Instead of sitting around at home for spring break, why not book an exciting adventure for you and your family? Doing something out of the ordinary is always fun and travelling is a great way for your kids to keep learning even when they’re not in school.
If you need some inspiration on where to go this spring break, here are seven kid-friendly options.
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort
This resort isn’t really on the lost continent of Atlantis. It’s actually in the Bahamas. And it is full of activities for kids. The Atlantis Kids Adventure program allows children to choose their own adventures. They can learn to twist pretzels or make their own pizza in cooking classes. The Lego construction room welcomes all aspiring builders and architects and there are plenty of cozy little nooks for sitting down with a good book. The Sea Squirt program welcomes kids to try their hands at being marine biologists.
There is so much for kids to do, you might even need to extend your stay just so they can try everything. Boredom is not on the itinerary at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort. Check their website for full details of their children’s programming.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
In the state of Vermont, you’ll find Smugglers’ Notch Resort, which has its own Snow Sport University that teaches snowboarding to kids using special snowboards that make learning easier. Kids who want to learn cross-country skiing can hone their skills at the mini terrain park.
There is an entire indoor FunZone for kids to wear off their pent up energy once they’re done learning how to tackle the slopes. There is also dog sledding, ice skating and art classes for the whole family.
Rancho de los Caballeros
If beaches or mountains aren’t your thing, how about a dude ranch? Rancho de los Caballeros in the state of Arizona has been letting families get a first hand experience of cowboy life since all the way back in 1947, so they really know what they’re doing.
Children start the day at 8 with breakfast and a ride on the trails (or inside the corral if they’re really small). There is also swimming, crafts, hiking, sports and the ever-popular scavenger hunts for them. Parents can spend time relaxing or playing golf. After lunch, the whole family can get together and ride horses. In the evening, kids go back to the club for a campfire while parents can enjoy dinner in the dining room.
Club Med Dominican Republic
All-inclusive family vacations at Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic include oceanfront family suites and makes baby essentials like bathtubs, baby food and strollers available for your use. There is a Baby Gym and catamaran adventures. Give your kids over 4 a supervised camping adventure as part of your package deal.
It’s the ultimate island getaway for families.
True, this little Middle Eastern country might not pop into your head when you think of family friendly vacations, but if you and your family love culture, ruins, nature and history, this is a fantastic place that is not on many families’ list.
You can either book tours or rent a car with a private driver and explore the country via day trips from the capital Amman.
For kids, check out Amman’s lively souks (a type of market), the Children’s Museum and the lush and vibrant King Hussein gardens where they can burn off some of that natural kid energy. The open-air Jabal Al-Qalaa museum and the beautiful Abu Darwish Mosque are also great places to visit.
There are the Roman ruins of Jerash just a short drive from the capital and the Lost City of Petra is a must-see attraction while visiting. You can take a horse ride through the Siq and check out the lunar landscapes of Wadi Rum. Float in the unbelievably salty waters of the Dead Sea and then go to the Red Sea for some amazing snorkelling at Aqba.
Singapore is so clean you can use it as inspiration for your kids to keep their rooms clean. This tiny city-state has many places to stay and a public transportation system that is easy to use. Stroll through the sands of Sentosa Island and East Coast Park and take day trips to Lazarus, St. John’s, and Pulau Ubin islands.
There is the Singapore Flyer where you can get amazing views of the city or the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Masjid Sultan, and Sri Mariamman Temple where you can soak up some culture. If you want to take in some outdoor activities, you can visit places like the MacRitchie Reservoir, Singapore Botanic Gardens, the Southern Ridges, and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Along with lots of museums for the curious, you can see Singapore’s nocturnal animals with the Singapore Night Safari.
On the aforementioned Sentosa Island, kids can enjoy theme parks and all kinds of fun activities. Universal Studios Singapore offers excitement on movie-themed rides and exhibits like the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom will thrill little biologists.
The Shangri-La Singapore is a family friendly hotel with an entire floor dedicated to family rooms and an incredible kids club.
The gated community of Mayakoba is about 45 minutes south of the Cancun International Airport. Its name means “village of water” and a network of canals connect many of the properties here. That’s why it’s known as the “Venice of the Caribbean.” The resort is surrounded by nature and features many cenotes, freshwater lagoons and amazing beaches. The area has many resorts to choose from. Picking the right one might be your biggest challenge.
If you’re looking to get away for spring break, these seven destinations each have something unique to offer. Get your kids’ passports ready, pack up the family and head to one of these amazing destinations to get away from it all and find relaxation, adventure, culture, activity or whatever else you crave.