Fun 5 Things To Do In Alps This Summer With Your Entire Family
When was the last time you planned a fun vacation? If you have small children, it’s most likely that you postponed your vacation so they can grow and then enjoy some fun time away like a family. Many new families feel that it’s difficult to go on vacation with a toddler or even with 5-year-olds as they require extra care and attention. After all, you can barely keep an eye on them while they’re in the house, right?
Actually, kids will be kids wherever you go, and you shouldn’t postpone your plans just because your family is bigger. There are plenty of summer resorts built around the idea of a family where both the staff and the location are perfect for children. If you’re still not convinced, scientists may give you a boost in the right direction. According to a study performed by the US Department of Education children who go on summer vacation perform better in school.
Hoping you finally decided to look for a great summer vacation, we’re going to recommend you the Alps. If your first thought goes to skis and snow, we can’t blame you; the Alps are well-known for their ski resorts. However, during summer, most of the resorts re-orientate their services towards families with children and offer a plethora of fun activities for everyone, regardless of age.
So, let’s see the top 5 most fun things you could do in the Alps, in the summer!
#1: Family bike rides
When it comes to cycling, the Alps (especially the French part) are the best area to explore. You can choose between family rides, trails that are specially designed for adventurers, mountain bike trails, and so on. Regardless of choice, a bike ride in Alps will fill your soul with serenity and your mind with fantastic landscapes.
The Alps are fantastic in the summer and cycling is one of the numerous family activities that you should try. If your children are old enough to ride their own bikes, you can try a family race or you should take a photo contest: who brings home the best photo. Otherwise, there are bikes that allow you to ride with a toddler and trails that are gentle and amazingly beautiful. Junior will definitely love the ride!
#2: Horseback riding
If you’ve never tried horseback riding, this will be a lesson for the entire family. It’s a very fun activity that will help kids get in touch with one of the most majestic animals in the Alps. Resorts usually have their own horses or they have connections with local farms where you can go for a lesson.
Horseback riding is indeed a great experience and we know for sure that kids will love it.
#3: Joining a club
For parents who want to have some time alone, resorts organize clubs for children where they get to spend time with other children and participate in lots of fun activities. Of course, kids will be supervised by specialized personnel and every activity is carefully organized and supervised. This way, your children will make friends from all over the world (the Alps in the summer are filled with tourists) and you’ll get to spend some time alone.
#4: Water fun
You may not have access to the beach, but this doesn’t mean you can’t have tons of water fun! The Alps are sprinkled with lakes and most resorts have their own water parks or specially designed pools where both children and kids can have lots of fun in the water.
Just imagine laying on a sunbed by the pool while the kids are getting active in the water. The view is fantastic as wherever you look you can see the majestic peaks surrounding you and the atmosphere is beyond relaxation. Sound great, right?
#5: Site seeing & hiking
This is one activity that comes absolutely natural in Alps. The landscape is so beautiful and there are so many things to see that you’ll want to start immediately. The Alps (regardless on which side you’re on) are filled with trails and amazing things to see. Here are a few things you shouldn’t miss:
- Farms that raise farm animals and allow tourists to visit their premises;
- Beautiful Alpine lakes with crystal clear water
- Gorgeous mountain peaks that go on and on at the horizon
- Wonderful green meadows
- Wild animals that are specific to the Alps
The list could go on and on, but it’s time we stop so you can discover the beauty of the Alps for yourself.
As you can see, the resorts in Alps are well-prepared for a family vacation and there are even family-friendly hotels where you can get to know other couples with children. So, besides relaxing and bonding as a family, you may actually make some great friends during this vacation.