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Company Details
This section lists the companies that provide family multi-activity holidays along with a summary of what they offer. If you need more details, please click on the links to visit the company website or request their brochure.
 
Companies Listed
Abernant Lake Hotel, Acorn Family Holidays, Activities Abroad, ActivityBreaks, Alternatif Outdoor, Country Kids, Gravite, HF Holidays, Pierre & Vacances, Simply Morzine, Vamos Travel.
 
Abernant Lake Hotel
Abernant Lake Hotel offers low cost, action packed family activity holidays in Powys, Wales, and is operated by Manor Adventure. The centre offers a wide range of on site activities activities, including climbing, zip wire, archery, canoeing, and obstacle courses. All activities are included in the price of the holiday and each activity is supervised by qualified professional instructors. Manor Adventure’s other centres are Culmington Manor in Shropshire, Lockerbie Manor in Dumfries and Galloway and le Château du Broutel in Somme, France.
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Destinations

Wales: Powys.

  England: Shropshire.
  Scotland: Dumfries and Galloway.
  France: Somme.
Accommodation

Adults are accommodated in twin or double rooms with ensuite facilities, colour TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Children stay in small dormitories or twin rooms with ensuites. All accommodation is on a full board basis.

Activities

The whole family can take part in a range of the 35 activities on offer at Abernant Lake Hotel, or there is a Carefree Holiday option for those adults who do not wish to participate in any activities. You can choose to do as little or as much as you like!  Activities available and activity holiday types vary per centre.  For full details see the website link above.

Childcare & Kids Clubs For full details see the website link above.
Minimum Age

Varies by centre, and by activitiy.

Acorn Family Holidays
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Acorn Family Holidays provide active family camping holidays in stunning locations. Its family adventure breaks are geared to families with children over the age of 7 years, although younger children are welcome. Acorn Family Holidays has centres across Europe where families stay in comfortable tents, creating a small 'tented village' with a real sense of community. These holidays are designed for all the family to enjoy time together away from the mod cons and distractions of everyday living. An action-packed programme of activities is included in the price of the holiday but participation is non-obligatory.
Destinations France: Ardeche, Mediterranean.
Italy: Aosta Valley
UK: Brecon Beacons, Lake District.
Accommodation Accommodation is full board in tented villages - usually around 20 tents are set in a horseshoe shape all facing a central marquee. Meals are taken in the marquee.
Activities A range of activities is on offer at each site for families to enjoy together. Examples include abseiling, climbing, canoeing, sailing and kayaking. Qualified instruction is provided. All activities are included in the price of the holiday.
Childcare & Kids Clubs None. However, children can be kept busy participating in activities while parents relax.
Minimum Age Children 7 years of age and over may participate in all activities.
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Activities Abroad

“We’ve been. We love it. So will you.”

Activities Abroad is the UK’s leading activity travel company. We have been in the family holiday business for nearly ten years and have accumulated an unparalleled level of experience. We offer more than just the usual family holiday experience; we have developed an extensive programme of overseas activity holidays in a number of different countries, featuring a wide range of activities. A typical week may include Canadian canoeing, hiking, canyoning, rock climbing and a high ropes course (the Ardeche holiday). Other activities include caving, tubing, lazy boat days, surfing, cycling, horse riding and snorkeling.
Individual family members can choose to participate in as few or as many activities as they wish over the course of their holiday (we also include free days for a bit of relaxation!).
The minimum age for the holidays starts at 8 years but this varies by holiday destination. Younger children are still able to travel. Activities Abroad also offer winter activity holidays in Finland, Sweden and Norway.
Destinations Costa Rica: Costa Rica Active Adventure - San Jose, Tortuguero NP, Sarapiqui, Arenal.
Egypt: Sinai and The Red Sea.
France: Alps Maritimes Active Adventure.
France: Ardeche Active Adventure.
France: Morzine and the Alps.
France: Pyrenees Active Adventure.
Germany: Bavarian Activity Week.
Iceland: Active Iceland Family Adventure.
Italy: Tuscan Family Adventure.
Italy: Veneto and the Asiago Plateau.
Malta: The Island of Gozo.
Portugal: Atlantic Activity Adventure.
Slovenia: Slovenia Multi-activity - The Julian Alps.
Spain: The Catalan Coast Adventure.
Spain: Catalan Pyrenees Taster Week.
Spain: The Catalan Pyrenees - Level 2.
Turkey: Turkey Active Adventure.
UK: Lake District Activity Week.
Accommodation Wherever possible the accommodation we use reflects the local environment and local culture. A range of accommodation is used including apartments, farmhouses, guesthouses and hotels.
Activities

We offer a selection of activities over the course of the week (we also throw in a free day for some rest time!) allowing individual family members to participate in as few or as many as they wish over the course of their holiday. A typical week could include a combination of the following: kayaking, canyoning, cycling, climbing and high ropes course, white water rafting, caving, surfing, hydrospeeding, horse riding, hiking and snorkeling (and many more!).

  All activities are provided by local activity providers. You choose to do as many or as few activities as you like - you only pay for the activities chosen.
Childcare & Kids Clubs None.
Minimum Age

The minimum age for our holidays varies depending on the destination, but generally starts at 8 years old. Younger children are still able to travel and participation in activities is at the discretion of the local guides.

Age matching: We can provide you with the age and gender of every child on every single summer activity holiday we offer.
Teenage departures: We offer teenager departure dates to certain destinations and children should be 12 years and over to travel on these dates.
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ActivityBreaks

ActivityBreaks.com offers fantastic short breaks and exciting experiences in popular European destinations at the lowest prices. The Activity Breaks team are committed to sourcing the best accommodation and leisure activities to provide you with the best possible deal. Unlike many holidays, the cost of doing each activity is already included in the price of our packages, leaving you with more cash to spend when you are out there!

Destinations Croatia: Multi Activity holiday in Dubrovnik and Zagreb.
Italy: Multi Activity Break in Italian Alps, Tuscany, Italian Lakes and Sardinia.
Slovakia: Multi Activity packages in High Tatras.
Slovenia: Family Multi Activity week in Bled.
Spain: Andalusian Multi Activity Week.
Accommodation

A range of accommodation options are available including apartments, hotels, riverside lodges and guest houses.

Activities

Activities are included in the cost of the holiday. Activities vary by holiday. For example, the Italian Alps multi-activity holiday includes: windsurfing, canoeing, use of mountain bikes, access to swimming pool complex and entry to an Alpine Park complex with treetop rope course.

Childcare & Kids Clubs

Dependent on the break.

Minimum Age

No minimum age for holiday.

  Individual activities have their own minimum age.
Alternatif Outdoor

Alternatif Outdoor is an established Turkish outdoor activity company specialising in running family activity holidays in south-west Turkey. It offers hotel-based multi-activity weeks, short sea kayak/camping expeditions, and also customised activity holidays tailor made to individual families' requirements. It is a family-owned company which takes pride in its high standards of service and high level of personal attention to guests. Guides are experienced professionals and all speak English, and all equipment is high quality and well-maintained.

Destinations Turkey: Dalyan.
  Turkey: The Turquoise Coast.
 

Dalyan, a small, low-rise, family-friendly resort in a lovely riverside location just 20 minutes from Dalaman airport is the base for the multi-activity holidays. The town is dominated by the ancient Lycian tombs carved into the cliff on the opposite side of the river, and there is a long, unspoilt, sandy beach just a short minibus ride away.

  The Turquoise Coast near Akyaka, Koycegiz, Dalyan and Gocek is the location for the sea-kayaking holidays. Many hidden coves, uninhabited islands, impressive cliffs and crystal-clear water.
  The nearest airport for all trips is Dalaman International, easily reached by direct charter and budget flights from various European airports.
Accommodation Accommodation for multi-activity holidays is on bed and breakfast basis in double/twin rooms in a small, friendly, peacefully-located 2 star hotel with air-conditioning and a pool. 
 

Accommodation for sea kayaking expeditions is camping in remote parts of the coastline - all meals are provided while camping. Hotel accommodation before and afterwards can also be arranged. 

Activities

The multi-activity holiday includes five different full-day activities: canyoning, rafting, hiking, sea kayaking and mountain biking - all great activities for active kids aged 12 and over. They all take place in beautiful natural locations well off the normal tourist routes, and there is an opportunity for swimming on each activity day. No previous experience is required for any of the activities (apart from being able to ride a bike!). Transfers to the location of each activity and lunch on each activity day are included in the holiday price.

 

Sea-kayaking expeditions are arranged on a private basis for individual families. This is a great chance for adventurous families to explore beautiful and remote areas away from the crowds, with opportunities along the way to bathe in outdoor hot springs, spot wildlife, and explore historic sites. Training in basic paddle techniques and safety procedures is given at the start of each trip, and both single and double kayaks are available, depending on experience and ability. 

Childcare & Kids Clubs None.
Minimum Age 12 years for scheduled trips.
 

Children as young as 8 may be accepted on tailor-made trips for private family groups where the length and difficulty of the activities can be varied accordingly.

Country Kids

On a stunning farm estate in the South of France, Country Kids offers luxury family holidays with regulated crèche, babysitting, catering, petting farm, heated pools and amazing children's facilities.

Fantastic accommodation for six families per week: wine cellar, bar, shop, activities AND blissfully content toddlers ensure parents have the type of holiday they thought impossible with kids in tow. (Voted in the top 4 European resorts for families with kids under 5 years old.) Open all year with a full summer package and a half price winter package.
Destinations

France: Languedoc, South of France.

Based on Country Kids domaine Le Mas Pandit, which is situated between the villages of Octon and Brenas in the Herault department (34) in the South of France, with the closest airport being Montpellier, just an hour away. Other airports include Nimes 122 km about 1.75 hours, Perpignan 160 km about 1.5 hours, Carcassonne 164 km about 1.8 hours and Marseille 215 km about 2.5 hours. Each of these airports is serviced by low cost airlines.
Accommodation In an ancient Roquefort dairy 6 beautifully appointed apartments (2 with 2 bedrooms; 4 with 3 bedrooms). Each apartment has 2 metre beds, 2 flat screen TV's, DVD's, Sky, IPod stations, WIFI, fully equipped kitchens and all the kiddy gear you could need. All with private entrances and shaded outdoor eating areas.

Kids equipment included in the price; sterilzers, mini-blender for baby purees, umbrella push chair, changing mats, cots, bed guards, toys, games and books to suit all ages, wooden cots and bedding, DVD collection, moses basket and bedding, high chairs, baby bouncy chairs, bath toys, baby bicycle seats, bath mats, potty, plastic mattress protectors, plastic plates and cups and portable restaurant seats.

A daily continental breakfast is delivered to your apartment. Two catered communal meals plus two fully catered evenings are provided at the resort. And on the two babysitting nights included in the price as kids dinner is provided in the kids club so mum can get ready to go out in peace! On arrival there is a basket of food, fruit and veg so no need for a supermarket dash when you get there.
Activities

Country Kids offers supervised on-site activities for kids and parents, as well as two great adventure activities such as horse and carriage rides, canoeing, horse riding and mountain climbing. There are also plenty of free onsite activities including a heated main and baby pool (with safety regulation fencing), separate adults only pool and jacuzzi, tennis court, petting farm, climbing frame, sandpit, soft play equipment, ball pond, table tennis, table football, trikes and bikes. Children will enjoy exploring the resort - there is a small river and even a waterfall in a magical grotto! Massage and spa treatments are available on site.

Childcare & Kids Clubs Country Kids offers a fully regulated crèche with English staff open 6 days a week May-September. A full, fun and stimulating programme of fantastic activities for kids with indoor and outdoor covered play areas and huge soft play. The crèche is at the heart of the holidays and kids wake up asking to play there freeing up mum and dad for the weekly winetasting and yoga sessions and to relax by the pool or go out sightseeing.
No booking is needed and included to an unlimited extent. Drop in and collect as you wish. You can take babies from 3 months. The crèche and it is voted number 1 activity by kids and parents!
2 nights babysitting is included and all babysitters have worked for Country Kids for years and have come only by recommendation. Parents go out for hassle free romantic dinners knowing their kids are in safe hands.
Minimum Age None.
Gravité
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Gravité offer multi-activity adventures for families in the summer months ofJune, July and August. Based in the stunning alpine town of La Clusaz, just an hour from Geneva, they offer catered or self catered accommodation as well as organised multi-activity 4 night weekend or 7 night adventure breaks on a per person, family or per group basis. Gravité also offer winter skiing holidays under the name of Snowchalet - see our Skiing & Boarding section for details.

Destinations France: La Clusaz.
Accommodation

Traditional wooden alpine chalet with stunning views, sleeping 10 - 12 guests. The chalet is child-friendly and equipped with board games, widescreen TV, DVD's, videos, satellite and Wifi broadband. Catered service breakfast, 3-course evening meal with wine and in-resort transport. An early sitting is available for children's meals. Packed lunches are included with the multi-activity 4 & 7 night breaks and daily adventures

Activities Mountain walk, high wire forest adventure, MT biking or Climbing or Kayaking: for the ages of 8+, 3 activities over a 4 day weekend from just £250pp, non participating parents also welcome at a reduced cost.

Forest adventure, swimming, MTB, mountain walk, climbing and kayaking: for the ages of 8+, 6 activities over a 7 day stay from just £425pp, non participating parents also welcome at a reduced cost.

Parcours, via ferrata, MTB, canyoning, rafting, mountain walk: for the ages of 14+, 6 activities over a 7 day stay from just £475pp, non participating parents also welcome at a reduced cost.
Daily organised activities: all of the above and special days out to Chamonix, Annecy and Aix Le Bain from £20pp.
Childcare & Kids Clubs Children's Club: A Children's Village offers planned activities for children through morning, afternoon and all day sessions.
Creche: Available in the resort in peak summer months.
Babysitting: Chalet hosts are available to babysit or English speaking nannies arranged on request.
Minimum Age

Minimum age for multi-activity adventures is 8 years.

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HF Holidays

HF Holidays offer family fun and adventure in the outdoors. The holidays are perfect for your children to meet other children, discover new things and enjoy the outdoors. All holidays offer friendly Country House accommodation and wholesome, home-cooked food for all meals so mums and dads can relax in comfort. Everything is included in the UK holidays, including all activities and all meals – a full breakfast, self-select picnic lunch and generous evening meal with choices perfect for little tummies too – all cooked to order and ready for you when you return from your day

Destinations

UK: Cotswolds, Cornwall, Dartmoor, Derbyshire Dales, Exmoor, Isle of Arran, Isle of Wight, Lake District, Northumberland, North York Moors, Scottish Highlands, Snowdonia, Yorkshire Dales.

Accommodation

HF Holidays offer family-friendly country house accommodation in elegant Georgian Mansions or Victorian seaside retreats. The accommodation has en-suite rooms with some family rooms available at each property. There are acres of grounds for children to explore, heated swimming pools and great family entertainment.

Activities

A choice of optional daily activities is available for adults and children:

Multi-activity: The multi-activity programme for children includes activities such as rock climbing, gorge exploration, abseiling, orienteering, mountain walking, caving, sailing, canoeing and windsurfing.

Walking: Adults and children can choose from a full choice of day walks of varying lengths and difficulty.

Cycling: Guided family cycling in the Peak District.

Kayaking & Sailing: Families can learn to sail and kayak at Derwent Water.

Surf & Turf: Adults and children can learn to surf at St Ives.

Ridges & Scrambles: Families can experience scrambling up some of the Lake District classic ridges and scrambles.

Childcare & Kids Clubs None.
Minimum Age

Family Walking: Suitable for all ages.

Multi-Activity, Kayaking & Sailing and Surf & Turf activity programmes: From 8 years

Ridges & Scrambles activity: From 14 years

Pierre & Vacances
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Discover the wide range of activities in Pierre & Vacances holiday villages – step & aqua-aerobic sessions, bike rides, golf, tennis, basketball, badminton, French bowls, fitness sessions, beach volleyball, sports competitions, walking tours, dancing and great entertainment….. Live life to the fullest with Pierre & Vacances! Pierre & Vacances has been the leading European holiday accommodation provider for more than 40 years, offering the largest selection of destinations in France and beyond, to suit all tastes and budgets, whether you are travelling as a couple, a family or with friends. From simple, yet well designed apartments to luxury hotels, with Pierre & Vacances you are sure to find the ideal accommodation you are looking for! The holidays are designed with you in mind!

Situated by the sea or in the countryside, the Pierre & Vacances holiday villages offer a high standard of comfort and quiet surroundings, whilst proposing you a whole range of sporting and cultural leisure activities within vast pedestrianised and landscaped grounds. You will find water parks, FREE kids clubs with club leaders, tennis, golf courses, fitness, organised tournaments and evening entertainment. Whether you prefer half-board or a self-catered apartment, Pierre & Vacances offers you the perfect solution to enjoy a friendly and lively atmosphere. Experience a unique holiday at your own pace with Pierre & Vacances! Pierre & Vacances villages are family favourites and an ideal venue for an active summer holiday!
Destinations France , Italy, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, West Indies .
Accommodation Self-catering apartments and holiday homes. The Pierre & Vacances website provides a full description of the accommodation.
Activities There are many facilities available at the holiday villages include swimming pools, golf courses and tennis courts. Adults’ activities (depending on resort): guided rides, beginners’ sessions for golf, archery, and sandsailing, fitness sessions, sports competitions, evening entertainment. Children can enjoy heated children’s paddling pools, playgrounds, the ‘village farm’ and pony riding.
The villages are generally located near to the beach, mountains or in the countryside enabling you to take part in many activities off-site such as hiking, biking and watersports.
Childcare & Kids Clubs In all the leisure holiday parks, Pierre & Vacances offer fully specialised, supervised children’s club facilities from as young as 3 months up to 18 years. All care staff are fully qualified. There is an extensive choice of tuition packages and activities available as well as a dedicated entertainments area and meeting place for teenagers…the perfect “parent escape”!
Baby Club: from 3 to 24 months
Kids Club: from 3 to 18 years
Minimum Age None.
Simply Morzine

Simply Morzine is a family run company based in the village of Morzine in the French Alps. It offers family summer alpine holidays based in luxury accommodation. There is a choice of popular alpine sports and activities available, as well as sightseeing trips. You can join in with the organised activities and excursions as and when you wish or just do your own thing if you prefer. Simply Morzine also offer winter skiing and snowboarding holidays.

Destinations France: Morzine-Avoriaz in the French Alps.
Accommodation A choice of properties is available to suit individual requirements. The accommodation ranges from the luxury catered Chalet des Montagnes, the luxury Chalet Madeleine available on a catered or self-catered basis, two self catered apartments and the traditional, family run Chalet-Hotel la Chaumiere. All catered properties have either outdoor jacuzzi, sauna or swimming pool. The properties are all located in quiet areas with no through traffic and have pleasant gardens with outdoor games e.g. table tennis, boules, badminton etc. A range of baby equipment is also available including cots, baby linen, stairgates, child car seats, booster seats, plastic crockery and cutlery. There are also indoor and outdoor games, videos and DVDs.
Activities Simply Morzine offers a flexible itinerary of activities for your holiday which you can choose to suit your individual requirements and budget. There are a range of alpine sports and other activities to choose from, as well as sightseeing excursions.
Alpine sports: Trekking and mountaineering, white-water rafting, white-water hot-dogging, white-water hydrospeeding, canyoning, wakeboarding and waterskiing, mountain biking, via ferrata, rock climbing, paragliding, bungee jumping, fantasticable, quad biking, hot air ballooning, caving.
Other Activities: Walking, swimming in water parks & lakes, tennis, golf, toboggan run/luge, adventure park & Indiana park, ice-skating, mountainboarding, horse riding, mini-golf, fishing, devil-karting, elastic-fly (bungee swing), mountain donkey rambles, mini-electric cars, pony rides, skateboard park.
Childcare & Kids Clubs The local, ‘not-for-profit’ crèche “l’Outa” is just a 5-minute walk from the Simply Morzine properties. Two excellent private nanny services are also available. Simply Morzine can offer an evening babysitting service.
Minimum Age There is no minimum age for the holidays. Some of the individual activities have minimum height, weight and/or age restrictions.
Vamos Travel

Vamos Travel is a family run tour operator, specialising in family activity holidays and adventure breaks in Slovenia. Their adventure holidays are based in a town called Tolmin, close to the Julian Alps and Italy. Surrounded by nature, families can enjoy a wide selection of land and water activities. Each day you will be led by an experienced team of local guides who treat guests as their friends. Different activities are planned for each day, keeping everybody occupied and having maximum amount of fun. Try our stunning Adrenaline ‘high ropes’ park, kayaking along fresh water rapids, trekking through Alpine meadows, biking along country tracks and of course, the locally produced cuisine. Your family active break can be tailored to suit your preferences or you can choose from one of the set holiday itineraries. Vamos Travel also operate a ‘responsible travel’ policy to ensure that the holidays benefit the communities and environments that you visit.

Destinations Slovenia: Tolmin in the Julian Alps region.
Accommodation

The accommodation provided is at the Hotel Krn in the heart of Tolmin. The Hotel Km is a locally run 3 star hotel, offering en-suite twin, triple and quad rooms. Locally sourced meals are provided on a half-board basis.

For holidays including an overnight trek, a night will be spent in a mountain hut.
Activities

A full programme of actvities is included with your holiday. Activities vary by holiday, but might include mountain biking, walking, trekking, night canoeing, canyoning, kayaking, white water rafting, mini rafting, fresh water swimming, hydro speeding, adventure treasure hunts, nature hikes, adrenaline park or quad biking.

Childcare & Kids Clubs

Available on request for children under 10 years

Minimum Age

Minimum age is 10 years old to participate in all the activities.

If you have children younger than 10 years, a programme can be tailor made to suit the whole family.

 
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