With winter drawing in, many of us are already dreaming of next year’s big holiday. If you have a family, it can be difficult to decide where to go, and you may feel restricted to holiday camps and resorts that cater for the kids. Here are a few ideas of something a bit different.
Although Niagara Falls has mainly been marketed as a honeymoon destination, it’s becoming increasingly popular with families too. With beautiful hotels within an arm’s reach, such as the Marriott on the Falls, you and your family can easily experience the falls with no hassle. Take a classic ride on the Maid in the Mist, soar through the sky on a breathtaking helicopter ride, or join a Whirlpool Jet Boat tour if you’re a thrill seeker.
Cuba is a great destination for families, and there’s plenty to entertain your little ones. It’s positively bursting with outdoor activities for all ages. The world-famous tropical beaches are the perfect place to spend an afternoon playing in the sand and crystal-clear waters, not forgetting the majestic waterfalls and idyllic landscape. With vibrant Cuban culture, you can enjoy dance classes and incredible flavours too.
If the idea of mixing tropical climates and grumpy, overtired children brings you out in hot sweats, why not try something that’s the polar opposite? Finland is a beautiful destination offering some really unique experiences.. Hang out with huskies, learn how to ride a dog-pulled sled, feed reindeers or head out on sleigh rides and toboggans in the snow. If you start to feel cold, the children can enjoy the Finnish hospitality, while you sweat it out in the sauna. Everyone’s a winner.
Give those all-inclusive Thai resorts a miss and instead experience the authentic side of this stunning country. Your kids will love the elephant sanctuaries, tuk tuk rides, cycling trips and hikes through the incredible landscapes. You can enjoy beautiful beaches, bustling nightlife and soak up the sun while they immerse themselves in zip line rides through jungle canopies. Thailand is a place that celebrates family and life, so children of all ages will be desperate to come back next year.