Leigh Hunt said, “Travelling in the company of those we love is home in motion.”
What is your ideal travel? Some of us feel the journey will be complete if we have our family as our companion. But as we know travelling with family has its pluses and minuses. But 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: Dubai Who would have taught that one of the middleeastern countries would be part of our list? But theDubaioftheUnitedArabEmiratesisobviously not your typical West Asian city. 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 sqm 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 TM 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.
New-Zealand Perhaps we knew New Zealand as a beautiful countrythatispopularwiththefamousandhighest 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. Get a feel for the local history and culture from many museums in several towns. For example, Auckland’s MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology) is a hit with children and Wanaka’s Transport & Toy Museum that appeals to all ages. Also make out time to visit Te Papa – the Museum of New Zealand in Wellington, which tells more about the Maori tribe. 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 our picturesque 1,250acre 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. FormoreinformationaboutNewZealand,feelfree to visit www.newzealand.com. 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 historicalicons.StarWarsexperienceisalsoavailable in Madame Tussauds. The brand new experience invites kids and adult to immerse themselves in the world’s favourite science fiction movie by meeting 16 iconic characters across 11 epic scenes. 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, for instance, the real Diagon Alley and the optician’s shop that served as the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron in “Harry PotterandtheGobletofFire.”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 magicoftheHarryPotterfilms.Venturebehindthe 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.
Tokyo Japan is an amazing country. It does not matter how old you are, a visit here will mesmerise you because it is a land that promises to satisfy you at every turn. There are lots of people wanting to visit Japan resulting in a lot of international airlines having very good promotional tickets periodically within the year. EverycityinJapanisabeautifuldestination,butmy family and I feel Tokyo is the most Family Friendly destination. You may need to raise your vacation budget as Tokyo is considered a high-spending city, but it is a wonderful place with never-ending adventure and non-stop activities Tokyoisn’tjustamoderncapitalcity,itisrecognised 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. Disneyland is all about the Disney. You might need more than a day to visit both theme parks After a day at the theme park, you might want to visit the Museums. They are a great way to gain someknowledgeaboutthecountryandcity.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. GoldCoast The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of BrisbaneonAustralia’seastcoast.TheEast-coastcity captivatedusuponourtouchdowntothecity.Iloved the ambience, the views, the vibes and everything about it. There are lots of things to do and places to go that are suitable for all ages. It is a non-stop fun filled city. GoldCoastisahometothemeparkslikeDreamworld and Warner Bros. Movie world, which are the most popular and the favourite theme parks: Sea World andWet’n’Wild.Youwillneedatleastadayperpark. TheWarnerBros.MovieWorldisdesignedformovie 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 rollercoastertakesyoufromzeroto100km/hinonly two seconds. Dreamworld is also as good; it is not only packed with fantastic rides but has a mini zoo inside the park. TheGoldCoastisalsofamousforitszoo’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’andadanceshow.Formoreinformation, pleasevisitwww.destinationgoldcoast.com.