Spending time with your family is always worthwhile, but spending time with your family on a holiday can be quite memorable. So, whether you’re planning a relaxing getaway, or something with a little adventure, we’ve got you covered. Here are few places where you can plan to go with the entire brood.
Edinburgh offers a huge range of attractions for kids of all ages. Head to Camera Obscura on Castle Hill, which is located right next to the Edinburgh Castle. A mysterious room projecting moving images of the city’s panorama is sure to be a hit with the kids. They will also love the International Climbing Arena which offers a climbing arena and soft play for kids, while adults can enjoy a relaxing spa. Penguins at the Zoo, and the Butterfly and Insect World situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh are other star attractions.
GoFro Tip: Let the artist in you peek through with a visit to Dovecot Studios. Everyone can let their inner child out by drawing on walls and tapestries.
North Island, New Zealand
The dramatic scenery of North Island is going to have your kids enthralled. Fans of the Lord of the Rings will find it impossible to look beyond hobbit holes at Hobbiton. The Weta Workshop at Wellington will help them have fun while learning prop building and prosthetics. Bubbling, stinking volcanic mud at Rotorua and bubbling pools at Hot Water Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula are sure to be a favourite amongst children. A traditional haka performance by Maoris should also be on your list.
GoFro Tip: Head to Zealandia to see some of New Zealand’s rarest wildlife, including kiwi and tuatara.
Cape Town, South Africa
The amazing outdoors of South-Africa will have your kids loving every moment. Boulders Beach is the home to a resident penguin breeding colony, which is the clear favourite with children. Besides that, the Table Mountain National Park is a remarkable destination, with a revolving cable cart giving you a 360-view of the forests and gardens all around the flat-topped mountain. You could also make your way to playgrounds which are alongside some of the most beautiful beaches like Fish Hoek.
GoFro Tip: Go sandboarding at the Atlantis Dunes for a bit of an adventure on the fine white sand.
Hong Kong, China
If you are in Hong Kong, the magic of Disney will make your children’s trip amazing. Take them to Disneyland to spend an entire day full of fantasy, joy and marvel. Another great outing could be to the marine themed Ocean Park. Interactions with King Penguins, dining in an aquarium set up, and visiting Aqua City would be an experience of a lifetime.
GoFro Tip: Take a cruise to go out and see the rare and endangered Pink Dolphins that are found in the waters around Hong Kong.
People in Thailand love foreign kids, and kids in turn have a great time revelling in their glory. Various activities for kids can be found all over the Thai islands. Siam Ocean World and Safari World in Bangkok will leave kids mesmerised with the overwhelming display of aquatic life and wild animals respectively. The Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai boasts of over 330 species of birds, and various relics and treasures of historical significance. Sticking with the wildlife, the Maesa Elephant Camp is sure to excite kids of all ages, who can take rides, feed and play with big, friendly elephants.
GoFro Tip: Take a walking tour through Khao Suk National Park, or stay at on the park’s jungle lodges for a night or two.
The sheer joy that a family trip to these places will bring must not be compromised in any way whatsoever. Also, find activities there that will not only keep your children engaged but also fuel his/her urge to explore and learn.