GO WILD IN THE WEST
If getting out there amid nature is what your family loves best, The Resort at Paws Up is calling. With a name inspired by “the welcome of a wiggling ranch dog and its unaffected charm” (we love!) and a mix of converted barns, rustic houses and riverside safari-style tented camps, this luxurious working ranch spans 37,000 acres in Montana, including a 16-kilometre sweep of the legendary Blackfoot River (fun fact: where Robert Redford filmed A River Runs Through It). Kids can run wild exploring some 160-kilometres of riding and walking trails, never once bleating “I’m bored” with around 60 activities from abseiling and white-water rafting to fishing for cutthroat trout, or – ideal for your little cowboy wannabe – spending the day with a wrangler herding cattle or trail riding. Steppes Travel is offering a four-night, full-board stay in one of the brand-new, threebedroom family tented suites from £5,225 (US$6,739) per person, based on two adults and two children, including return economy flights from Dubai and an interchangeable “starter pack” of activities, such as a Blackfoot River float trip, two-hour horseback ride, archery, sporting clays for two adults and one half-day Kid’s Camp for two children. Can we get a yee-haw?