We have just stepped into the year 2018 and the summer vacation is just three months around the corner. Have you made any elaborate plan to take your children out for a tour in 2018? Just to soak in the spirit of family travel and understand that your kids shall better appreciate the beauty that the world offers by going for a tour of these five places in the world, recall the lyrics of the iconic rock anthem “Another Brick in the Wall” by Pink Floyd. We present you these five truly awesome holiday destinations around the globe for your kids in 2018.
Edinburgh- Fun, Flora and Fauna the Way of the True Blood Scots
The city is the home to the Edinburgh Zoo that houses animal life forms that are rare to find in any other part of the world. Allow your kids to bite into the famous ice cream float at S Lucas and treasure the happiness on their faces for a lifetime. The Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh hosts a vast collection of exhibits of children’s’ toys and specimen of childrens’ attractions through the ages of human history. The East Links Family Park is yet another place that your wife and children shall love visiting.
Forget Animal Farm of George Orwell fame, the East Links Family Park offers fun activities like a train safari, an indoor animal barn, a hay barn, an outdoor farm for animals, trampolines, crazy golf, go karting, a ball blast arena, education barn and a giant fortress. Visit the Edinburgh Castle and the Holyrood Park that is just a stroll away to reinvent the history and heritage associated with Georgian Scotland.
Dubai- Joy Rides, Amusement and One Click for the Family Album
Dubai hosts the IMG Worlds of Adventure that can actually house 28 football fields. Challenge your kids’ energy with a day full of amusement, games and joy rides at the IMG Worlds of Adventure. Kids love dolphins. Take them to the Dolphin Bay and see your kids make a splash with the friendliest dolphins. There is more water to be splashed at the Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai. Take the plunge with your family on the amazing water roller coaster and other rides and enjoy crazy moments of thrill.
OliOli offers an innovation in children’s amusement and entertainment with fresh themes of fun activities like firing water cannon balls that are sure to fire the imagination of kids. Save the visit to the Dubai Desert for the climax of your Dubai tour. Stroll through the desert amid a typically urban backdrop and feel the change in the ambience for a short while.
Australia- The Wizard of Oz
For children, Australia opens up new frontiers of fun and amusement. Tour the Luna Park Sydney for a crazy high energy fun filled day. Set a date with the famous snakes and crocodiles of Australia at the Sydney Wildlife Zoo for a refreshing rendezvous with the bad daddies of animal world. The Sealife Sydney Aquarium shall allow your family to get up close and personal with a diverse tribe of 13000 plus fishes and 700 aquatic creatures. The Penguins at Phillip Island are as close as you get to these cute little things. Snap a few pictures of your kids with the penguins in the backdrop for some instant social media fame in your community.
The Old Puffing Billy Steam Railway at Melbourne takes you back to the good old days of steam engines pulling carriages through lush green picturesque settings. The Science Works Museum, Melbourne is a great place for kids to savour the mechanistic marvels of the state of Victoria that shall cultivate the love of science and technology in kids.
India – One of Popular Travel Necklaces of Asia
India’s Golden Triangle can be covered in a week’s time. This destination includes Delhi, Jaipur and Agra which would definitely be the best experience for your kids in limited time.
Delhi is the confluence of Mughal, Sikh, Hindu and British cultures. Rich in tradition and history, places like the Tughlakabad Fort, the Jama Masjid that is the largest mosque in Asia, the Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb reflect the glory of Mughal architecture and art.
Extending the streak of the Mughal glory to the east in Agra are the Agra fort, Fatehpur Sikri and saving the best for the last, the white marble built Taj Mahal that is one of the new seven wonders of the world initiative.
Complete the triangle by moving to the west to ‘Jaipur’ to taste the flavours of Rajput courage, pride and chivalry in all her bridal beauty at places like the Nahargarh Fort, the Hawa Mahal, the City Palace and the astronomical observatory at Jantar Mantar. Jaipur shall enable your kids appreciate the fine arts, architecture and the medieval era treasures of science gifted to the world by the Rajputs.
Italy- Renaissance and the Merchant of Venice
Italy, the home to the ancient Roman Empire and the high seat of Renaissance has a lot to offer to history aficionado kids. Visit the Colosseum in Rome and feel the aura of colossal structure. The St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome designed by Michelangelo shows Italian grandeur and finesse in its full flow.
A visit to the Leaning Tower of Pisa shall leave your kids in awe of both the physics and the architecture involved in this historic monument built over a time of 199 years. What inspired Shakespeare to write the Merchant of Venice? Let the kids know the answer with a boat ride at the Canale Grande in Venice. For a breath taking view of the rocky terrain in Northern Italy take a while at the Dolomites. Your kids will love the beautiful terrain that forms a part of the Southern Limestone Alps. Life lesson are best learnt on the road, not in the classroom. Let 2018 be a learning and joy de vivre for your kids in touring this awesome list of five holiday destinations that has been suggested here. Let the fun begin!