Top 6 Multi-Generational Holiday Types with Grandchildren

Research shows that 47% of over 50s have been on a multi-generational holiday in the past 5 years. This type of holiday appeals to families for being a chance to spend quality time abroad where all interests and age groups are taken into account. In practice, it sounds idyllic but planning a multi-generational holiday can be challenging. Here, we’ve put together the six top types of multi-generational holidays to take the stress out of booking a holiday en masse. 

Family Fun

Family fun holidays tick a lot of boxes. Whether you’re six or 76, a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida, or Disneyland Paris or California – promises to be magical. What’s not to love about seeing all your favourite Disney characters up close? Better yet, seeing the faces of your excitable grandkids as they see Mickey, Minnie and the gang for the first time! It’s those moments that will become memories you can treasure for years to come. 


Picture yourself reclining on a lounger, aquamarine waters lapping at your toes, gulls gracefully gliding overhead, and palm trees shimmering in the breeze. A beach holiday with plenty of sunshine makes for a memorable multi-generational holiday experience. It’s easy, relaxing and offers something for travellers of all ages. 

Consider Greece, Spain and the Caribbean, all of which provide perfect locations for the ultimate sun-kissed holiday with your children and grandchildren. And for little ones with a lot of energy to burn, these destinations also offer plenty of exciting activities such as kids’ clubs, water parks and playgrounds. 


For adventurous grandparents, you might be inclined to choose a holiday that combines fun with off-grid exploring. Destinations like Canada, the USA, or New Zealand have unparalleled nature reserves that will leave you and your grandkids in awe. Take a hike, try snowboarding, or go white-water rafting to satisfy your inner adrenaline junkie and show your grandkids a truly unforgettable time. 

Wildlife-Rich Destinations

Multi-generational family holidays focused on wildlife can be a fantastic way to bring different family members together away from your natural habitat. Kruger and Phinda National Parks in South Africa are awash with vegetation and wildlife during the cooler winter season. Visit between May – September for the best chance to see the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) and many other animals. 

Or book a family trip to Costa Rica, a place known for its biodiversity and ecotourism opportunities. You can go on jungle hikes, zip-line through the canopy, and visit national parks to see monkeys, sloths, toucans, and other wildlife. There’s also Yellowstone National Park in the US, for families who want to see North American wildlife such as bison, elk, bears, and wolves, and the vast Australian Outback, home to many unique animals such as kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas. 


For families who love history, art, and getting to the heart of a place, consider booking a multi-generational holiday to Japan, India, or Egypt. In all three of these destinations, you’ll have a chance to fully immerse yourself in the country’s culture. Experience a tea ceremony in Kyoto, take a rickshaw ride through the Rajasthani countryside or visit the tombs in Cairo. Book tickets to museums, galleries and music events so you and your family can learn and experience new cultures together. It’s a thrilling opportunity for grandparents and grandkids to bond.


Cruise holidays are perfect for grandparents, parents and grandkids to be together without the comings and goings of everyday life. Everyone in your family group has the freedom to go at their own pace. Let the kids explore every port of call while you take time out to sunbathe before all meeting for lunch. Plus, there are so many activities and restaurants on board, you can guarantee all ages and tastes are catered for. 

Not only is a cruise holiday a great way to take in multiple destinations in one journey, it’s also a great way for grandparents to enjoy some proper downtime.


More than simply about fun for the whole family, multi-generational holidays can be incredibly fulfilling and a chance to create lifelong memories with your grandchildren. 

Wherever you choose to go, it’s a good idea to plan activities that cater to travellers of all ages. If you have any further questions about booking a multi-generational holiday, we’re here to help. For a quote or booking enquiries, simply call us on: 0800 412 5678. 


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