Travelling with kids can sometimes be like taking a leap into the unknown, and you will never know unless you try! Having children doesn't mean you have to put all your wanderlust dreams on hold, it can be a whole new perspective on how you see the world with a new sense of curiosity and wonder.
Travelling with kids is different, but also fun, but gone are the days of throwing your bags together in 5 minutes but doesn’t mean that an adventure holiday can’t be had! The travel industry has changed in recent years, with more and more destinations keen to accommodate families so very few places are off limits – So is it worth taking that leap?
Here are some of our favourite destinations for inspiring family holiday getaways.
What is more exciting to a child then one simple word “Disney”. This iconic name is sure to set your little one’s hearts a fluttering. However, what if you want to experience the magic of Disney, but away from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks.
You are in luck, as you can mix cruise with Disney on the Disney Cruise Line. Offering the opportunity to not only explore several Mediterranean countries but also soak up the luxury that only a cruise can bring.
Whilst you catch some sunshine your children will be treated to some of the very best entertainment around. This really is your chance to get away from it all and create some perfect family holiday memories that will last for many years to come. Find out more about Disney Cruise Line
It’s the countdown to Christmas, and the time to start planning those gifts and stocking filler purchases.
This Winter why not soak up some festive spirit by enjoying a traditional Winter Wonderland with a family friendly tour of some of the best Christmas Markets, and resolve your present buying at the same time?
Take a break by visiting one of the many Christmas markets scattered around Europe, especially in countries such as Germany and Austria, and really discover the true meaning of Christmas. Find out more
Who said that holiday’s had to be full of sun and sand? You can have an even greater adventure in a much more snowy climate.
Taking your children to Lapland on a discovery trail of the bearded man in red might just be the greatest adventure that you can hope to experience. Ride on a sleigh, visit Santa’s lodge and workshop or just lose yourself in a truly magical environment full of wonder and intrigue.
Lapland is the kind of place that offers up true wonder, and can help create happy memories that you will treasure until your little travellers have their own little explorers to holiday with! Find out more
Yes the city of culture is not only full of art but also family friendly activities, beautiful gardens and green spaces. Don’t be apprehensive in taking a toddler or young child to Paris on a city break when Paris is one of our most favourite family destinations. The kids will enjoy The Louve and Tuileries formal gardens, just next door with its ferris wheel in the summer months and the George Pompidou Centre with it's colourful tube clad exterior and family friendly features, La Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes - the Zoo and Botanical gardens which surrounds it and on rainy days try Europe’s biggest science museum Cite des Sciences et de I'industrie. Find out more about Paris
This cosmopolitan city is full of colour, fun and perfect for a family holiday. South Africa is truly one of those gems that should not be overlooked, with a booming tourist industry, very high standards and a country eager to prove itself. The Kids will enjoy the action packed Waterfront which houses an Aquarium, the street performers, mini put-put and the Science museum or the ferry to Robin Island – made famous by Nelson Mandela. With its amazing white sands, clear blue seas, warm weather and a country with a passion for the outdoors, you could be enjoying a braai (South African BBQ) in a place for the wild at heart. Find out more about Cape Town
Take a ferry from one island to another, enjoying healthy foods and a sense of freedom. The Greek Islands are reasonably priced with the holiday and tourism industry being an important income for the islanders with hotels offering kids clubs, watersports and adventure tours suitable for all ages. Find out more about Greece
Why not indulge your inner-Indiana Jones and whisk the kids off on a family adventure holiday? With no shortage of family-friendly accommodation in a host of exciting locations worldwide you’re spoilt for choice and the kids will have the time of their life. Find out more
Inspired by the fantastic win of Andy Murray, then why not brush up on your backhand and book a family tennis holiday? You can soak up the sun, whilst enjoying playing your favourite sport Find out more
Don't be put off to try a festival with kids – it could be one of the best family experiences you could ever have. Children love to camp – and with a majority of festivals geared up for families, there are a whole range of activities and entertainment on offer.