Parents with children under the age of 15 will attest to the fact that planning a holiday is no mean feat. Not only will siblings have differing opinions on what makes a great holiday, they will also have unsavoury reactions to places they do not like. Let’s not forget, children also have a tendency to get bored very quickly so wherever you plan to take them should be interesting and entertaining enough to keep them occupied. So here are some fun and rather unusual holidays that you can take with kids in tow.
Find an AdventureChildren love activities that burn their energy to a crisp, so instead of going to visit grandma again, take to an adventure park that has tailored activities for children and adults to enjoy in a safe environment. These places not only have cool activities like laser tag, zip lines and arts and crafts sheds but they also teach important life skills such as team building Gold Coast and leadership. Some places teach survival skills from a very young age, gradually working their way up to building a fire or hunting. Search online for places like these close to you and check out their repertoire of activities on offer. There will surely be some place out there that meets your high standards.
Recreate a FantasyChildren have wild imaginations which will all too soon be subsumed by reality. As long as they reign supreme however, why not indulge a little bit? Take your children to a theme park, studio or some place that will allow them to live out their fantasies. For instance, if they are a fan of sci-fi movies, find a place that offers laser tag and create an elaborate space odyssey for them to go on. If they like pirate stories, there are plenty of actual shipwrecks in the coastal area that offer guided tours and even some role-play towards the end. Don’t forget how fertile your imagination was as a child. Let your child live their dreams at least for a little while and use this opportunity to teach them some life lessons first-hand like team building activities and playing fair.
Camp in the WildRemember that peace and quiet are things that adults look for – because they don’t get enough of it in their lives. Children like nothing more than to run around and play. Bearing this in mind, why not take them camping? Not the boring camping experience like going into some god-forsaken wood that is miles away from any human civilization. Children will definitely not enjoy that. Find some communal camping ground that is close enough to a few trails that you can hike during the day and then enjoy the evenings with other campers. There will be other children to play with and some of these campsites organize campfires and sing-a-longs at night. Sit back, relax, and let the kids run wild.