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Family Holiday Ideas

Family holidays are often the things that children remember once they’ve grown up. Exciting adventures with your nearest and dearest are treasured forever and, thanks to our family holiday ideas, you’re sure to find a break that you and your children will never forget!

We’ve highlighted a range of holidays which are ideal for families if you have a specific destination in mind. If you fancy a trip to Finland - a very family orientated country and the traditional home of Santa and Rudolph - take the Lapland Short Break for the Family. Here, you’ll get to see some stunning Polar Bears as well as having ample opportunity to take part in traditional winter activities. Perhaps you’d like a break in Sweden. This chic country is home to the architecturally stunning Harads Treehotel. This phenomenal holiday base, designed by some of Scandinavia’s foremost architects, provides a marvellous location for an absolutely unforgettable holiday! Alternatively, you might like to visit Norway on your family adventure. If this is the case then why not take a look at The Ultimate Whale Watching in Norway Adventure which featured in the Sunday Times Ultimate 100 Holidays for 2014? On this trip, you’ll head out to Andenes in search of the creatures of the deep with professional wildlife photographer Marten Bril who will share his expertise with you as you attempt to capture the perfect image. If Iceland is your ideal destination, The Viking Challenge Family Experience should prove perfect for you! Visit stunning natural attractions such as Geysir and the Gulfoss waterfall and go back in time as you explore the home of the Vikings and the elves!

If you’re not sure where you’d like to go, perhaps it’d be easier to choose your trip according to the time of year. The following family holiday ideas show getaways available during school summer holidays, half term and Christmas and New Year.


Summer is the perfect time to take a family holiday as temperatures tend to be good and there’s plenty of time to enjoy your getaway. Activities in summer include horse riding, canoeing and so much more. Take a look at some of our summer family holiday ideas below.

Iceland: The Viking Challenge Family Experience

The ultimate Iceland Family Activity Holiday, sample the most thrilling Icelandic pursuits

Great, eight day family summer holiday for those with children aged ten and over, visiting hot springs and the Blue Lagoon and enjoying horse riding, whale watching, visiting geological wonders and hiking. Discover the “Land of Ice and Fire” on an...

Finland: Family Wildlife Watching Holiday

A Family Wildlife Watching Holiday in a stunning destination

Four day, half board, family wildlife watching break in Europe’s last, untamed wilderness. Search for the native wildlife of Finland's Wild Taiga on an unforgettable Family Wildlife Watching Holiday. Enjoy guided excursions into this incredible...

4 Days From £1072

Finland: Finnish Summer Family Adventure

Enjoy a Family Summer Holiday to Finland and experience a host of outdoor activities

Full board, six day, summer, log cabin break for families who love the great outdoors. You can’t beat the serenity of the Finnish countryside. From the moment you arrive here, the peace and tranquility instils a real sense of calm and relaxation....

Finland: Summer in Finland

Choose a Summer Log Cabin holiday and unwind in the natural beauty of Finland

Flexible, eight day, fly drive for families, couples and groups. As the long summer days of Finland stretch out before you, soak up the tranquility of dense forests, rugged peaks and reflective lakes that make this wonderful country so appealing....

October Half Term

October half term is a fantastic time to take a family trip, especially if you are looking for an early Northern Lights encounter. During this break you can even visit Santa – for a fabulous pre-Christmas treat. Check out our amazing October half term family holiday ideas below.

Finland: Autumn Aurora Break at Lapland Igloo Village

The perfect season for the Northern Lights, Autumn offers exceptional Aurora sightings and unforgettable exploration

Early Northern Lights, fly drive, short break at the Lapland Igloo Village suitable for those looking to travel at half term. Set in the stunning Saariselkä fell area, close to the Urho Kekkonen National Park, the Kakslauttanen Igloo Village is an...

Christmas and New Year

What could be better than spending Christmas and New Year in snow-laden Lapland with your family? Lapland is at its best during the festive season and there are more activities on offer than usual. Take part in cookie baking, tree collecting and decorating, carol singing and reindeer sleigh rides. Meet Santa Claus himself and create unforgettable memories for your children. Have a look at out our Santa holiday ideas for more festive holidays involving the man main. See our exciting Christmas & New Year family holiday ideas below.

Finland: Meet Santa Claus - Festive Family Adventure

For a magical Family Christmas Break, visit Lapland and enjoy an unforgettable festive adventure

Five day, festive, family break featuring a magical meeting with Santa. Your Family Christmas Break will be filled with fun and laughter. As well as enjoying husky safaris, reindeer rides and Aurora hunts, you’ll be able to meet the big man...

Finland: Early Christmas Adventure Break

Pre-Christmas Breaks take you into the heart of snowy Lapland for an early Christmas filled with adventure

Flexible, pre-Christmas, mini break for families - with the chance to meet Santa. Instead of posting your wish list to Santa this year, why not come and give it to him personally in Lapland, just in time for Christmas? For an absolutely magical...

Finland: Festive Season Breaks

Luxurious Festive Breaks to the winter wonderland of Finland

Week-long, festive, family break with magical Christmas activities and meeting with Santa. Christmas is a special time when families spend quality time together and have lots and lots of fun! Enhance the magic of your Christmas with one of our...

Finland: A Finnish New Year Holiday

Choose a Finland New Year holiday and experience the celebrations in the heart of Lapland

Half board, week-long break with outdoor activities and a New Year’s Eve to remember. Welcome in the New Year in a breathtaking winter wonderland when you travel to Finland for a New Year holiday, explore amazing countryside and take part in...

February Half Term

February half term is an ideal time to take your annual family break. You and your children can enjoy some fun in the deep snow before spring sets in. There are plenty of snow-based activities available at this time of year such as snowmobiling and husky safaris. Oh, and don’t forget to make some snow angels and a snow man as well! Have a look at our exciting February half term family holiday ideas below.

Finland: Salla Log Cabin Winter Fun for Families and Couples

Log Cabin Winter Activity Holiday in Finland

Gentle, six day, multi-activity holiday, based in the deep, snow-laden Finnish fells. Our Finland winter holiday is absolutely perfect for those seeking exciting adventures and breathtaking views. This holiday to Salla offers all of this and much...

6 Days From £1582

Finland: Lapland Short Break for the Family

A Lapland Family Holiday in the ultimate winter wonderland, with activities for adults and children

Action-packed, family friendly short break with the opportunity to see Polar Bears. Nestled among Finland’s unspoilt wilderness, Ranua Wildlife Park is the ideal base for this adventurous Lapland Family Holiday. Not only is the region bursting...

5 Days From £1273

Finland: Winter Activity Break

A Winter Short Break perfect for all the family

Flexible, short break, in a picturesque, family owned, holiday base. For a fun-packed, short winter break, there's no better destination that the beautiful wilderness of northern Finland. Set in beautiful Iso-Syöte, this Winter Short Break lets...

5 Days From £713

Finland: Lapland Igloo Village and Northern Lights Holiday

Choose from our Northern Lights Trips in Finland and enjoy a night in the iconic Igloo Village

Northern Lights, short activity break at the Lapland Igloo Village featuring a night in a glass igloo. Travel to the Lapland Igloo Village on our Northern Lights Trips and see the amazing Aurora illuminate Finland's epic winter sky. This remote...

5 Days From £1878

And There's More!

Although there are many exciting family holiday ideas above, you may not have found exactly what you were looking for. It could be that you have an older family and feel as though you’re coming up to your last holiday or you may want to try something a little more challenging. If so, take a look at our Canadian Summer Adventure Holiday or our Luxury Canada Winter Adventure. If your children have grown up and flown the nest, take The Ultimate Whale Watching in Norway Adventure, the Winter Activity Week with Dogs, Reindeer and Snowmobiles or the Big Five Hiking Holiday in Norway and bond whilst enjoying the thrilling activities. All of these holiday are guaranteed to leave you with lifelong memories.

If you’ve still not found what you are looking for, don’t worry as we specialise in tailor-made holidays and would love nothing more than to create a custom-made getaway for you and your family. Just give one of our friendly travel advisers a call on 0333 800 2033 or use our online chat system (available during office hours).

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