Holiday activity ideas for the whole family

Planning a summer holiday can be stressful. From checking passport dates and finding family-friendly accommodation, to the weeks preparing, packing and checking off lists. All this work means that when you finally arrive, you really need some time to relax and unwind.

However, as a parent, you know that holidays can be a bit of a juggle. You need to keep everyone happy to get the most out of the family holiday you’ve been craving.

Here are some activity ideas for every family member, to put a smile on everyone’s face.

For the Kids

When you go on holiday, you want your kids to really enjoy their time away. However, while you may be happy enjoying a relaxing stroll along the beach, your kids probably want something a bit more exciting.

To keep your kids entertained on holiday, you could try:

  • Waterparks and theme parks
  • Museums and historic sites
  • The zoo or hikes to wildlife spots
  • Water sports, such as snorkelling, canoeing or jet skiing
  • Relaxing at the beach, building sand castles and splashing in the sea
  • Spending time at the pool with inflatables, water guns, or pool games
  • Getting active by cycling or hiking
  • An adventure or obstacle course
  • Sightseeing and exploring the area, complete with ice cream breaks
  • Or trying a new hobby as a family


For Mum

Holidays are the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together as a family and make memories. However, for mum, it should also provide some time to rest and recharge. Consider planning some me-time, with:

  • A spa session for some much-needed pampering, with a massage and treatments
  • A mini shopping trip
  • Indulging in new cuisine at a beach-side restaurant
  • Losing yourself in a new book while sunbathing
  • Or getting some head space with a podcast or your favourite playlist


For Dad

Dad deserves to do something he loves, too. Depending on his tastes and hobbies, choose one of these:

  • A few hours practising his golf swing
  • Reeling in his catch on a mini fishing trip
  • Showing off his chef skills by taking charge of the family BBQ
  • Trying out a new activity
  • Or the chance to relax and put his feet up
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A holiday that caters to the whole family means everyone will enjoy their time away. To enjoy all these activities, consider booking a Eurocamp holiday. With hundreds of locations across Europe, these self-catering holidays are excellently located to allow you to explore the surrounding area, provide space for family BBQs and have onsite activities, for an unforgettable family holiday.

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