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The perfect family holiday destination is one that combines relaxation and escape for the parents and is heavy on kid-friendly entertainment. Your wishes are granted with these awesome locations that your children will be talking about for years.
A trip to Florida is the stuff of legend for most kids. Whisper the words Disney World and yours will be instantly entertained. With four individual parks, there is enough fun here for a lifetime. But the adventure doesn’t stop there, the Universal theme parks will capture imaginations, thrill and excite in equal measure. Orlando is of course famed for Mickey Mouse, but its other famous resident is the crocodile. Booking a boat tour will have you out on the swamp getting up close with these amazing beasts, be sure to pack the camera. Here are the 14 things we loved the most about Walt Disney World.
London has a lot to offer your easily-bored brood. Begin with a trip on the London Eye for an exciting view over the city. After that, if your kids develop a thing for heights, you can now scale the O2 building to really get the heart pumping. The Warner Brothers Studio where much of Harry Potter was filmed is just a short train ride from the city. Potter fans will be thrilled to see many of the original set pieces, costumes and of course sample a Butterbeer.
A trip to Chiang Mai in Thailand will have enough adventure to keep even the most active kids at bay. Begin with ziplining, an adrenaline fuelled way to explore the majestic jungle Thailand is famous for. Next, take a trip to an ethical elephant sanctuary, for your chance to feed, bathe and care for these amazing animals and ensure their good health and well-being for generations to come. For your budding chefs, the highlight of the trip will be a day in a Thai cookery school. Learning how to make green curry, spring rolls, as well as a lot of mess, will encourage your kids to get hands on with new ingredients, flavours and cultures.
If you and your kids are looking for an active holiday with plenty of fun watersports to get involved with, then a holiday to sunny Barbados is the answer. If you’ve got young children, then you will enjoy a visit to Worthing Beach as it is water here is very shallow and safe. For an unforgettable underwater experience, you can take a submarine tour which everyone in the family will love.
For the family that never runs out of energy, a skiing trip is a must. Head to fabulous Morzine, in the French Alps for some of the best slopes in Europe. Your kids can choose from skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, or all three! After a busy day on the snow, reunite back at your private chalet for hot chocolate, toasted marshmallows and games around the fire.
A trip to the Yorkshire Dales will give your little explorers a real taste for adventure. Waterfall hikes around Ingleton and bike rides abound, your kids will sleep soundly after all that fresh air and activity. What’s more, the area is full of fun family days out, such as The Forbidden Corner, a four acre garden that has been magically transformed into a labyrinth of unexpected adventures sure to amaze and delight children of all ages. Always expanding, this is a quirky day out that your children are sure to remember.
Your little ones will go back to school buzzing with all they’ve seen, learned and done on these unforgettable family adventures.