Holidays before children were mostly the same old thing. Not that they weren’t enjoyable by any stretch of the imagination. Those kinds of holidays were relaxing, filled with sun-drenched days drinking martinis at 10 am. Days where you did nothing but apply suntan lotion and work on your tan, enjoy great food uninterrupted and generally take in the destination that you had visited.
Holidays with children are a much different affair that is for sure. Perhaps not as relaxing, food or drink related, but equally as enjoyable for many different reasons. However, you need to consider your plan and ensure that the whole family is suitably entertained to avoid disaster and tantrums. While still making sure you have a great time and enjoy the quality time together. Sometimes the choice of destination can be one of the hardest things to decide upon. With that in mind, here are unique some family-friendly holiday destinations that you need to add to your bucket list.
Heading to Norway for some winter fun
Norway has a vast landscape that has much to offer. Heading to the North will enable you to witness the point where land meets the sea, and heading inland you can enjoy pine forest and rivers. Northern Norway has snow and stunning glaciers, making it a truly memorable destination to take a family trip. Norway isn’t just about beautiful scenery, but also historic towns, offering a lot of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. It may be a little different than the standard beach scene you might have gotten accustomed to, but it is always nice to add more culturally diverse places to your list for a different type of holiday.
A history filled visit to Amsterdam
If you are a family that loves history, then why not consider a city break to Amsterdam. It certainly has a reputation for being a destination much loved by adults, but actually, there is quite a bit to do as a family. There are plenty of Amsterdam family hotels to consider, which will make the booking process far easier. Not to forget but the city itself is stunning and rich in culture. You could take a trip to the museum of Anne Frank. Where you can walk around her house and see where the diary was first written. A great way to see a lot of the town is by hiring bikes and navigating the streets and rivers that intertwine in this city. A very enjoyable trip could be had by all.
Have you thought about Dubai?
Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is often a place not associated with family holidays, but that really needs to change. It is one of the safest places to go and with low crime rates you can feel safe and secure walking the streets. Of course, there are some restrictions in terms of clothing, but that really shouldn’t put you off. Dubai has a lot that can cater to children, including different theme parks and destinations such as Legoland. The hotels are epic, and the beaches are vast. It could certainly be the relaxed beach vibe you crave while still having your children with you.
A fun-filled trip to Disney World
Many children will have a destination wishlist, and I can imagine the word Disney features on it. It is a holiday that could make your little one’s dreams come true. Head to Orlando in Florida and enjoy Walt Disney World resort, or stay in Europe and consider Disneyland in Paris. There are even theme parks in California, Tokyo and most recently a park has opened in Shanghai. This type of holiday isn’t for sunbathing and it certainly won’t be relaxing, but instead hitting the theme parks, experiencing the magic and indulging in a few too many burgers and milkshakes. But where is the harm in that when you have smiling faces from your children?
Meeting Father Christmas at his home in Lapland
Another wishlist destination mainly from children would be to visit the man supposedly responsible for Christmas, that is Father Christmas himself. Lapland offers you and your family the opportunity to meet with Father Christmas, and experience everything his home has to offer. From sleigh rides in the snow, witnessing the northern lights and enjoying cosy evenings in front of a warm fire. This is definitely a holiday to consider at this time of year, for sure and can certainly bring the magic to life at Christmas.
Let’s hope this has inspired you with some different destination to consider for your next family holiday.