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The Holiday Checklist: Active Holidays Ideas For Kids

17 Oct 2018

Young man snowboarding in thick snow, a great active holiday idea

Active holiday ideas for the whole family:

Hit the slopes in Queenstown

We live in the most beautiful country on earth, so why not take the family down to the adventure capital of the world for an unforgettable ski holiday? Take your pick from some of New Zealand’s most popular ski areas, including The Remarkables or Cardrona alpine resorts. They have options for people of all ages and experience levels, with challenging runs for seasoned pros and fun classes for those who are new to the slopes. There are even kids’ lessons and child care programmes available, so parents can enjoy the snow (or the cafes) in peace.

Check out the below links for more information on two of New Zealand’s most-famous ski fields:

Set sail around the Tasman

Why not get your crew together and take a cruise? Set sail from Auckland and explore New Zealand and Australia while activities for the whole family are planned out for you. The kids can take their pick from swimming, mini-golf, dancing, basketball and more, plus there’s clubs with activities just for the tweens or younger members of the family. While the kids are off having fun, the grown-ups can take in a show, enjoy one of the ship’s restaurants or just kick back and relax by the pool. That’s all before you get to activities available on shore in the Bay of Islands, Melbourne and Sydney!

If this sounds like your next family holiday, there’s plenty of operators that you can choose from. Here are a few to check out :

Enjoy the island life in Fiji

Combine the best of both worlds by taking the family to sunny Fiji. It’s one of the best places to enjoy some well deserved relaxation time and enjoy the many beautiful beaches on offer but it’s also an amazing place for people looking for more adventure from their holiday. Fiji has some of the best water sport options around, from surfing and snorkelling to banana boat and tube rides. Plus, many resorts also have classes and activities for kids and the whole family, so you’ll never be at a loss for things to do.

Picturing you and the family on the golden beaches of Fiji? Here are two options for family resorts on the island:

Go on a cycling adventure in Vietnam

Woman on bicycle

Discover Asia the way the locals do and take your family on an unforgettable north to south cycling tour of vibrant Vietnam. Perfect for adventurous families with older children, taking a cycle tour gives you the unique opportunity to be active daily, meet the locals and experience their culture in a way that wouldn't otherwise be possible. Plus, the adventure doesn’t stop when you get off the bike, with bustling cities to explore and delicious Vietnamese cuisine to try too.

If you’re interested in adding Vietnam to your list of ‘must-sees’, below is some information to get you started:

Explore ancient Peru

woman in the wild

If you’re a truly adventurous family looking for the trip of a lifetime, look no further than enchanting Peru. One of the most diverse countries in the world, Peru has something for every type of traveller. Discover one of the world’s greatest wonders and trek the ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and if you’re looking for thrills there’s plenty of exciting activities along the way, including zip lining, canyoning and rafting. You could even head into the Amazon for a true jungle adventure!

There are loads of options out there, but take a look below to get started on planning the trip of a lifetime:

Whether on the other side of the world or a bit closer to home, a great holiday together is something your family will remember for years to come, and with a little planning you can find an adventure that both the kids and the parents will love.

Important things to know

Information correct as at October 2018