Family Holidays – Bringing The Classroom To Life

This summer opt for a family holiday that will inspire your child and bring knowledge gained in the classroom to life. Travel broadens the mind and the educational benefit of foreign travel for children is immense. They learn to interact with new cultures and society, adapt to a different language, experience new climates, food and how to spend new currencies. The Tirol Tourist Board has a selection of ideas combining traditional subjects with destinations, which will open their eyes to the world around them.


Where? Leutasch Valley: Mosern, Ober Weidach and Reindlau

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Where better to learn a language than by taking a holiday in the country itself? Having learnt endless vocabulary lists and acted out textbook role-plays, the kids will be able to put into practice what they have been taught and build their confidence in speaking a foreign language. The Austrian Tyrol self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking tour, offered by Inntravel, is perfect for families with walking along the Alpine valley through meadows and forests, safe in the knowledge that your luggage is transported to the next destination. Children can utilise their German skills by helping with the navigation through reading signposts, asking people for directions and most importantly ordering an Apfelstrudel and Grosses Bier (for their parents!) after a hard day in the mountains.

How much?

Inntravel (01653 617009; has 7 night’s accommodation on half board at three hotels, with prices starting from £2554 (5-12yrs) or from £2744 (13-15yrs) sharing a family room or from £2914 for a family of four in two twin rooms. Price includes luggage transfers between the hotels and walking notes. Based on departures from 18 July to 26 August 2014. Flights are not included. easyJet ( fly twice weekly to Innsbruck airport during summer from £35 one-way.