Having young children does not mean you have to forego fun holidays to exciting destinations – there are plenty of options out there that parents and toddlers alike can enjoy.
Booking tours that cater specifically to families with little ones can take the stress out of planning your getaway and ensure all the activities you try will be suitable for the whole group. Here are just a few ideas of places you can visit and things you can do on family holidays with toddlers in tow.
Discover history and nature in Turkey
Turkey is a wonderful destination for a family break, as it is home to beautiful beaches where children can build sandcastles and splash in the sea, as well as some fascinating historic sites that will capture the interest of adults.
Dalyan is an excellent place to begin your trip, as it is within easy reach of Dalaman Airport and home to some wonderful attractions. Your kids will no doubt want to head straight to the seaside – but getting there is sure to be a highlight too, as you”ll catch a riverboat from the town to Iztuzu Beach. The area is a nesting ground for turtles, so make sure you all keep your eyes open for these amazing creatures.
The ruins of Xanthos – the former capital of Lycia – are a must-visit site on your trip to Turkey and present the perfect opportunity for grownups to enjoy some culture, while children will love exploring the remains of the theatre and the underground chambers within the complex. A family adventure holiday in Turkey can be booked with Explore from £445 without flights.
Enjoy walking and markets in Morocco
Morocco is a diverse country to discover, from the towering Atlas Mountains and rugged Atlantic coastline to the bustling city of Marrakech. With so much on offer, this is an excellent choice for the whole family.
If getting active is high on your agenda, but you want trails suitable for little legs too, you can go walking in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. It is easy to access the High Atlas area by car from Marrakech and once there, you”ll have the option of following one of the many trails that runs through the area. Taking a short stroll together will allow you to appreciate the stunning mountain scenery, as well as offering a glimpse into the daily lives of the Berber people who still inhabit the region.
For the ultimate contrast, include a trip to Marrakech in your holiday. This vibrant city is certainly one you won”t forget in a hurry, thanks to its bustling souks, stunning architecture and unique atmosphere. Children will love a trip to the Medina, where acrobats, clowns, storytellers and other street performers entertain the crowds shopping at the many stalls.
Explore Egypt”s ancient attractions
Egypt is famous for being the home of the Pyramids, as well as the spectacular temples at Luxor and Aswan and the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. To discover this with your whole family, book a tour that takes you along the Nile from Cairo to Luxor. After spending a day marvelling at the Pyramids on the Giza Plateau, you can travel by train to Luxor, where you can teach your children more about ancient Egypt with a visit to the immense Karnak Temple.
Parents can learn more about this fascinating civilisation as they wander around the complex with a guide, while little ones will enjoy looking at the colourful hieroglyphics and giant statues of Egyptian gods. Round off your break with a trip to the Red Sea – make sure you take a glass-bottomed boat trip to see the colourful marine life that lives beneath the surface. Kids will especially love the chance to see a clown fish hiding in its anemone.