By Laura Millyard
An American Ranch resort incorporates a little bit of everything that makes a great family holiday. With plenty of opportunities to spend time together, as well as tailor-made activities to suit all members of the family, a resort like the White Stallion Ranch in Arizona builds their itineraries with families in mind.
This holiday conjures up a sense of adventure, like being on the set of a Wild West movie with cowboys, rodeos and miles of desert. The White Stallion resort isn’t like anything you’ll find in the UK – away from normality it’s a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a new experience together. Kids will get excited about the prospect of meeting real cowboys, who will unite them with their perfect horse for rides through the desert. The wranglers are friendly and helpful, taking into account the ability of the rider (even beginners) and recommending treks or lessons accordingly.
With the increasing emphasis on technology and “screens”, whether it’s the TV, computer, mobile phone or games console, a family holiday at an American Ranch encourages everyone to get out into the open and re-connect with nature. The activities on offer at the ranch will have kids eager to get outside and explore an area which has attracted Hollywood film crews for years.
The White Stallion Ranch recognises that a great holiday isn’t just about what you do, it’s about who you spend it with. Through treks and nature walks they encourage families to spend quality time together, with emphasis on creating memories that last forever. It’s the kind of holiday where everyone is encouraged to push the boundaries of their comfort zone, which increases confidence and generates a sense of achievement. Sharing such experiences as a family is invaluable.
American Ranch holidays offer a wide range of activities for families to get involved with, both together and separately. Horse-riding options include day treks, mountain climbs, lessons, cheese and wine tasting rides and even cattle penning. Kids can enjoy the freedom of separate activities like swimming, tennis, basketball, football, playing shuffleboard and feeding animals at the petting zoo, all supervised by ranch staff. Saturday brings a 60-year-old traditional rodeo to the ranch, which features the resident wranglers and is a good chance to discover the resort’s history.
After a fun and busy day, the White Stallion Ranch assures that kids will be worn out by the evening. Within the safety of the ranch, parents can enjoy a range of relaxing activities in the evenings, like a dip in a hot tub or a quiet drink in the bar. Sit by a moonlight bonfire with entertainment from traditional cowboy singers and poets, or learn about the stars in an astronomy show with large telescopes. The White Stallion Ranch has thought of everything, guaranteeing kids and adults alike a varied mix of activities, with the chance to relax too.
If you would like to find out more about American Ranches and other tailor-made family holidays, visit the UK based online travel company Holidays2USA.