Family Summer Holidays

In the immortal words of Sir Cliff Richard ‘we’re all going on a summer holiday’, but the million-dollar question is: where? With Original Travel in your corner, we’ll suggest the places for your luxury family summer holidays that are guaranteed to go down a treat with all members of the family – no mean feat.

The obvious starting point for any summer family holidays has to be Europe - easy to reach, packed with perfect adventures and obviously perfect in our summer. From classic beachfront breaks in the Mediterranean to more leftfield options such as the beautiful archipelagos along Sweden's coast and the Alps (yes, in summer), we can suggest options for the whole family.

Further afield, North America is classic family summer holiday territory, with family road trips through the Canadian Rockies, or in California or the national parks of the American West, the order of the day.

Know where to go (we do) in Asia and it can also work for a luxury summer family holiday. In fact, Indonesia and Borneo are at their best in our summer, and the latter is home to that most child-friendly of beasties, the orangutan. Similarly, parts of Sri Lanka work well in summer for a cool combo of accessible culture and beach action.

In to Africa, Tanzania and Kenya are perfect for family-friendly summer holiday safari and coast combos (known in the trade as 'bush and beach' trips) and the malaria-free game reserves in South Africa are also perfect for families in summer because it's the dry season so animals congregate around the fewer waterholes and are consequently easy to spot.

If you're planning a luxury family summer holiday with younger children in tow, then remember that much-loved children's party people Sharky & George, who we work with, put together a box of tricks filled with bits and bobs to keep the children entertained throughout the trip.

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Planning a successful family holiday takes a similar amount of organisation and fortitude as a small scale military operation. But fear not, our team of specialists (many of whom are parents themselves) are here to take the stress out of the planning process so those toddler tantrums and teenage meltdowns are kept to a minimum.

From our carefully curated Sharky & George fun packs, which keep children entertained on those long journeys, to knowing the most family-friendly hotels and holding client focus groups, we pride ourselves on making sure that you have the best family holiday imaginable because there's no more important time together.


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