Family Holidays

This year we have seen an increase in demand for experience-led family holidays to destinations as far ranging as Canada, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Botswana. There is talk of a mind shift amongst parents, whom are eschewing the temptation to spend money on stuff and instead are spending money on creating shared memories. It is clear that a growing number of parents see the educational value in travelling, as well as the advantages of simply spending time together on a stimulating family holiday without the distraction of routine. 

So, we are launching Steppes Six Year Family Holiday Planner in a bid to encourage families to think ahead and get busy planning the ultimate family holiday. The idea is based on the following unwelcome truths:

- Up until six years old, your children are unlikely to remember much about what you did with them on holiday.
- Once your children turn into teenagers travelling with you will be seen as ‘uncool’.
- This gives you a window of six years in which to create six memorable holidays with your kids

Our family holiday experts

Most of us at Steppes are parents and have travelled with our own children. We know the pitfalls from bitter previous experience and so combined with our travel industry knowledge, we’d like to think we know how to put together a winning family holiday. There is no such thing as an off-the-shelf family holiday, it requires planning – what might work for one family will not work for another, and this is where we come in....

Ideas to whet the appetite:

  • Make your own bow and arrow and join a junior ranger’s programme to track meerkats, pangolin and endangered black rhino in South Africa’s Tswalu Kalahari
  • Stay in a floating lodge and search for grizzly bears in Canada’s British Columbia
  • Climb a sixty metre tree in the Brazilian Amazon and sleep in a hammock in the rainforest canopy
  • Stay in a UFO in Swedish Lapland, go dog sledding, ice-fishing and take a hovercraft ride across the ice
  • Stay with a local family in south India, learn how to make giant naan breads and take a cycle tour along the backwaters of Kerala
  • Search for pirate graves and elusive aye-ayes, before making bows and arrows and going on a bug-hunt on a Madagascar family adventure

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