Your kids get old fast, and time seems to speed up as soon as you become a parent. And when it comes to vacations and exciting trips to take with children, you only have a small window of opportunity to give them a trip of a lifetime. Kids are unlikely to remember much before they are 5 or 6, and by the time they are 10, there’s no doubt that some of the most magical experiences could be a little young for them. With this in mind, here are some awesome ideas for trips away to take before the little ones hit double figures.
Disneyland and Walt Disney World
Let’s start with the most obvious place – possibly on earth – that gives kids the most memorable holiday they are ever likely to have. While people of all ages can enjoy the delights of Disney parks, there’s no doubt the reactions on their faces when they meet their favourite characters will be all the more wonderful, the younger they are. It’s also worth pointing out that it’s cheaper to get into the parks when your kids are younger than 10, so make sure you save your cents and give them the incredible experience every child desires.
Christmas in Lapland
Lapland in Finland is, of course, integral to the Santa Claus story, and no place on earth gives you and your kids the ultimate Santa experience. Given the opportunity, most kids would give their right arms to visit Father Christmas in Lapland – and there’s probably a few parents who would do the same, too! But Lapland isn’t just about St. Nick, Rudolph, and the elves. There is plenty more on offer, from sleds pulled by huskies through to skiing and some of the most stunning winter landscapes on the planet.
Just like Disney theme parks, kids of different ages love what’s on offer at the many LEGOLAND resorts that exist around the world. But you should bear in mind that the target audience is 2-12, so again, the sweet spot only gives you 5-6 years. You have choices, though: either stay in the UK and head to the Windsor resort, pop over to Billund in Denmark or even go as far afield as Florida and California in the States. Head to one of the parks out of season if you get the opportunity – all the rides are much easier to get on during this period than when it gets super busy in the summer.
SplashWorld water resorts are renowned as one of the best in the world, and you can find them all over Europe and North Africa in some of the sunniest, hottest destinations. They are fantastic places for families, and as long as your kids are confident in the water, they will be able to experience most the parks have on offer. The best SplashWorld is, apparently, in Hurghada in Egypt – it has some crazy slides, and the hotel where you stay is top notch.
Any ideas of remarkable holiday experiences for the kids before they are 10? Share your knowledge in the comments!
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