Having trouble planning the perfect family break this year? If you’re stuck on the same old ideas and looking for some inspiration, look no further. Here are two fantastic ideas to get you in the mood, both very different but both guarantee you and your family a brilliant getaway.
Holiday by the pool in Portugal:
Whatever your age, or what your perfect break looks like, a child-friendly holiday in Portugal is sure to tick the boxes of your holiday wish list. With fantastic, good value accommodation ranging from hotels, where every whim is catered for. Or if a do it yourself break is your preference, there’s no shortage of self-catering apartments and villas.
Portugal’s weather is guaranteed to please, bathing in plenty of sunshine and average temperatures on the Algarve peak at around 30C in July and August, you’ll find everything your heart desires on a Portugal holiday. This destination offers all the diversity you could wish for, from fabulous sightseeing to stacks of fun activities, there is most certainly something to suit the whole family no matter how awkward!
You’re sure to find the perfect type of holiday to suit you in Portugal, whatever your budget may be, it has even emerged as the best value country for a European holiday from various surveys.
In terms of accommodation, Portugal has a lot. Be it a self-catering villa for the kids to play in the pool, or an all-inclusive luxury hotel, whatever takes your fancy, it’s sure to be out there waiting for you.
Family trekking holiday in Nepal:
Nepal is an ideal family holiday destination, with its ever-smiling hospitable locals, family values, unique culture, and tradition, it is the perfect location for a drastic change of holiday. With its restoration of democracy, Nepal could not be a safer place to travel to. Every corner of this country is filled with people eager to go out of their way to make you feel at home, everything we would always hope for from a family holiday location.
There are many affordable and safe options available in Nepal, trekking, hiking, sightseeing, a cultural tour, mountain biking, and countless more. The family has the opportunity to participate, enjoy, and indulge in quality time with one another. Many families even come and volunteer in Nepal in roles like teaching, environmental work, or doing other things to help in the community.
Kathmandu, the capital, is the perfect choice to introduce young kids and of course the adults to the ancient history of Nepal, its urban lifestyle, and cultural heritage.
Nepal is home to some of the most spectacular scenery, so the family adventure would not be complete without experiencing this. Fun but moderate Nepal treks are available with fully trained trekking crews to carry your luggage and possibly weary kids!
Holidaying in Nepal is a perfect blend of safety, comfort, relaxation, adventure, and discovery, interesting for both the children and parents. It offers a rare travel experience and the chance to earn an understanding of people, its culture, and the true essence of Nepal.
If one of these unmissable family breaks is what you’re fancying this year, then you’re sure to have a fantastic time, enjoy!
This is a guest post from Eve at Top Backpacking Destinations which offers a guide to the best places to go backpacking in Asia and around the world