Travelling with kids can either be a fun and memorable experience for the whole family… Or it can be a nightmare. Some places are just not kid-friendly and it’s best to save them until your kids are older. If you want an enjoyable and relaxing holiday for the whole family, here are 5 family-friendly travel destinations that will guarantee a good time for everyone!
1. Gold Coast, Australia
Gold Coast is a tourist hotspot for their five spectacular theme parks. Little adrenaline seekers will love the corkscrews, high drops, and sharp turns. Not a fan of theme parks? Visit Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can discover native animals like koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and more. Besides that, Gold Coast is also home to a number of sandy white beaches and breathtaking national parks. Take your pick because Gold Coast has it all!
2. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is the world’s leading culinary city, there’s something even for the pickiest eater. Foodies in the making will love the varied cuisine that Japan has to offer. Tokyo also happens to be home to the magical Tokyo Disneyland and unique Tokyo DisneySea! Any kid would love to experience Disneyland at least once in their life. Timeless characters like Mickey & Minnie, Peter Pan and more wander around the park as well, so parents, be prepared to be hit with a sense of nostalgia.
3. London, United Kingdom
One of the top tourist destinations in the world, London is also one of the most family-friendly travel destinations. Learning opportunities are endless for curious young ones at the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, British Museum, and more. If museums aren’t your thing, embark on the London Eye to marvel at the amazing view of London. Are you a big fan of Harry Potter? The Warner Brother’s Studio is just a train ride away! See the props, costumes and sets used in the films first-hand and drink up some delicious Butterbeer.
4. Vancouver, Canada
Explore the vast 405-hectare Stanley Park in Vancouver – that alone is enough to take up a full day or two. Admire the natural beauty of Vancouver with the park’s diverse range of wildlife, trees and plants. Get up close and personal with beluga whales, jellyfish, sea otters, dolphins and more at the Vancouver Aquarium inside Stanley Park. Had enough of Stanley Park? Travel to a whole new universe at the H. R. Macmillan Space Museum and discover space on Earth.
If those other countries are out of your budget, our neighbour just across the border is also teeming with kid-friendly activities for your young one. Visit Universal Studios Singapore for a thrilling adventure or take in the beauty at the impressive Gardens by the Bay. Besides that, Singapore’s Night Safari offers a unique zoo experience like no other. Additionally, the efficient public transport system makes it even easier to get around. It’s the perfect family-friendly travel destination!