Travelling in Croatia with kids
Croatian, Italian and Slovenian schools go back as close to 1st September as possible, and the week before that everything starts to quieten down a little, so it is a good time to book.
Croatia is for water babies. But water babies who have grown up a little, as enjoying this never ending aqua adventureland is what most holidays in Croatia are about with kids. When they are tiny this can be stressful. When they have got their swimming badges safely sown onto their swimsuits, however, this is bliss. Pick an island or two, pack your cossies, flip flops, water shoes for rocky escapades, a load of sun protection and chill.
In a world where kids are timetabled around the clock, Croatia is somewhere to not only feel like you have gone back in time, but forget it altogether.
Our Croatia family Holidays
Activities with families in Croatia
Car free islandsBliss out on a car free island for a few days and go with the flow. You will feel like you are Swiss Family Robinson, with the children able to get a bit feral, but with plenty of good local food at the end of the day to fill those hollow legs. Or just catch your own every day.
White water rideWhite water rafting may seem like every parent’s nightmare, but team up in an inflatable, going down the white waters of the Una River which forms a natural border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, for example, will beat any theme park trip you have ever had.
Room to run
Visit the Roman amphiteatre in Pula not only for the historic aspect, but also because it makes for a memorable day of climbing where kids are concerned. This is the sixth largest amphitheatre in the world, so there is a lot of room to run here. And underneath too, with spooky caverns where the wild animals were kept hungry before their human dinner.
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Rafting, kayaks, canyons & beaches. Family action in Croatia
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Responsible Travel asks the experts
Xania Wear, from our Croatia experts WearActive, says: "Some of the bigger cities are difficult with families. Split, for example, is not really that family friendly as it is more of a hub to get to and from the islands, rather than being a place to do things as a family. "
Tomi Coric, from our activity specialists Epic Croatia, says: “Some people think that they can visit everything in seven days. But especially on the coast, you can't see it all in one trip. Especially with kids. It is much better to concentrate on a small area, and not try to do too much.”
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