Travel tips: How do we keep our active grandsons happy on holiday?

VISITING OUR DAUGHTER'S FAMILY IN THE UK IN JULY, WITH TWO VERY ACTIVE GRANDSONS AGED NINE AND SIX. WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THEM ON HOLIDAY. OUR INCLINATION IS STICK WITH THE UK BUT HOW CAN WE KEEP THE BOYS INTERESTED AND HAPPY? THEY ARE VERY GOOD SWIMMERS SO CORNWALL MIGHT SUIT. J. KIRKWOOD, WILLOUGHBY

Given the vagaries of the English weather I wouldn't be banking on a beach holiday in Cornwall with a couple of super active kids. You could have a mutiny on your hands. I'd be doing what any sensible English person is doing at that time of the year and heading offshore. What about one of the Greek Islands?

Corfu would be a good choice, with non-stop flights from the UK, decent beaches, the Aqualand Resort water park and a big choice of accommodation. 

Naxos is the largest and greenest of the Cyclades. Rising from the harbour of the capital, another Naxos, a warren of streets seeps through the medieval town to a Venetian fortress. Along with its fine beaches the island has horse riding, a reputation for its food and at Plaka, a long sandy beach perfect for children. By Greek standards the terraced interior of the island is an oasis, lushly watered and quilted with olive groves, vineyards and giant fig trees.

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