Whether you’re on a budget, or looking for a luxury break with the kids, our top 5 guide to kid-friendly destinations has something for everyone, in all parts of the world. Our first rule for travelling with kids? It’s best to go somewhere warm rather than cold…
If you’re looking for some serious relaxation time, both with and away from the kids, then Fiji is heaven on earth. Most resorts have kids clubs, and nannies that cost just $5 an hour. So you can enjoy some ‘me’ time, as well as family fun exploring coral reefs, splashing around in the pool, and building sandcastles.
2. Great Barrier Reef
A little closer to home, this tropical holiday paradise ticks all the right boxes. Short flights, great weather, kid-friendly adventures in and out of the water… look for all-inclusive deals where kids stay and eat free, and you’ll have the perfect low-cost family break. Hamilton Island, Port Douglas and Club Med on Lindeman Island are always popular – but if you want to get up close and personal with Nemo, then head for Heron Island, Australia’s only coral cay island.
You’ll be surprised by how kid-friendly Paris is. Parks, museums and boat trips along the Seine will keep them entertained, and it’s easy to get around on the metro (which transport-mad boys will adore). Or, you can try a 5 day guided family cycling tour through the Loire Valley – they’ll provide kids bikes and bike trailers, and send your luggage onto your next destination.
4. Viva Las Vegas
Head to America’s west coast for the adventure park that appeals to kids of all ages. There’s plenty of kid-friendly fun in Vegas, plus it’s a great place to burn off the jet-lag (there’s always something to do at 2am!). Then pop over to Anaheim for Disneyland magic.
If you’re looking for a safe but exciting family holiday in Asia, then try Sentosa Island in Singapore. Just a short cable car ride (or bus shuttle) from the big city, it has sandy beaches, and plenty of swimming pools and kid-friendly restaurants. Kids will enjoy the cultural experience of seeing Little India, Buddhist temples and noodle markets, and a night-safari through the world-famous Singapore Zoo is a must-do.
Wherever you decide to take the family, make sure you’ve got family travel insurance. When you know you’re covered for all situations, you can relax and enjoy seeing the world through their eyes.