3 Unusual Family-Friendly Destinations

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It’s not always easy to travel as a family, as there are so many things to consider. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not possible, especially if you want to steer clear of the ordinary family-friendly destinations and explore the world a little bit more. Many couples have decided to take their kids on holidays to places that others would think are unconventional, like India, Cambodia and Vietnam. A great example of this is the Ejmont family, who have traveled all over the world with their kids in tow. You can read their stories, get some helpful tips and be inspired to do the same by visiting their site; Wanderlust Storytellers. You can get even more motivation by reading about our top 3 unusual family-friendly destinations.

Dubai

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This global Middle Eastern city is known for its ultra-luxurious hotels, modern skyscrapers and ancient souks (markets). What many people don’t know is that Dubai is a family-friendly destination, being home to numerous attractions that are great for kids of all ages. There are theme parks, beaches, skate parks and waterparks, as well as large shopping centres with plenty of things inside for any thrill seeking kid. You can swim with dolphins at Dolphin Bay, go ice skating at the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink, go skiing at Ski Dubai and go sandboarding in the desert. Visit Dubai is a fantastic source of information for all things Dubai and has a great guide for families.

Kuala Lumpur

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The capital city of Malaysia is not a common place for a family destination, but between the skyscrapers and old Colonial buildings there are a wealth of things to see and do that will excite any family. One of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous buildings is the iconic Petronas Towers that stands tall at nearly 452 metres. No visit to the city is complete without walking across its skywalk, which happens to be the highest in the world. A ride up to the observation tower is also not to be missed, though it’s not recommended to those with acrophobia. You can also take the kids for phenomenal aerial views of the city to the observation deck at the Kuala Lumpur Tower. The 335 metre high tower is also home to a small zoo, an aquarium and an eco-park.

Iceland

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This Nordic island country is not your usual family holiday destination, but it has so much to offer any adventurous household. For starters, it’s a great place to see the Northern Lights, especially if you visit between September and April. This is something that you and the kids will remember for a lifetime and will talk about for years to come. There is also the Midnight Sun, which can be seen from May to late July. It’s an out of this world experience and will make you and your family feel as if you are right in the pages of a magazine. Iceland is also a great place to go whale watching, dogsledding and glacier hiking. As well, there are numerous stunning attractions that everyone will enjoy, like the Blue Lagoon, the Gullfoss Waterfall and Thingvellir National Park. The Newman family spent the summer of 2016 traveling around the country and have some great information that they have shared on their site; Iceland with Kids.

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