailand
Far beyond my expectations. Outstanding....Many memorable moments: from the home stay at Bangkok, to the food experiences, from the island hopping to the emerald pool. Maybe the best part was the people part: guides, drivers, locals were all very super helpful and kind. (more)Michael Fattore
We all thoroughly enjoyed every part of the experience and loved the intensity and variety of the well organised and full itinerary. (more)Caren Matthews-Lane
Most memorable were the palaces and temples of Bangkok, closely followed by the jungle walk! Best yet for all of us. (more)Barbara Chadband
From £1350 - £1900 including UK flights
Catalan horse riding holiday in Spain
We spent a lovely 6 days with Gareth and Fiona. The best bit was the communal meals and camaraderie between all the people staying there, whatever activity they were taking part in (more)Vanessa Richards
Hats off to Fiona and Gareth, they really got the formula of a home from home with the conveniences of a hotel spot on! Five star, definitely five star, every bit of it provided what my family, from 4 to 40 years old, needed for a perfect holiday. They gave us a list of great places to visit, they had horse riding just down the road where my daughter would spend the day there if she could! It is definitely a place we will go to again. (more)Caroline O
From €685 - €1100 excluding flights
Catalonia family mountain biking & activity holiday, Spain
A tactic family oriented house with lovely owners and great activities - cycling, running & swimming (more)Emma Huntington
The atmosphere. The amazing biking. The friendliness of the Spaniards and our hosts. The excellent food. (more)Jeneva Patterson
From €720 excluding flights
Catalonia family self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Wonderful holiday for active people who love nature and do not like tourist traps. (more)Dorine van der Vloodt
The most memorable part of the holiday was the 30k mountain bike ride that took in parts of the local scenery that would have remained unseen without the guidance and assistance of our host. (more)Mark Burberry
From €288.50 - €399.50 excluding flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
Book it ! You won't be disappointed. There is something for everyone to do. (more)Nikki Rogers
It was fantastic, our most memorable holiday ever and we were all sad to leave. (more)Clare Duncan
Lovely. Peaceful hotel, good food, beautiful countryside, interesting and varied activities which work for children and adults. (more)Anna McConnell
From €207 - €270 excluding flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
Staying in Tortuguera and floating down the canals thru the jungle watching birds, monkeys and iguanas. (more)Ursula Stanton
A wonderfully diverse trip visiting lots of different areas of Costa Rica seeing lots of different ecosystems and wildlife. (more)wendy O Brien
Fantastic holiday. The wildlife and natural landscapes are amazing and worth the trip alone. For the sheer scope of diversity, colour and experiences this trip is unrivalled. (more)Lindsay (Mr) Challoner
From £2399 - £3099 including UK flights
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
We had a great time - relaxing, some beautiful experiences (beaches, hills, islands and all the above animals). We were in bed every night by 9.30pm - tired but blissfully comfortable after a day spent exploring. (more)Jayne Obeng
Perfect!....The best thing about the holiday was having no internet connection & very little mobile coverage. It made it a total break away & allowed us to appreciate everything about the location of cottage & the amazing surrounding area. It was a complete break away which is what a holiday should be. (more)Kirstin Robertson
From £275 - £450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain
Memorable parts? Staying in a welcoming and comfortable hotel in a beautiful part of Spain, with delightful hosts, and masses of available activities. Tips? Stay at here, it's great. Local benefits? Yes, all of the above. We booked several activities with local companies and ate in local restaurants. We were able to travel extensively by bike rather than car. Overall rating? Excellent. We have all returned fit, healthy and happy. (more)Mary Anne Roffs
From €720 excluding flights
Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa
If you love animals you'll love this volunteer work. You can't help but fall in love with them. Be ready for how difficult it is to leave them. To know these lost little ones will be able to get back out into the wild again is the best. (more)Laura Lockhard
The best 4weeks of my life, cant wait to book my next! (more)emma pound
It was certainly one of the best holidays I have been on and I hope to return next year. (more)Diana McKinley
From £795 excluding flights
Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan
Memorable parts? Action packed, fantastic from start to finish Tips? Go for it, it was fantastic Local benefits? yes Overall rating? Fantastic throughout (more)Phil Ely
From £1299 - £1699 including UK flights
Volunteering with bears in Romania
Absolutely amazing - so good I will definitely return in 2 - 3 years time (more)Angela Ransome
Absolutely amazing. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. I have actually recommended it to everybody who'll listen. (more)Shannon Clarke
It is a beautiful peaceful place and watching all the bears eating, splashing about in their pools, climbing trees and just enjoying their surroundings was a fantastic experience (more)Rosemary Hindley
From £895 excluding flights
Burma highlights tour
The country is incredible – it’s beautiful, the people are friendly, the history is astounding…. We did and saw so much – I cannot pick my best highlight as it’s impossible to choose just one. I was also very fortunate to have a wonderful group to share the experience with. (more)Lorna Marsh
The most memorable parts were the visit to Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon on the final day - the culmination of a feast of sights and experiences packed into a fairly hectic schedule. (more)Andy Jackson
From £2149 - £2569 including UK flights
Shark conservation in South Africa
Memorable parts? My last cage dive. We had one large female shark who did a slow pass right next to the cage. You could see her blue eye moving and focusing as she had a good look at what was going on inside our cage. Tips? I would recommend adding a few extra days on either side of the project so that you can explore Cape Town and do any additional activities that you haven't yet had the chance to fit in. The longer you are there, the longer your "to do" list will get. Local... (more)Annabel Marriott
From £1145 excluding flights
South Africa wildlife volunteering holiday
A fabulous experience and I would be keen to return. (more)Mark Milligan
The best part was meeting the elephants and having contact with them. They are such amazing animals and I could spend all day long observing them, which I did even on some of my days off (more)Kim Mackie
An amazing experience that I will never forget and am immensely grateful for! (more)Hugh Quigley
From £829 excluding flights
Catalonia holiday, cycling and relaxation
Excellent - beautiful accommodation, spotlessly clean and with lovely extra thoughtful touches. The bicycles were perfect - very comfortable and trustworthy. (more)Margaret Steventon
We all had a brilliant time and I can't thank Alan and Vivian enough for the warm welcome we received and the thoughtfulness they demonstrated while we were there. They are super hosts and really did think of everything we might have needed. (more)Jane Edwards
It was an unexpected delight. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anybody. (more)Lisa Kirkhope
From £290 - £615 excluding flights
Volunteer with turtles in Costa Rica
This is a really sound conservation project with some clear tangible benefits and as a volunteer you really fee like you're making a difference. Would highly recommend this project to anyone. (more)Katie Wilkinson
I would give the holiday 7/10. It was a very relaxing an beautiful beach and I learnt so much about the culture and turtles. (more)Ellie Hall
5 stars! My best experience abroad in the last 30 years.....Working with sea turtles: seeing turtle nesting and releasing baby hatchlings was absolutely fantastic (more)Daniel Halder
From £677 excluding flights
Thailand wildlife holiday, elephants & waterfalls
It was absolutely brilliant. The whole tour ran to plan and was extremely well organised. It was a great combination of active and relaxing and we had a marvellous time. Highly recommended. (more)Michelle Le Blanc
The most memorable parts were... Riding the elephants and seeing Angkor Wat. The lodgings at Ko Samed were also very beautiful...It was a very well run trip. (more)Marc Teicholz
The most memorable part was the time with elephants!....Amazing! (more)Lisa Hele
From £1200 - £1900 including UK flights
Family holiday cottages in Andalucia, Spain
We enjoyed relaxing, reading, swimming and sitting by the pool. Our kids were happy hence so were we! (more)Deborah Sigsgaard
Great. Beautiful place. V. Quiet and peaceful. Visit the Alhambra late afternoon for fewer crowds (more)Nicola Goddard
This is a really beautiful part of Spain as its all hills and valleys...visiting the Alhambra was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)kay scoresby
From €95 - €135 per house per night
Holiday cottages in Andalucia, Spain, sleeps 2
Nice and relaxing...The view from the cottages was the most memorable part. (more)Natasha Sawyer
The most memorable part of the holiday was exploring Spain with my two children and seeing them learn to swim in the pool with the most amazing views...We are planning on going again next summer. (more)Sophie Kramhøft
From €65 - €95 per house per night
Algarve holiday cottages, Portugal
Very relaxing holiday, felt at home and relaxed the whole time, as villas enclosed in a walled area felt children could wander around as they liked without worry, the owners of the villas were lovely and felt more like family when we left, although never intrusive. (more)Patricia Raistrick
The whole experience was fantastic - the cottage are beautiful and so well equipped. (more)Anne Fleming
Just a nice relaxing environment that's good for kids and still within easy reach of the local town....Good break, relaxing environment, nice people.. (more)Karl Atton
From £305 - £890 per cottage per week

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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