Booking an active holiday is the perfect way to chase away those winter blues, so set your sights firmly set on some sea, snow and sports action! You don't have to travel to ends of the world to gets your kicks – here are eight of the best short-haul adventure holidays for 2019.

Short-haul adventure holidays, white water rafting

8/8  French Med sports holiday

This summer adventure is perfect for social butterflies. The welcome barbecue is a great opportunity to meet other like-minded guests and group activities throughout the week include kayaking, white water rafting, snorkelling and more. All the sports are supervised by instructors and there are gentler options such as volleyball for those who prefer a more chilled-out experience.

Accommodation is a mobile home with welcome hamper on a 4* campsite with swimming pool.

What: Three bedroom mobile home sleeping up to six on a 4* campsite with private beach. Also included is two barbecues, three picnic lunches and all activities, equipment and tuition.

Where: Argelès sur Mer near Perpignan, France.

When: Throughout summer.

Price: From £599 per child and £699 per adult.

Book now at Family Adventure Holidays