Taking active children on a holiday can often feel a bit like herding cats. Keeping them busy and entertained are the two most important things for everyone’s peace of mind. Here are some holiday ideas that are perfect for active children.

Mountain Activity Holiday

Heading to the mountains for a holiday is a great way to keep active children busy. If you go during the winter you can enjoy sports like skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, snowshoeing, and tobogganing. If you go during the summer you can enjoy hiking, swimming, camping and many other exciting activities. There are beautiful mountain ranges throughout the world to choose from for the perfect holiday.

Theme Parks in Florida

Take your children to Orlando, Florida and explore the exciting theme parks that are available there. Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Legoland, and Aquatico are just a few of the theme parks that you can explore with your children. Many of the theme parks also have resorts attached to them so you can stay and play in the same place. You can often find discounts and deals online so do some research before you head to the theme parks in Orlando.

Adventure in the Algarve

There are so many adventures to go on in the Algarve on the south coast of Portugal. You can charter a boat and explore the coastline and see marine caves and stunning rock formations. You can visit beautiful beaches like Praia da Marinha and Salema. There are many exciting water parks to visit and enjoy the rides. You can also head to Zoomarine, a park that comines wildlife conservation with themed rides.

Trekking In Costa Rica

Trekking in the Costa Rican Rainforest is a great way to keep active children busy. You can join guided tours that take you through the canopy or along the ground. You can expect to see animals like monkeys, sloths, frogs, snakes, spiders, birds and interesting insects. You can also try ziplining and you can camp inside the rainforest as well.

Walking in Cornwall

Cornwall is a charming area on the southwest coast of England with many towns and villages to explore. You can walk along the South West Coast Path to easily navigate between the towns and villages and stop wherever you feel like it for meals, accommodations, and activities like surfing, swimming, and exploring monuments. You can join tours that will carry your stuff for you by van so that you don’t have to worry about walking with all of your stuff.


Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands off of the east coast of Spain. It has quaint villages to visit, yoga retreats, charming Ibizan villas and beautiful beaches. You may not associate Ibiza with family holidays, but there is so much more to this stunning island than just the superclubs. Beautiful towns like Santa Eulalia have lots for children to do, with long promenades and child-friendly play areas.