Holidays are the stuff of family legend – but you want that to be in a good way! Spend time doing incredible activities en famille and you’ll reminisce together for years. These hotels have the right idea.

The 3 Nominees for Family Adventure

Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

This pioneering eco-lodge has created awesome nature-based activities for families to enjoy together. Try your hands at tree painting or sea kayaking; hike through the jungle and spot spider monkeys flinging themselves through the trees; ride horses along the beach and into the surf, or head out to sea in search of turtles, sting rays and dolphins. You can even fly in a light aircraft to Carare National Park and camp overnight, with wildlife all around; utterly thrilling.

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Chalet Cannelle, French Alps

Our kids loved the unusual wintry adventures on offer near this beautiful B&B / chalet rental, including husky sledding and bob-sleighing. You can also ice-skate and learn to ski or snowboard.  Or come in summer for zip-lining, mountain biking and wild swimming in freshwater lakes.

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Why House, near Galle, Sri Lanka

The imaginative activities at this boutique hotel will captivate most kids. Book a day visit from an elephant (ride, feed and wash it); spend an afternoon with a snake charmer and his python, Barbara, and monkey, Otto; watch a roaming magician do tricks; take a family cooking lesson; or watch baby turtles hatch nearby, then release them into the surf.

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