5 Family Friendly Destinations

Some of us feel the journey will be complete if we have our family as our companion.

There’s always a way to make your holiday memorable together with your family. Here are some of the best places my family and I have found very family friendly and fun:

1. Tokyo
It does not matter how old you are, a visit to Japan will mesmerise you because it is a land that promises to satisfy you at every turn. Every city in Japan is a beautiful destination, but my family and I feel Tokyo is the most Family Friendly destination. Tokyo isn’t just a modern capital city, it is recognised as the main tourist attraction in Japan, with a lot of attractions suitable for all ages. Let’s start with Disney Theme Park. Who doesn’t like the magical experience Disney offers? Disney Tokyo has two. DisneySea and Disneyland. DisneySea Tokyo is the only Disney theme park in the world that is inspired by oceans tales and legends. After a day at the theme park, you might want to visit the Museums. They are a great way to gain some knowledge about the country and city. There are many museums in Tokyo; there is historical, cultural, movies, themed and animated museums. Also spending time in the city parks with family is quite fun, especially if you visit during the cherry blossom season.
For more information on Tokyo destinations, please visit www.jnto.go.jp

2. Gold Coast
Gold Coast is a home to theme parks like Dreamworld and Warner Bros. Movie world, which are the most popular and the favourite theme parks: Sea World and Wet’n’Wild. The Warner Bros. Movie World is designed for movie lovers. It is magical, and you will find a lot of your favourite movies turned into a ride and attraction, like Superman Escape which was my favourite. The rollercoaster takes you from zero to 100 km/h in only two seconds. Dreamworld is also as good; it is not only packed with fantastic rides but has a mini zoo inside the park. The Gold Coast is also famous for its zoo’s, sanctuaries, aquariums and wildlife parks. There you can have fun while learning about nature and animals. Start your journey at Sea World where you will discover the underworld, experience many unforgettable moments and shows by intriguing animals like in the dolphin show. Then visit the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. We had a wonderful day there, saw and experienced a lot of things unique to Australia such as cuddling a Koala, feeding Kangaroos, Free-flight bird show and witnessed the Aborigins perform ‘Didgeridoo’ and a dance show.
For more information, please visit www.destinationgoldcoast.com

3. New Zealand
Perhaps we knew New Zealand as a beautiful country that is popular with the famous and highest bungee jumping. But since the trilogy of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit grabbed attention in world cinema industry, the name of New Zealand transcended, because many movies are now set and filmed there in New Zealand. Not just flawless beauty, New Zealand absolutely became as one of favourite family friendly destinations. The country is best known for stunning untouched natural landscapes. The mountains, forests, and coastlines are all surprisingly accessible. You’ll find that there are countless options for exploring on foot, even with little ones. Make sure not to leave the country before experiencing the real Middle-earth by visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set. Your guided tour here starts with a drive through the picturesque 1,250-acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Take a look at Bag End, where Frodo and Bilbo’s adventures began. Get lost among the hobbit holes and visit the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill, and the Party Tree. Listen to spell-binding tales of how Hobbiton came to be.
For more information about New Zealand, feel free to visit www.newzealand.com

4. London
London is a remarkable city, one of the best in the world. There are plenty of attractions and destinations that will fulfill your family’s dream. Start with the iconic London Eye. See London from a different perspective at the London Eye or take an old-fashioned tour to Madame Tussauds London to get up close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights, and historical icons. You can also experience the stunning Marvel Super Heroes 4D shows, which brings some of the world’s best-loved superheroes to life through a mix of 4D animation, interactive themed areas, and startlingly realistic Madame Tussauds wax figures. For Harry Potter die-hard fans, take a magical tour to legendary locations. Get stunning views from the bridge that was destroyed by the Death Eaters in the sixth series of the movie. A visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London provides a unique opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter films. Venture behind the scenes to discover a huge array of fantastic sets, costumes, and props. Learn some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made the Harry Potter films so hugely popular around the world.
For more information about London travel experiences, please visit www.visitlondon.com

5. Dubai
Dubai’s tourism offers many excellent and wonderful places to see. Where else can you play on the beach in the morning, go snow skiing at lunchtime, explore the desert in the afternoon and then watch dancing fountains reach to the skies underneath the world’s tallest tower all in the same city? It’s a packed timetable with one memorable event after the other. Here are our top selections; First is Dubai Garden Glow; the best place where your kids explore the world that glows in the dark, with talking trees, lit-up bugs and food trucks that offer light bites. You must also visit Blooming Beauty at Miracle Garden situated in Al Barsha South. The place that houses the biggest flower garden with more than 45 million blooming flowers across 72,000 square metre displayed in a variety of sculptures and designs. Dubai is also popular for its theme parks, and the latest attraction opened this year, the ‘Dubai Parks and Resorts’. Dubai Parks and Resorts is set to be the region’s largest integrated theme park destination. It provides some of Hollywood’s lovable characters in its MotionGate™ Dubai. It also has a Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, which is the first theme park based on the sights and sounds of the Indian Movie Industry, and Legoland Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park set to feature 15,000 LEGO models and more than 60 million LEGO bricks.
For more information about Dubai tourism, please visit www.visitdubai.com

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