BEST TIME TO GO ON A FAMILY ACTIVITY HOLIDAY
Summers in Spain and Greece soar to scorchio – worth bearing in mind if horse riding, hiking or mountain biking. Early starts, floppy hats and sun screen are a must.
Kayaking, canoeing, wild swimming and canyoning will keep you cool – water based activities are best in Aug. Outside of the summer holidays, May and June half terms find mountain rivers flowing faster, perfect for rafting and tubing in Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro. Just remember that spring water comes straight out of the ground; cold doesn't even begin to describe it. Oct half term can conjure up the best of both worlds with comfortable conditions in both central and southern Europe. On the flipside, Christmas and Easter holidays are gorgeous in Finnish Lapland for winter activities in the snow… and Santa.
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Ilaria Grieco from our supplier El Geco Verde in Andalucia:
“I would say May and June are the best months to come to the Altiplano de Granada region. Good weather is almost guaranteed, sunny but not too hot to enjoy longer walks, yet warm enough to take a dip in the many natural pools and rivers of the area. The countryside is also full of lovely spring flowers and lots of birds take to the skies around our hotel.”
SUMMERS IN SLOVENIA
Summers in Slovenia
Brett Smith, from our supplier Green World Holidays:
“Our summer adventure program takes place in July and August. The weather is consistently warm which is important for water sports and as we're based in Ljubljana we get to experience their ‘Arts & Culture’ festival. It makes what is a gorgeous city even more fun and exciting for families. From street music to open air cinema nights at the castle, it's a magical time and particularly appreciated for families with older teenagers; it’s a very safe destination.” Read our full interview with Brett here.
Riitta Kiukas, from Skafur-Tour:
“In the northernmost Lapland we can guarantee snow from mid-November to end of April; in southern Lapland from December to April. March and April are the sunniest months. Husky safaris are by far the most loved activity. We also have husky farms, where you can stay and take part in daily routines. I would also recommend ice skating and cross-country skiing for children. In Finland children start skiing at the age of 3 years. The Finns are taking their children to Lapland since babies. There are sledges for babies, where they can sleep while parents are skiing and babies can take part on shorter husky safaris and reindeer farm visits. Typically children under 4 years of age are free of charge. We recommend arriving in Nov-Dec or Mar-Apr with children.”
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