20 Best International Holiday Destinations For Families

20 Best International holiday destinations for kids

Travelling around the world is fairly straight-forward and hassle-free when you’re travelling solo or with a group of peers. As we get older and start building families, those carefree travel days seem to be over and it becomes increasingly difficult to find places which are safe, entertaining and relaxing for parents with toddlers, tweens and teens.

Rand Rescue takes a look at some destinations which parents can put on their bucket lists for that next family holiday.

20 Places to visit for those with kids

We’ve trawled the internet and social media for some of the most highly recommended places to visit around the world. These places make the cut for various reasons, either for safety, entertainment or all-inclusive family benefits.

Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas, Bahamas

Atlantis Paradise Island offers a host of entertainment and amenities for young and old. The resort caters for children in three age groups: 1 – 6, 7 – 12 and 13 – 17. Services focused on kids include:

  • babysitting
  • swimming school
  • Atlantis theatre
  • Aquarists fish and sea turtle feeding
  • Atlantis Pals pet stuffing
  • Atlantis Kids Adventurer programme
  • Sea Squirts water fun
  • Club Rush
  • Aquaventure
  • Atlantis Speedway
  • Dolphin Cay
  • Gamer’s Reef
  • Earth & Fire Pottery Reef
  • Crush
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba
  • Snuba

The resort also offers a host of dining options including casual dining, fine dining, outdoor dining, bars and food kiosks. Guests have additional services such as shuttles, changing facilities, mobility assistance, gift baskets and catering for special dietary needs.

Disney Cruise Line – International

When it comes to traveling as a family, few holidays come close to cruise ships. The all-in-one offering allows parents and children to have fun in a safe and entertaining environment.

And when it comes to cruising as a family, few cruise liners are as accommodating as the Disney Cruise Line. Onboard activities include:

  • Babysitting
  • Live shows and musicals
  • Disney character experiences
  • Deck parties
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Club
  • Disney’s Oceaneer Lab
  • Aquaduck recreation area
  • Goofy’s Sports Deck
  • Midship Detective Agency
  • Edge sports & recreation youth club
  • Vibe Youth club
  • Nemo’s Reef
  • Aquadunk
  • Donald’s Pool
  • “it’s a small world” nursery
  • Spa
  • Funnel Puddle
  • Quiet Cove Pool
  • Goofy’s Pool
  • Complimentary strollers
  • Diaper disposal units
  • Pack-n-Play portable cribs
  • High chairs
  • Complimentary wagons (Castaway Cay)
  • Toddler play areas

When it comes to dining, there are family dining areas, adult-exclusive dining, casual dining, baby puree, room service, cabanas, various shops and special dietary needs catering available.

Kempinski Hotel The Dome Belek – Turkey

The Kempinski Hotel The Dome is a five star luxury resort in Turkey which caters to your every need. You can choose between four suite options as well as luxury villa accommodation.

Some of the services you can look forward to include:

  • Babysitting
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s pool
  • Morning gymnastics
  • Face and body painting
  • T-shirt and sheet colouring
  • Cooking lessons for little chefs
  • Sand castle fun
  • Hotel field trips
  • Table games
  • Skill games
  • Pool games
  • Garden games
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Playstation/Nintendo Wii games
  • Craft classes
  • Troy aquapark excursions
  • Dophin shows
  • Horse riding
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Thalassotheraphy (pool)
  • Antalya Golf Club
  • Diving
  • Parasailing
  • Tandem
  • Jet skiing
  • Water skiing
  • Surf courses
  • Katamaran
  • Banana tour
  • Ringo tour
  • Tennis

Additionally, you can expect loads of kiddies’ extras such as child-sized bathrobes and slippers, bedtime milk, special children’s toiletries, kiddies’ welcome gifts, kiddies’ menus, high chairs and child safety seats.

Chimelong Ocean Kingdom – China

China may not be top-of-mind for international travelers, but when it comes to traveling with kids, you should definitely put this one on your travel itinerary.

The Chimelong Ocean Kingdom has broken five world records including being the largest aquarium in the world, having the largest underwater viewing dome, the largest aquarium tank, largest aquarium window and largest acrylic panel.

The park has seven different themed areas to visit and forms part of the Chimelong Hengqin Bay Hotel. Attractions include:

  • Parrot coaster
  • Polar explorer water coaster
  • Walrus splash
  • Jungle coaster
  • Dolphin show
  • Sea lion show
  • Beluga show
  • Ocean resistance nighttime show
  • Musical fountain show
  • Battle of the Pirates ride
  • Dolphin round ride
  • 5D Castle theatre
  • Dolphin Island and Dolphin Theatre exhibit
  • Dolphin conservation centre
  • Journey to the Amazon freshwater aquarium
  • Deep Sea Odyssey amusement ride
  • Beluga Experience and Beluga Theatre
  • Polar bear village
  • Penguin World
  • Bumper smash
  • Games arcade
  • Penguin coaster
  • Tower of Sea Monsters
  • Otter’s Den
  • Stingray encounter
  • Tide pools
  • Spirit of Adventure ride
  • Walrus island
  • Sea Lion Bay and Sea Lion theatre
  • Sea Bird Paradise
  • Parades
  • Firework shows
  • Journey of Lights
  • Killer Whale Breeding Centre

Port Aventura – Spain

Located an hour’s drive from Barcelona is one of the most iconic European theme parks — Port Aventura.

This park offers a host of exciting adventures for the whole family, including rides, golden beaches and numerous restaurants. Attractions include:

  • Ferrariland
  • Fiestaventura firework show
  • PortAventura parade
  • Aves del Paraiso exotic bird show
  • Dino Safari 4D
  • Pareos en Bora Bora Polynesian music and dancing
  • Aloha Tahiti Polynesian cultural show
  • Noches de Fuego en Tahiti warrior show
  • Bubblebou soap bubble tricks
  • We Dance on Movies
  • Let’s Dance SesamoAventura Sesame Street show
  • Abby Star Studio
  • Rituales Mexicanos Mexican dance, ritual and music show
  • Templo del Fuego
  • Las Aventuras de Tadeo Jones
  • Bang Bang West Wild West show
  • Can Can West
  • La Casa de Woody
  • West Show
  • Horror in Texas
  • Horizontal catapult ride
  • Port de La Drassana ancient China cruise
  • Estacio del Nord steam train
  • Tutuki Splash volcanic ride
  • Polynesian canoes
  • Kontiki storm catamaran
  • Shambhala roller coaster
  • Dragon Khan 8-loop roller coaster
  • Angkhor water games
  • Waitan Port boat ride
  • Cobra Imperial mini coaster
  • Giant teacup ride
  • Area Infantil
  • Yucatan serpent ride
  • Los Potrillos bobbing ponies
  • Armadillo ride
  • Serpiente Emplumada spinning ride
  • Hurakan Condor 100-metre drop
  • El Diablo Mine coaster
  • El Secreto de los Mayas maze
  • Buffalo Rodeo
  • Silver River Flume
  • Penitence train
  • Tomahawk roller coaster
  • Laberinto BlackSmith maze
  • Grand Canyon rapids
  • Carousel
  • Wild Buffalos bumper cars
  • Stampida wooden roller coaster
  • Volpaiute spinning ride
  • Crazy Barrels
  • Detective Grover street mission
  • Tami Tami roller coaster
  • Le Granja de Elmo animal exploration ride
  • Coco Piloto airplane ride
  • Mariposas Saltarinas butterfly flight
  • Magic Fish water skidding
  • El Huerte Encantado kids adventure
  • Waikiki aerial ride
  • Kiddie dragons
  • El Salto de Bras drop
  • El Arbol Magico
  • SesamoAventura Station

Port Aventura has five hotels to choose from as well as a park-and-camp area.

Legoland Feriendorf – Germany

The word ‘Lego’ undoubtedly awakens the inner child in one and all — no matter your age — so who would say no to a lego adventure?

Legoland takes the LEGO® experience to the max, with even rooms decorated in quirky and colourful styles.

Legoland features a range of attractions, including:

  • 18 Themed playgrounds
  • 2 Tricycle tracks
  • A Pirate golf course
  • 6 High rope courses with 42 components
  • 8 Pirate bowling alleys
  • Evening entertainment programmes
  • Guided Atlantis by Sea Life tour
  • Jungle buffet restaurant
  • Legoland virtual reality LEGO® experience
  • Discovery centres
  • Legoland hot air balloon rides
  • Legoland VIP tours
  • Lego shop
  • Desert X-cursion ride
  • Pyramid Rallye ride
  • The Great LEGO® Race
  • LEGO® NINJAGO® The Ride
  • Flying NINJAGO®
  • Power Builder
  • LEGOLAND® Express
  • Airport ride
  • Hyundai LEGOLAND® Driving School
  • Hyundai LEGOLAND® Junior Driving School
  • Harbour Cruise
  • Pedal-A-Car
  • Aquazone Wave Racers
  • Techno Tea Cups
  • Fire Dragon
  • Dragon Hunt
  • Caterpillar Ride
  • Royal Joust
  • Jungle X-pedition
  • Safari Tour
  • Canoe X-pedition
  • Captain Nick’s Splash Battle
  • Pirate School
  • Temple X-pedition
  • Lego Building Activities

There are four room types to choose from in the Castle allowing for 4 – 6 guests per room: The King’s Superior Room, Dragon’s Castle Room, King’s Castle Room and Knight’s Castle Room. You can also choose to stay in the Holiday Village (Pirate Island Hotel). All accommodation includes breakfast and all rooms include a parent’s area and separate kids area with flatscreen TV’s, safes, mini fridges, and kettles.

Gili Lankanfushi – Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking stays you could add to your bucket list. The Resort features 45 rustic thatched villas all hovering over the lagoon and connected to jetties which traverse the island. It is the largest overwater reserve in the world.

Some of the features of the resort includes:

  • Infinity pools
  • Sundecks
  • Indoor relaxation areas
  • Outdoor relaxation areas
  • Open-air private bathrooms
  • Private couple’s spas
  • Saunas
  • Steam rooms
  • Indoor treatment pavilions
  • Outdoor treatment pavilions
  • Private cinema
  • Air-conditioned gym
  • Fully-equipped, stocked gourmet private dining kitchens
  • Private wine cellars
  • Water slides from top deck to private lagoon swimming areas
  • Business lounges with laptops and printers
  • Personal motorised transfer boats
  • Wifi
  • Luxury yachts
  • Bamboo cycles
  • Minibars and Nespresso machines
  • Catamaran nets
  • Water hammocks
  • Bose entertainment systems
  • Satellite TV
  • Ayurvedic spa remedies
  • Open-air living rooms
  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Wind-surfing lessons
  • Catamaran sailing lessons
  • Waterski
  • Wakeboarding
  • Sunset cocktail parties
  • Photography sessions
  • Dine in the Dark
  • Sunset sailing
  • Snorkeling with marine biologists
  • Maldivian cooking classes
  • Speedboat transfers
  • Tennis with a pro
  • Diving
  • Surfing with kids
  • Adult surfing
  • Sunset dolphin cruises
  • Sunset fishing trips
  • Sunrise fishing trips
  • Big game fishing
  • Private desert island picnics
  • Atoll exploration
  • Popsicle and Ice cream br
  • Jewellery shop
  • Jungle cinema
  • Library
  • Pool table
  • Organic garden
  • Romantic rendez-vous
  • Sleeping under the stars
  • Underground chocolate cave
  • Babysitting

The resort prides itself in being eco-conscious, which makes the luxury of the experience one which doesn’t niggle the conscience.

Tokyo Disney Sea Resort – Japan

Disney has an enormous bouquet of resorts around the world, and the Disney Resort in Tokyo upholds the high entertainment standards visitors have become accustomed to.

If you’re looking for entertainment this resort offers:

  • Duffy’s Sunny Fun kids programme
  • Special Disney Pirate’s Summer programme
  • Disney Halloween
  • Disney Fantastic Flight
  • DisneySea Transit Steamer Line
  • Fortress and Galleon explorations
  • Venetian Gondolas
  • Turtle Talk undersea observatory
  • Tower of Terror
  • DisneySea Electric Railway
  • Toy Story Mania tram and carnival games
  • Big City Vehicles waterfront ride
  • Aquatopia whirling water rides
  • Nemo & Friends submersible SeaRider
  • Lost River Delta high-speed ride
  • Raging Spirits roller coaster with 360-degree loop
  • Caravan Carousel
  • Jasmine’s Flying Carpets
  • Sinbad’s Storybook voyage
  • Magic Lamp Theatre
  • Ariel’s Playground
  • Jumpin’ Jellyfish ride
  • Scuttle’s Scooters ride
  • Flounder’s Flying Fish Coaster
  • Blowfish Balloon Race
  • Mermaid Lagoon Theatre
  • Whirlpool kelp cups
  • 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea submarines
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth ride
  • Disney Character greetings
  • Disney Light the Night firework show
  • Fantasmic light and water show
  • Pirates Summer Get Wet show
  • Hello, New York Mickey Mouse show
  • Big Band Beat Broadway music theatre
  • My Friend Duffy Show
  • Lost River Delta Show

There’s a range of interesting treats to choose from, including Disney-shaped delicacies. Though there are 21 hotels in the vicinity, why not stay at the Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta? Your guest benefits include early entry to parks, complimentary passes for the Disney Resort Line monorail, free Disney-themed amenities, free Disney-channel viewing, shopping delivery service, Disney Hotel exclusive merchandise, Disney shopping and more.

Dream of Zanzibar Hotel – Zanzibar

If you want to return to your roots — your African roots that is — then Zanzibar is one of the more affordable destinations to visit.

Families can look forward to the following activities and amenities at Dream of Zanzibar resort:

  • Kayaking
  • Beach volleyball
  • Beach soccer
  • Kite surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Monkey spotting
  • Dolphin watching
  • Stone Town excursions
  • Kiddies Simba Club
  • Diving
  • Swimming pools
  • Sailing
  • Mini safaris
  • Spice tours
  • Giant tortoise encounters
  • Beach olympics
  • Babysitting
  • Kids crafts
  • Kanga tying
  • Sand castle building
  • Swahili Lion King language classes
  • Kiddies lunchees
  • Technogym fitness centre
  • Personal trainers
  • Tennis
  • Spa
  • Themed music nights
  • Ngoma dancing and cuisine
  • Belly dancing
  • Dream of Zanzibar glamorous Gala nights
  • Private jacuzzis

There are several room options to choose from, with a maximum occupancy of 3 people per room.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel & Spa –  USA

Few providers have honed the concept of family vacationing much like Disney, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel & Spa has persistently received some of the highest ratings for Disney Resorts..

The resort caters for every child and adult need with a list of services and amenities which include:

  • Bibbidi Bobbidi kids boutique
  • The Carriage makeover package
  • The Courtyard makeover package
  • Deluxe Castle makeover package
  • Princess signature Dress collection
  • Disney Frozen Crown makeover package
  • Disney Frozen makeover package
  • The Knight makeover package
  • Deluxe Knight makeover package
  • Disney’s Perfectly Princess Tea party
  • Pool
  • Waterslide
  • Disney in-room celebrations
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Extra Magic Hours – Disney’s Hollywood Studio access
  • Poolside cabanas
  • Pirate Adventure cruises
  • Motorised boat rentals
  • Movies under the stars
  • Arcadia Games
  • Basketball
  • Jogging trails
  • Grand FLoridian Campfire activities
  • Character experiences

Of course Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park is just a stone’s throw away, which means you can shuttle over to enjoy:

  • Disney Villains After hours
  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
  • Extra Magic Hours
  • Party with Disney Pals
  • The Barnstormer ride
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
  • Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station
  • Cinderella Castle
  • Country Bear Jamboree
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • Enchanted Tales of Belle
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
  • The Hall of Presidents
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Horses – Disney Animals
  • “it’s a small world”
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Liberty Square Riverboat
  • Mad Tea Party
  • The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • A Pirate’s Adventure
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Prince Charming Regal Carousel
  • Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • Tomorrowland Speedway
  • Tomorrowland Transit  Authority PeopleMover
  • Tom Sawyer Island
  • Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
  • Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
  • Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
  • Casey’s Corner pianist
  • The Dapper Dans street entertainment
  • Citizens of Main Street entertainment
  • Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade
  • Electrical Water Pageant
  • Happily Ever After fireworks
  • Let the magic begin entertainment
  • Main Street Philharmonic
  • Main Street Trolley show
  • Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance
  • The Muppets: Great Moments in American History
  • Made With Magic

If you want to spoil your little ones, then this destination is most definitely a top choice

Eco Hotel Veles – Russia

Eco Hotel Veles is your answer to escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city without feeling like you’re completely off the beaten track.

But you can expect the same luxury, child services and entertainment than some of our other featured destinations, including:

  • Picnic areas
  • BBQ facilities
  • Pets allowed
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Live music
  • Children’s television networks
  • Kids Club
  • Indoor play area
  • Outdoor play area
  • Books
  • DVD’s
  • Kids music
  • Board games and puzzles
  • Babysitting
  • Tennis
  • Movie nights
  • Bike tours
  • Themed dinners
  • Cooking classes
  • Horse riding
  • Bowling
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Karaoke
  • Games room
  • Skiing
  • Billiards
  • Table tennis
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids meals
  • Snack bars
  • Packed lunches
  • Vending machines
  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa
  • Wellness centre
  • Wi-Fi
  • Steam room
  • Sun loungers
  • Jacuzzis
  • Hammam
  • Solarium
  • Fitness Centre
  • Sauna

There are 10 room types to choose from, with a maximum of 10 guests housed in their Holiday home or Five-Bedroom House. All bookings include breakfast for all guests and they cater for special dietary needs.

Royal Caribbean International – International

View of Skypad, the court, and the slides at night

If you want to join a different cruise to the Disney cruise liners, then the Royal Caribbean cruises may just be what you’re looking for.

The cruises travel virtually anywhere in the world and you can look forward to superior online entertainment, including:

  • Ice skating
  • Pool parties
  • Rock climbing
  • Perfect Storm water slides
  • Scuba classes
  • Dance classes
  • Table Tennis
  • Seaplex gaming
  • Mini golf
  • Flowrider
  • Sports courts
  • Ultimate abyss ride
  • Ripcord iFlying
  • Tidal wave
  • Game shows
  • 90s street parties
  • 70s disco parties
  • Latin fiesta
  • Spanish classes
  • Cupcake classes
  • Laser tag
  • H2O Zone water park
  • Zip-lining
  • Carousels
  • Games arcades
  • Outdoor movie nights
  • Culinary classes
  • Sushi making classes
  • Mystery theatre
  • Swimming pools
  • Escape Room
  • Trapeze School
  • Whirlpools
  • Blaster Slide
  • Amplified pool decks
  • Karaoke
  • Fencing
  • Archery
  • Card rooms
  • North Star 360 degree sea view capsule
  • Adventure Ocean kids entertainment
  • Sky Pad virtual reality games
  • Splashaway bay kids aqua park
  • Two70 evening aerial show
  • Teen spaces

Hillary Nature Resort & Spa – Ecuador

Nestled in the heart of South America lies Ecuador’s Hillary Nature Resort & Spa. The resort offers all inclusive family holiday packages which will titillate kids and parents alike.

Families and kids can look forward to:

  • Zip-lining
  • Wall climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Multi-adventure circuit
  • Arenillas Zoo excursions
  • Hillary Cacao Route excursions
  • Biopark adventure
  • Bike rides
  • Ostrich egg painting
  • Art in the zoo
  • Swimming pools
  • Games rooms
  • Video games room
  • Water park
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bamboo therapy
  • Hot stone therapy
  • Aromatherapy

Grownups will be happy to know that the all-inclusive-packages include:

  • Internal transfers
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited snacks
  • Unlimited soft and alcoholic drinks (national brands)
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Night club
  • Bar lounge
  • Night shows

So if you’re looking for something a bit off the beaten track but still catering to families, then it may be time to book your ticket to Ecuador!

Porto Zante Villas – Greece

Porto Zante may not have what some of our other entries have in the form of entertainment, but what it lacks in that regard it makes up for in luxury and relaxation.

If you’re looking for a destination which caters for families but without the bustle found at theme parks.

Parents can look forward to:

  • Kids’ Club
  • Snorkeling
  • Beach & pool toys
  • Kid’s Menu
  • Babysitting
  • Baby equipment
  • Table tennis
  • Horse riding
  • Playstation
  • Table football
  • Board games
  • Drawing tables
  • Face painting
  • Kids’ Corner supervised play area
  • Diving
  • Tennis lessons
  • Swimming pools
  • Sun beds
  • Open air showers
  • Open air dining
  • Jacuzzis
  • Working desks with iMac Desktops
  • Private cruises
  • Apple TV
  • Baby care
  • Bang & Olufsen Entertainment systems
  • Waterfront spa
  • In-suite spa services
  • Speed boats
  • Sailing boat cruises
  • Navagio Beach (shipwreck) excursion
  • Blue caves exploration
  • Caretta-Caretta Turtle experience
  • Dafni beach excursion
  • Kefallonia excursion
  • Bochali excursion
  • Canoeing
  • Sea cycling
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Water Park
  • Mini golf
  • Cycling
  • Surprise kids gifts
  • Kids pirate ship

Guests have a choice between 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom villas occupying up to 14 guests. The resort was named one of Conde Nast Travel’s World’s Best Family Hotels and the reviews speak highly of this family holiday destination.

Canada’s Wonderland  – Canada

In general, one doesn’t really need a reason to visit Canada. With its vast open spaces contrasted against bustling towns with a melting pot of cultures and little worry over safety, the country warrants visiting even if you aren’t looking for a family vacay.

But since we’re talking about families, Canada’s Wonderland is most definitely one of the places you want to visit.

Features and amenities include:

  • Antique Carousel
  • Backlot Stunt coaster
  • Barracuda Blaster
  • Behemoth ride
  • Black hole water slide
  • Blast off!
  • Boo Blasters on Boo Hill
  • Character Carousel
  • Dragon Fyre roller coaster
  • Drop Tower
  • Flight Deck ride
  • Flying Canoes
  • Flying Eagles
  • Frequent Flyers
  • Ghoster Coaster
  • Joe Cool’s Dodgem School
  • Jokey’s Jalopies
  • Jummpin’ Jet
  • KidZville Station
  • Klockwerks
  • Krachenwagen
  • Lakeside Lagoon
  • Lakeside Lagoon slides
  • Lazy river
  • Leviathan roller coaster
  • Lucy’s Tugboat
  • Lumberjack ride
  • Maple Park treehouse
  • Mighty Canadian Minebuster
  • Muskoka Plunge
  • Peanuts 500 driving
  • Psyclone ride
  • Pumphouse
  • Riptide
  • Riptide Racer water slide
  • Sally’s Love buggies
  • Shockwave ride
  • Silver Streak ride
  • Skyhawk
  • Sledge hammer ride
  • Slingshot ride
  • Snoopy vs Red Baron
  • Snoopy Revolution
  • Snoopy’s Space Race
  • Soaring Timbers
  • Speed City Raceway
  • Spinovator
  • Splash Station
  • Sprayground
  • Sugar Shack
  • Super Soaker
  • Swan Lake
  • Swing of the Century
  • Taxi Jam
  • The Bat
  • The Fly
  • The Plunge
  • The Pumpkin Patch
  • Thunder Run
  • Timberwolf Falls
  • Treetop Adventure
  • Time Warp
  • Typhoon water slide
  • Viking’s rage
  • vortex
  • Waterways
  • Whirlwinds
  • White Water Bay
  • White Water Canyon
  • Wilde Beast
  • Wilde Knight Mares
  • Windseeker
  • Wonder Mountain’s Guardian
  • Woodstock Whirlybirds
  • Xtreme Skyflyer
  • Yukon Striker coaster
  • Flying Frontenacs Stunt & Dive show
  • Peanuts Block Party
  • Snoopy’s Dog Days of Summer show
  • Snoopy’s Symphony of Water
  • Starlight Spectacular light show
  • Tundra: A Cirque Experience
  • Victoria Falls High Divers

If you choose the all inclusive package, then Canada’s Wonderland will also take care of your accommodation at one of the nearby hotels and provide shuttle services.

Grand Palladium Palace Resort – Ibiza

Ibiza isn’t necessarily the place you think of when considering a family vacation, but if that midlife crisis is hitting hard and you want a place where you can feel young while your children enjoy their youth as well, then the Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa is the place for you.

The resort offers a comprehensive bouquet of amenities for young and old, including:

  • Baby Club
  • Baby nursery
  • Multilingual nannies
  • Mini Club
  • Themed kids’ days
  • Kids games
  • Kids competitions
  • Kids educational activities
  • Workshops
  • Pool slides
  • Racing
  • Crafts
  • Junior Club
  • Themed parties
  • Cinema
  • DJ classes
  • Games and virtual zone
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Water volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Babysitting
  • Room service
  • Aquafitness
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Aerobics
  • Zumba
  • Spa
  • Archery
  • Tai Chi
  • Dance
  • Food workshops
  • Table games (dominoes, chess, chinese checkers, poker, Spanish cards).
  • Night-time shows
  • Disco Fever
  • One Night in Las Vegas experience
  • Full Moon Party
  • Flower Power Party
  • Boogie Nights
  • Pop Musical
  • Michael Jackson performance
  • Frozen performance
  • Surging
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Parasailing
  • Diving

There are various dining experiences to choose from, from fine dining to poolside dining and international restaurants. There are four classes of suites to choose from: double, junior, master and deluxe Jacuzzi

Panama Jack Resorts – Mexico

Few places fit the idyllic holiday brochure much like Cancun, and if you’re a family, then the Panama Jack Resorts’ all inclusive packages will check all the boxes.

The resort caters to young and old with amenities and entertainment which includes:

  • Family pools
  • Water slides
  • Hammocks
  • Fitness Centre
  • Beachfront Zumba
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Spinning
  • Beach volleyball
  • Beach soccer
  • Camp Jack water sports
  • Camp Jack beach sports
  • Camp Jack arts and crafts
  • Camp Jack night shows
  • Mini golf
  • Waterpark
  • Pirate ship
  • Medieval castle
  • Pirate splash park
  • Ball pit
  • Hanging bridges
  • Red Cross certified kids’ supervision
  • Magic shows
  • Live entertainment
  • Babysitting: ages 4 – 12
  • #Hashtag teen programme: ages 13 – 17
  • Wii competitions
  • Culinary & cocktail classes
  • Aquarobics
  • Turtle release programme
  • Mariachi bands
  • Beach parties
  • Massage
  • Mayan ritual spa
  • Exfoliation
  • Waxing
  • Anti-ageing treatments
  • Beach butlers

There are a variety of suites to choose from and more than 13 restaurants, bars and lounges to suit every taste as well as in-suite dining if you feel like lounging inside.

Atlantis the Palm – Dubai

Dubai tends to be synonymous with luxury and indulgence, and when it comes to Atlantis the Palm, it’s the same story.

The resort hotel understand that what goes for adults goes for kids and has made it their goal to offer young and old equal entertainment.

Some features include:

  • Summer camps for kids & teens
  • Aquaventure Waterpark with 30 slides and attractions
  • Royal pool
  • Zero Entry pool
  • Healthy kids lunch and snacks
  • Surf’s Up Wave Rider
  • Kids Club
  • PlayStations, Apple Macs, Nintendo Wiis, XBox One
  • Creation zones
  • Underwater theatre
  • The Zone at Atlantis teen hangout
  • Little Pirates Playground
  • Arts & crafts
  • Kids origami
  • Cookie decorating
  • Painting
  • Atlantis Pals pet stuffing
  • Rope climbing
  • Tunnels
  • Slippery slides
  • Aquaventure After dark parties
  • In-room Babysitting
  • Outdoor/Resort babysitting
  • Themed parties
  • Kids’ birthday packages
  • Wavehouse parties
  • Arcade games
  • Arabian Nights cultural experience
  • Mad Scientist science experiments
  • Willy Wonka Wednesday
  • The Lost Chambers Aquarium
  • Ambassador Lagoon marine life
  • Pirates on the Palm adventure
  • Candy Olympics
  • Super Kids Academy
  • Spa
  • Free internet access
  • Jet pools
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Personal training
  • Aquaventura cabanas
  • Dolphin Bay swimming with Dolphins

There are 13 different restaurants and kiosks and 14 types of suites to choose from, but for families, the Two Bedroom Family Suite would most probably work out best. So if you’re looking for a stopover between east and west, why not give Atlantis the Palm a try?

Lotte World – South Korea

If you’re up for an Asian adventure, then Lotte World  in South Korea is right up your alley. The venue hosts the Seoul Sky observatory and loads of entertainment for one and all, including:

  • Across Dark ride
  • The Conquistador roller coaster
  • Camelot carousel
  • Jungle Adventure
  • The Adventures of Sinbad ride
  • World Monorail
  • The Comet Express ride
  • Atlantis roller coaster
  • Gyro swing
  • Flume Ride
  • Drunken basket
  • French Revolution ride
  • Dragon Wild shooting
  • Pharaoh’s Fury ride
  • VR Space
  • Fantasy Forest
  • Swing Tree
  • Brother Moon and Sister Suns ryde
  • Gyro Spin
  • Bungee
  • Fly venture
  • Balloon ride
  • Bumping Jesters
  • Tomb of Horror
  • Boong Boong Car
  • Eureka kids ride
  • Bumper car ADV
  • Fantasy Dream
  • Lotty’s Kidstoria
  • Swing Pang Pang
  • Desperados ride
  • Jumping Fish
  • Dream Boots
  • Wild Valley ride
  • Wild Junel ride
  • Wild Wing ride
  • 4D Shooting theatre
  • Petit Pang Pan
  • Dynamic Theatre
  • Beluga’s Talk show
  • The Haunted House
  • Kid’s Sightseeing Car
  • Dragon Train
  • Animal Theatre
  • Geneva Cruise Line
  • Fairytale Theater
  • Lotty’s hot-air ball
  • Load Nelson’s Armada
  • Lotty’s Train
  • Lotty’s Climbing
  • Mirror Maze
  • Game Factory
  • Observatory Arcade
  • Space Journey
  • Aquarium educational programme
  • Baby nursery
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Golf driving range

the Seoul Sky is Korea’s tallest building and the fifth tallest building in the world. From the Observatory, visitors can enjoy a 360-degree view of Seoul.

The Lotte Hotel has a wide range of room options and packages to choose from.

Norwegian Cruise Line – International

Our last entry is the Norwegian Cruise Line. With a choice of ships and destinations you can’t go wrong with this one.

Onboard excursions and amenities include:

  • Guppies infant programme (6 months – 3 years)
  • Guppies nursery
  • Splash academy (3 – 12 years)
  • Kids parties
  • Creative play
  • Kids sports
  • Entourage (13 – 17 years)
  • Video games
  • Movies
  • Art
  • Music
  • Sport
  • Late night/port play
  • Freestyle dining
  • Kids menus
  • Bowling
  • Water slides
  • Mini golf
  • Cirque Dreams and Dinner
  • Priscilla Queen of the Desert musical
  • Legends in Concert
  • Norwegian Fight Klub
  • Ryde classes
  • Fitness centre
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Spinning
  • Kids Aqua Park
  • After Midnight Broadway
  • Rock of Ages show
  • Burn the Floor dance show
  • Howl at the Moon music show
  • The Cavern Club Beatles show
  • Legends in Concert
  • Deck parties
  • Standup Comedy
  • Deal or No Deal
  • Spa

Shore excursions are determined by your destination or stop-over port and budget but include an incredible range of activities for young and old alike.

When it comes to accommodation, all their cruise ships offer Family Mini-Suites, Balconies, Oceanviews and Inside staterooms and most of our ships have 2-Bedroom Family Suites which are conveniently located near the kids’ area.

Happy travels!

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