Simon Reeve

Presenter of several BBC series including Australia and Pilgrimage, Simon’s current filming assignment takes him along the sacred rivers of the Ganges, Nile and Yangtze. He is married to Anya, a TV camerawoman and they have one son, Jake.

What's your best family holiday? Symi in Greece for my last birthday. Jake went into fits of hysterical laughter knocking down sandcastles lovingly built by his doting parents.


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Simon Reeve: celebrating family festivals

Most festivals are an incredible experience for both parents and children. Simon Reeve shows how to make the most of family festivals with kids

Simon Reeve: World’s biggest treasure hunt with geocaching app

A simple app has Simon Reeve and his son playing the world’s biggest treasure hunt – and it’s amazing

Simon Reeve escapes to eco-luxe resort in Greece

Simon Reeve and his family are spoilt for choice at eco-luxe resort Costa Navarino, on the southern peninsula of Greece

Simon Reeve: multi-generational holidays

With a little planning, a holiday with the parents can be memorable for all the right reason

Simon Reeve: Teach kids to ski as early as possible

It is one of the most annoying experiences you can have on a wintery slope. There you are, just getting your balance on a powder-perfect blue or red mountain run, settling yourself into your skis and preparing for a long run down a mountain. Then, suddenly… Whoosh: a column of…

Tips for your Camping Holiday

Simon Reeve shares the unique bonding qualities of gathering the family around a fire, cooking, camping and spending time outdoors. Family Bonding  I struck a match to light our campfire and fear spread across Jake’s face, followed, rather too quickly, by a broad smile and evident excitement. ‘Oh no,’ groaned…

Simon Reeve: get the kids back into the wild

Gadget control I was sitting in front of a microphone in a small sound booth, all alone, and I was getting annoyed. At the other end of the line, the lovely folk of the West Midlands were listening to me blathering away on their radios. It was heavy stuff. I…

Simon Reeve: How to have a family adventure

No time or space for a full-scale adventure? The micro version is easy to find and just as much fun, says Simon Reeve

Things to do in Greece on Family Holidays

Simon Reeve talks about some of the best family things to do on holiday in Greece.

To Denmark on Two Wheels

Summer is the perfect time of year to board a ferry to cycle-friendly Denmark and enjoy a leisurely family holiday on two wheels. It has to rate as one of the happiest moments of my life. I was cycling alongside my wife on a glorious forest path in spectacular sunshine,…

City Breaks with a Toddler

When you take a toddler on a cultural city break you have to put yourself in their shoes and enjoy it on their terms, not yours. Next to the yachts and ferries in Marseille harbour, life has been turned upside down. Ombrière, a giant rectangular steel mirror, created by architect…

Ditch the iPad and Get Outside

Are your kids glued to computers, tablets and phones? It’s time to hide the gadgets, get outside and let little imaginations run wild. Goodbye Gadget Boy  'I've forgotten his cars,' I said, scrabbling around in my rucksack and glancing up at my wife with a look of mild panic. We…

Learning From Indigenous People

Indigenous people can teach us a lot about raising children and letting 
them take risks, but playing with snakes is maybe a step too far.  As I sat on the edge of a remote village in eastern Paraguay with ?a group of hunters from the Aché tribe, one of their…

Travelling with a Toddler

Having a toddler doesn’t mean saying goodbye to travel adventures – you just need to follow some tried-and-tested golden rules... Toddler travel I was warned that having a child would be the end of our adventures. Never again, apparently, would we want to go on a trip that took us further…

Why Kids Should Explore

Our intrepid columnist on why children should be allowed to explore, as the air, movement, soil and sun all combine to lift the spirits. Outdoor adventures  Picking his way very slowly through thick undergrowth, Jake dodged a clump of nettles and crawled quickly up a steep bank at the edge…

Why Not Camp with your Kids?

Put down the iPad and get your kids, and yourself, back outdoors in the school holidays. As Jake woke, he rubbed his eyes and looked briefly confused by the strange surroundings. It was hot and ludicrously light inside our tent, like a giant canvas lightbulb parked close to the sun. …

Simon Reeve: Holiday With Other Families

BETTER TOGETHER As I crept through the bushes, there was a blood-curdling roar. Then a frenzied, feral child, with a remarkable resemblance to my four-year-old son Jake, screamed, ‘There he is. Get him!’ We were playing a game called 40 40 with a group of friends and families at a…