Family adventures for children of every age

At KE, we understand that depending on the age of your children, you will have differing needs and desires for your holiday. With so many options to c... Read more
Family adventures for children of every age

At KE, we understand that depending on the age of your children, you will have differing needs and desires for your holiday. With so many options to choose from, it can be challenging to decide what suits your family best - striking the perfect balance between activities, adventure and relaxation! That's why we have created a list of adventures perfect for each age group. For families with young children, we offer leisurely, often centre based, holidays that allow you to make unforgettable memories amidst picturesque surroundings. As your children grow, our action-packed holidays cater to their thirst for exploration, engaging in immersive cultural experiences and thrilling activities! As teenagers, our adventures will inspire independence and equip them with the confidence to embark on their own future travels.

Whether you prefer the freedom and independence of a self-guided holiday or the guidance of experienced leaders and camaraderie of like-minded people, explore our top recommendations below to find your perfect family adventure.



Pre-school children

Self-Guided Walking on the Cinque Terre

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Embark on a memorable family getaway to the Cinque Terre on our self-guided walking holiday. With vibrant villages, crystal-clear seas and delectable local cuisine, this centre-based experience offers an ideal blend of adventure and relaxation for families. Easily accessible with abundant flight options, the region's beauty is complemented by the flexibility of exploring on foot or by train. You'll stay in a self-catering apartment which provides a perfect retreat for evenings and plenty of personal space, allowing you to unwind after the kids are asleep. The centre-based approach, along with the freedom to explore at your own pace, ensures that both you and the kids can create cherished memories together in this idyllic Italian haven.


Self-Guided Cycling Lake Constance & Rhine Falls

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Embark on an unforgettable family cycling adventure through Germany, Switzerland` and Austria with our self-guided tour around the stunning Lake Constance. This one week trip combines the perfect blend of picturesque landscapes, cultural exploration and family-friendly activities. With cycling around the glistening blue lake, visits to the breathtaking Rhine Falls and a boat journey to Reichenau Island, there's no shortage of excitement. Our carefully chosen family run 3 star hotels offer great locations and warm hospitality, ensuring a comfortable stay. The flat cycle paths and various bike options, including seats, trailers and child bikes, make it an excellent holiday for kids. Explore Disney like towns for extra magic, relax at Romanshorn's outdoor centre and savour well deserved local wines and beers after a fun-filled day! 


More adventures perfect for families with pre-school children: 

  • Self-Guided Cycling Amsterdam to Bruges - Starting in Amsterdam with time to sightsee, travel like the locals do and enjoy 6 days of leisurely cycling through cities, vast green countryside spaces and along peaceful canals on designated cycle paths. Stop when you like to savour the delicious produce of the region!
  • Self-Guided Walking in Italy: Wine & Alpine Pastures - Hop on the train from Venice and enjoy breathtaking and leisurely walks through the enchanting Etschtal Valley, sampling wines at the vineyards as you pass them! 



Children aged 4-8

Costa Rica Family Adventure

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Costa Rica is one of our very favourite family holiday destinations and this two week adventure is jam-packed with family activities and wildlife experiences to ensure you see the very best of it. You'll visit the renowned national parks and reserves of Tortuguero, Arenal and Monteverde for epic wildlife spotting, from reptiles to sloths to armadillos and so much more. For those with an adventurous streak, embark on an exciting rafting trip on the Rio Sarapiqui or enjoy a relaxing floating safari allowing you to marvel at the incredible wildlife along the riverbanks. You'll stay in hotels and lodges with swimming pools that are great for the kids and you'll even enjoy a couple of days staying in an eco-lodge nestled deep in the rainforest, surrounded by howler monkeys and tropical birds - a real bucket list experience! Spend a few days chilling on the white sandy beaches of Playa Tamarindo where there are opportunities for surf lessons, horse riding or simply unwinding with a good book! All of the activities are accessible and there's variations for those of different adventurous spirits! Food is adaptable from the classic Latin American options and with wildlife more plentiful than practically anywhere on the planet, it's easy to understand why this is a winner with all families.


Self-Guided Walking on Lanzarote

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Discover the beautiful ‘Island of Eternal Spring’ on this self-guided hike and drive holiday, ideal for families. Staying in an apartment, on a B&B basis, throughout the trip ensures a homey retreat for the week and removes the morning rush to find a satisfying breakfast before your day of walking! Your apartment will also have a private balcony and the complex has its own swimming pool and restaurant - perfect for relaxing and enjoying some down time after a day of walking! You'll explore the island's varied landscapes, from reaching Penas de Chache—the highest point with unforgettable views—to traversing the Los Ajaches National Park and the lush Valley of 1000 Palms. Enjoy plenty of time at the island's beaches and secluded coves for refreshing dips and visit the idyllic island of La Graciosa for its stunning scenery and empty beaches. Car hire is included in this holiday, granting you ultimate flexibility and allowing you to shape your holiday exactly as you wish.


More adventures perfect for families with children aged 4-8: 

  • Self-Guided Walking in Lisbon & Serra de Sintra - Explore Lisbon’s vibrant city before heading to the beautiful Sintra and enjoy breathtaking walks along the wild Atlantic coast, all at your own pace.
  • Jordan Family Adventure Holiday - Action-packed adventure holiday full of awesome experiences including exploring the Lost City of Petra, swimming in the Red Sea and staying in a traditional Bedouin camp.



Children aged 8+

Ionian Explorers, a Corfu Family Adventure

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Embark on a family adventure like no other on the picturesque island of Corfu, where breathtaking landscapes and captivating culture await. Led by local guides, embark on an exploration of ancient myths, hidden coves and majestic castles. From leisurely boat rides on the sparkling Ionian Sea to climbing cliffs at Dafnata (no experience needed - we will show everyone the ropes!), there's excitement for every adventurer. Your home away from home will be a centuries-old olive press, hosted by Zoe and her mother Val. Surrounded by vibrant gardens, it's a brilliant place for all the kids of the group to run wild and explore! Infused with a warm, family-friendly atmosphere, it is also the perfect sanctuary to unwind after a day of exploration, reflect on your adventures and savour the tranquillity of your surroundings with your fellow parents. No trip to Corfu would be complete without stopping at the stunning beaches! Whether it's a well deserved break during a walk or during your leisure time, there are ample opportunities to dip into the refreshing turquoise waters and soak up the Mediterranean sun. If you like great walks, peppered with historic facts, myths and legend and plenty of time at the beach, then this is the perfect family holiday for you. 


Self-Guided Switzerland Cycling & Chocolate Tour

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This is a delightful self-guided cycling adventure that immerses you into Swiss life. You'll pedal through bustling towns and cities surrounded by awesome beech forests, lakes and mountains. Starting from Zurich, you'll follow the Schoggi chocolate trail and make your first stop in Kilchberg for your guided tour of the Lindt chocolate factory! You'll even get to decorate your own chocolate bar! Continue along this trail, exploring the immaculately preserved Altstadts of Zurich and Lucerne, cycle through valleys to reach the crystal clear waters of Lake Lucerne and take a boat ride across the lake. Plus, you'll go over mountain passes with amazing views of the Alps! You'll bike around 30-50km each day on smooth paths that are easy to follow. We've picked out comfortable 3 and 4 star hotels where you can relax and recharge after your exciting day of cycling. It's sure to be an adventure the whole family will love! 


More adventures perfect for families with children aged 8+:

  • Self-Guided Velodyssee Cycling: Arcachon to Biarritz - Exciting 5 night cycling adventure following the EuroVelo 1 long distance cycle route, from Arcachon to Biarritz, cycling through picturesque vineyards, farmlands and historic coastal towns, enjoying a surf lesson and climbing along the way.
  • Julian Alps Jamboree - Family Adventure - Centre-based family adventure in Slovenia`s Julian Alps and Lake Bled, jam-packed with activities such as rock climbing, high ropes, mountain biking, lake walks and river rafting.




Family Teenage Toubkal Ascent, Morocco

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This is an epic adventure that is tailor made for teenagers and parents! Head into the majestic Atlas Mountains, where you're aiming to conquer the summit of Mount Toubkal - all 4,167m of it - the highest peak in North Africa! With a day of acclimatisation first, this exhilarating challenge is entirely achievable for families who are fit and healthy. The trails are well established and not overly difficult, but expect some exciting steep ascents and descents that will definitely get your adrenaline pumping! If the final ascent proves too daunting for anyone, plans can be amended to include more fascinating exploration of local villages, ensuring everyone has an unforgettable adventure. After your incredible accomplishment, you'll have time to explore bustling Marrakech, soak in the culture and experience the warmth of the Berber people. What better way to spend your holiday than conquering this awesome bucket list challenge and meeting friends for life along the way! 


Self-Guided Icelandic Adventure

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Experience incredible Iceland in all its glory! Start you trip off with a dip in an iconic geothermal lagoon, the Sky Lagoon, where an authentic Icelandic bathing experience awaits for everyone. Spend time exploring the vibrant capital of Reykjavik before heading for the Snaefellsnes Peninsula - a mini Iceland within Iceland! Its diverse landscape of glaciers, mountains, lava fields and black volcanic beaches are guaranteed to captivate the whole family! From here, you will explore the mysterious Djupalonssandur beach, the breathtaking Kirkjufjell and its cascades and the thundering Glymur Waterfall. If all of that wasn't cool enough, prepare to be left speechless at the next stop - the Golden Circle. Walk through the geothermal region of Hengill Volcano and stand in awe on the Reykjanes Peninsula as fresh lava fields and incredible patterns of rope lava form in front of you. This adventure is the ideal blend of culture and wild escape and is sure to be a holiday of a lifetime. Plus, with your own car and a selection of walks between 3 to 6 hours each day, you can enjoy this fantastic region at your own pace, making memories that will last a lifetime. 

More adventures perfect for families with teenagers:

  • Beyond the Annapurnas - Family Nepal Trek- An incredible entry level trekking holiday for keen future mountaineers, girl guides, adventure scouts and super active kids, trekking to Mohare Danda (3,300m) and Poon Hill (3,210m) for jaw-dropping views of the 8,000m peaks of the Annapurnas!
  • Tigers and Temples of Rajasthan - Family India - Real immersion into the bustle of Indian life exploring the incredible palaces and sites of Rajasthan, enjoying cycle rickshaw rides, making curries, visiting the Taj Mahal and spotting tigers in the Ranthambore tiger reserve.



Young Adults 16+

Canada Family Adventure from Vancouver to Calgary

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This two week family adventure is jam-packed full of activities and adventure! Making sure you see the very best of Canada, this adventure takes you from Whistler, through the breathtaking Rocky Mountains and to the national parks of Jasper and Banff. Get ready to take on an awesome array of activities including paddle-boarding, canoeing, walking, cultural experiences, biking and even glacial walking! Stay in campsites and rustic mountain huts that are nestled in the trees and spend your evenings around the fire pit, enjoying a BBQ. An incredible and fun experience for all the family with epic activities and proper camping! Keep your eyes peeled for moose and bears as they roam the forests! Gather your family and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in the stunning wilderness of Canada.


Self-Guided Walking in Japan

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This trip is the ultimate insight into Japan! A country where ancient traditions meet modern life. Begin in Tokyo, where you'll have time to explore this mind-blowing city and even enjoy a hike up Mt. Takao for jaw-dropping views of Mt.Fuji. Hop aboard an unforgettable bullet train ride, followed by a local train to take you through rural Japan and back in time to Magome. From here, get ready to trek the beautiful Nakasendo Trail, once used by the Samurai. Walk through quaint villages in the Kiso Valley, surrounded by waterfalls and mountain views and spend 3 days exploring the fascinating city of Kyoto. There's still time for more adventure as you hike the Kumano Kodo to the awe-inspiring Nachi Taishi, discovering a wealth of traditions, myths and legends with every step and wrap up your trip with the bright lights of Osaka. You'll stay in a mix of 3 and 4 star hotels in the cities and along the trails, you'll stay in traditional minshuku and ryokan for a unique insight into day to day Japanese life. This trip is guaranteed to ignite your family's wanderlust and create memories that will last a lifetime.


More adventures perfect for families with young adults: 

  • Family Thailand Adventure - A true insight into this beautiful country with a Northern Thailand mini trek adventure, Elephant Sanctuary visit, bike rides and time to explore the beaches of Koh Samet. The perfect introduction to South East Asia travel before a gap year!

  • Self-Guided Walking on Majorca - Explore the beautiful towns of Alcudia, Soller and Pollenca and traditional villages of Deia and Fornalutx on this 1 week walking holiday, packed with breathtaking coastal hikes and time to enjoy the fabulous food and hospitality.



As a parent we trust that you know your own child’s capabilities. Please read the itinerary details of any trip that you are considering to ensure the distances covered and activities involved each day are suitable for your family. Our partner hotels and accommodations are able to provide cots for young children and some offer family rooms. We can also arrange hire of children’s bikes and tag along bikes for our self-guided cycling trips.

If you would you like to know more about any of the above holidays, then give us a call on +44 (0) 17687 73966 or USA/Canada toll-free 1888 630 4415. Our sales team will be happy to offer any advice and assist you in picking the best trip for your family.

We offer trusted holidays with financial protection and flexible booking conditions.

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