To celebrate the launch of Lonely Planet’s new site, lonelyplanetkids.com – where you can discover travel books, apps, games and learning resources for young travellers – they’ve come up with a creative competition for kids where the winner will get their hands on a bundle of Lonely Planet Kids books. To enter simply draw a new species of dinosaur, give it a name and share what makes it special with the Lonely Planet team. The most inspiring and creative entry will win. Entries must be received by 31 October 2014.
via Lonely Planet Kids: design a dinosaur competition – Lonely Planet blog
If you are chasing the sunshine this half term then Morocco could be for you with average temperatures of 21 degrees and nine hours of sunshine. This holiday from Imaginative Traveller offers a great introduction to the country where you will travel with like minded families in a small group travelling from city to coast and seeking out along the way places where few tourists get to go.
The tour takes in Marrackech, small Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains and Essaouira with its fortified walls and fishing harbour where you can experience camel riding on the beach.
Departures at half term, Christmas and throughout 2015. Adults £435 per person and children £410 per child excluding flights.
Trip – Imaginative Traveller.
Set in Wiltshire in 150 acres of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty you will find PGL’s Liddington Adventure Centre which is now bigger and better following an extensive development programme. In the grounds, new activity stations include exciting ‘at height’ structures: a climbing tower with double zip wire, a double-sided climbing wall, two giant swings and two challenge courses that include a trapeze as well as a Jacob’s ladder and a vertical challenge. A new lake for canoeing and raft-building has also been created, and now boasts three on-site water-sports locations.
A seven-night family holiday at Liddington this summer costs from £1580 in total based on two adults each paying £435, and two children between five and 18 years each paying £355. Toddlers two to four years are free, but must be supervised by a parent at all times. Accommodation rooms are modern, comfortable and ensuite.
Liddington Adventure Centre is less than 10 minutes from M4 junction 15 (Swindon). Unaccompanied holidays for children aged 7 to 18 years also available.
PGL Family Adventures at Liddington.
Book early and receive 15% of any 3, 4, or 7 night 2014 self catering break at Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire. Bluestone is perfect for a family break with over 100 free range activities to choose from and with 500 acres of free countryside to explore on foot or on bike. A 15% deposit is all that is required to secure your booking and be assured that you have received Bluestone’s lowest price guarantee.
Use offer code EARLYBIRD.
Earlybird 2014 Short Break Offer – 15% Off Holidays – Bluestone Wales.
This family cycling holiday in Sardinia is perfect for families who want to take their time cycling on quiet roads, enjoying the scenery and allowing time to explore some of the local history and play and swim in the sea. It is perfect for families with younger children when hiring tag along bikes or child trailers.
Cycle country lanes and coastal roads equipped with detailed road books and maps. Pass vineyards and olive groves, oak wooded valleys with archaeological remains, rugged cliffs and beautiful beaches. The cycling is suitable for children aged 9 or above and for younger children tag along bikes or child trailers can be hired.
Price is from £720 per adult; £615 per child aged 2-6 years and £650 per child aged 7-12 excluding flights. Children under 2 stay for free when travelling with 2 full paying adults. The cost includes 7 nights Agriturismo/small hotel/B&B accommodation , 50% of meals provided and 6 days of riding. Departures until November 2013.
Family cycling holiday in Sardinia. Travel like a local.
Camping in the Forest has some great special campsite offers on its sites this summer. For example, you can stay at Ocknell in the New Forest from only £17.80 per night with direct access from your tent to beautiful heathland and forest walks as well as the New Forest cycle route. The beautiful village of Fritham with its ponies wondering freely down the street is just a short drive away and Fritham Walk at just over 4 miles long is a great way to get out exploring.
All of Camping in the Froest sites are set in the heart of Forestry Commission land so there is plenty of family fun to be had in the woods. Plus children under five camp for free!!.At selected campsites this summer, Forest Rangers have a range of fun activities planned ranging from forest survival to orienteering to ‘Dusk Watch’ and ‘Night Vision’ events. Activities vary dependent on the site so please check to see what’s on.
A week’s camping at Ocknell arriving on the 3 August would cost £146.30 for 2 adults and 1 child aged over 5. This includes a family and mid week discount for a standard pitch. Terms and conditions apply.
Special offers on Camping in the Forest campsites – Camping in the forest.
Close to London and Brighton Eco-camp UK offers woodland camping at their two sites set in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Sussex. At Beech Estate Woodland Campsite you can pitch a tent or hire a bell tent. Wild Boar Wood Campsite is bell tent camping only. Both sites allow camp fires. Discover beautiful woodlands, countryside, streams and paths,
Both camp sites have some availability for the school holidays, mid-week, selected weekends and in September. Campsites are off-grid with no electricity. Tent Pitches are £15 for an adult & £7 a child per night. The bell tents which sleep 2 adult and up to three small children are from £90 a night – children under 2 stay for free.
Great Campsites with Campfires close to London in the Sussex Woods.
Canopy and Stars has a great offer for you. Book in June and save a third on a stay of 3 nights or more at Barn Owl Camp. Barn Owl Camp is one of three camps each situated on private bends of the river at Great Farm in the Cotswold countryside.
Barn Owl Camp consists of two Gypsy wagons set in their own private river meadow. The camp can accommodate up to four adults and two children. The River Coln is perfect for paddling, crayfishing or even wild swimming.
You can save up to £135 on a 3 night stay. This offer is valid until the 30 June 2013. There is current availability week commencing the 9 June and the 23 June 2013. A three night stay costs £231, a four night stay £308 and a five night stay £385.
Barn Owl Camp – Canopy & Stars.
Looking for an action-packed family campsite this year? Canvas Holidays offers a great FREE activity programme for children and parents at selected campsites in conjunction with outdoor specialists In2Action. A range of exciting activities are on offer from watersports to gentle arts and crafts with sessions to suit all ages.
FamilyExtra activities are available on 12 selected campsites between 25 May – 1 September 2013 mainly across France but also at atheir campsite in Tuscany, Italy and Interlaken, Switzerland.
Canvas Holidaysi is also offering a tremendous 40% of May half term holidays for all holidays starting by the 30 May 2013 for 7 nights duration. Jura – Lac de Chalain has a stunning lake for watersports & swimming, a superb pool comlex with waterslides and also offers FamilyExtra – 7 nights starting 25 May in a Classic (2 bed) with deck is now just £397 per family (was £643).
Family Camping Activity Holidays & Campsites | Canvas Holidays.
Wow, I love the look of this place; just wish I could pack my bags and head there tomorrow. Tipping Tipis offer two 6 metre tipis on their 8 acre quinta in central Portugal. This brand new site opens in June 2013 and offers an ‘off the grid’ experience with its solar panels, local spring water for drinking and well water for washing.
The tipis come with a double bed with organic cotton sheets and a handmade quilt – a single and camp bed are also available. Both tipis have their own private shower and composting toilet. There is a large communal kitchen, lounge area plus pizza oven and bbq. You are welcome to help yourself to organic vegetables from the garden.
This area has so much to offer with its nature reserves, markets and river beaches. There’s mountain biking, horse riding and climbing school all in the locality. There is even a Geopark where you can discover tribolite fossils and cool off in a granite swimming pool.
Tipping Tipi’s has an interesting charging policy where a minimum donation of 35 euros a night for 7 nights or 40 euros per night for a minimum of three nights is asked for. The plan is to re-invest donations into developing this off-the-grid experience.