About our Family holidays

Highlights

  • Take your kids on the adventure-of-a-lifetime
  • Meet a puffin in Iceland, a llama in Peru or an elephant in Africa
  • Explore the high valleys of the Alps or the Himalayas
  • Kayak in Croatia, rock climb in Slovenia and eat ice cream in Italy
  • Ride a camel and go surfing in Morocco

It's a wonderful world and there's no better way to experience its magic than by taking your family on an family adventure holiday. Travelling with children is incredibly rewarding as they see, hear and are in awe of the small things that us adults can sometimes take for granted. With over 30 years history of running adventure travel holidays, coupled with our experience of travelling with our families, we know exactly what it takes to make a family adventure. Each of our family adventures has been designed to ensure that both parents and children get the most out of their holiday.

We have adventures that focus on the world's breathtaking landscapes, from the national parks of the American west to the high Himalayan valleys of India and Nepal. You can visit Machu Picchu on a family adventure holiday in Peru, or hike in the high valleys below Mount Everest in Nepal family adventure. Choose from an action-packed itineraries to keep teenagers entertained or more laid-back holiday for all the family.

Wildlife can also be an important element of your holiday with KE, whether that's stroking an ostrich and meeting the meerkats on our Family Garden Route holiday in South Africa, visiting a young elephant rehabilitation sanctuary in our on Family holiday in Sri Lanka, lions on a Tanzania Family Wildlife Spectacular and Tigers in Rajasthan.

On any KE family adventure, you should also get a feeling for the culture of the country you're visiting and we try to include those little elements that make your experience more ‘real', such as pizza-making in Italy, ice-fishing in Sweden or creating your own ‘batik' in Sri Lanka .

Whether you are a regular KE client looking to share your pioneering spirit with the children, or you are dipping your toes in the waters of adventure travel for the first time, you should find your perfect holiday amongst our family adventures. Exotic cultures, breath-taking natural environments and amazing historical treasures have never been more accessible for the whole family to enjoy.

Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 16 to allow easier interaction with the local people and to leave fewer footprints in a world where it is important that we are environmentally aware. Choose one of our active family adventures and get ready for the greatest show on earth!

Latest Family traveller reviews

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FSL - Sri Lanka Family Island Explorer
Sri Lanka Family Island Explorer   Michael (Teddington)

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sri Lanka tour and felt it provided a great mix of activities ( trekking, whitewater rafting, swimming, etc), culture (visiting ancient buddhist temples and through our excellent guide
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about the history of the island) and to cap it all a great fun group dynamic. Also the little personal touches, like playing a game of cricket with some locals, really made for a memorable experience .
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Cappadocia fairy chimneys
Turkey Mountains Family Adventure   Barnabas (Bristol)

We had an absolutely fantastic holiday, starting just 3 weeks after the attempted coup. We felt completely safe and very well cared for at all times, and kept on saying to each other how much we would have
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missed out on had we cancelled as a result of the political situation. The UK government travel advice was sound - although there was no time when we felt we needed to be particularly vigilant. The local people we met were all very welcoming, and several thanked us for coming in these difficult times. Our guide, Ibrahim, was absolutely superb, at times acting like a welcome third parent to our daughters, aged 10 and nearly 12. He knew the mountains, and paths in Kapadokya, really well and made the - at times challenging - walking really enjoyable. He picked up on the things we were interested in, arranging extra trips to accommodate these, such as visits to mosques and a carpet factory. We really enjoyed all our conversations with him, and felt we learnt a huge amount about the environment, culture and political situation of Turkey. He is an absolutely lovely person, as is the driver, Ahamed. Highlights were horseriding, local (not touristy!) hamman, mountain trek, underground city - and pretty much everything! We were invited in for tea by shepherds on the mountains, who were very friendly - one gave my daughters rides on his donkey and made us some hiking sticks (which we managed to get home on the plane!) The cave hotel was awesome, and the campsites in stunning settings. The food was absolutely delicious, and we all enjoyed pretty much every meal. If you've not travelled Turkish Airlines before, they are excellent - the seats were comfortable, staff friendly and entertainment system excellent for all ages. You might like to bring your own food though... and perhaps your own headphones. It would be worth bringing hiking sticks if you have them for the rough mountain paths, and good walking boots are absolutely essential. Have a great time if you decided to go on this holiday! We recommend it 100% if you like a bit of a physical challenge on holiday and are up for anything.
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FTT - Teenage Toubkal Ascent
Teenage Toubkal Ascent   Gillian (Leixlip)

While my daughter was disappointed there was no one her age on the holiday due to the current nervousness among holiday-makers about destinations such as Morocco, the holiday was a great success. For my family
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I wanted a holiday which made memories and provided new experiences. The local guide was patient and reassuring, the planning was faultless, the food excellent while the trek itself was satisfactorily challenging for the kids who came away with an enormous sense of achievement. As a single mother I was nervous about negotiating my way around Essaouira and Marrakesh and it wasn't without its challenges but incredibly rewarding all the same. I think we all grew several inches in terms of self-esteem by the end of the trip!
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Kayaking from Dubrovnik
101 Smiles on the Dalmatian Coast   Christopher (Bath)

Great mix of activity and family time. Superb guide really knowledgable and great with the children.