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Family Travel Destinations

12 March

Fun ways to enjoy family travel

Have you started planning your next family break?

Travelling with the family holiday is often restricted to school holidays however there’s nothing stopping you from booking your family holiday at any point in the year.

It’s important that there is something for everyone to get involved in. You can get the children involved in thrilling activities and have more peaceful amenities for the adults. There are plenty of great destinations around the world the whole family can enjoy;

California

California is a great destination for the family too. It’s filled with popular and thrilling theme parks such as six flags. Here you can find one of the largest and fastest rollercoasters in the world, you might only want to go here if you are brave enough.

You could enjoy surfing on Orange County’s beautiful beaches. Huntington Beach is recognised for hosting surfing events. Orange County’s legend surfer Corky Carroll said “Orange County is the cultural centre of the surf world and Huntington Beach is like the heartbeat”.

There are plenty of national parks based in California too. Yellowstone is the world’s first national park filled with wildlife activities, waterfalls and is popular for camping. There are a variety of activities the family can enjoy such as; watching its beautiful waterfalls, tours, hiking, snowboarding, skiing, fly-fishing and dining.

Orlando

Theme parks here are BIG, BIG, BIG. All ages will definitely find something to keep them entertained here. Number one place of interest is Universal Studios which is part of Universal Orlando® Resort. It’s so much more than a theme park; it’s an entire universe that will give you an action-packed visit, with thrills that will last till the end of your holiday. Stephen Spielberg once said “Universal Studios will give people the chance to discover their own hero, this gives you an idea of what to expect!”

You could also bring the family to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The easiest way to discover the magic here is with a Fast-Pass which will get you quickly into the main areas. You will hear great reviews on the Kilimanjaro Safari; if you’re lucky enough to get here early the animals are usually a bit more active. It’s been known for Giraffes putting their heads right into the vehicles.

Costa Rica

Looking for a break when summer is over? Costa Rica is recognised as a tropical paradise, this is a great destination to enjoy a holiday getaway from the winter falls – known to be the happiest destinations around the world and perfect for families that are searching for variety on their holiday.

It’s filled with wildlife adventures into one package; there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Parents can enjoy canopy for sloths, monkeys and macaws and children can rummage at ground level for poison-arrow frogs and other bizarre mini beasts. Activities to be involved in are; zip lining and river-rafting for thrill seeking families.

Canary Islands

Looking for that all-round family holiday destination? Then the Canary Islands are the perfect place for you. It’s complete with many beaches, theme parks and sunshine. In Tenerife you’ll find people flocking to Loro Park to see the various tropical birds and to the Zoo Monkey Park as part of their daily excursions, which is a great day out. There’s a plenty more to do too, from beaches, shopping and sightseeing.

Wherever you decide to go, let us know what you’re thinking and we can help narrow your search!

Canary Islands

16 May

Which Canary Island will be your cup of tea?

We’re all thinking about our next sun holiday and the Canary Islands are proven to be popular with most holiday-makers. If you’re a regular to one particular island just have a scan through to see if another island would suit you better…

Tenerife is for the holiday-maker that can’t relax and needs to be exploring the outdoors! 

Tenerife is the largest of the islands so you will never be short of things to do. It’s strongly influenced by the tribal culture of the Guanches, the original inhabitants of the island, which makes it interesting for those wanting to learn more about the history of the island and experience its strong culture. It’s home to Mount Teide, Spain’s tallest peak, which makes this place a dream for outdoor adventurists. Many people also flock to Loro Park to see the various tropical birds and to the Zoo Monkey Park as part of their daily excursions, which is a great day out.

If it’s action packed water parks you want, Siam Park is a Thai themed water park which has already established itself as one of the best in the world. You can choose to lay back and relax on the lazy river or get a fast-paced adrenaline hit on any one of the other 28 rides the park has to offer.

Lanzarote is for the fussy holiday maker that wants variety on their break away!

Lanzarote is the perfect size for exploring the island, one of the main sight-seeing places is Timanfaya National Park which has a vast volcanic landscape and has been the setting for many films including scenes from Star Wars!

Another top place to go is the underground entertainment complex of Jameos Del Agua – a product of famous local artist César Manrique – it’s built with cafés, restaurants and shops underneath a tropical island beach;  the person who built it wanted to celebrate the beauty of this island.

With the all year warm weather and stunning beaches, it really is an island for everyone.

Gran Canaria is for the beach lover or sun worshiper!

People typically talk about Gran Canaria and its beaches; it has many beaches that stretch for miles along the coast. You will find beaches like Mogan that face onto picturesque villages or beaches like Anfi del Mar that are covered in white sand and are great for the water-sport-mad-other-half that’s with you.

There are other activities in Gran Canaria that you can try your hand at but as it’s known mostly for being home to the best beaches in the Canaries, it’s a must see if you want to work on that all-important tan.

Fuerteventura is for the disco queens or kings and late night party person!

Like Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura is well known for its beaches as there are 150 of them! Alongside that, the nightlife here is second to none. From quirky seaside carnivals to some top class night clubs, there is so much for you to enjoy.

All the bars and restaurants here cater for the holiday-makers that are looking to stay out that little bit later so a great place to visit if that’s what you’re looking for.