Whether you’re planning a trip away with toddlers or teenagers, the key is finding the right destination. Travelling with your children gives you the wonderful opportunity to not only relive your own childhood, but also to see the world through their eyes. With an ever expanding range of destinations now catering to young travellers, we have put together a list of the most popular places to travel with kids.
With its abundance of theme parks, fascinating history filled museums, well known sights from TV and movies and amazingly cheap shopping, the States is a firm family favourite with parents and children alike. The Aussie dollar is still holding strong against the US dollar, making it a great value destination for many reasons.
If Mum and Dad want a flop and drop beach holiday, consider Fiji. With amazing kids clubs and activities available at many resorts, you can unwind and relax while the kids have their own fun. Alternatively, enjoy lots of bonding time exploring the ocean or splashing about in the pool. Most resorts offer kids eat free options and its easy travelling with the majority of locals speaking English.
Thailand offers sun, sand, sea and a bit of a cultural experience if you want it. Local markets offer a great opportunity for your children to mix with the locals and see an amazing array of exotics fruits and vegetables. A truly unforgettable experience is a visit to the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai where you can feed and bathe the rehabilitated elephants.
Not only is the UK scenically beautiful, there’s all things Harry Potter, Beatrix Potter and, well a waxy version of, Harry from One Direction on offer for your family’s viewing pleasure. With its intriguing history, iconic sights, plentiful theatre productions and never-ending museum and gallery options, there will be something to delight every member of the family.
With Theme and Water Parks aplenty, the Gold Coast is Australia’s answer to Los Angeles. Combine your stay with a multi-park pass and bus pass and you’ll have your days taken care of as well as transport to and from the venues. Save money on meals while giving your family some space by staying in an apartment – wind down in your own home away from home.
Northern Europe is growing in popularity as a captivating, albeit somewhat expensive holiday destination for families. With its fairytale castles and villages, intriguing Viking history and postcard perfect scenery, this Winter Wonderland should not be overlooked. Visit Lapland, home of Santa Claus, the midnight sun and Northern lights; Finland with its reindeers, igloos and ice hotels and Denmark for Legoland and the fun filled and magical Tivoli Gardens.
Ski Fields – Victoria and New South Wales
It’s not long now until Australia’s snow season is here. Get a group of family’s together, grab some apartments and enjoy a fun-filled family holiday in the ski fields. With loads of snow activities to participate in during the day, put the worn out kids to bed and sneak in a cheeky drop or two in front of a raging fire while the snow falls outside.
Scenically spectacular with lots to see and do, our neighbours beautiful homeland across the ditch should not be forgotten about. Make it cheap and hire a motorhome where you unpack once and live, sleep, eat and travel around. Follow the trail of the Hobbit, climb Fox Glacier, hike up a mountain, scream with delight next to your kids as you take part in one of the countries more thrill seeking adventure sports or swim with the dolphins in a Sound. Cheap to fly to, heavenly to explore.
Call now [1300 88 99 53] and make a time to pop into one of the eight Phil Hoffmann Travel branches to plan your next family holiday.
They have loads of well-travelled Mums and Dads working for them that would love to help plan your trip. Children get a colouring pack to entertain them while you work out the details, making the experience an enjoyable one for everyone in your family – from start to finish.