Jam-packed with history, this archipelago is home to blue seas, ancient cities and three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Temperature: min. 28°C, max 32°C
The hottest month of the year, with dry, sunny days.
Peak summer season
Kids of all ages, history lovers.
A hot and sunny break in Europe.
Megalithic temples dating back to 3000 BC, the striking Blue Lagoon, the old city of Mdina, and several child-friendly beaches. The capital, Valletta, is filled with tranquil gardens and historical monuments.
Several major religious feasts, historical reenactments at In Guardia and the Changing of the Guard outside the Grandmasters Palace.
With snow-capped mountains, a glistening lake and a cluster of local communities, Queenstown in August is a hub for extreme sports. Cool down in summer with its array of snow-based activities.
Temperature: min. 1°C, max. 10°C
Consistent cloud cover and snow in the heights.
Peak winter sport season.
Older kids who can take advantage of the more extreme sports.
Four lively skiing and snowboarding areas, which cater for complete beginners as well as those who want to refine their tricks. For thrill-seekers, bungee jumping, skydiving and supercar driving are amongst the extreme activities guaranteed to get your heart racing.
See the newest furry babies during lambing season, or try to catch a glimpse of the Southern Lights.
From safaris to spectacular beaches, historic cities to vast national parks, South Africa offers a true family adventure.
Temperature: min. 8°C, max. 18°C
At least 6 hours of sunshine a day.
August falls firmly in off-peak season so take advantage of the cheaper prices and the improved visibility of the game parks.
Combine beach and safari for the ultimate experience that will keep tots to teens entertained.
Beware of long journey times though, which may be unsuitable for the smallest travellers.
Head to the cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg for an international vibe, or explore Table Mountain and the Highveld grasslands on their outskirts for a taste of nature. If animals are more your thing, make sure to include one of the major reserves on your itinerary and have fun spotting the ‘Big Five’ (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino).
With white sand beaches, palm trees, volcanic mountains and a splattering of islands, Bora Bora is an idyllic dream. With tourism beginning to cater more and more to kids, you won’t be stranded solely among honeymoon couples.
Temperature: min. 22°C, max. 28°C
The climate is warm and pleasant for most of the year.
Look forward to beautiful balmy evenings and weather should be less humid than other months during the year.
August falls into the winter season of Bora Bora, dry with blue skies but typically high season.
Long travel times don’t make this the most suitable destination for young travellers. However, it would be perfect for a family to add on to a holiday, for example New Zealand (just four hours away).
Tourism is the only industry on the island, so rest assured you’ll be in good hands. Relax in your hotel or take the time to explore some of the smaller islands set in the lagoon surrounded by a coral reef.
Take advantage of the beautiful diving spots in one of the world’s leading snorkelling and diving destinations. Swim with sharks in the lagoon, or cruise above on one of the many day tours and look to the ocean below through a glass bottomed boat tour. For something a little more fast paced, take a couple of jet skis out onto the water.
Flight time from UK: 27 hours via LA and Tahiti (stopover anyone?!)
With diverse landscape, wherever you decide to go in New Zealand, you’re guaranteed it will be breathtaking. Take advantage of the cooler winter months for the trip of a lifetime.
Temperature: min. 8°C, max. 15°C
Some light rain.
August falls at the end of the off season but price advantages, epic snow scenes and lack of crowds makes it the perfect time to travel.
New Zealand’s a dream for family travel: kid-centric activities, family-friendly accommodation, a moderate climate and very few critters that can bite or sting.
Wildlife parks, beaches, parks, snowy slopes and interactive museums are everywhere across NZ. From white-water rafting to glaciers, the choice is yours to what you’re brave enough to take on.
Make the most of the last of the ski season and enjoy the snow sports on offer. There’s also plenty of beautiful snow-covered scenery to see on a cross-country drive or visit the International Film Festival that runs from July through August, making stops in cities across the country.
It has the world’s tallest skyline, shopping malls the size of towns, waterparks with half-million-gallon wave pools and rollercoasters hitting speeds of 60km per hour. Enjoy the heat at minimal price by taking a trip in August.
Temperature: min. 30°C, max. 41°C
Prepare for high humidity.
Off-peak season – most travellers avoid August’s sweltering temperatures and high humidity.
Resorts are significantly less expensive at this time of year, and offer excellent deals like free child places, full-board for half-board, free upgrades all on top of low room rates. Plus they make it their mission to keep guests as cool and comfortable as possible, indoors and out.