10 of the Best Activity Sporting Holidays for all the Family
Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in healthy holidays worldwide, share their 10 best activity and sporting family holidays. Not just for the kids; from horse riding in Portugal, to tennis in the Caribbean, rediscovering past or new hobbies allows busy parents to recapture the vitality of their youth and keep active with the kids.
Best for Sport with Swimming: Thailand Thanyapura
Make a splash in tropical Thailand on an action-packed family holiday that offers fun for all the family with sports and swimming. Keep the kids active with the Tree Club, and watch them excel in the sport they love with a variety of training camps and activities, including swimming, cycling and tennis. A relaxing sport to boost your fitness, improve your swimming technique with lessons from qualified instructors in the 50m Olympic pool, before heading to the beach for a family game of volleyball.
7 nights at Thanyapura from £1,895pp. Price includes full board, return flights and transfers.
Best for Horse Riding: Portugal The Oitavos Horse Riding
Saddle-up with the family on a horse riding holiday in Portugal, boasting an Equestrian Centre with 230 stables, outdoor and indoor riding school. With professional instructors, all levels can enjoy lessons on this active holiday, so while the kids are learning the basics you can canter off with the experts. After a morning ride, sample some of the other activities on offer, from tennis and biking, to golf and surfing.
3 nights at The Oitavos from £910pp. Price includes breakfast, a horse riding programme, return flights and transfers.
Best for Tennis: Antigua Carlisle Bay
Escape to the Caribbean for a fun-filled family sports holiday where everyone can improve their tennis technique. Whether budding beginners or pros on the court; ace your family game with professional tuition from the resort tennis academy, before joining together for a game of tennis round robins. Cool off at the beach as you keep active with complimentary water sports, ranging from windsurfing to snorkelling and water skiing to paddle boarding.
7 nights at Carlisle Bay from £2,715pp. Price includes breakfast, return flights and transfers.
Best for Surfing: Morocco Paradis Plage
Ride the waves in Morocco on a family activity holiday by the beach where everyone can hit the water and learn to surf. With lessons available for all ages and abilities, everyone can get the most out of this active break. While the kids try their hand at sports and arts activities with the kids club, mix up your healthy holiday with a beachside yoga class or beach circuit training.
7 nights at Paradis Plage from £1,035pp. Price includes breakfast, return flights and transfers.
Best for Multi-Activity: St Lucia The BodyHoliday WellFit Families
Keep active in the Caribbean on an action-packed family holiday at this all-inclusive luxury resort, which promotes family bonding, well-being and fitness. Enjoy a bit of healthy competition in the parent vs. children competitions, including volleyball and beach-a-thalons, or cook up a storm together in the healthy family cooking classes. With activities ranging from dance classes and cycling adventures, to sailing lessons and abseiling, there is something new for everyone to try.
7 nights at The BodyHoliday from £1,935pp. Price includes full board, return flights and transfers.
Best for Golf: Madeira Galo Resort
Make the most of quality family time in magical Madeira with an abundance of exciting activities, including snorkelling, diving and two championship golf courses to explore. The kids can let loose at the kids club with a game of badminton and ping pong, or even try out kayaking and snorkelling. Meanwhile, enhance your fitness with complimentary group classes, including Body Balance, spinning and Pilates, before relaxing with a soothing spa treatment.
7 nights at Galo Resort from £815pp. Price includes breakfast, return flights and transfers.
Best for Skiing: Switzerland The Alpina Gstaad
Hit the slopes in Switzerland on a family skiing holiday and enjoy new ways to keep the family fit and healthy. Whether the kids are beginners or experienced slope sliders, there are on-site instructors available to help them improve, while mum and dad can have fun flying down the mountains. With a fun-filled kids club to keep the little ones entertained, try out a choice of group classes, ranging from yoga to Tai Chi.
7 nights at The Alpina Gstaad from £1,570pp. Price includes breakfast and return flights.
Best for Adventure: Oman Zighy Bay
Combine family fitness with a taste of adventure at this luxury retreat in Oman, set upon its own private beach and surrounded by spectacular mountains. With a dedicated kids clubs for children and teens, youngsters can enjoy activities including treasure hunts, swimming relays and beach bowling, as the teens try out slack lining, rock climbing and yoga. With kayaking, mountain biking and paragliding, there is no end to the excitement for mum and dad too.
7 nights at Zighy Bay from £2,135pp. Price includes breakfast, return flights and transfers.
Best for Land & Water Sports: Bali Grand Mirage
With an idyllic beach front setting and wide variety of water sports, hit the beach in Bali and try out your families skills on the water with paddle boating, boogie boarding, kayaking and windsurfing. Keep active on dry land with activities from tennis and basketball, to billiards and archery. While your mini-me’s hunt for treasure and play mini soccer at the kids club, enhance your well-being with daily group yoga classes and lifestyle classes, from cooking to painting.
7 nights at Grand Mirage from £1,725pp. Price includes full board, return flights and transfers.
Best for Mountain Biking & Windsurfing: Portugal Martinhal Luxury Beach Resort
Discover the best of Portugal with mountain biking and windsurfing on an active family adventure holiday. With lessons available for all ages at the award-winning windsurfing academy and a varied selection of TREK bikes, sporty adventurers of all sizes can make the most of these stunning surroundings. After an active day; indulge in the luxury spa while the children enjoy one of the seven kids clubs and five sports academies, including surfing, windsurfing, swimming, tennis and football.
7 nights at Martinhal from £1,105pp. Price includes breakfast, return flights and transfers.