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The summer holidays are long and luckily families of all ages can choose from a wide range of holiday options. Whether you’re looking for a once in a lifetime spectacular like witnessing the Great Migration or are using the holidays to help your children develop their sporting talents with some big sporting names. Our pick of the best summer family holidays will leave you spoiled for choice. As with all our holidays, the options we present are just an idea of the magical family holidays we can create so speak to our travel specialists about planning your next family holiday.

The Fortress Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka

Perfect for Age 0 - 4

Sri Lanka is the perfect family travel destination at this time of year. Stay at The Fortress Resort & Spa which nestles on Koggala beach. The Little Adventures Club not only offers in-house activities but family-friendly excursions that can be taken from the hotel. Three restaurants cater for those fussy eaters. Explore the island and take the children to the Rekawa Turtle Sanctuary before stopping for a cool drink from a fresh coconut. 

Spice Island, Grenada  

Perfect for Age 5+

Enjoy a taste of barefoot luxury with your children at Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada. Set right on the golden sands of the shallow waters of Grand Anse Beach are the Cinnamon and Saffron Suites. Elegant and spacious, these one-bedroom suites have private porches and connecting suites. Children can enjoy the Nutmeg Pod activity centre (aged three to 12) while you’re free to sway in a hammock overlooking the Caribbean.

Witness the Great Migration, Tanzania

Perfect for Age 8+

This is one of the best times of year to view the Great Migration of wildebeest in Tanzania. Enjoy the luxury of a private vehicle and expert A&K guide for a family adventure which will lead you from the Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti in search of the Big Five. Round off your Africa experience with a few days exploring the spice island of Zanzibar.

Terre Blanche Resort, Provence

Perfect for Age 8+

Terre Blanche Resort is ideally placed between Provence and the Cote d'Azur for ease of access to both the beach and countryside. Enjoy a treatment at the spa while children aged two to 12 play at the kids’ club, which runs from April to November. During the summer, day trips are run to the lakes for your children to enjoy boating and water sports. 

Forte Village Resort, Sardinia

Perfect for Age 8+

If your family loves sport, head to Forte Village Resort, Sardinia, where you can enrol in the SuperSkills programme. Founded by rugby stars Austin Healey and Will Greenwood, your kids will learn from various legends of the game who arrive, ready to teach, each week. Regarded as one of Europe’s best family resorts, you can also enjoy some down time in the turquoise waters and golden sands.

Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte hotel, Sicily

Perfect for Age 8+

One of the best ways to accommodate children from toddlers to teens is to book a beach resort. The Verdura Resort in Sicily is ideal for free range children. A private beach, water sports and bicycles to explore the olive groves provide a safe haven for teenagers seeking a little freedom. Youngsters can experience the tennis academy, cooking classes and water sports. Enjoy a family barbecue at the beachside Amare Restaurant.

Borgo Egnazia, Apulia

Perfect for Age 8+

Italy’s Borgo Egnazia meets the needs of everyone. Children are well catered for with the Trullaleri kids’ club and teen club Tarantari. Sporting activities include tennis or swimming and there are two private beaches to explore. For those who want to discover the area and local customs, enjoy a cooking class or hop on a horse or bicycle. Take to the water for scuba diving, kiting or windsurfing on the beautiful Adriatic.

Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve

Perfect for Age 8+

Overlooking the sparkling azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean sits the Pine Cliffs Resort. Regarded as one of the top family resorts in Europe, it nestles on the coastline of Portugal's sun-drenched Algarve. With impressive onsite activities and facilities as well as 11 restaurants to choose from, there is something for all the family. Why not learn to play tennis all together at the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy?

California for families

Perfect for Teenagers

Enjoy an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes of Universal Studios before catching the waves at Laguna Beach in California. For the more active among you, why not brush up your sailing skills onboard San Francisco’s only America’s Cup racing yacht? You’ll help the crew raise the mainsail before cruising under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Ikos Oliva, Halkidiki

Perfect for Teenagers

The family-friendly Ikos Olivia resort in Greece is redefining the all-inclusive concept with a focus on evening entertainment from theatrical shows, musical and live music. The Olivia is located on a 450-metre beach where you can relax on the hotel’s loungers and take a dip in one of the resort’s four swimming pools. Sporting activities include; beach badminton, volleyball, yoga and mountain biking.

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