Long flights, new languages, lack of kid-friendly places, fear of getting lost in a new country, availability of vegetarian/non-spicy food – if all these have been your travel concerns as parents of toddlers, we are right here to give you every reason why and where you should travel with your kids this New Year. Make your pick!
Singapore: It opens doors for a rejuvenating holiday for parents with babies under three years. From Universal Studios to Sentosa Island, from Jurong Bird Sanctuary to Night Safari, the country has everything for parents and little ones to fall in love with. Accompany your kids to Madagascar, Treasure Hunters and Dino-Soarin in Universal Studios and see them go crazy. Apart from zoos, theme parks and water parks, Singapore is known for uncountable food variants that even make the fussiest toddler smile.
Why will kids love Singapore? Parents can be 100% assured of hygiene and quality of baby stuff in Singapore. Baby products ranging from nappies to strollers are readily available anywhere in Singapore. I’d personally recommend you to buy a cute pair of minion shoes. Your kids are going to treasure it!
Hong Kong: Firstly, the colourful ambience keeps little minds entertained all through. Secondly, English is widely spoken and availability of Octopus cards at the airport and MTR train system make communication and commutation easy for couples with babies. Coming to Disneyland, it is definitely every baby’s paradise. With New Year approaching, Disneyland will turn more charming with fairy tale lights, castles and snow-speckled attractions. Not just that, Ocean Park is another theme park flooded with fun amenities like aquariums, rides and themes like giant panda, rainforest and polar displays. Take kids along on the Peak Tram ride to get panoramic views of Hong Kong. A visit to Hong Kong Park will be great as children can make new friends and watch the murmur of colourful birds. Yes, this way you can have some time for yourself too
Why will kids love Hong Kong? Here, feeding the most nagging kid is also the easiest affair because numerous food outlets sell tasty steamed, light spiced dim-sums day and night. Awesome, isn’t it?
Japan: It is fascinating for both toddlers and adults. While parents learn to fight like a samurai, kids move to a fairy tale world in Tokyo Disneyland. Space Mountain and Mickey and Minnie Mouse parade make Disneyland a great place for toddlers. Kidzania, the mini city for kids has everything from TV stations and banks to- hospitals and pizza shops. It is a fun world where babies turn rich by opening bank accounts, become the chef of delicious pizzas or turn into a pilot navigating an airplane. Stuffed toys and toy cars of Hakuhinkan Toy Park and Tokyo Metropolitan Children’s Hall make Japan more rewarding for tiny tots. For a quiet escape and a bit of relaxation, head to the Tokyo beach in the heart of the city.
Why will kids love Japan? Even budget airlines serve child-friendly food. Cultural dinners also have meals like Tempura exclusively cooked for kids.
Thailand: A safe dip in the clean blue ocean waters of Phuket and a boat ride across islands of Thailand make the country a one-stop destination to travel with kids. Attractions like Chao Phraya River Cruise, Safari World, Dream World Amusement Park and Siam Ocean World are designed with amenities exclusively meant to entertain parents especially when they bring their little ones along. Do you need more?
Why will kids love Thailand? Thailand offers the maximum comfort with availability of baby food, diapers, umbrella strollers and baby life jackets everywhere.
Australia: If you think your child can take a long flight without hassle, then Australia is a great option. If not, you might want to go for stopover flights. This way you can spend some time in a new country mid way! Australia’s family-friendly beaches are hotspots for couples who love to travel with kids and relax under the golden sun. Also, if budget is not a constraint, why not take your baby sitter along to nurture the child on timely basis. Taronga Zoo, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary and last but not the least, Dreamworld, make Australia a wonder to plan an exotic vacation with children.
Why will kids love Australia? Various amusement parks, availability of Indian restaurants at every nook and cranny and the clean air are enough to make every kid fall in love with Australia.
Here’s a tip: If your kid is flying for the first time, stuff your child’s luggage with toffees, ear buds and toys. Plan your vacation soon and give a kick start to 2016!