Family holidays can be tricky if you’re trying to please both young ones and adults. Not every destination suits everyone in the family and safety is often a prime concern when you are vacationing with kids. But if you want to find a destination that has the perfect combination of activities for all the family and peace of mind for you, then read on as we share all you need to know for your next Croatia family activity holiday.
With its picturesque towns, lush green environs of national parks and the breathtakingly captivating beaches that Croatia has become known for, it’s an ideal location for a summer holiday with the entire family. With so much to offer, from toddlers to teenagers and adults there’s enough to keep everybody happy.
If you’re dreaming of a holiday packed with family summer activities in Croatia here are just five things to do to make your Croatia family activity holiday an unforgettable one:
Camp out at the beaches
With some of the most stunning beaches and crystal clear water, hitting the beach tops the list of a summer activity holiday in Croatia. As many as 95 beaches in Croatia have been awarded the iconic Blue Flag certification. It means that they maintain the highest standards when it comes to purity, safety, and cleanliness. Croatia also has beaches for children with gentle waves and shallow depths. The beach-side is the best place for the entire family to spend a day out.
One thing’s for sure, when it comes to planning your Croatia family activity holiday, the fabulous islands Croatia boasts make it the perfect destination. Each connected to the other with ferries and boats. Both the young and adults are bound to enjoy the ferry rides. Vis, Kornati, Brač are just a few of the famous islands worth visiting. Each has something unique to offer. Quaint seaside towns to explore, soft sandy beaches to walk on or a calming swim promise to make your summer a memorable one.
Discovering the explorer in you
With so many open spaces, picture-perfect towns and national parks that are a sight for sore eyes, Croatia offers ample opportunities to let loose the explorer in you. Let your little ones go truffle hunting in Motovun under supervision while you enjoy your wine and cheese served by the gracious host.
Green all around and blue sky above, the eight national parks in Croatia are a paradise for nature lovers. Have a small picnic, take a pleasant walk around the park, follow a gentle trail and just let the children run around enjoying the crunching of leaves under their feet. A lazy boat ride or a swim in the shallow shimmering waters also awaits you.
Horse Club, Trajbar is a perfect opportunity for parents to soak up the sun and sip their iced tea and for children to run around in the open spaces and interact with the ponies under guided supervision. Pretty as a postcard picture, a day out in Bale takes you back in time. Children will fall in love with the labyrinth of cobblestone and want to explore every nook of the old town.
The Istrian Caves are stunning and children will love discovering the mystery that they offer. The perfect chance to explore the “unknown”, we recommend you to visit one or more Istrian caves to truly immerse yourselves in their unusual shapes and stories from past times.
Get your adrenalin pumping
Yet another activity that the entire family can engage in is water sports and other outdoor activities. From snorkeling to white water rafting, paragliding, zip-lining to wind windsurfing and mountain climbing, there are plenty of choices to tempt your teenagers away from their video games and smart-phones.
Let your hair down at the festivals
What better way for an entire family to bond over fun, food and lots of activities! Croatia is home for two very well known summer festivals (taking place in August and September) that are the number one crowd puller during summer months. Colourful, vibrant and pulsating with life, The International Children’s Festival in Šibenik and The Dubrovnik Summer Festival offer everything from workshops for children, arts and crafts, amazing food, puppet shows, film, opera, theatre.
Are you tempted to plan a Croatia family activity holiday? Let us know in the comments below. And for more travel inspiration why not check out our posts on reasons to have a family holiday in Greece, and our guide to what to do in Benidorm with kids. Happy holidays!