The Esplanade Hotel - Family Surf Breaks.
The Esplanade Hotel - Family Surf Breaks.

Best Active Family Holidays for Young Kids

The choice of active family holidays suited for children aged about 5 to 11 is greater than ever. Our Top 5 list focusses on some that we guarantee will provide a trip of a lifetime for all the family.

Our hand-picked selection

The Esplanade Hotel

Cornwall
<p>Family friendly beach hotel in Cornwall with surf centre and plenty for the kids to do.</p>

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Liberty Hotels Lykia

Olu Deniz
A hugely popular all-inclusive holiday village in a gorgeous setting in southern Turkey, with everything from a vast waterpark to rock-climbing.

Leda Beach Club

Greece
A stunning location for this family-friendly beachfront hotel in Greece, with free kids club, free watersports and plenty more free family activities.

Martinhal Sagres Beach Hotel & Resort

Algarve
Super-stylish rooms, houses and villas in southern Portugal, with kids' sports academies including football and surfing.

Blencathra

Cumbria
An all-inclusive activity holiday centre perched on a mountainside in the Lake District.

Levante Beach Resort

Rhodes
Flagship resort of Mark Warner, famous for its childcare and watersports.

Morzine Activity Holidays

Haute Savoie
Summer holidays in Morzine, where all the family can take part in a variety of organised activities to suit all ages and abilities.

Al Wadi Desert (a Ritz-Carlton partner hotel)

Ras al Khaimah
The ultimate desert experience, staying in luxury villas with private pools – some tented – and taking part in unforgettable activities.

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