INTERNATIONAL FAMILY DAY
“It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.” – Peter Buffett
Let’s celebrate the International Family Day with five adventurous activities to do with your family!
Here are our five tips:
1. OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PARK
Location: Italy, Trentino Alto-Adige
Adventure passionate kids could enjoy the experience of an adventure park where they could tackle suspended paths (pulleys, Tibetan bridges, walkways, tunnels, etc.) on one tree to another.
Some kilometres away from Trento, in Val di Sole, you can enjoy with your children in the Trentino Wild Park, an adventure park fully built on trees which includes more than 70 plays and suspended paths, among the scents of resin and the fronds of the spruces and larch trees, typical of Trentino. The suspended paths are on various heights and different levels of difficulty, thus guaranteeing access to all the families: kids and adults who want to experience exciting adventures in complete safety. In the park you can also try different other activities such as canyoning, kayak, paintball, cycling and so on.
2. MOUNTAIN FAMILY RESORT
Location: US, North Carolina
This activity-filled resort is the optimal mountain getaway for your family. Surrounded by 1,400 acres of natural beauty, places to explore are not in short supply at High Hampton Resort in North Carolina. There is also an history center available for guests to discover what High Hampton is; you and your family will not leave empty-handed.
You can breathe in the fresh mountain air by hiking along one of the many trails around the resort or, if you and your family are looking for a higher speed outdoor activity, enjoy a round of golf, game of tennis, or a skillful competition of croquet. If you are going to stay in the resort in summer months, take a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard out on Hampton lake or explore from the banks with a fishing pole. The Kids Club is perfect for your little adventurers as activities are tailored to them: they can enjoy playing games, hiking, a playground, and lots of other activities while the parents may chill in the relax or spa area of the resort.
3. THEMATIC ADVENTURE TRAIL
Location: Germany, Black Forest
A famous destination for a family adventure in Europe is in the central Black Forest; the trip may start from Triberg, with a visit into the House of 1000 Clocks: a small museum where you can admire many different clocks, pendulums and, near, the world’s biggest and fully functional Cuckoo Clock.
Renowned as the tallest in Germany, the attraction of this area are the Triberg Waterfalls: almost 163 meters tall, they actually are cascades over 7 separate drops. You can reach them through different hikes. The most famous is the Squirrel Route, a 45 out-and-back trail during which kids could find out squirrells and feed them with some peanuts. As an alternative you can also see the Black Forest Open Air Museum, a sort of a working farm, which includes lots of buildings which tell us about the traditional farmhouses in the Black Forest.
4. SUMMER CAMPING
Location: US, Colorado
Located on the Colorado River, the Winding River Resort is one of the best family campground and lodging resort at the borders with Rocky Mountain National Park and Arapaho National Forest. Formerly dated back to the late 1800s, the campground resort is the ideal setting for camping, hiking and trail riding with kids.
In the resort you can find cabins, spacious RV and tent sites, guest horse camp sites with corrals, and a unique Covered Wagon lodging experience. Other than relaxing in the camp, kids may try several activities like horseback riding, hayrides, pony rides, fishing, hiking in the surroundings, enjoying in the animal farm, disc golf, sports field and playground inside the camp or boating, fishing and water sports in the nearby Grand Lake, Lake Granby, and Shadow Mountain Lake National Recreational Area.
5. HISTORICAL AND MAGIC TRAIL
Location: France, Brocéliande Forest
In France, Brittany region, you can hike or cycle with your family among fantasy and magic vibes in Brocéliande (in the village and forest called also Paimpont): the medieval poet Chrétien de Troyes placed here some of the events of King Arthur’s history and these locations are now connected to his history and the legend of the magician Merlin and his love Viviane.
In the forest you can walk around a great number of centuries old trees, but also look for some magical spots such as the Valley Without Return - introduced by a Golden tree, created in 1976 after a great fire - or the Fountain of Eternal Youth. You can then admire the so-called “rock of false lovers” and the Trecésson castle, which appears into the wood and visit the alleged Merlin’s tomb, the place where Viviane hid him, according to legend.