Taking you to a fun choice of destinations from across the world, with all the fun and excitement for kids and family to lap up.
Spending quality time with kids is without doubt of great importance for parents, and going on vacation is one way to enhance the familial encounters potential to create a stronger family bonding.
So, get yourself geared up for a memorable holiday season with your beloved family in some of the world’s exquisite holiday destinations, which offer unmatchable enjoyment and activities to reenergize your kids before going back to school.
Dubbed “The Happiest Place on Earth”, the 30,080-acre resort in Lake Buena Vista caters to its worldwide visitors a huge choice of entertainment, which includes rides, shows, parades and wandering Disney characters to capture your wonderful moments. The resort also includes four theme parks, two water parks, campground, five golf courser, 31 on-site themed resort hotels and other recreational venues. The best times to visit the resort are Christmas and New Year’s Eve, spring and summer. The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, with free Flower Power concerts, are presented in the spring. During the summer, the resort features Star Wars Weekends in June.
Serving as an island resort since 1968, Sentosa, which means “peace and tranquillity” in Malay, hosts unique family attractions and has a variety of experiences for all ages. It’s an island retreat in every sense of the word. The city-state’s most visited entertainment hub, Sentosa Island features museums, aquariums, beaches, sporting facilities, food centres, five-star hotels, to name a few. And kids should not miss enjoying fun rides and shows at the Southeast Asia’s only Universal Studios.
Boasting a fantastic range of attractions, beaches, shopping and dining venues, the beautiful Gold Coast is worth the consideration for those seeking a Western holiday ambience in close proximity to Indonesia. Among the many tourist attractions on the Gold Coast are SkyPoint Observation Deck, Theme Parks, Hinterland Tours, National Lamington Park, Tamborine Mountains and hot air balloon flights.
South Korea’s popular vacation spot for Koreans and foreigners, Jeju Island offers visitors a wide range of activities, such as hiking to the country’s highest peak of Halla-san, catching sunrise and sunset over the ocean, riding horses, to name a few. Don’t miss visiting Yeomiji Botanical Garden. Literally meaning “Garden Paradise”, it features several green houses with different themes – flower garden, an aquatic plant garden, cactus and succulents garden, jungle garden and tropical fruits. Other sites that worth the visit are Teddy Bear Museum, and the outdoor park overlooking the breathtaking Jungmun Sea.
The first Disney theme park resort to open outside the US, Tokyo Disney Resort features two theme parks – the magical kingdom of Tokyo Disney Land and the ocean themed park of Tokyo Disney Sea.
It is said that Tokyo Disneyland is the third most visited theme park in the world. Wrapped by the friendly atmosphere, the resort will take you to wander and amaze all the attractions, shows and rides that the both parks have to offer.
Sometimes you don’t need to leave the country to feast your eyes on spectacular views. Just fly to Bali Island for a exquisite safari trip. Bali Safari is where you can explore more than 50 species, including some of rare and endangered ones. Combining Balinese cultural ambience with African Savannah, Bali Safari takes you to see the wonder of Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger, white tiger, leopard, komodo and cheetah. Go to an attractive Elephant Show, which highlights the collaboration of conservation, education and recreation. And don’t forget to get the excitement of riding elephant with our Elephant Back Safari around the African Savannah and get to see your favourite animals up close!
Get charmed by the Canary Islands of El Hierro, La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, and by the authenticity of their villages and traditions. The seven very different yet spectacular islands feature volcanic origin and impressive beaches. This is not to mention the local hospitality that will make your stay an unforgettable experience.
Located in the north central part of France, the region of Île-de-France includes Paris with the world’s most extraordinary and diverse architecture sites. Try to squeeze some time to visit Versaille, the castle that was built by Louis XIV, and other historic sites such as Notre Dame Church which is known for its Gothic architecture. For those visiting the place between May 19 and July 2, don’t miss the Festival of Auvers-sur-Oise. One great event, The Medieval Festival of Provins, is held every June 12 and 13 featuring medieval games, concerts and popular celebrations. Paris is incomparable in the eyes of the gourmet. So, geared up yourself for a palatable culinary journey.
Diverse cultures, beautiful scenery, exciting activities and fascinating histories are just a few attributes that describe Japan. For those seeking peace, quiet and historical sightseeing, Kyoto would be the ideal destination. Located in the Japan’s largest island of Honshu, Kyoto is dubbed Japan’s most historical town with breathtaking panorama. The city is where over 300 Shinto shrines, 1,700 Buddhist temples and an astonishing array of beautiful gardens, imperial palaces and traditional Japanese wooden homes are preserved to feast your eyes.
The enchanting Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada, the US. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation and tourist attractions. During ski season, thousands of domestic and international tourists flock to the slopes for downhill skiing. Mountain and lake scenery are what visitors also treasure aside from skiing.
By Muna Sungkar. Published in Bambini, 2012