5 Bucket List Family Holidays
When your planning a family holiday you want to know that there’ll be something fun for everyone. That means finding child-friendly travel destinations with activities to keep the kids happy and entertained without forgetting that the parents need to enjoy themselves too. It’s all about creating memories that will last a lifetime.
The team at Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport has found some bucket list destinations for family holidays to share with you. Consider one of these destinations for your next overseas family adventure.
Relax in Bali
For those that like to relax on the beach or be amongst impressive natural backdrops then Bali is a must. The warm hospitality of locals, together with the great weather makes it a top spot for families.
Must visit attractions include: Berawa Beach, Ubud Market, Tegalang Rice Terrace, Tanahlot Temple, Pirate Bay and Waterbom Bali. For those looking for authentic Bali tastes then Milk & Madu and Watercress Bali are highly recommended.
Singapore is one of the most family-friendly destinations in Asia. From pram friendly pavements to a wide range of activities, Singapore is suited to people of all ages.
Must visit attractions include: Universal Studios at the family friendly Sentosa Island and Gardens by the Bay. If you are looking for a little more adventure then why not try the Forest Adventure Rope Course.
Stop over in Dubai
Dubai is the stopover point for many overseas destinations. However instead of flying straight back to Australia, why not stop for a few days? Dubai is known for its towering skyscrapers, but still retains much of its cultural heritage.
Must visit attractions include: Jumeriah Mosque and Bastakiya Quarter will take you on a journey to what the Middle East was like in the mid 19th Century. For those looking for a splashing fun time then Wild Wadi Waterpark is for you with 30 rides and attractions from the much loved Arabian Folklore Juda.
Wander through Osaka
Osaka is the second largest city in Japan and attracts many families due to its food, shopping and attractions. The city is known as the ‘Nations Kitchen’, which is a literal metaphor comparing Osaka to the common household kitchen.
Must visit attractions include: Nara Park where your family can get up close and personal with the deer to feed them ‘deer-crackers’, Tempozan Ferris Wheel and the Osaka Aquarium. Delight your taste buds at Granknot Coffee or Aj-Ho-Daimaru which are famous for their takoyaki.
Cairo is the capital and largest city in Egypt and visiting with kids can be a delight. Let your children be amazed and excited by getting close up to ancient monuments.
Must visit attractions include: Giza Pyramids and Sphinx where your family can enjoy the ultimate desert adventure on a camel ride. Cruise through the Nile River like the ancient Egyptians did in a felluca (a traditional Egyptian sailboat). If you are looking for an activity where the kids can run around, then the Al-Azhar Park is the place for you. When you leave an Egyptian restaurant you will never go hungry. For an authentic experience then Abou El Sid restaurant is a great place to start. If you are wanting something a little more modern then Zooba may just be the place.
Holiday Inn, the World’s Most Family Friendly Hotel Chain
For over 60 years, Holiday Inn has been committed to delivering the joy of travel to families and little travellers. Ensure that your kids stay well-fed throughout the day with our Kids Stay and Eat Free program.
If you are travelling to any of these destinations and need accommodation then you’re in luck, as you will find a Holiday Inn.
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Park Stay and Go at Melbourne Airport
Drive to Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport the night before your flight, have a relaxing dinner at Vargas Restaurant and enjoy a great night sleep in soundproof accommodation. Our free hotel shuttle will get you to the airport on time for check-in.