When it comes to family travel, there are three important factors when deciding on your destination: price, proximity and age-appropriateness. For young families, proximity to our borders is important, so consider a local trip to New Zealand or Fiji. Price is another big factor that comes into play – keeping the kids entertained is a must while travelling and that entertainment can definitely add up, especially if you’re taking them to theme parks and constant activities. One of the most important factors is making sure the destination you choose is age-appropriate.
Below are our recommendations for family-friendly travel destinations that you need to put at the top of your list!
Fiji is perfect for babies, toddlers and young kids under ten. Many hotels will offer services to mind the kids such as ‘Kidz Club,’ and nannying services, meaning you can enjoy some quality one-on-one time with your partner over a couple of ‘Fiji Passion’ Cocktails. You can say bye-bye to Australia and ‘Bulla’ to Fiji! Be prepared with cash to buy souvenirs and knick-knacks!Get your Fijian Dollars
A destination absolutely perfect for young kids, tweens and teens! Catch a hula show, hike a volcano or try your hand at surfing or swimming with the dolphins! Also great for learning, with military historical sites like Pearl Harbour and Diamond Head. Of course no trip to Hawaii with the kids is complete without a trip to Wet’n’Wild Hawaii, but if you really want to show them something amazing, be sure to visit Rainbow Falls – an 80 ft tall waterfall!Get your USD
Queenstown, New Zealand
If you’re kids are a little older, between twelve to seventeen, take them to see the home of adventure tourism – New Zealand! Teens will love jet boating, canyon swinging, river surfing or winter activities like skiing. If they’re not quite old enough for those activities, you can always enjoy the serene natural beauties of the Island like Milford Sound which boasts waterfalls, glaciers and hiking. Kids young and old will enjoy Luging at Skyline Queenstown Luge.Get your New Zealand Dollars
Sentosa Island is the hub for tourist activities for children young and older, and is well-known as the ‘State of Fun’. Experience island life at its best and visit world class entertainment like Madame Tussauds and the amazing Merlion. Keep the kids entertained with attractions like Adventure Cove Waterpark and Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom while you relax at the first-class hotels, spas and beaches.Get your Singapore Dollars
Of course no list of family-friendly holiday destinations would be complete without mention of Florida! The place is brimming with family-fun activities and is built for children young and old (and those who are still kids at heart!) This is a place you will want to take the kids before they grow up. Watch them get lost in wonder over the nighttime fireworks show at Magic Kingdom over Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World, swim with dolphins at Discovery Cove, drink a pint of Butter Beer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and find out how movies are made at Universal Orlando! This one is a more expensive trip for the kids – make sure you take enough cash for your holiday!Get your US Dollars
Heading overseas with the little ones?
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