Traveling with kids, as rewarding as it is, can be a challenge unless you choose the right destination and the perfect package deal to incorporate numerous fun activities to keep them occupied and entertained.
Luckily, some parents with kids have already been through the hassle of finding that perfect option, and we’ve listed several kids-friendly choices that will make you and your little rascals happy, well-rested and always enjoying another exciting activity!
A theme-park getaway
If you’re looking for a single day of absolute fun, your next stop should be a theme park such as Disneyland or Legoland, which will turn out to be a fun road-trip mixed with crazy rides and tons of cool costumes.
Parents appreciate this type of fun because their little ones, no matter their age, will always find a thrill ride or an attraction to visit next, and it might even turn out that a single day will not be enough to cover all they like, as many times as they like. Perfect time to visit is during weekends and holidays, so pack your bags and hit the road!
Exploring a national park
For kids that are growing up in cities, mostly surrounded by concrete and insane traffic jams, a trip into nature is refreshing and educational, and a perfect opportunity for the parents to rest and recharge their batteries. Not to mention that some of these destinations are surely on everyone’s bucket list, so why not use the opportunity?
Some amazing destinations include the Grand Canyon, Alaska’s Denali National Park, Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park for adventure-seeking kids mesmerized by magma, or the Freycinet National Park in Tasmania, famous for their stunning camping zones. Kids can learn so much about the native wildlife, the history of the area, tons of geography lessons, and enjoy the fresh air and scenic views away from the cities.
All-inclusive beach resorts
What about a worry-free week (or two?) of an all-expenses paid vacation for the whole family, located some place both you and your kids will enjoy? There are many family-friendly beach resorts that have plenty of fun activities for the youngsters, included in the price of your stay, so that you don’t have to worry about additional expenses for every fun activity your kids come up with.
Aqua parks are usually adjacent to the hotel and close enough to keep an eye on your kids while you bask by the pool nearby or at the bar with a delicious cocktail in your hand. Many clubs include sports activities, arts and crafts, supervised or otherwise, and activities for the whole family such as learning about the local culture or a crazy paintball session!
Exotic family cruises
If cruises sound like something only your elderly parents would enjoy, think again. The modern equivalent of this type of exploring has all the perks of land travel, including entire kids-friendly sections, fun rooms and on-deck programs that you can all enjoy while visiting several tropical destinations of your choice!
When you take a look at available cruise deals in 2018, you’ll see that some are specifically designed to entertain children of all ages – from waterslides, watching movies in the pool, mini-golf, to candy shops, storytelling sessions and treasure hunts or obstacle courses, you can take your pick.
Escape into the countryside
Whether it’s a small farm, a countryside town with many local gems worth a visit, or a true dude ranch, this is another brilliant way to escape the city hustle and bustle, teach your kids what it means to enjoy some good old southern hospitality and have tons of fun.
There will be small animals to pet and hand-feed, ponies and horses to ride, learning how to milk cows or goats, enjoy a fishing session and trying out some of the local homemade delicacies. Summer is the best time to hurry to some of these ranches, as the lovely weather combined with the countryside will provide for an infinite source of learning and fun for the whole family!
About the Author
Zara Lewis is a writer and a full-time animal lover. Passionate about creating a better world for the generations to come, she is a mum of two, raising them inseparably from their furry family members.