The world is packed with kid-friendly attractions and activities. Amusement parks, zoos, and thrilling attractions for toddlers are everywhere, whether it’s summer, winter, spring or autumn. Making a choice usually seems like the most challenging thing to do. Before getting started, parents should settle on a budget. Set some priorities before venturing into the “wild” and choose fun destinations that will leave your kids speechless. Some of the best and most affordable family holiday destinations for kids are in Europe. For those who can afford to spend a little more, Africa and the US are excellent alternatives as well. Here are my top 5 family travel destinations in the world you might want to check out before making any picks.
Lapland is a heaven-like travel destination, especially in winter. The scenery and overall landscapes are breathtaking. Covered in snow and packed with fantastic activities for the kids, Lapland is the actual birthplace of Father Christmas. Embark on a sleigh ride pulled by dogs, enjoy skiing, go ice fishing, and take the little ones explore the white forests of this unusual territory on a snowmobile. From October to March the polar nights are long and quiet. It is an excellent opportunity to engage on a ride to see the spectacular aurora borealis. There are plenty of activities families can enjoy in the summer too. From June through August the midnight sun makes the national parks seem truly glorious.
Home to the famous Big Five, the African continent is an ideal destination for families travelling with kids. This diverse territory prides with a wealth of engaging activities and memorable attractions. Among some of the best things you can do in South Africa are: trekking and hiking the famous Table Mountain, bathing in the ocean, exploring the excellent beaches, and of course, venturing on a safari experience and becoming more familiar with Africa’s stunning wildlife. Kids will love the ruggedness and untamed vibe of the country. Cape Town, in particular, is a surreal metropolis. There’s something for everyone here, including great museum and galleries, recreational parks, an aquarium, an indoor family fun centre, and a water park.
Why take the kids to Denmark? In case you didn’t know, the country is famous for its kid-friendly attractions and activities. In fact, it was even named one of the best family holiday destinations in the world. Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens is an astounding amusement park where families with kids will surely have the time of their life trying out all the available rides and carousels. The Blue Planet Aquarium should also be on your itinerary because it is one of the largest and most fascinating in Northern Europe. Last but not least, Denmark prides with the ultimate attraction for kids – Legoland, Denmark’s biggest and most entertaining attraction for children.
From theme parks and zoos to aqua parks and castles, the UK is the perfect ground for a family escapade with the kids. London, in particular, is a kid-friendly kingdom with lots of activities, parks and recreational areas for toddlers. The National Maritime Museum, Science Museum and History Museum is all a must-see. As for more exciting places of interest in London, we have The Harry Potter Studio Tour. Around the UK, other must-see attractions are Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey and Paultons Park in New Forest, Hampshire.
For those hunting for a more exotic type of kid-friendly destination, Hawaii might seem like the best choice. Honolulu prides with the coolest places of interest for toddlers. Sea Life Park, for example, will leave them speechless. On Hanauma Bay families can engage in a more adventurous type of activity, snorkeling; and for some more entertainment, the Polynesian Cultural Centre has prepared an unforgettable cultural experience for its visitors. The Children’s Discovery Centre in Honolulu is also a must-see. It provides an engaging learning environment meant to inspire kids of all ages. The centre provides fun learning and discovery methods, as well as art activities to spike their creative spirit.
The world is filled with spectacular travel destinations for kids. Starting from the most affordable and budget-friendly to the most exotic and expensive, there has to be something to suit the taste of your kids. Make an informed decision, pack your bags and let the adventure begin! Although these are our top 5 family travel destinations, wherever you choose to go, just make to have the best time of your life.
And for even more ideas have a look at this post on amazing family friendly destinations all over the world.