From whale watching and scenic flights to bird watching trips… a trip here is sure to keep everyone occupied

Want to keep all three generations of the family occupied on holiday without resorting to charades? Here are five holidays that the kids, parents and grandparents are sure to love



Hoi An

For a family minibreak to remember, head to The Nam Hai in Hoi An. The parents and grandparents will love the glamorous rooms and the whole family will love the beachside location. Fun day trips include rice planting and water buffalo riding for the kids and a visit to the famed My Son ruins for the parents. You can also visit Hoi An’s car-free Old Town – perfect for tiny ones and grandparents who want to sightsee at leisure, instead of battle with traffic.

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Grootbos Nature Reserve

Expect to see smiles all round when you book a stay at the Grootbos Nature Reserve in South Africa. Each member of the family is sure to find something that they love. From whale watching and scenic flights to bird watching trips and walks through verdant gardens, a trip here is sure to keep everyone occupied. And that’s even without mentioning the food. Expect five-course lunches and a superb wine list (for everyone over 18 of course!)




St Moritz

The chic mountain resort of St Moritz provides the perfect playground for families. In the summer months, go for a row on Lake St Moritz, catch a train that takes you on a UNESCO World Heritage route through the Alpine valleys or drive a classic car up the mountain side. And when you want to relax, the parent and grandparents can enjoy afternoon tea in Badrutt’s Palace while the tots burn off some calories in it’s the fabulous Palazzino kids club. Don’t believe us how good it is? Just ask the hotel’s Junior General Manager.

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You know that your family’s special, so treat them like royalty. Book a stay at Shahpura Bagh in Rajasthan. This summer home of the royal family makes the perfect base for a three generation stay. Set in 40 acres of woodlands, your family can just relax by the pool, or go on a farm excursion, pack a picnic, visit the Dhikola fort at sunset or visit a tribal village.




Blue Mountains

For a little family bonding you can’t beat a stay at One&Only Wolgan Valley in the Blue Mountains. This glamorous retreat will keep everyone active from dawn till dusk. You can go on luxury 4WD into the bush to spy Australia’s indigenous animals, visit a photography expedition, go on a hike with a field guide to the fern-filled national park of Donkey Mountain or even visit a tunnel decorated with glow worms. Then you can finish your day around a campfire and swap stories under the stars.




Sacred Valley

If you would like to keep everyone under one roof, book a villa at Belmond Rio Sagrado. This Andean-style village set on the banks of the Urubamba River is going to be loved by the young and young at heart. Gramps can arrange a tour with the head gardener and learn about the indigenous botany, while the tots can feed the baby alpacas. And if the family is feeling adventurous you can also go horse riding and rafting when you’re not chilling in the pool.


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