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Mention Hakuba, and one immediately conjures up images of its majestic slopes, wintry landscape and prime skiing conditions. If you plan to visit Hakuba with kids, there’s plenty else to do away from the slopes. You can visit key historic sites, experience cultural activities like a tea ceremony ritual, or enjoy a soak at an outdoor hot spring with jaw-dropping views out to the mountains. For the full details (and more travel ideas), do check out our family-friendly guide below. Happy holidays! 1. Hit the slopes – the most popular way to enjoy Hakuba with kids A haven for skiing enthusiasts, Hakuba offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country. There are excellent powder snow conditions, and 11 ski resorts and ski chalets you can access. For Hakuba first-timers, our recommendations are: Tsugaike Kogen’s gentle, wide slopes for beginners and Hakuba Iwatake for intermediate skiers. Experienced skiers…

There’s more to Niseko than its powdery ski slopes, stunning chalets and breathtaking scenery. It might not be immediately obvious, but the area also boasts an excellent dining scene (check out our Niseko food guide for Michelin-starred restos, cool après-ski bars and more), onsens with jaw-dropping views, well-curated museums and fascinating cultural events and workshops. There’s something for every family vacationer. If you are coming to Niseko with kids, check out our favourite attractions and activities below: 1. Experience a variety of winter activities Your little ones may not be able to ski down Niseko’s powdery slopes just yet – but that doesn’t mean that they’ll be left out of the fun. There are many other activities to cater to kids across different ages. So bring them out for reindeer rides, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, or just to build a snowman outdoors (Frozen soundtrack in the background)! Check out…

Snow-covered mountains, lush green hills, a massive lake, Wanaka is an amazing family destination in New Zealand, just a short 1-hour drive away from Queenstown! Unspoiled, stunningly beautiful and a great holiday destination all-year-round, you and the kids are bound to have an unforgettable time here in Wanaka. Find yourself the perfect family home in the centre of town and off you go, exploring all the highlights, viewpoints and family activities. Travelling to Wanaka with kids? Here are 10 family activities in Wanaka for a wonderful holiday. 1. Family fun at Lake Wanaka Beautiful Lake Wanaka is the main attraction point in this lovely tourist town. As expected, most of the activities and tours are happening on and around this enormous lake. Indeed, Lake Wanaka is one heavenly playground for families with kids and the views are breathtaking! There is an endless list of things to see, do a and…

While Queenstown is a paradise for adrenaline junkies and outdoor adventurists, this lakeside beautiful town is also a great holiday destination for families with kids! Stunning nature, private family homes, ski fun, water fun and an array of family-friendly activities, Queenstown is a heavenly playground with an adventurous twist for young and old. Looking for inspiration on what to do? Here are some ideas: 1. Gondola Skyline – the steepest cable car in the southern hemisphere Give your kids an experience they’ll never forget and take them on the Skyline Gondola in Queenstown, it is the steepest cable car in the southern hemisphere and quite a thrilling ride with unbelievable views. The Gondola will take you 450 metres up into the sky and drop you off at Bob’s Peak. From up there, you can see Lake Wake Wakatipu and Queenstown, surrounded by those dramatic snow-capped mountains: Coronet Peak, The Remarkables…

Bali makes a great place for a family holiday, but everyone needs a break from the kids every once in a while. Whether you just want to unwind for a couple of hours over cocktails or are planning a whole day excursion that’s not quite kid-friendly, here are a few childcare services in Bali that will leave you feeling reassured that your little ones are in safe hands. Babysitters and nannies in Bali: The Balinese are known for having a great attitude towards children, and, as can be expected on an island with such a reputation, there are plenty of babysitting services to choose from. First things first though, check to see if your hotel has an in-house babysitting service or a kids club. You will find that most of the big resorts offer something in the way of childcare and a kids club in your own hotel can be…

Happy wife = happy life right? Well, is there anything that makes the mama happier than a bunch of content and exhausted kids at the day’s end? Plan a stay at one of the best Seminyak family villas and ensure that the little ones stay entertained the entire length of your holiday in Bali. Villa Tiga Puluh With seven bedroom suites, Villa Tiga Puluh is large enough to accommodate two or three families travelling together. A room with twin beds is connected to a larger, queen-size bedroom, particularly nice for younger kids who need to be within easy reach to their parents. A 10-minute walk to Jalan Oberoi, aka ‘Eat Street’, this tucked-away villa is great for hosting BBQ cookouts, yoga retreats or other special events. Prices start at US$1,328 (low season), US$1,732 (high season) and US$2,079 (peak season) Book now Villa Arte Minimalist and airy in design, Villa Arte…

We know Seminyak is all about stunning sunsets, shopping and dining but are there any family-oriented places to take the kids for drinks and a meal? Yes, there are! Seminyak may be highly fashionable and sophisticated but she also loves your little cupcakes and cheeky little rascals – you just need to know where to go. We looked around and found 11 family cafes in Seminyak. Check them out below. Did you already find that perfect family villa to spend this Bali holiday with the kids? if not, you may want to check the Best family-friendly villas in Seminyak. 1. Dinner & traditional Balinese dance – Made’s Warung Made’s Warung started out as a small Indonesian street stall but it grew into a famous restaurant chain in Bali. The Seminyak dining venue is wonderfully spacious and the restaurant is quite an icon on Seminyak’s main street. Made’s Warung is a great…

There’s no denying that Mauritius can be an extremely fun and entertaining place for your holidays. Whether you’re looking for a short break or an extended vacation, there’s no denying the number of activities that will thrill adults and children alike, perfect if you want to travel with the whole family. From jaw-dropping safari rides in the largest animal preservation enclosure on the island to exhilarating quad biking expeditions fringed by acres of deep green terrain, rests assured that you’ll never run out of things to do in Mauritius. So buckle up and join us as we take you across ten of the best kid-friendly activities in Mauritius! 1. Enjoy thrilling activities in La Vallée des Couleurs Nature Park One of the most scenic nature parks in Mauritius, La Vallée des Couleurs Nature Park first opened in 1998 and since then, the park has attracted hoards of visitors from all…

Beautiful, exotic, safe and so many things to see and do, Bali is a paradise island for all! Families are not left out. In fact, Bali is great for families with kids! Wondering how you can make the best of your holiday in Bali with kids? Get inspired by these 6 awesome family activities: 1. Beach time: Go for a family surf lesson and explore the wondrous underwater world Family time at the beach is one of the best things to do in Bali! Kids can run around on the sandy shore with the wind in their hair, build sandcastles and swim in the sea. Parents can sit back, sip cocktails and watch the kids play. Ahh, life is good here in Bali, isn’t it? Why not go for a family surf lesson? The beach in Seminyak is perfect for beginners and there are plenty of cool surf teachers around…

Bali, with its beautiful beaches, rich culture and plentiful activities is a great place to take the family. But with so much variety, deciding on where to stay and what do can be a little overwhelming – especially when small children are involved. With that in mind, I have put together a quick itinerary that should give a good taster of all that Bali has to offer and help you narrow down your options. Here’s a Bali itinerary to spend 2 weeks on this island! Before you go: Make sure your passports and vaccinations are up to date and do not leave the country without first purchasing travel insurance. Packing essentials: Hand sanitiser/wipes – Bali may be beautiful, but it’s not always the cleanest place, especially for grubby little hands Thongs, swimmers, beach hats, sunscreen etc – it’s a tropical island, no explanation needed! Sarong(s) – if you haven’t owned…