As your kids start to get a little older, it can actually be tougher to book a good holiday that will suit you all. Now they are at school and working their way toward their teens, your kids want to be a little more independent of you and a whole lot more adventurous. Part of growing up means our babies now need to push their boundaries, and tear away from you a bit more. As a parent, you are probably hoping for something a bit more grown up, and maybe even an opportunity to do something a bit more adventurous yourself.

The perfect holiday for a young family may seem like a lot of hard work for you as an adult. However, there are plenty of perfect holidays for the family now they are a little more grown up. Family friendly holidays for older kids are becoming increasingly popular and ever-more available. Packed full of action and adventure, you can all be enjoying the same activities and challenges together. Beats squeezing your backside into another kiddy ride, right?


When your kids reach the age of eight, you probably feel a lot more confident and comfortable in their physical abilities. Their gross motor skills are fully developed and fine-tuned to take on lots of challenging activities. Their bodies are bigger, better balanced, and far more coordinated. As people, they are more confident in their own abilities and can solve problems quickly and easily. Their maturity helps them to give new things a go even if they are nervous about it.

A family adventure holiday may be just what you are looking for if your children have grown out of the big mouse in the castle style holidays. If your kids are always out on the bike, why not take them mountain biking? If they are always scrambling over the furniture and climbing over the gate, why not try a climbing holiday? Some children naturally love the water and would take to snorkelling or even kayaking really well. Most importantly, you get to do the same activities as your kids now, and you’re all going to love it!


Picking a family holiday that you will all get plenty out of needn’t be challenging once your kids have become a little older. Family friendly holidays of any type will still work well for many years. But taking on an adventure or activity holiday with your children means you can all get stuck into every minute of the action as a family. Small children are great to take on holiday because of the wonder you see on their faces for every little ride. As they get a little older, you can all take on activities that you yourself may never have had an opportunity to do before.

Whatever kind of holiday you want to do, and however old your kids may be, you can all enjoy quality time together while you are away. All family holidays are tailored to make sure the kids get the most out of your time away, but adventure activity holidays can ensure you are kept busy too.

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