As an adult, travelling with your parents can be an eye-opening experience – in all the best ways. And in the spirit of go big or stay home, we’ve rounded up the best destinations to take your grandparents to as well.
Spend a week on an Italian farm
Harvest grapes together on an Italian farm
Farm stays are growing in popularity all over the world and it’s easy to see why so many families, in particular, return to the rural splendour of Tuscany’s verdant vineyards and panoramic views of the Apennine Mountains.
Agriturismo Cerreto in Tuscany
The 15th-century farmhouse Agriturismo Cerreto has both these things in abundance, including offers 360° views of the Val d'Orcia. Children have plenty to explore outside – including bikes a swimming pool and a specially designed play area – and the adults can sit back with a glass of the locally-produced wine or a slice of the farm’s own homemade cake.
Visit a city with plenty to see and do
It’s not just the different interests of a large family that need to be taken into account when planning a trip. Travelling with grandparents usually requires considering different mobility requirements as well.
Keep the whole family entertained with a city break
Amsterdam is a city where both those bases are covered, as it is peppered with child- and family-friendly museums, picturesque parks for cycling or rollerblading, and boats to hire for whole-family expeditions around the canals.
A Century Old Townhouse in Amsterdam
Stay at A Century Old Townhouse, just a short walk from the Museum Quarter and Vondelpark.
Go big with a family resort holiday
Relax on the beach with a trip to a family resort
No matter how well your family gets on, having a little space can be a wonderful benefit when it comes to family bonding. Resorts like The North Beach Plantation at Myrtle Beach are designed with plenty of communal space for families, while also offering a wide variety of activities to keep everyone entertained and supplied with new adventures.
The North Beach Plantation at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina
The resort’s 2.5-acre water park is a veritable watery wonderland for children but older family members will also appreciate the swim-up bar. Or if your family prefers dry land, the golf course includes greens for all ages, from kids picking up an iron for the first time to seasoned pros and enthusiastic older amateurs.
Most resorts have their own, onsite restaurants and many will provide free shuttle services between the accommodation and the main site, or even to nearby towns if you’re hoping to branch out.