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Choosing the right family activity holiday

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Safety tips
• Take a basic first aid kit that includes sun cream, plasters, antihistamines and diarrhoea tablets
• Don’t touch any wild animals, even dogs and cats
• Don’t eat berries or fungi
• Build up stamina beforehand with regular walks or bike rides at weekends

Phone or email us and we’ll be happy to help you decide which holiday is right for you. Here are a few questions to consider:

Does the holiday offer sufficient flexibility and the right mix of activities?

If you want lots of freedom to do what you want, opt for a country cottage or single-centre holiday. If you want a hotel-to-hotel holiday, look carefully at what there is to do on your ‘free’ days. Generally speaking, hotel-to-hotel cycling holidays are more flexible than hotel-to-hotel walking holidays because you can get around more easily on ‘free’ days, and more easily make detours even on itinerant days.

Are you confident that your children can cope stamina-wise?

In the case of hotel-to-hotel routes, we recommend not over-stretching yourselves. It’s better to arrive in the early afternoon, in a good mood and with plenty of time to relax in the pool, than to arrive late with no-one talking to each other.

What style of accommodation is best for your family?

If your children are outgoing and keen to practise their language skills, they are likely to enjoy staying in agriturismos, guesthouses and chambres d’hôtes. If they are shy and wouldn’t relish sitting around a large communal table with other guests, stick to hotels.

What time of year are you travelling?

It may sound obvious, but if your family tends to wilt in the heat, you’re best heading to the mountains if you’re restricted to travelling at the height of summer. Most of our holidays in the southern and coastal regions of Spain, on the other hand, are at their best in the May or October half-term holidays, when they’re much quieter but usually still warm enough for shorts and T-shirts.