Croatia family trip types

Trip types


FAMILY ASSORTMENT

The islands are magical, and sea kayaking holidays here with your family are undeniably fun in the sun. But there are so many other trip types on offer in Croatia, with multi-activity holidays inland, exploring the plethora of national parks, white water rafting and mountain biking opportunities ticking so many boxes for active families. Escape the crowds and dive into real Croatia. There are many exciting ways to do so, all of them dreams come true for kids and adults alike.

Small group holidays


By joining a group of likeminded families in Croatia, with itineraries created by holiday companies who really know what families want and how family dynamics work, you are taking so much pressure off the organisation front. These are particularly well suited to activity holidays where you need an expert leader guide at all times, such as sea kayaking, river kayaking and canyoning. They are also great if you think your holiday would be made even better by having other children around for yours to hang out with. The groups are usually no more than about 12 people, maximum 16. Small group tours arenít for everyone, of course, as some people just want to have family time together, in which case, check out our tailor made holidays in Croatia.
Hello.
If you'd like to chat about Croatia family holidays or need help finding a holiday to suit you we're very happy to help.
Rosy & team.
01273 823 700

Family adventure holidays


These are the antithesis of the traditional holiday kidsí clubs, where assumptions about what young people consider to be fun often go awry. You will never come across face paint on a family adventure holiday. And you will never have to dress up for a theme night. Plus, you will be together. They are run by expert, local instructors who understand the dangers of the mountains or the waves, but whose passion for such landscapes and pushing our boundaries within them is totally infectious. Donít panic that they are going to be too exhausting. They are much more likely to be exhilarating, and with leader guides around at all times to ensure safety, in some ways you can chill out and just enjoy the ride, knowing that your kids are having a ball too.

Sea kayaking holidays


Croatia is one of the best places in the world to not only learn to sea kayak, but also discover lots of different islands without having to be paddling experts. This is thanks to its archipelagos that boast over a thousand islands, as well as pretty peninsulas off the mainland. Just picture yourself escaping the giant cruise ship crowds descending into Dubrovnik and kayaking out of town to see the medieval walls from the water. Although you might think that sea kayaking with kids might be stressful, it actually has the opposite effect. If you go with a professional guide, you hand over the parental reins completely and allow them to do what they do best. Which means you get to take a back seat and mellow out on the water, either in a double kayak with your child, giving you that bonding in a boat experience. Or go for a single sea kayak, allowing you to chill out and enjoy the experience just for you, while also enabling you to sit back and watch your children revel in the joy of paddling. And nothing beats that feeling.

Small ship cruising holidays


This really is a wonderful way to travel around Croatia with your family, or indeed several families, because the small ships that cruise around Croatia sleep maximum 40 people. They are locally owned boats, skippered by local captains and, in many cases, children under 10 years old get a big discount. They are great if you want to enjoy the islands but donít want to be too active, and also if you want to travel outside the peak seasons, such as during May or October half term, when some other family holidays arenít up and running yet. Goodbye queues to get on the island ferries; you will be snorkelling off Sipan before they have reached the front of the line. See our Croatia Small Ship Cruising guide for more details.
Photo credits: [Top box: ] [Family adventure holidays: Remi] [Sea kayaking holidays: Twang_Dunga] [Small ship cruising holidays: Martin Hendrikx]
Written by Catherine Mack
Croatia activity holiday for families with teenagers

Croatia activity holiday for families with teenagers

Teenager Departures. Family multi activity week in Croatia

From £895 8 Days ex flights
Dubrovnik & islands walking holiday, Croatia

Dubrovnik & islands walking holiday, Croatia

Walking holiday in Dubrovnik and islands in Croatia

From Ä620 8 Days ex flights
Family sea kayaking holiday in Croatia

Family sea kayaking holiday in Croatia

Relaxing & fun family kayaking holiday on Croatian islands

From Ä650 8 Days ex flights
Croatia family adventure holiday, 2 weeks

Croatia family adventure holiday, 2 weeks

The Croatia 2 week activity holiday, designed for families !

From £1790 15 Days ex flights
Croatia island family activity holiday for teenagers

Croatia island family activity holiday for teenagers

Croatia adventure island, land & sea activities for families

From £895 8 Days ex flights
Convert currencies