By The Secret Traveller
Let’s be honest; overseas family holidays can be stressful, particularly if little has been done in the way of activity planning. But don't give up hope. There are plenty of activities for families to do (and enjoy) together while overseas, meaning fewer fights and
Yep, Disneyland’s great. I’m not denying that. But the USA is home to a
TIP: Download the free Hersheypark mobile app. It has everything you need for a stress-free day, including maps and
Set in Bali's largest botanical gardens, the Bali Treetop Adventure Park is an awesome way to spend the day. Let the littlies run loose on the kid-friendly courses, while you unleash your inner monkey and work up a sweat on the climbing obstacles,
TIP: Wear comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes.
Forget the zoo, head to the plains of Africa for a wild experience the family will never forget. The thrill of seeing the superstars of the animal world in their natural environment really is hard to beat. Rumble across the landscape with a knowledgeable guide, spotting bathing elephants, stampeding wildebeest, exotic birds, towering giraffe, and, of course, sharp-eyed lions and other toothy locals stalking their prey in the low-lying grass.
TIP: South Africa has the most in the way of family-friendly safaris and packages, with an array of different options available for all ages.
Family holiday in Fiji? If you get the chance, take off to the turquoise waters of Moon Reef, located off the north-east coast of Fiji, and say hello to the playful and curious spinner dolphins that call the Reef their home. Hundreds of dolphins greet visitors here every day of the year, with a guided boat tour departing daily from the
TIP: For a truly authentic Fijian experience, spend a night or two at the Resort. Make friends with the locals, sleep in a traditional bure, and explore and play in some of Fiji's more rugged landscape.
Whether you’re hitting the cycleways of Amsterdam, pedalling across Copenhagen, or exploring the countryside on the outskirts of Venice, cycling is an amazing way for a family to explore a new city and spend time together. Europe has some of the best cycling routes in the world, with both easy flat rides and challenging and lengthy trails.
TIP: If in Amsterdam, pick up a self-guided ride map from the Amsterdam Tourist Office. The whole thing only takes about 2.5 hours.
Kids may groan at the thought of a holiday “history lesson”. To be honest, I would too. However, if you take advantage of one of the family-friendly guided tours available in Rome and you may change your tune. As you and the brood explore the likes of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, and
TIP: After your tour, learn to fight like a gladiator at Rome’s Gladiator School. Don’t worry, this is all for fun. No lions released or battles to the death here!
Strap yourself in and hold on tight for a bumpy but beautiful adventure across the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Crisscross the dunes and take in the stark, stunning Arabian scenery from the air-conditioned comfort of a 4WD, before climbing atop a ship of the desert for a guided camel trek. Fancy something a little more thrilling? One word – sandboarding.
TIP: Age limits may apply for certain activities. Do your research to make sure the tour company you go with offers something for all your family.
Have a fun, safe & enjoyable holiday with our guide to staying safe in Bali.