Disconnected from your kids? Looking to regain that spark with your spouse? Lure your household away from Facebook and Twitter with the promise of luxury family holidays to some of the world’s most exciting destinations. Not only will everyone have a great time, but you’ll get a taste of histories, cultures and societies that are as exotic as they are exciting.
Loi Krathong (Thailand)
With fireworks, balloons and floating lanterns, every eye is on the sky during Thailand’s “Festival of Lights.” Originally began as a Buddhist tradition, it’s evolved into a national past time where thousands of participants release glowing, gently-drifting lanterns into the night sky in gratitude and anticipation of the year ahead.
Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)
While less famous than its brother, Kilimanjaro National Park, Serengeti affords you a rare chance to glimpse “the big five” – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo – all in one habitat. If your dream family holiday involves an authentic Tanzania safari experience, you won’t want to miss the adventure that Tanzania has to offer.
If you’ve never ridden through a medieval castle made entirely of Lego, here’s your chance! Denmark’s Legoland offers everything from roller coasters to a walkable “Lego City” where visitors of all ages can unleash their inner child and create something new. Don’t worry; you don’t have to sleep on a Lego bed: There are plenty of nearby resorts to accommodate luxury family holidays.
Disney World (USA)
More than sixteen million people visited Disney World last year, making it one of the most popular attractions for luxury family holidays in the world. Join the magic and let your children enjoy the dizzying dazzle of rides, restaurants, shops, parades, fun houses and water parks, all attended by their favourite princesses and costumed heroes.
Victoria Falls (Zambia/Zimbabwe)
Pumping almost 40,000 cubic feet of water per second, Victoria Falls is one of the world’s largest waterfalls. In fact, it’s so massive it spans the border of two separate countries! No wonder it’s known among the local’s as mosi-oa-tunya, or “the smoke that thunders.” Parents and children alike will be wowed by this incredible force of nature.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum (USA)
Best for older kids and preteens, the Ripley’s Museum features an irresistible mix of the bizarre and the downright unbelievable. While there is more than a dozen of its kind worldwide, the museum in South Carolina is famous for also boasting an aquarium, movie theatre and carnival house, so the fun quite literally doesn’t have to stop!