January is here, the festive period is over, and it can leave you feeling a little flat. One of the best ways to counteract this is by planning a holiday. Whether you’re looking for the perfect staycation, a relaxing beach break, or a more adventurous getaway, here are some of the best family travel destinations to add to your 2018 bucket list.
Whether you’re dreaming of visiting Paris, roaming beautiful streets in rural Alsace, or soaking up the sun in Cannes, France is a fantastic family holiday destination. You could consider Burgundy, home to Disney-style quaint and historical towns; stay near Calanques National Park in Marseille where you can enjoy hikes and coastal walks; or stay on the island of Porquerolles, which has some of the country’s best beaches.
As well as a Summer holiday, you could plan an exciting Winter getaway. This will give your family something to look forward to after the last of the Summer sunshine has disappeared. What kids wouldn’t love the chance to ride in a husky-drawn sledge, play in the snow and take in the magical sights? Plus, if you plan for Christmas time, your kids can meet Santa and the family can enjoy the Northern Lights.
Scotland has some of the best staycation spots for families of all ages and there are destinations that cater to all interests. Whether you’d like to visit Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival, enjoy hikes on the Isle of Skye, explore the vibrant city of Glasgow, or take a ride on the famous Jacobite train used in Harry Potter, Scotland has something to keep the whole family happy.
If you’d like a culture-packed holiday, then Indonesia could be the perfect choice for your family. Depending on your preferences, Indonesia can offer a relaxing or action-packed holiday, with hikes through forests, treks through wildlife-filled jungles, the chance to explore Hindu and Buddhist temples, relaxing days on the beach, or even trips to active volcanoes.
British Columbia, Canada
Canada features on many bucket lists and it’s easy to understand why. This country offers everything, from breath-taking mountains and white sandy beaches to bustling metropolitan cities and stretches of wilderness. Explore downtown Vancouver, plan a self-driving tour of the region’s national parks, or enjoying a camping holiday complete with a fire and marshmallows.
Family holidays offer the opportunity to make some great memories and help your children explore new cultures. Include some of these destinations in your 2018 family travel bucket list, and remember to pack your camera for some great family photos.