22 November 2017
Give your kids the gift of an unforgettable, action-packed getaway by arranging an epic adventure holiday the whole family can enjoy. We’ve got a few suggestions…
Treat your children with a trip to Croatia’s pristine Dalmatian Coast. Spend a day at Sunj Beach, a popular snorkelling spot due to its shallow waters. Mountain bike through the olive groves, chapels and vineyards of Sipan Island, a location which is also renowned for kayaking. Go rock climbing on Hvar Island or cruise the Cetina River by canoe.
Singapore is the ideal adventure destination for all ages. Climb futuristic solar-powered ‘super-tree’ structures at the Gardens by the Bay Nature Park, or embark on a ‘Night Safari’ and meet Nile hippos and Gir lions. Build igloos and experience blizzards at the indoor ‘Snow City’ centre in Singapore’s Jurong East district, or go on Asia’s first hydro-magnetic coaster – the Riptide Rocket – at the Adventure Cover waterpark. For the bold at heart, you can even go skydiving at iFly Singapore!
Feel the rush in Costa Rica, a global capital for white water rafting enthusiasts. Ride Lake Nicaragua or the San Juan River, while dropping down waterfalls. Take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime by touring the lush Corcovado rainforest, where you’ll come face-to-face with rare frog breeds and macaws. Other thrilling activities include horse riding, snorkelling and mountain biking; ride along the Rincon de la Veija trail and you’ll pass an active volcano!
Experience the awesome power of nature in Iceland. Chase the Northern Lights, a spectacular display which can be seen across the country. Straddle two continents by visiting Thingvellir National Park where the European and North American tectonic plates meet. Travel to the breath-taking two-tiered Gullfoss Waterfall, watch water shoot into the sky at the Great Geyser, see the majestic icebergs of the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon or go killer whale watching in the Atlantic.
Find a whole host of thrilling family activities in Queensland. It’s worth checking out the Dinosaur Stampede at Lark Quarry, where you can learn about pre-historic creatures. Another popular activity is scuba diving near the Great Barrier Reef, which allows you to see fascinating species like manta rays, as well as shipwrecks and 2,300 km of vivid coral reef. Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and see Barron Gorge National Park, known for its World Heritage-listed canopies, from above. Try activities like surfing, white water rafting and hiking as you tour Queenland’s many scenic sites.
It’s worth visiting South Africa for the safaris alone, and there’s a range of specialised safari lodges for kids. Head to Kruger National Park and take a safari adventure, while meeting storybook-esque ‘Big Five’ creatures like lions, elephants and rhinos. Abseil off Cape Town’s imposing Table Mountain, seek thrills and spills at Gold Reef City theme park, zipline across jungle canopies or try national pastime Kloofing, where you climb down ravines, in the Western Cape!
Hiking fans should travel to Morocco on their next holiday. Trek through the rugged peaks of the nation’s Atlas Mountains, passing scenic orange groves, idyllic valleys and cultural gems like the Red City as you walk. Take a camel ride across Saharan sands, climb the high pink-tinged walls of the Todra Gorge or dive down into the depths of the Strait of Gibraltar. For something unique head to Marrakech and watch the city’s famous snake charmers put on amazing shows!
Prepare for the ride of your life in sun-kissed Dubai. Swim with dolphins at the Dubai Zoo in Jumeirah or stroll down a transparent underwater tunnel at the Dubai Mall as sharks swim above your head. Ride the epic 3D 100-seater ‘Hulk Epsilon’ rollercoaster at the IMG World of Adventure theme park, or hurtle down water slides like ‘Tantrum Alley’ at the Wild Wadi Water Park. Thrill seekers can drive across desert dunes in a 4x4, or for the truly adventurous there’s always skydiving!
A treasure trove of thrilling activities await in Vancouver. Observe grizzlies in their natural habitat at Grouse Mountain while having ‘breakfast with bears’. Grouse Mountain is a popular spot for adventure-lovers, as it offers various thrilling pursuits like ziplining and skiing. Gaze down on lush rainforest canopies while strolling across the Capilano Suspension Bridge, watch wacky science demonstrations at the Science World Museum or try paddle boarding at False Creek in downtown Vancouver.