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
& George, who we work with, put together a box of tricks
filled with bits and bobs to keep the children entertained
throughout the trip.