How to Make the Most of Your Family Adventure Holiday
You don’t have to book one of our inclusive Journey or Escape holidays to make the most of our knowledge. To ensure your trip is extra special, our Travel Experts can book some of the world’s best family-friendly experiences...
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Orlando, Florida, is a real hotspot for families thanks to the multitude of attractions and activities, including airboat rides in the Everglades, tours of Universal Studios and all the magic of Walt Disney World. We can help you decide which theme park is right for you and give tips on making the most of your time there. If your family is into adventure parks, then the Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai (pictured below) will get the adrenaline flowing. As well as the thrills and spills of the slides, you can try out scuba diving and snorkelling, or even swim with a dolphin! And if your kids have been inspired by the latest series of Blue Planet, then the Great Barrier Reef’s Agincourt Pontoon is for you. This unique activity platform and underwater observatory is right on the edge of the reef, meaning you can enjoy its wonder without getting wet. Over in Thailand, zoom through the trees on ziplines, scramble across scenic sky bridges suspended in the canopy and abseil down to the forest floor at the Flight of the Gibbon zipline canopy tour in Chiang Mai.
Whizz around Bangkok on the Street Eats by Tuk-Tuk tour, pausing at bustling night markets to try weird and wonderful flavours. It’s an amazing way to help older kids get a taste of the culture, while taking in some of Bangkok’s famous landmarks.
10 top tips for your family adventure
1 Involve children in the planning process, and share fun facts or stories about your destination.
2 Ask one of our Travel Experts which airlines and airports are best for families. At London Heathrow Airport, kids eat free during half term in some restaurants and Terminal 3 has a family lounge and teen zone.
3 All-inclusive holidays provide great value and flexibility, making sure all the family is catered for at mealtimes.
4 Ask about on-site activities. Kids’ clubs are common, but look for discos and film nights to keep teenagers happy.
5 Download apps and movies to your tablet before you leave home – and remember to pack earphones, too.
6 Sucking fizzy sweets during take-off and landing will help with ear discomfort.
7 Consider having a few kids’ days while you’re away: let go of the reigns and encourage them to set the itinerary.
8 Don’t forget to pack basics like medicines and wipes, as well as favourite toys, books and games.
9 Encourage your kids to keep journals, filling them with postcards or listing the cool things they’ve seen and eaten.
10 Don’t try to fit too much into your days or fight usual bedtime routines. Set the pace by what your youngest child can handle.
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