From water sports to swimming pools, mountain biking to tennis, there’s something for everyone on our family active holidays to Europe. Improve your skills or try something new, together as a family or for a bit of you-time. And thanks to our expert instructors and club leaders, you're all in safe hands.
Once you’ve earned that afternoon of rest, come together as a family and swap stories from the day over lunch in the sun. Our breathtaking Beach Club destinations, delicious dining options and comfy family rooms give you plenty of places to re-energise.
We hear children can get bored easily but we’ve never seen it ourselves! Our inclusive kids' clubs, run by a qualified and experienced team, will keep them entertained with a full range of activities and games. We’ve got something for your oldest, your youngest and your hardest to please.
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- Infants go free
- Holidays for 2-4 year olds from just £299pp including free child care
- Child discounts of up to 60%
- Discounts for teenagers
- Inclusive kids' clubs
- Family activities
- Family and interconnecting rooms
Kids' clubs for kids
With up to 60 hours of free childcare included per week, we've got something up our sleeves for tots, teens and everyone in between.
On a Neilson family activity holiday, you can spend time doing what you love while your family discovers their new favourite activities.
Children aged of 2-17, can try new sports from kayaking to sailing, while making new friends and growing in confidence.
For babies, we’ve got our Starfish crèche and watersports-mad kids can join our Hot Shots club, both of which are available for a supplement.
Don't miss out, book any kids' clubs before you go to secure a space.
Discounts for kids
We have updated our child pricing policy for Summer 2024 to make our pricing transparent, and easier to understand and to reduce child prices overall.
|Discount for sofa or bunk beds
|Discount for standard bed
Better value for teens
In our commitment to providing active holidays for everybody, we now offer discounted prices for 15-17 year olds (who were previously charged the same as adults), together with a new inclusive teen activity programme, so there is more for teens to enjoy - with or without mum and dad.
Do remember, Buca Beach Club is now exclusively for adults and families with older children (15+), with teens able to join our clubs at Messini Beach Club (which is next door) or join the adult tuition sessions.
Where can you go for a family activity holiday in Europe?
We have family-friendly Beach Clubs in several destinations that are perfect for your next family activity holiday in Europe.
Boasting 6 tennis courts and a large, shaded paddling pool for your little ones, our Levante Beach Club is a great choice for your family activity holiday in Greece. Looking to book a family beach holiday to Croatia? You're spoilt for choice when it comes to water sports in glistening waters at Alana Beach Club. Our other top family activity holiday destinations in Europe include our Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia and our Messini Beach Club in Greece.
Activities for your family beach holiday
Our family beach holidays are jam-packed with activities for you and your family to enjoy. Spend your days sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding or swimming in beautiful oceans. If you’d rather stay on dry land, our tennis courts and climbing walls will let you get the most out of your holiday. Children aged 14 and up can also join in with the adult teaching sessions in windsurfing, dinghy sailing, tennis and fitness, so you can earn that suntan as a family.
As well as the wide range of inclusive activities, we also offer additional options that can be booked for a small supplement. Take a leap with something you’ve never done before, like kitesurfing or rock climbing, to make it a holiday you’ll never forget.
A caring team
We understand letting go for the first time during a family activity holiday can be hard. However, our team will make sure your tots, toddlers and teens are living their best life, keeping their days full of activities and entertainment. With early years leaders, children's activity leaders, teen activity leaders and qualified instructors on hand, you can have some fun yourself - or pop in and say hi whenever you fancy it! Our activity holidays are designed to be stress-free for all families, especially young families.
The activities we offer in our kids' clubs are full of fun and adventure, with health and well-being at the heart of what we do. Groups, new environments and exciting activities can sometimes be overwhelming for children with additional needs, even if they thrive in mainstream education. When this is the case, they may benefit from our one-to-one care, which is designed to help you get the most from your family activity holiday.
Fuel up during your family beach holiday
Growing children burning loads of energy will result in big appetites during your family activity holiday. But they - and you - will love the food at our Beach Clubs. It’s nutritional, locally sourced and totally tasty. There are plenty of familiar favourites on the buffets as well as new flavours to try.
Children in Sea Urchins, Sea Badgers, Surfbusters, Stingrays, Sharksters and Hot Shots will be taken for lunch by the team (unless you prefer to sign them out) on 4 days each week. If you have any little ones in the Starfish crèche, you'll need to collect them at 12.30pm, and they can be dropped off again at 2.30pm. We'll keep the tummy rumbles at bay with high tea at 5pm for the under-5s.
Want to add a spot of carefree relaxation to your family activity holiday? Take time to enjoy a sunset stroll, eat dinner with friends or head out for cocktails - we’ll take care of the rest. Our kids' clubs run through to 11pm on some evenings, with activities in the clubhouse for the older kids or sleep club and a movie for the little ones.
More evening care is available if needed, it’s generally included for the older ones or is in a paid sleep club for the little ones (£20 per 2-hour session). Please bring along pyjamas plus milk and a comforter if needed.
Family and inter connecting rooms
All Beach Clubs have interconnecting rooms - 2 rooms with an internal door connecting them for more space, security and peace of mind when travelling with children during your family activity holiday.
Our family rooms tend to have all the beds in the same room, so you can keep an eye on the little ones at all times. Suites are also good for families looking for a little extra space and beds. Just let us know what you need when you book. Simple!
Cut down on the amount you need to bring with our baby booster (kettle, steriliser, microwave, changing mat, bouncer chair) and toddler packs (kettle, microwave, changing mat). Our well-stocked shops in your Beach Club also sell nappies, milk, formula milk, suntan lotion and various other goods for children.
What to bring on your family activity holiday?
All children in our clubs (with the exception of TAG) get a rash vest. Younger children (up to Stingrays age) also get a sun hat and drawstring bag in their club colours.
We have lots of baby baths and cots that can be put in your room (on request), as well as pushchairs (subject to availability). You'll also find toys and games galore in the club rooms. Our Beach Clubs have an on-site shop and nearby stores where you can stock up on baby wipes, nappies, formula and other useful baby bits.
Why choose Neilson for your family activity holiday to Europe?
We pride ourselves on our family-friendly offering when it comes to family beach and activity holidays in Europe. Whether you treat yourselves to a luxury family activity holiday or one that's ideal for young families, you can count on our 40-plus years in the industry to help you craft the perfect package. Need more reassurance? We have over 1,000 positive reviews from past adventurers.
Check out our Neilson hub to get an idea of what you can expect from our activities, plus suggestions on how you can get active together. You'll even find packing tips on there! To find out more or book your next holiday with us, get in touch with our friendly team.