A perfect family holiday with kids doesn’t necessarily mean a trip to Disneyland. However, traveling with young ones requires some serious preparation and careful selection of destination as your dream destination can outrightly be rejected by kids for just one reason “boring’. The fun elements cannot be compromised upon If you wish to ensure a memorable trip to them while ensuring their safety and comfort at the same time.
Keeping these significant aspects of a family vacation in mind we have listed down top 10 kid-friendly destinations around the world which are not just suitable for children but also promise a memorable vacation to the young travelers in more ways than one. These kid-friendly destinations offer experiences, learning, and fun, all in a single trip making your brood look forward to many more of such trips. Take a look!
1. Bright and Vibrant Tokyo, Japan
The big, dazzling city of Tokyo is not just kid-friendly with hotels taking care of their young guests but is also a destination that can capture the fancies of children of all age group. While teens love the hi-tech appeal of this urban city, younger ones are charmed by their favorite Hello Kitty goodies. If your child is a true-blue Hello Kitty fan, don’t miss a visit to her ‘home’ at Sanrio Puroland. Home to Dragon Ball as well and great food that children are sure to love, Tokyo also has Mount Fuji, a glimpse of which from Tokyo Tower’s Special Observatory is sure to thrill kids of all age groups.
2. Sun and Sand in Dubai
Round the year sun, moderate temperature of 25C on an average throughout the winters and some of the most amazing theme parks make Dubai an ideal destination for a family vacation. With more theme parks due to open in 2016 including the indoor IMG Worlds of Adventure, attractions themed on popular kids’ movie such as Kung Fu Panda and Shrek and plenty of other adventures are sure to win your kids over.
3. Timeless Beauty of Rome
Rome may have an impression of a historic city meant for antiquity-loving adults, however, that’s not the right picture. Rome is one of the most-loved and kid-friendly travel destinations in the world where children are adored. Excellent food, winding alleys and Colosseum has a big role to play in making kids of all age groups happy here. The beautiful Italian city has easy, relaxed vibes with oodles of exciting ancient history to keep children thrilled. More than anything else, have you ever seen a grumpy kid with Gelato and Roman pizza around?
4. Santa’s Home, Lapland
Located at the northernmost corner of Finland, Lapland is every kid’s dream come true. Santa’s official home, a fully functional Santa Claus post office, ice hotels, sleigh rides, tall pine trees and the most alluring of them all, Northern lights. What else can a kid ask for? There are plenty of restaurants serving great food and hotels offer comfortable accommodation keeping children in mind.
5. French fries and Bicycles in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Although Amsterdam’s impression to the world is more about Heineken tours and red light districts, the beautiful city is surprisingly an exciting destination for kids too. All thanks to kid-friendly food like pancakes and French fries. Bicycles which are a permanent and prominent feature of Amsterdam’s cityscape is what children love about this city. Don’t miss the Tropen museum during summers when the roof is transformed into a beach. The most famous park in Amsterdam, Vondelpark, is also an attraction that your kids will love.
6. Australian Adventure
There’s no destination more exciting for adventure loving kids than the land OZ. Hire a caravan, camp, drive around wide empty roads, and let them read about poisonous reptile species every time one lurks from behind the rock. They are going to brag about it to their friends once they return home and that’s a proof how exciting their trip was. Take them to Uluru (Ayers Rock) to show the colorful sandstone formations, spot kangaroos and then head to some of the most amazing beaches in the world for surfing and fun time. There are family beaches in Australia for your kids to have a great time.
7. Singapore’s Sentosa Island
One of the most preferred family holiday destinations, Singapore has plenty of attractions to keep your children delighted while you shop around. Singapore’s Sentosa Island is more than enough to make your kid’s vacation memorable with 4D Adventureland, MegaZip Adventure Park, the Skyline Luge, and Gogreen Segways and above all Universal Studios. There are great accommodation options and people are child-friendly. Your broods are going to love the solar-powered Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay in the city. Don’t miss it.
8. History Lessons at Paris
The French capital was once regarded as a city not too friendly with kids. However, things have changed now. Paris today is one of the most loved destination for family vacations. Let your kids take control and navigate the Metro for you, let them download the Eiffel Tower app and share the information with you acquired through audio guides, take them to kid-friendly museums, participate in sailboat races, run around in Luxembourg Gardens and when your little stars are tired there’s the cheese, chocolates and all sort of lip-smacking desserts.
An ideal way to introduce your kids to history and the era bygone, a trip to Paris will not disappoint your children. Just be ready with raingear to keep them protected from climatic change and sudden rain showers.
9. Kids’ Favourite Copenhagen, Denmark
Kids love Copenhagen, if not for any other reasons then for the sheer delight of being treated like adults. Yes, the capital city of Denmark treats children and adults alike. Then there are vivid colored buildings, fairytale castles and exciting landscape. This gorgeous city is home to two of the world’s oldest amusement parks.
The national aquarium, Blue Planet is regarded as the largest in Europe and a sheer thrill for children and parents alike with a huge variety of underwater species. If that’s not enough, there’s a children’s museum and one of the largest open-air museums in the world with parks to let your young ones run free and enjoy their time. Undoubtedly, one of the most kid-friendly destinations, Copenhagen is one of the must-visit destinations for all travel enthusiast.
10. Kid-loving Fiji
Incredibly child-friendly Fiji is an ideal destination for parents traveling with tiny tots. This gorgeous island in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean has resorts with loving nannies to take care of your little ones so that you can have a great time with your partner. For teens and tweens, Fiji’s spectacular beaches with loads of watersports and plenty of undersea marvels are sheer thrills. Your children are going to love this green Island for sure.