Perhaps you’ve dreamt of walking through Costa Rican jungle canopies with your little ones in tow? Or saddling up and journeying through the Wild West together? Whether your family is seeking action packed adventures or voyages of discovery, these family travel destinations will thrill and delight aspirational explorers of all ages.

South Africa

Family travel destinations Couple-Searching-www.istockphoto.comgbphotocouple-searching-gm671028332-122789507-stevecoleimagesSouth Africa’s expansive coastline, dramatic landscapes and astonishing wildlife make it a fantastic location for family travel. For the ultimate family bonding experience, why not head out on a safari? Vast game reserves give you the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with lions, wildebeest, and even the mighty elephant. On our South African Adventure trip, your family will witness the sunset casting a magnificent red glow over the rolling savannah, while sipping steaming hot chocolate.

Perfect for: Families with children of all ages

Greek Islands

Family travel destinations Family-of-four-on-vacation-www.istockphotoHome to the ruins of Greek civilisation, your kids will adore following in the footsteps of Gods and Goddesses around ancient sites. From Mykonos to Santorini, you’ll also find some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean here, where your kids can spend hours splashing in the sea while you soak up the sun, ouzo in hand. Explore these idyllic islands on our Greek Island Hopper Family trip, and even join us on a trip to the volcanic island of Nea Kameni, where you can unwind together in the bubbling hot springs.

Perfect for: Families with younger children

America’s Wild West

Family travel destinations Family-hiking-on-vacation-www.istockphoto.comgbphotofamily-of-four-on-vacation-with-beautiful-view-on-village-gm657615910-119866067-MargaretWThe USA’s western frontier states have a thrilling cowboy culture that you and your brood can enjoy together. Explore the Wild West’s most impressive sights and ranches via the rusty layers of the Grand Canyon. Kids will love playing hide and seek around the secret hideaways at Bryce Canyon. Our Pioneer Adventures of the Old West trip takes you through the land of bandits and across stunning National Parks.

Perfect for: Extended multi-generational families

Costa Rica

Family travel destinations Girl-walking-on-hanging-bridge-in-cloudforest-www.istockphoto.comgbphotogirl-walking-on-hanging-bridge-in-cloudforest-monteverde-gm639577840-115356767-Simon-DannhauerWitnessing Costa Rica’s jaw-dropping flora and fauna is an experience best shared with your nearest and dearest. Take your own little monkeys to hear the howler monkeys’ call echoing through Arenal rainforest as you walk along its hanging bridges. Costa Rica is abundant with exotic sights, sounds, and flavours and our Monkeys Jungles and Volcanoes trip lets you sample them all together. Join us on a catamaran cruise where you can snorkel and spot parrotfish.

Perfect for: Families with older children


Family travel destinations Roman-Soldier-guarding-Hadrians-Wall-www.istockphoto.comgbphotoroman-soldier-guarding-hadrians-wall-gm157675161-14252556-upliftedScotland’s rugged, rural charm and elegant cities make it a firm favourite for families. From experiencing life as a Roman soldier at Hadrian’s Wall to captivating tales of treason at Edinburgh Castle, kids can learn all about Scotland’s colourful past. Parents, meanwhile, will enjoy rambling along the cobbled streets of Edinburgh, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, before stopping for a tipple of Scotland’s world-famous Scotch whisky. Edinburgh is just one of the highlights your family will love on our Castles and Kilts tour of the UK, including a visit to the grand Edinburgh Castle.

Perfect for: Single parent families

Old Pine Treehouse, Glenmont, Ohio

Have you ever dreamt of spending the night in a treehouse? Those dreams will now come true for you and your children at the Old Pine Treehouse, with its timeless charm and special way of bringing guests back to the basics of life.

Chatanooga Choo Choo, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Fun for the whole family, this historic hotel in the heart of Chattanooga is a former terminal station that has been converted to a unique hotel offering standard rooms as well as accommodations in actual Pullman train cars.

Hale Kamalani Villa, Laie, Hawaii

This beautiful, four-bedroom estate is located on a white sandy beach with the green rainforest mountains in the background. The newly built home is the ideal retreat for families looking for that true Hawaiian paradise.

Circle S Ranch, Buck Creek, Kansas

This working ranch on a Kansas prairie is ideal for kids of all ages. The little ones can meander through gardens, explore creeks, take a horseback or pony ride, or just relax by a bonfire and munch on S’mores.

The Keepers Cottage, Lubec, Maine

A quaint home, resembling the original 1808 Light Keepers House, is just a 12-minute walk from the beautiful Maine beach and features an array of activities nearby, including cycling, hiking, whale watching and bird watching.

Savage River Lodge & Yurts, Frostburg, Maryland

Surrounded by 700 acres of State Forest lands, this luxurious lodge features 18 private cabins and eight yurts, providing the ultimate “glamping” experience for families to reconnect with nature.

Montana Wooden Castle, Whitefish, Montana

This exquisite home represents the very best in mountain luxury. Families have plenty of space to hang out after a long day of enjoying an array of activities such as diving, canoeing, hiking, sledding, cross country skiing and more. A play area and a game room are available for children as well.

Covered Bridge House, Glen, New Hampshire

This home away from home is located in the spectacular Mount Washington Valley, and nearby you’ll find one of only 53 covered bridges left in New Hampshire. Families have easy access to skiing, hiking, biking, shopping, dining, golfing and more.

Red Caboose, Ronks, Pennsylvania

Train enthusiasts of all ages will love the Red Caboose Motel, located in Lancaster near the Strasberg Railroad. There is no better way to end the day than in your very own caboose.

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont

An Austrian-style mountain resort, the Trapp Family Lodge offers something for every age. This is the ultimate family destination, with sing-alongs, nature scavenger hunts, kite flying, fishing, air hockey, ping-pong, rock-climbing, nature hikes and farm animal walks.

Adventures on the Gorge, Fayetteville, West Virginia

The opportunities for adventures are endless at Adventures on the Gorge. The resort offers an array of activities, from white water rafting, zip lining, fishing and hiking to horseback riding, caving, kayaking and more.