I love this active 5 day family Lapland adventure holiday from Families Worldwide – just the name makes me want to book. Ice-Pop is a truly unique, snow adventure beyond the Arctic Circle where the family can try snow-shoeing, go sledging and play in the snow, go on an optional husky ride and learn about the indigenous Sami people and their reindeer.
Accommodation is in a comfortable Scandinavian-style hotel with sauna and views across the frozen river (4 nights). You can extend the trip with an overnight stay at the Snow Hotel in Norway (additional cost).
Departures in 2015 include February half-term, Easter and Xmas.
Lapland Adventure Holidays – Ice-Pop.
Treat your family to a once in a lifetime Xmas experience North of the Arctic Circle. Spend this magical time husky dog sledding, night time snowshoeing, seeing the Northern lights and meeting the Sami people and thier reindeer. You will also visit a spectacular Ice Hotel. Your base will be a wilderness centre of Camp Ripan in comfortable family bedroom cabins.
Great value with all meals and activities included on every day. Suitable for children aged 6 and over. Xmas departures include Sunday 21 December to Friday 26 December 2014 (adults £2,035 and children £1,290) and Sunday 28 December 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015 (adults £1,995 and children £1,325) .
via Winter Wonderland – Sweden Family Adventure | Sweden | KE Adventure.
With family ski specialist Ski Famille you will stay at carefully chosen family ski chalets in the Alps with high quality childcare on offer. Ski Famille has some great family ski deals including child reductions of up to 75%, free child passes and Single Parent Savings. With the exception of the Single Parent Savings which are available across the whole winter on some of their rooms, the child reductions and free child passes are on selected dates in certain resorts.
In 2012 Ski Famille were ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2012 Junior Mafazine design awards in the ‘Best Family Tour Operator category.
Family Ski Offers – Family skiing deals & Ski Chalet offers | Ski Famille.
Book early and receive 15% off any break for 2015 at Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire including school holidays. But you have to be quick as the Bluestone break offer ends tomorrow.
Bluestone is perfect for a family break 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. Complimentary access to the Blue Lagoon Water Park and Indoor Adventure Centre is included.
via UK Holidays – UK Short Breaks 2014 – Bluestone Wales..
On The Go Tours offer a wide range of African Safaris including Family Adventures and when you book one spot on an Overland Camping Safari between now and 31 October 2014 you will get the second spot free.
On the Go Tours offer family friendly departures on selected dates on their ‘Falls to Johannesburg’, ‘Wildlife, Beach & Falls’ and ‘Southern Circuit’ tours . These Southern Africa camping safaris are suitable for parents travelling with children and teens aged 6 to 17 and cost from £350 land only.
Valid for travel up until 31 December 2015 and full payment required at time of booking.
via Africa Safaris | Safaris to Africa | On The Go Tours.
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
Take advantage of some great value term time family short breaks at Bluestone Wales. Perfect for young families there is 500 acres of car-free countryside to explore. Let your little one become a Mini Ranger (0-3 years) or Junior Ranger (4-7 years). Babies and toddlers can have fun in the safe sandy bay of the Blue Lagoon Water Park and enjoy the Circus Zone in the Adventure Centre. Junior Rangers can experience a range of hands-on nature activities and get to grips with indoor climbing.
A 2 bedroom cottage sleeping a family of four is available the 13 October for just £239 for a 4 night mid week break. A range of accommodation options are available including cottages, lodges and a larger properties.
Toddler and Baby Friendly Short Breaks – Bluestone Wales..
Autumn is a great time to stay at a Feather Down farm with an excellent choice of locations. Get ready for woodland walks, beautiful bike rides, conker collecting, jumping in puddles, leaf fights and cuddling up, cosy at the end of the day in your luxurious tent. Tents sleep up to six (5 adults and 1 child up to the age of 12).
The following two farms have mid week breaks form £249. Sunninglye Farm is set in the High Weald, Kent an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Your luxury canvas tent will be in a hilltop copse facing outwards with views across the surrounding fields and woodland. Highlights include a Naturewatch Hideout, raft building on the pond and freedom to wonder all over the farm. Each tent has its own camp fire site.
New Barn Farm is set in the Bedfordshire Wolds where the eight tents look out onto a six acre grass field. There is a woodland to play in and open access to forestry, lake sides and country parks.
Autumn holidays | Glamping luxury camping Family Holidays on the farm | featherdown.co.uk.
Why not get a group together and stay at High Barsham – an historic farm building in North Barsham, located close to the Norfolk coast. High Barsham offers luxury accommodation that sleeps up to 12 people in 5 double bedrooms and 1 twin. There is a woodburner for cosy evenings around the fire and a private walled courtyard garden. There are two games rooms – one with table tennis and one with table football. Children welcome.
Local attractions for kids include the Sea Life Sanctuary at Hunstanton, Banham Zoo in Attleborough andthe Thursford Collection in Thursfood Green (engines, mechanical organs, Wurlitzers and fairground rides).
High Barsham is now £1500 for half term (reduced from £1975) for a 4 night stay arriving on the 27 October 2014 a saving of 25%.
via Norfolk Cottage Accommodation for 12 People | High Barsham Cottage.
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.