Adventurous Holidays for Adventurous Families

Discover the world with Stubborn Mule and see places that others only dream about.

What we do

Using our experience and knowledge we will help you create your perfect family adventure, designed with the interests of you and your children in mind. You can choose how, when and where you want to travel, and the whole itinerary is tailored to your particular requirements. From toddlers to teenagers, we understand the needs of all age groups.

Budding archaeologist in the family? No problem, we’ll arrange a visit to an out-of-the-way Incan temple that will fire their imagination. Budding naturalist? We’ll arrange for you to track lions on safari in Tanzania or visit a remote cave at sunset in Cambodia when more than a million bats fly out for an evening drink. See our family adventure holiday guide or explore our destinations to find out how we can plan the perfect family trip for you.

Why Stubborn Mule Travel?

We’ve travelled the world on family adventures with our children and we know what works; we know that children will be persuaded to leave the pool to enjoy exploring the Sri Lankan countryside if they are riding on the back of a bullock cart. We know that the rainforest of Costa Rica will look all the more appealing when flying through it on a zip-wire. We know this because we’ve done it with our children.

Liddy Pleasants, MD Stubborn Mule Travel

What our customers say

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Our holiday was absolutely fantastic and we enjoyed every section of it. All the excursions and pick-ups worked perfectly and took the stress out of organising our own activities. The guides were brilliant too.
Ingram Family(with children aged 12 and 14)
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100% Financial Protection with the TTA & ATOL

Stubborn Mule Travel is a member of the Travel Trust Association, number Q0176, a trade association of Travel Agents, Tour Operators, and Travel Organisers that operate trust accounts in order to provide financial protection for the consumer. Read more about how this works. We are also ATOL protected, number T7608, and you can check our certification on the  Civil Aviation Authority website.


We are parents ourselves and can give you the very best advice on travelling with your family. Our specialist knowledge of family travel across five continents is unparalleled.

Call us on 01728 752751

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All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: