Family-friendly activity holidays.
Family-friendly activity holidays.

Activities Abroad

Don’t be put off by the name! You don’t have to be an incredibly active family in order to enjoy one of these holidays. An average fitness and a sense of adventure should inspire even the most slothful amongst you to leap off the sofa and start packing for a break organised by this company.

Named Best Small Family Holiday Company at the British Travel Awards (as voted by the public) two years consecutively and Best Activity Holiday provider for three consecutive years, this independent family activity specialist has been refining its summer and winter multi-activity holidays around the globe since 2002.

Scroll down for our hand-picked family activity holidays with Activities Abroad.

If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary but think that arranging a rafting holiday in the Pyrenees or snorkelling in the Galapagos is a headache too far, rest assured. Empathetic to the endless time limitations that families suffer this company has made sure that choosing your holiday doesn’t mean a whole new list of endless research and tasks to complete. Run by families for families, choosing an Activities Abroad trip takes away all the hassle, saving you hours of endless planning. Lots of the staff have first-hand knowledge, having done the trips themselves, eaten the food and slept in the beds!

You just have to decide where and what you want to do but be warned; the list is an extensive one. Whether you’re up for braving some white waters and rafting in the Pyrenees, snorkelling in Borneo, sea kayaking over sunken cities in the Med, hiking in the mountains, or going for family favourites such as horse riding or zip wiring through the forest, these are just some of the itineraries on offer. Expect heated discussions around the dinner table while you all put in your penny’s worth. 

If it’s a wintery landscape you’re after you can choose between Finland, Sweden or Norway. If your children have pined for a proper snowy landscape rather than the slush we’re used to in the UK, head north for some unforgettable holidays. Keep the magic going with a Father Christmas holiday, stand back and watch your children’s amazement as they view the Northern Lights or get everyone whizzing through the fir trees on the back of a sled. 

Forget about kids’ clubs here. These holidays are all about getting out and about together as a family and discovering the wonders of the world. 


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Trips provided by Activities Abroad

Apukka - Pick & Mix, Apukka, Lapland (Finland)

An exciting family adventure in the beautiful Finnish Lapland, tailored just for you.

Elaphiti Islands - Croatia Family Activity Holiday

7-day active holiday in Croatia with sea kayaking, a treasure hunt and bike rides included, as well as the opportunity to explore the city of Dubrovnik.

Ranua Festive Family Adventure, Lapland (Finland)

A four-day break with wildlife encounters, thrilling activities and the chance to meet Santa.

Luosto Log Cabin Pick and Mix, Lapland (Finland)

A flexible family adventure with a variety of optional outdoor activities.

The Best of Borneo

Spend 12 days experiencing the wildlife, culture and activities of this amazing Asian destination.

Montenegro Active Fjord and Mountain

A two-site activity holiday including outings in glorious national parks and activities ranging from sea-kayaking to high ropes adventures.

Active Sicily: Etna to Isola Bella

Climb Mount Etna, snorkel in a marine park and soak up the culture in traditional villages in this exciting week-long trip.

Pyrenean Family Adventure, Spain

White-water rafting, horse-riding, biking and much more in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees, ideal for kids aged 8+.

Gozo Island Explorer

Ideal for ages 6+, this eco-friendly family activity holiday on the island of Gozo is ideal for those new to family activity holidays.

Surf's Up on the Alentejo Coast, Portugal

Pick and choose the activities you take part in on this activity trip in Portugal, best suited to families with kids aged 8+.

Lava Lands and Snorkelling with Dolphins in the Azores

Whale-watching, dolphin-spotting, hiking, mountain-biking and other family fun in the Azores, ideal for those with kids 8+.

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