The Ultimate Family Holiday: Five Ways

01/06/2012 16:52 BST | Updated 01/08/2012 10:12 BST

Going away with your family needn't mean gluing yourselves to a beach for a week or returning to that same tried and tested villa for another year.

Here at Black Tomato, we reckon there comes a time in everyone's life when it's time to step away from the sun lounger and embark on an adventure that will inspire, thrill, and open your family's eyes to the wonders of the world.

So, whether you're looking to get adventurous, experience new cultures, or jump-start your family's appetite for activity, we've picked five of our favourite destinations for an alternative family holiday that is sure to remain engrained in everyone's memories for years to come.