Scotland has a whole host of fun and family friendly events, attractions and destinations making it perfect for a Spring break. There’s endless options for family fun, from visiting Moat Brae, birthplace of Peter Pan in Dumfries (opening in May 2019) to gazing up at the magnificent Kelpies on a trip to The Helix in Falkirk or tubing down the River Garry in Perthshire with Nae Limits.
Temperature: min. 7°C, max. 13°C
Sea temperatures reach 6°C
Spring – a wonderful time of year to visit where you can witness the changing landscapes and experience the beauty of Scottish springtime.
Parents and children of all ages. There is a plethora of attractions for all to enjoy making it the perfect destination to create unforgettable family memories.
Fun-filled family friendly destinations, events, attractions and outdoor activities.
Average water temperature 24.5°C so still suitable for swimming.
Peak season is December to June
The Galapagos is a fantasy island for kids with all the wildlife on offer. However, stick to a land based tour rather than cruise to give yourself space and time to explore on your own terms and avoid late nights and early departures.
It’s a long flight so teens will fare best or if you’re brave/well practiced then it’s ideal to take preschoolers (especially if they’re under 2 and you don’t have to pay for their seat!)
Giant tortoises, blue footed boobies, penguins, and extraordinary lizards, are just a few of the rarities that thrive on the islands, and several animal species are completely unique.
Compared to guided meet-and-greets with the wildlife, activities like surfing, sea-kayaking, beachcombing, and swimming in lagoons, could seem like an anti-climax, but the gorgeous Galapagos protects land and water vigorously too, so even the most ordinary activities here are completely extraordinary.
Flight time from UK: 17 hours to Quito, Ecuador and then 2 hours to Galapagos
Those looking for an adrenaline rush should head to beautiful Ardeche for a family adventure. Surrounded by vineyards and gorges, there’s also a chance to unwind in picturesque mountains of the Cevenne.
Temperature: min. 9°C, max. 19°C
Summer starts early in Ardeche so you can expect rising temperatures even if they haven’t picked up yet at home.
May and June are the best months to be in Ardeche for those who want to get the most out the outdoors with warm temperatures that are still low enough to be comfortable – especially important if you’re planning to be active.
Teens and kids looking for a thrill-seeking action packed holiday.
Walkers and cyclists will find miles and miles of empty trails to enjoy before the French summer crowds begin to drift in.
Enjoy activities such as white-water rafting, canyoning, high ropes and rock climbing, as well as a two-day descent into a gorge.
Top tip: pick accommodation with a swimming pool to make the most of the beautiful weather.