Alternative Family Holiday Destinations
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Alternative Family Holiday Destinations

It’s that time of a year again, the kids are off from school and you are frantically searching for last minute breaks or holidays to keep the whole family entertained. However, it can be difficult to find a holiday that has something for everybody. Most people assume children love beach holidays but there are plenty of places/holiday destinations jam-packed with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Which is why I have teamed up with Compare and Choose to round up four alternative family holiday destinations you should book for next year.

Costa Rica – alternative family holiday destinations

Costa Rica is a mecca of fun packed activities and unforgettable scenery. A week here can be spent exploring the plethora of rain forests, discovering volcanoes or even visiting the Tortuguero National Park, where you can come face to face with some of Costa Rica’s most striking animals. Not only is Costa Rica a colourful playground for family activities but it can also be a haven of relaxation. You can finish off your holiday by exploring the Pacific Ocean on a snorkelling trip or soaking up the sun on the rolling golden beaches.


India is a great holiday destination because its colourful backdrops and its architecture is exciting for both parent and children alike. Watch the sun rise over the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal or explore the picturesque towns. There’s plenty to keep you busy, whether you are looking to discover the rich history of the heart of rural India or get up close with wildlife at Ranthambore National Park.


Popular with outdoor lovers, the Himalayas offers a wealth of stunning backdrops for your family holiday. A break here combines the thrill of hand on activities with exciting excursions such as adventures through the countries tropical jungles. Adrenaline junkies can feel the thrill of white water rafting or come face to face with some of the countries most feared animals. Keep an eye out for rhino, monkeys, birdlife and even tigers from your safari jeep or river canoe.


Explore the vibrant culture of one of the world’s most iconic islands. A holiday here is jam-packed with history, culture and nonstop action. Discover the country’s rich history and explore the capital of Havana by a classic car. Although famous for its vibrant cars and architecture, Cuba’s countryside has a lot to offer families too! Head to the outskirts and explore by foot or bike. If you are feeling adventurous you can always enjoy Cuba’s countryside on a canopy and zip line tour in Las Terrazas. If you’re looking for a relaxing day from the beach, then you will be spoilt for choice with local towns boasting a plethora of beautiful beaches such as Cayo Santa Maria Island.

Do you have suggestions for alternative family holiday destinations?

Alternative Family HOliday Destinations

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One Comment

  • Jayne SMABL

    Fab suggestions! I have always wanted to visit Cuba but never got around to it. Perhaps maybe when the boys are a little older and not so feral! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. x

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