Childrens Dream Holidays
Children dream holidays - the most incredible dreams and wishes – many of which stay with them as memories for the rest of their lives, experienced or not. Whether they want to get up close to some wildlife, swim with dolphins, climb a pyramid, ride a snow mobile or learn how to cook fresh pasta there is somewhere close enough to the UK for families to reach easily and experience together.
Climbing Kilimanjaro may be ideal for the pre-university kids but what about other options?
For the Spring and Autumn holiday breaks an all-round family favourite is the combination of desert, camels, quad-biking and gazing at the stars. Morocco, Egypt and Jordan not only offer easy flight schedules but you can also go swimming in the freezing ‘Cascades of Ouzoud’ in the Atlas Mountains, take a walk amongst Pyramids of Egypt or camp overnight at Wadi Rum in Jordan. All destinations offer great 8-day trips to suit the whole family.
For those who are wanting to relax during the summer months, while the rest of the family are itching for adventure - Camping / log cabins / tepees, an opportunity to catch own dinner / hunting / fishing, must include water / swimming / woods / cycling / climbing / kayaking and preferably a river rather than sea then go for the crystal clear waters of the Italian Lakes.
From landscapes to language, famous food to friendly and welcoming native faces, the attractions of Italy are unique and unmistakable. You could always combine these with the historical and cultural sights of Verona and Venice or explore the mighty Dolomite Mountains.
The winter season brings about a fantastic range of snow and ice fuelled fun! The Arctic region is full of fabulous family choices. Heading off the beaten track with children is a wonderful way to fuel their imagination, whether going dog sledding in Finland, snow-mobiling in Sweden, cross country skiing in Norway, thermal swimming in Iceland or searching for the Northern Lights and Santa over Christmas. Nothing beats a busy active day than a lovely warm log fire and thick, warm natural skin blankets in the Ice Hotel http://www.icehotel.com/, which is rebuilt, afresh, every year!
Then there is Africa – the thrill of discovery for a child is truly inspirational. Africa forms a large part of the school curriculum whether focusing on the Masai Mara tribe or the elephants and tigers found across the continent, or learning about the trade history through key ports, such as Zanzibar, Africa is hugely inspirational. A safari holiday in Tanzania will bring the creatures they see in text books to life – wildebeest in the Serengeti, cheetahs in Namibia, lemurs in Madagascar, flamingos in Botswana.
When the family are teenagers a tour of Africa can encompass climbs up Morocco's Mount Toubkal or Tanzania's Kilimanjaro, and thereby a memory that will last a life-time. Congratulations to the Simpkin family for their incredible Mt Kilimanjaro achievement.