Travelling as a family can be a fun-filled and eye-opening experience with plenty of joyful memories made along the way. But it can also get stressful. Very stressful. However, depending on your planning, your destination, and the duration, a trip away with the kids can be a nostalgia-inducing experience. Here are some tips for a family friendly holiday filled with laughter, learning, and excitement that the whole family can reminisce about for years afterwards.
Family friendly holiday destinations
When making your travel plans, your destination is always the first decision to be made; this sets the tone for the kind of experience you will be embarking on with the kids. Below are some of our top picks that’ll get your clan bouncing off the walls in excitement.
In Australasia, we’re blessed to be only a short flight from tropical paradises a-plenty, and while Samoa and Rarotonga make for beautiful backdrops for a romantic getaway, the resorts of Fiji cater to kids in a big way.
After a divine breakfast buffet of classic morning meal luxuries and tropical fruit, the kids will be itching to get amongst the fun of the kids club that most resorts provide. Games, movies, and cultural activities galore will keep children stimulated and busy while you go for a snorkel, kick back by the pool, or explore the island in the sun. From hair braiding or traditional hat weaving to bonfires on the beach, there are plenty of options to keep the kids entertained.
The Gold Coast
The Gold Coast of Queensland’s Australia offers holiday-goers the ultimate variety of activities full of fun, sun, and thrills. A holiday to the sunny Gold Coast is an easy to access getaway to get the kids amped. Whether you’re there to relax at the gorgeous beach, meet the colourful wildlife, or have your breath taken away on a thrill-ride, the Gold Coast has something for every member of the family
Home to five incredible theme parks with rides, slides, and shows available to suit all ages, the Gold Coast offers an excitement overload. Movie World is one of the most popular with rides to keep teens captivated, and a lunchtime parade showcasing classic Warner Brother’s characters that will leave your younger ones in awe.
Thailand offers a unique combo of cultural experiences and relaxation that will surely prove to be eye-opening for both your children and yourself. From poolside massages to feeding elephants at a sanctuary, Thailand offers families the perfect blend of exotic adventure and leisure activities. The flight time is approximately 14 hours – something to keep in mind if travelling with young children.
Enjoy a stay in a relaxing beachside resort with buffet breakfasts, a pool for the kids, and spa facilities for the adults. A Thai massage is just the thing to break away from the demands of life at home for the parents. For children, the excitement of the marketplace will have their eyes popping out of their heads. To make the most of this exotic destination, get away from the hustle of Bangkok in favour of beach or jungle towns such as Koh Samui or Chiang Mai, home to the Chiang Mai Elephant sanctuary.
Get cover for your family
Travel is a chance to make lifelong memories as a family and, if planned right, can be the source of many laughs and stories that will be shared for many years to come. With Worldcare Travel Insurance, dependent children or grandchildren under 21 years of age travelling with you (plus one other non-related child under 21 years old) are automatically covered under your plan. The policy benefits will be shared within the insured person’s policy limits.