Series in which kids take control of the family break. Will Billy's leisure-loving Dad like the action-packed holiday Billy has chosen for his family?
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This is the show where we take power from the parents, throw it overboard
and make you captain in charge
and most importantly, they're in charge of the holiday rules.
I'm docked in Essex to meet
And his dad, well, he likes to
he loves to read the newspaper, so mainly it takes up most of the day.
I just don't want to be doing it
but Billy finds it impossible
My dad used to be adventurous. He went to India, Africa, Grand Canyon,
so many amazing places, but he's just too relaxed now to even do it.
I've got to the point now that sitting down, having a coffee in an Italian cafe, reading the papers,
I'm always bouncing around and stuff and his idea of the adventure is
He loves to be in charge and I
I should be given a break because I want to experience lots of adventure like my dad used to.
Come on, say those life-changing words. Hand on heart, please.
No, Dad, you can't! Say the words!
Billy now has all the power, so we get in the holiday mood,
Billy, when you picture yourself on your break, what are you doing?
with lots of strange animals, learning how to survive in the woods.
Nature, animals, what else?
Leave it with me. Yeah. OK.
Billy has given me a clear idea of what he's after, so we've lined up three action-filled breaks,
but can he guess what's on offer from our set of cunning clues?
Saddle up for an adventure and ride on for more clues.
What do they mean?
sort of rowing, whitewater rafting.
Maybe a parachuting adventure
I see a picture of a giant mountain and a piece of bread holding a card.
"It's time 'manger', now have a taste.
you guess this place. "
I think it's another language.
"The fromage will help you guess this place."
I think the whole idea of
Enough horsing around, as it's now to take a close
It's Switzerland, that flag.
"Please play charades with me.
It will help you guess the things you'll do and the things you'll see."
I'm quite good at charades.
Oh, cool. Is it a holiday in Switzerland
of climbing in mountains and going on zip wires?
Looks like he's got than one sussed.
how was it hunting down those clues?
Well, I had to dress up as a horse
'Mange' means 'eat' in French.
is a mountain adventure in France.
There'll be no reading newspapers
whitewater rafting and parascending.
saddling up on your own horse.
That won't be relaxing for anyone,
So a big tick as far as you're
Where did you think that might be?
It's a wilderness break, in Sweden.
You said you wanted animals, and there'll be plenty of them if you pick this wilderness break to
During the day, you'll be tracking
and at night, you'll get to stay in a traditional Swedish tepee.
Do you want me to confuse you now
Adrenalin all the way. What do you
Is this one of the hardest decisions you've ever had to make? Yep.
Can you eliminate one completely?
The France one. France has gone? Mm. So that leaves us with Sweden and Switzerland. Sweden, Switzerland.
OK, Kirsten, I've made up my mind. Are you sure? Absolutely sure?
I will pop up during your break
and I will give you the chance to win one final top treat.
I'll ask you some questions.
if you get them wrong, I'll give it to your dad. No, you won't. In the meantime, you're going to Sweden!
Dad feel when he finds out?
With just a day to go before
Billy usually does everything
He's just going to throw everything in. Stuff like underpants, socks. Will he remember them? I hope so.
He's never liked this hat, really.
I think Billy will enjoy it, because he likes doing stuff and
He doesn't really like white shirts
and an early start at the airport.
final destination, but Billy is about to serve up a special message.
I've got 'wilderness break...'
I'm just going to have a great time.
Thank you. Bye-bye. Bye-bye. Dad's pleased, which is good news,
They take the two-hour flight to
This part of Sweden is the perfect place for a wilderness adventure
and it also happens to be the home
Hello, I'm Pontus. I'm going
a wilderness expert extraordinaire.
about surviving in the Swedish
OK, guys, I'm going to be your guide this week. We have a lot of things to do, so I suggest you get unpacked
It all seems to be going so well, but here comes the moment of truth.
Drum roll, please. Thanks, Billy.
What have we got here? I'm not sure I like this hat. What do you think?
What have you packed this for?
Boots, well done. You've done that.
I only wear this in bed nowadays.
You've done pretty well, so I'll give you a nine out of ten for that.
I was amazed. I thought he'd give it something like five out of ten.
I usually forget some things maybe I'll let him do the packing.
Well, it looks like you're settled in, but I'm going to shake things up
That's because spending ages number one, newspapers are banned.
I'm in charge of this holiday.
Oh, no! On to the next rule.
so to get you in the mood for that, rule number two is that you have to do five star jumps every morning.
Star jumps? That's difficult. your boxing club. What if I have...
Dad, we know you love your coffee, but rule three states you're only
And if you don't finish it in time, I'm going to tip it down the sink.
What if it's really hot and I can't
Dad, if you break these rules, there will be consequences.
I'll be back later to tell you
These are the family rules.
I think he's a bit annoyed because he likes the holiday so far, but I think it's gone downhill since the rules.
Billy's up bright and early.
He's giving us the grand tour using his Gimme A Break famcam to make sure we don't miss a thing.
You wake up to a magnificent view.
I think this is the best view of
it's right next to the lake.
The lake's just over there.
You can see them. Little dogs have
I think they can smell a bad smell.
Billy's also putting the rules
Time for your star jumps, now.
still got some energy left,
Here we have a really exciting thing. It's called a giant swing.
Giant swing? Giant swing. And it's
So we start with Tony, right? It looks like it, doesn't it?
The giant swing pulls you 12m high you soar through the trees.
Now, that is something else.
You've got to try this, Billy!
After watching Dad take the plunge, something tells me Billy's feeling
but it looks funny at the same time.
Go for it! Yeah, well done.
Apart from the wedgie from this harness, it was absolutely brilliant.
our normal family holidays, it's a million times better.
on the ground, the family head out
But before we get going, we need
Its dominant feature is its big teeth, which never stop growing.
Once beavers find their true love,
Just here, yeah. Here you see
it can take a chunk like that.
That's amazing. That could take
What do they do with the tree, then?
We always assume that they make
They to build dams, but usually
You can even smell the beaver.
That sounds like a good idea.
Dusk is the perfect time to
All they can do now is wait, wait,
Is that a beaver over there?
Ooh, how's about over there?
No, that's just some weeds.
But there is one place left to look.
through the water. Oh yeah!
It's going from right to left.
Then we realised it was a beaver.
the distance, going through.
Although we spent a few hours
the experience of just being
The beaver calls it a night
Next morning, it was time for Billy and Dad to get up close with one of Sweden's larger locals.
These majestic animals are moose,
These guys are hungry for breakfast and Billy and Dad have come along
OK. Are you up for it? Yeah.
Use this, take a little food.
Oh, wow! As a dad, I love him to have this interest in animals.
He's always been interested
I'm going to get this guy get some.
Or lady. I think it's a lady,
That's right. How could you tell?
Because she hasn't got any antlers.
These elks have had enough to eat, but there's still one elk that Pontus has yet to induce them to.
This little elk was rejected by his mother so Pontus and his team are hand-rearing him.
and he'll just be sprinting around in circles, jumping into the water...
As Eliot is always on the go, it's important that his handlers know
Eliot run away. We probably have to call him. Right, OK.
Sounds something like this.
Ah, ah, ah, ah. He's coming.
Ah, ah, ah, ah. Very good, Billy.
I couldn't imagine in my wildest
to spice things up and challenge Dad
If Dad strikes the highest score,
he'll get to break rule number one and enjoy a relaxing read of
Billy and Dad need to learn
and pull with your shoulder.
Dad has a try first. Oh, good one!
Oh, now we're talking! Good.
Next up, Billy gives it a go.
He's also a natural. It's going
Billy's having fun. He's learnt a new skill. But I'm afraid
Armed with their new skills, there's now everything to play for,
After Billy's five shots, the score to beat is 13. Over to Dad.
A brilliant score from Dad.
And I'm looking forward to lying down and reading my newspaper.
Dad's still smug from his win,
but will he be just as happy
teach us some survival skills. and we're going to sleep in a tepee.
Really? Wow, that's amazing.
So, they leave their comfy lodge behind and head out to learn survival skills with Pontus.
If you want to stay clean or if you've got an injury or something,
Then, you look for trees like this,
This is perfect. You could use it
If you get a cut, you put that on.
Safety first, but what about food?
Now, let's go and have a look
so only hunt for them if you have
Here, some really nice ones.
Dad, look at this beast I've got.
It's like the gold of the forest.
These mushrooms were easy to find but here comes the hard part.
It's a quick change as it's
The family head out onto the lake to find the catch of the day,
from an inflatable armchair.
It's hard, sitting down to cast.
Back on land, things are looking up,
This is your tepee. Wow! Wow. You're sleeping here tonight.
I'll see if I can find a guy that is a better fisherman.
It's like going back in time.
We'll light a fire tonight. ..Billy is settling into his home.
Here is some reindeer skin.
a coffee dispenser in here?
I don't know how it got in there.
coffee dispenser got in there.
Looks like you've been caught out.
There will have to be consequences.
found some fish for dinner.
Urgh, you're dragging the guts out. I haven't had so much fun in ages.
A hard day's work pays off,
get to enjoy a yummy dinner.
I've loved it, every bit of it. It's just been so fun it's indescribable.
the break is almost at its end
but there's just enough time for Billy to try and win one last treat.
A ride over the lakes of Dalsland in a speedboat with Pontus.
Hey, Billy. The time's come to play for one last amazing treat.
a speedboat ride with Pontus.
I really got into the fishing.
Here is question number two.
I'm sure I want to go with B.
Let's see what your dad said.
Well done. I won! Well done.
Yeah, I'm OK. You won? Yeah. Now we're going for a fast ride. Wooh!
This is amazing. Wooh-hooh!
I think I've shown my dad what a good, proper family holiday
That's it. Proud of you. 'Me and Billy have always been close'
but I think this holiday has possibly made us even closer.
Series in which kids take control of the family break.
Billy's Dad used to love adventurous holidays but now all he wants to do is relax, so Billy picks the action-packed holiday of his dreams. Will his Dad love it or hate it and who will win the final treat up for grabs at the end of the show?