With fun holidays for kids, it’s all about keeping them engaged and excited about what’s next. Guides who bring destinations to life; activities that fire the imagination – whether it’s a day at Gladiator School, a train journey on the Hogwarts Express or zip-lining through the verdant jungle. We love to incorporate the emerging passions of our clients to make the best, most bespoke family holiday possible, so tell us all about your little scholars’ favourite animals, food, sports, and interests and we’ll do our best to weave them in.

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Your family holiday questions, answered

When can I go on holiday with my kids?

We know planning a family holiday revolves around a lot of schedules. To help you navigate through this process we have created a guide of where to go during each of the major school breaks throughout the year. So, whether you’re travelling with toddlers, young kids, teenagers or as a whole family you’ll be able to find the perfect place at a time that suits everyone.
February half-term holidays
Easter holidays
May half-term holidays
Family summer holidays
October half-term holidays
Christmas and new year holidays

Why book a family holiday for kids with Black Tomato?

We don’t do cookie-cutter holidays, we prefer everything to be completely customisable. Our Travel Experts know your family holiday should be as unique as you are. And that’s because we’re families ourselves. So, think of these family holidays with kids as a starting point, the first line on the page of your next great adventure.

#1 Let your kids try their hand at being a Gladiator in Rome

This action-packed trip through Italy has everything and more to keep the whole family engaged and entertained. We’ve delved deep to bring you the great Italian classics with a twist that’s bound to put a smile on everyone’s faces. One of our favourite experiences? Head back in time with the kids as you all enrol in Gladiator School at none other than the famous Colosseum, where, armed with a (blunt) sword and shield, you’ll learn about the history of Romans and challenge each other to a duel. After you’ve donned a centurion helmet, you’ll spend some time choosing your favourite toppings in a pizza-making masterclass, zipping through alleyways on a vintage Vespa and playing football at Borgo Egnazia. 


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#2 Don’t just be a Harry Potter fan – go to Hogwarts

Perfect for any Harry Potter fan, this Scottish escape will take you deep into the wizarding world of Hogwarts as you follow in Harry, Ron and Hermione’s footsteps on your way to platform . Admire the jaw-dropping views over Loch Shiel as the Hogwarts Express snakes its way over the iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct. After a day of magic, it’s time to return to Glencoe House—a 19th-century mansion in the Scottish Highlands—for some family-fun. Boasting a range of child-friendly forest walks, amazing views of Loch Leven and private patios to play countless games on, this is the perfect spot for all the family. 


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#3 Chase the northern lights across Iceland on quad bike

Volcanic lakes, glacier hikes and bathing in the warm waters of the Blue lagoon; this is the family adventure of a lifetime. We’ve crammed all the activities we possibly can into this incredible Icelandic adventure. Start the week with quad biking across the beautiful countryside, taking in the panoramic views and stopping off by Lake Kleifarvatn for some freshly made pancakes and steaming hot chocolate. After an action-packed day, you’ll be whisked off to Tower Suites in Reykjavik to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights as they dance across the sky. And that’s just day one.


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#4 take the kids into (and over) the jungle by zip-line on this action-packed trip to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the ultimate holiday destination, and we’ve created an itinerary your kids will be talking about for years to come. Tucked away in the Talamanca Mountains lies one of the best eco-lodges in Costa Rica, Pacuare Lodge, where you’ll wake up to the sound of howler monkeys swinging through the rainforest and the Pacuare river flowing by. Let the children enjoy an early morning dip in the plunge pool, before heading out for a day of action-packed child-friendly adventures; each easily scaled up or down depending on age and ability. From kayaking and white water rafting down the river to zip-lining through the jungle canopy, we promise no one will get bored.


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#5 From ice palaces to famous chocolate factories – Switzerland doesn’t cut corners on family experiences

The perfect location for a family summer holiday, Switzerland is waiting patiently for you to explore its fairytale towns and glistening lakes. Our Europe Travel Experts have spent years uncovering its most authentic—and luxurious—side, to conjure up an itinerary we know the kids will love, from ice palaces to yodelling performances. One of our all-time favourite experiences, however, is spending the afternoon in Broc. Home to the world-famous Cailler chocolate factory, watch the children’s smiles widen as the many secrets behind traditional chocolate making get revealed in an interactive tour through the factory floors, before indulging their palate in a special chocolate tasting.


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#6 Botswana, the perfect family safari destination

Waking up in the wild on the edge of the Gomoti river is a special feeling. Experiencing it together as a family? Even more so. With a plethora of family-friendly camps and exhilarating game drives that welcome all ages, Botswana is the perfect destination for a first-time safari. You’ll get the chance to track the footsteps of, and get up close to, leopards, hippos, zebras and more in this game-rich area; and if that’s not enough, see the joy in your children’s faces as an elephant gently wanders by your tented suite in the morning. This is an unforgettable trip for all.


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