Whether you choose the talcum sands and superb
kids clubs of the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean,
the fun-packed theme parks of Florida and
California, the rewarding and educational safaris in
Africa, the museums and sights of cities like New
York or Washington or the convenience and sheer
indulgence of Dubai and the Emirates, you'll be
spoilt for choice with our range of family friendly
holidays. The options are endless for a truly
Virgin offers holiday choices to suit all tastes, ages and price ranges
to make sure we offer the perfect family holiday.
Families are becoming increasingly more adventurous when they book their
family holiday - the world is becoming a 'smaller place'. With Virgin Holidays
we offer family holidays with the family in mind. We have a huge range
of family holidays worldwide including family friendly Indian Ocean resorts,
Disneyland Hong Kong and package adventure holidays in South Africa for
all the family.
The kids will really enjoy their travel experience and also have some great
stories to tell their classmates about their family holiday adventures with
Where to go?
Whether you're looking for action and adventure for teenagers or something a little more laid-back with fun for
younger kids, we have a superb range of destinations, hotels and tours catering for families of all ages. See the resort
introduction pages for more details.
See our destination listing...
Many hotels have state-of-the-art sporting facilities and well-organised kids' clubs, and many properties are on
Jumeirah Beach with its calm, shallow waters. There are thrills galore at the Wild Wadi Water Park and the world's
largest Snow Dome. We also have Virgin Holidays' reps in Dubai to offer reassurance and assistance should you need it.
Read more and book a Dubai holiday...
The island's beach resorts have safe waters to teach the kids to snorkel, while kids' clubs and water sports keep
the older ones occupied. Children love the Vanille Crocodile Park, home to dozens of animals as well as crocodiles. And
there's the reassurance of local representatives to offer assistance to Virgin Holidays' customers
on the island.
Read more and book a Mauritius holiday...
For adventure, head for the game parks (many of which, such as Pilanesburg and Addo Elephant Park, are malaria-free).
Teenagers will get a thrill trekking up Table Mountain, or spotting the 'Big Five' in Kruger National Park. Hiring a
car is a great way for your family to explore, and there are local representatives in the resorts to look after
Virgin Holidays' customers.
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In Malaysia's National Parks, you can raft through swirling rapids or between emerald green islands. The kids can
meet the orang-utans in Borneo and see chattering monkeys in the rainforests. Teenagers can enjoy fly-fishing for giant
carp, mountain climbing or swimming in placid river waters.
Read more and book a Malaysia holiday...
On the coast, the kids can swim with dolphins and build sandcastles on the white sand beaches. They'll get close
to wildlife on safari in the Masai Mara, and they can visit real tribal villages. Facilities for children are less
sophisticated here, but the friendly and welcoming staff more than make up for it.
Visit the world's newest Disneyland, with guaranteed fun for kids, young
and old, plus there's Ocean Park aquarium and theme park, Hong Kong Wetland Park, and the Ngong Ping Cultural Village next to the giant Buddha statue and Po Lin monastery.
Read more and book a Hong Kong holiday...
The country's safe beaches, at places such as Ko Samui and Cha Am, are great for relaxed family holidays. In the
north, there's bamboo-rafting fun, and the brilliant Elephant Camp is a great educational experience for teenagers.
Read more and book a Thailand holiday...
Tips on travelling with kids
- Look for hotels with short transfer times from the airport - the last thing you need after a long flight is another
- Choose one of our superb all-inclusive hotels, allowing you to accurately and easily budget for your holiday.
- Beat the queues at the airport and take advantage of our hassle-free DIY Check In! To save even more time, pre-book
your seats on line.
- Virgin K-iD backpacks help keep kids entertained on Virgin Atlantic flights, but for younger children, take some of
their favourites from home that take up several hours of play, then give them out bit by bit through the journey to
prolong the novelty.
We offer a range of accommodation to suit all
party sizes, with rooms sleeping from 3 to 8
people and we also have some properties which
offer adjoining rooms. Many of our hotels offer a
baby-sitting service, so you can enjoy dinner once
the little ones have gone to bed. Or if you prefer
having your own independence you could choose
one of our private apartments or villas, which can
sleep up to 12, and often have their own private
pool. If you can't find anything suitable in this
brochure, simply call our reservations team who
will be happy to help you find the perfect option.
Many hotels provide activities according to age.
The youngest club members enjoy fun and games,
painting and exploring in the creche, whilst older
children enjoy mini-Olympics, pool games and
even motorised sports including water skiing in the
kids' club. Teen clubs offer a variety of sporting
pursuits for young adults such as mini-golf, soccer
and beach volleyball. Please note, activities and
age limits do vary between hotels and resorts so
please refer to individual hotel pages or call us for
Every day with kids is an adventure, but the sheer
educational value of an experiential holiday can be
highly rewarding. An African safari is ideally suited
for families that are looking for a combination of
thrills, nature and scenery - not to mention the
kids being occupied.
Teenagers will love the discovery of a road trip and
the USA is bursting with activities for young and
old. Treat yourself to a great family touring car
and see it all, from nature in the National Parks,
through to cultural modern cities with amazing
museums and attractions, such as Washington DC,
New York or San Francisco.
If it's theme parks you're looking for, then
Florida is the world's number one family holiday
destination. Classic theme parks such as WALT
DISNEY WORLD Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and
Universal Studios® Florida, will provide days of
entertainment for all the family. As well as theme
parks galore in Orlando, there are wonderful water
parks, beautiful beaches, numerous land and water
sports and eco parks. Whatever kind of family
holiday you're looking for, we're sure we have
something to suit everyone!