Because holidays should bring out the best in you and your little ones
Nothing soothes our souls like our family. And parents everywhere would agree that traveling the world isn’t as enjoyable without their kids in tow, which is why family vacations are so important. But in this day and age, it’s getting harder and harder to get everyone to disconnect from technology and appreciate their real-time surroundings. According to a research conducted by learning company White Hutchinson, children who engage in natural environments are motorly advanced and less likely to get sick compared to those who don’t. So if your kids have been spending way too much time with the iPads, it’s time to get them acquainted with Mother Earth. We unveil five fun natural retreats that not only allows for tech-less family time but also takes your parent-child relationship up a notch!
1. Okavango Delta, Botswana
If your children love camping and the wilderness, then the Okavango Delta is the best place where they can relish their dreams. Nestled deep within the wildlife utopia is Little Vumbura, a six- room camp where one can enjoy the jungle without sacrificing comfort. The camp is bedecked with facilities such as a plunge pool, vast dining area, and a stargazing deck, perfect for family activities. Animal lovers will find themselves amused by the elephant, lion, and hippo sighting at the Delta, while water babies can revel in moments shared during canoeing.
2. Lapland, Finland
Fancy a winter retreat for the whole family? There is plenty of love to discover on the icy terrains of Lapland, Finland. If your children are new to the cold, then the beauty of the Northern Lights can ease them into the environment. The heavenly displays are most commonly spotted in the peak of winter, above at least 60 degrees latitude. Add to your vacation with fun visitations to the reindeer farm and snowmobile safaris in town.
3. Noonu Atoll, Maldives
There is no better way to teach your kids to appreciate marine life than to bring them to Maldive’s Noonu Atoll. Consider Cheval Blanc Randheli. The resort not only backdrops glorious family sessions beautifully, it also hosts sea excursions for children. Every now and then, select marine biologists and ecotourism experts are invited to lead their exciting programmes, ensuring that your children get the best of marine knowledge. Expect the little ones to come back to you with riveting stories about interactive diving, island tours, snorkel safari, and underwater photography classes.
4. The Indonesian Archipelago
Not content with conquering just one location? Desire a unique, timeless experience with your kids? Time to take a leaf out of Tin Tin’s comic books and sail around the the islands of Indonesia in a customised trip. Thanks to bespoke holiday planner Momentum Adventure, your dream seafaring stories involving you and your kids are a mere design away. Popular island pit stops include Maluku, Greater Sunda, Raja Ampat, Kai, and Gili.
5. Chattanooga, Tennessee
Children aspiring to be archeologists would be delighted by the panoramas of Rock City Gardens, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lookout Mountain, the site’s main attraction, is home to ancient rock formations accessible all year round. From it, one can indulge in an eagle’s view of seven American states: Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and of course, Tennessee. Other highlights where you and your kids can bond further include the Enchanted Trail, Fairyland Caverns, and Mother Goose Village.