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Family travel: Where to go in 2018

Looking for tech-free trips for more quality family time? How about destinations where you can take the grandparents or extended family in tow? We’ve compiled a list of ideas to make your 2018 family break a doddle

Family travel: Where to go in 2018
Champing at All Saints, Aldwich. Image: Joseph Casey

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Stay at home
Spend the night in an historic church. The Churches Conservation Trust venues come with camp beds, lanterns, candles and tea/coffee-making facilities. From £150 a night for two adults and up to four under-15s.

Meet a moose
Ride a jetboat or river raft, hike in the wilderness, pan for gold, and meet rehabilitated moose and bears as part of Alaska: Call of the Wild, one of Tauck’s latest ‘Earth Journeys’ (in partnership with BBC Earth). From £3,040 per person for eight days, without flights.

Try a detox
A family digital detox may be just the ticket at Le Country Lodge in Normandy. Stay in an eco-cabin with no wi-fi and relax while milking goats, swimming in the pond and chilling in the Swedish baths. From €120 (£108) a night for four.

Sleep on a skybed
Take teens to try out a new Skybed — three-storey platforms overlooking a waterhole in Botswana’s Khwai Private Reserve. From £425 per person per night, £213 for ages 12–18, including meals, drinks and activities.

Hit the slopes
Try a change of scenery at Swedish ski resort Stöten with its quieter slopes and lower prices. Welcoming touches include free kids’ hot drinks. From £655 per person per week at Stöten Mitt Apartments, including flights.

Go glamping
Head to Mauritius during its independence celebrations this March by glamping in an Otentic eco tent (from £100 a night for five) or a Bubble Lodge ball (via Airbnb; from £282 a night for four).

Published in the Family Travel guide, free with with the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)