Thomson Lakes & Mountains respond to increase in family holiday bookings with activities for the whole family

Share Article

Thomson Lakes & Mountains is part of TUI Travel PLC and is the largest holiday company in Europe, delivering outstanding holidays across the Continent. After a recent article from Reuters stating that travel agents and hotel groups say bookings of large family groups are increasing, Thomson Lakes & Mountains has responded to this trend and now offer additional activities on their family holidays for all to participate in.

News Image

Depending on where families decide to take their holiday, there are various activities and excursions to be discovered. In Italy, customers can cycle along the shores of Lake Garda, visit Gardaland, a theme park in Garda, or try a gondola ride through Venice. Holidaymakers who decide to take their family to Slovenia could experience the new Family Adventure Park, with 65 attractions and challenges, or hire some bikes and take in the sights of Lake Bled.

A bit more unusual are riding holidays which can be experienced by both children and adults. The four-star Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl in Obergurgl in the Austrian Tirol offers five-day intensive courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders during the summer holidays on Haflinger horses which are historically bred in the mountains. The course costs from €125 per child or teenager, minimum age is eight years. Spend seven nights at the four-star Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl in Obergurgl from £2168 for a family of four (based on two adults and two children sharing a quad room). The price includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, resort transfers and half board, free daily packed lunch, an activity programme for children and adults including a marmot safari, bike hire, guided walks, meditation sessions and water therapy.

The modern riding arena in Obergurgl offers a total of 800sqm of space and is located only 100m from the hotel. Of course, riders don’t have to take part in the five-day course (from €125, bookable and payable locally), they can also just book a riding lesson separately and after only a few hours of private riding lessons take part in horse rides and horse trekking tours.

Haflingers are known for their calm personalities, they love people, they are also a good size for children to ride and adults are comfortable on them too. They are athletic and intelligent horses with a white mane and tail with a distinctive copper coloured body.

The hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the village, offers a high standard of comfort, service and an exceptional cuisine with many ingredients sourced from the hotel's own farm and gardens. Facilities include the extensive pool and spa areas and an action-packed activity programme for both adults and children which is included in the holiday price.

To find out more information or to book a family holiday contact Thomson Lakes & Mountains on 0871 231 2256 or visit

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marion Telsnig
Thomson Lakes & Mountains
+44 (0) 208 939 5027
Email >