Family holidays are about sharing experiences and making memories with those most important to us. However, when travelling with children it is important to choose the right destination. We have created a list of the top destinations when travelling with kids to ensure they are kept entertained while you still have time to relax.
From seeing native wildlife to exploring the numerous theme parks, The Gold Coast is complete with activities for all ages.
Kids will love cycling through national parks and spending sunny days at the beach, while the grown ups can enjoy incredible shopping and an array of bars, bistros and restaurants. The Gold Coast has no shortage of family friendly resorts and accommodation options to suit everyone's budgets.
With warm weather and stunning beaches this idyllic paradise offers something for everyone. The abundance of water-based activities are bound to keep the kids busy all day, while the grown ups can relax by the pool or take a trip to the spa. Fiji can cater for all types of family budgets, and offers wonderful kids clubs and baby sitting options so parents can have some quiet time while their children enjoy making friends, playing sports and learning about Fijian culture through a number of local activities.
Families can spend their time swimming, snorkeling, shopping, hiking and surfing throughout Hawaii or admiring the volcanic mountains. Hawaii is also home to a large variety of wildlife so families can enjoy visiting one of the many wildlife sanctuaries, aquariums or zoos. A traditional Luau is also a must visit for families for a great night of entertainment and traditional food. Hawaii has a variety of family based resorts and accommodation options.
From taking a trip to Los Angeles Zoo to star gazing over the city at the Griffiths Observatory, sunny Los Angeles offers many unique experiences for families to enjoy. Disneyland is a must visit for families along with a number of other theme parks including Universal Studios and Six Flags. California provides families with an educational, lively and adventurous trip, making it the perfect once in a lifetime holiday destination.
A family trip to Bali is considered easy as it is cheap, relatively close and there are a large variety of family accommodation options. The island offers endless activity and attraction choices and is the perfect place to introduce your young ones to a different culture. The friendly people, warm climate and rich traditions help make Bali an appealing destination to families, however, do watch out for Bali belly as well as the busy roads and road sides.
Rarotonga is filled with family friendly adventures, although small, the island caters for families in every way possible. Many of the resorts have kids clubs with activities ranging from snorkeling, fish feeding, beach sports and dance lessons. As the island is encircled by a lagoon swimming is safe for children and water activities are available at most beaches. Being close to home means travelling to Rarotonga is easy, with only a 4 hour plane ride.
This safe and clean city is the perfect place for your next family getaway. Singapore has countless attractions for children to enjoy, especially on the resort island of Sentosa. Attractions include theme parks, zoos, museums, aquariums and gardens. The efficient transportation systems, warm weather and great accommodation options are just a handful of reasons why Singapore is the perfect family holiday destination.
The Sunshine Coast is the perfect destination for active kids, with a variety of outdoor and leisure activities available. On the Sunshine Coast everything is at your door step with a large number of patrolled beaches, pretty villages, shops and restaurants. Kids will enjoy spending their holiday money at the local market and taking a trip to the world famous Australia Zoo.
This exciting and affordable destination combines relaxation and adventure. Popular activities include going to the beach, elephant trekking, cultural experiences and water parks. There are a large variety of family based resorts on the island which include kids clubs, entertainment and child friendly food options. So families can either enjoy what Phuket has to offer together as a family or parents can enjoy a relaxing break knowing their children are in safe hands and having fun.
Instead of flying internationally why not discover the adventure capital of New Zealand with your young ones. Whether you visit in Summer or Winter, Queenstown offers a variety of family activities along with breath taking scenery. For thrill seeking families, activities include skiing, bungy jumping, jet boating and quad biking. However for those more interested in a relaxing break, lake cruises, gondola rides and farm tours may be more appealing.