Bali with Kidz
A Bali family holiday package offers value for money, easy access from most Australian airports and a huge variety of family friendly accommodation with kids clubs including hotels, villas and the all inclusive Club Med Bali. What makes Bali so family friendly on holidays? The peaceful and kind nature of the Balinese, cheap and easy Balinese food that kids love to eat like satays sticks and fried rice and noodles, no housework for tired parents, endless beaches, beautiful country side, endless water and land sports and cheap fun shopping for the whole family. Locations vary so keep in mind Nusa Dua and Sanur have good beaches with a reef off shore keeping the water flat and safe for swimming.
Kuta, Tuban and Seminyak offer lively surf beaches and Jimbaran Bay which has smaller surf is ideal for kids. The mountain area of Ubud is cool and quiet. The wet season is from November to March and can be very hot and sticky. April through to October is the dry season. All areas have excellent restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. Travel with Kidz consultants will assist you in choosing Bali family accommodation to suit your individual needs.
Hong Kong with Kidz
Hong Kong with kids is one of the easiest cities to get around and is family friendly due to having so many activities and attractions all located in a convenient small area. Taxis are cheap and the MTR, ferries, trams, buses and airport link are very efficient and easy when travelling with children around Hong Kong. It is where east meets west and the outcome is Hong Kong is extremely rich in culture and history for families on holidays. Hong Kong’s family friendly attractions include Avenue of Stars located along the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, 2m tall Bruce Lee sculpture, a Symphony of Lights – world’s largest sound & light show held nightly on the harbour, The Peak – the best city skyline views, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Jumbo Kingdom Famous giant floating restaurant complex, and Repulse Bay which is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. Kids love island hopping on the local ferries, visiting the science Museum and experience the locals doing their daily Tai Chi in local parks.
Hong Kong Disneyland – for big kids too! Located on Lantau Island 30 minutes from Kowloon by MTR where the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel & Disney’s Hollywood Hotel is located. Families visit Hong Kong Disneyland by day and sleep in Mickey’s Disneyland themed hotel next door by night. Breakfast with Mickey and his friends must not be missed even for big kids. Another great day out for families in Hong Kong is Ocean Park where you are able to see the Giant Panda habitat, 4 floors of aquarium, sea jelly aquarium and enjoy rides.
Shopping in Hong Kong with your family is fun, exciting, cheap and even Dad will be happy. It is everything you imaged and more where you choose from big brand stores, designer labels boutiques, amazing malls, Citygate outlets centre and markets galore filled with bargains. Choose from Temple Street night markets, Tung Choi Street Kowloon and Stanley Markets Hong Kong Island. Your Hong Kong family holiday is easy with the right knowledge.
Thailand with Kidz
Travelling Thailand with kids is a great way to see this large and diverse country and experience all the various types of family adventures, family friendly hotels and family friendly activities.
Thai people are primarily Buddhist and are renowned for loving children and families. The Thai culture is rich in colour, flavour and peace making it perfect for family holidays. We all love our Thai food so you know the food will be great value and you will experience a taste of the real thing. Shopping is endless throughout Thailand where families will find a bargain.
Phuket is popular with families seeking gorgeous beaches and endless water sports, family friendly hotels that offer kids clubs, purpose built family rooms, family friendly pools and kids menus. Club Med Phuket kids club caters for babies up to teenagers with fully qualified staff and has endless entertainment for busy kids and parents and located across the road from the beach.
Family friendly, adventure travel in Thailand offers elephant back riding in Chiang Mai, dug out boat trips down the river where you stay overnight in the local village, jungle trekking, sea and cave kayaking, cruise on a traditional houseboat and you don’t have to worry about maps as your guide/driver will take the stress out of travelling with kids in Thailand.
Krabi family holidays are popular with families of all ages. With the gorgeous beaches of Phi Phi Island, stunning karst backdrop to Railay beach and unusual limestone pillars of Phang Nga Bay, Krabi is a tourist favourite in Thailand. This laidback corner of Thailand is one of the kingdom’s most beautiful as it is home to a wealth of stunning natural attractions for families to holiday and relax. If you’re a fan of the outdoor life, then Krabi could be your dream destination. The ruggedly beautiful landscape offers plenty of adventure in the form of rock climbing, trekking and sea-kayaking, while the rich marine life of the Andaman Sea makes the province a must on any diver’s or snorkeller’s itinerary.
Family holidays in Koh Samui are still quite undiscovered and quiet compared to the bustling city of Bangkok and sister island of Phuket. If you want a family holiday in paradise Koh Samui is worth considering. The climate on Koh Samui differs slightly from the climate in Phuket and Krabi, as it is located on the Gulf of Thailand rather than the Andaman Sea. The dry season on Koh Samui is from December to February, with lots of sun and refreshing breezes. The hot season is from March to August, with lots of sun, a slight increase in rain and temperatures of 30-35 degrees Celsius during the day. The wet season (or monsoon season) is September to November.
Vietnam with Kidz
Family holidays in Vietnam are filled with natural beauty, varied history and beautiful people combining to make an exciting and fun filled family holiday. Highlights for family travel in Vietnam: Hanoi the capital of city of Vietnam is the gateway to Halong Bay where you can stay overnight on a junk with your kids, catch the Victoria Express from Hanoi to Sapa mountain area and experience the rich mountain culture or bicycle ride around Hanoi and visit the interesting museums.
Fly south to Danang and travel to China Beach and Hua Hin. The car free cobblestone streets of Hua Hin make it easy for kids to bike ride in Vietnam like a local, the food is cheap and easy to eat for kids and the shopping is endless. Then head south to Saigon where the streets are crazy with bikes and people. Heaps of shopping, food, history on offer all within easy access of your family friendly hotel. Recommended hotels include pools which are a great wind down at the end of a busy day discovering Vietnam. The kids will love being able to run through the Cui Chi tunnels an hour’s drive from Saigon which is the home of the Vietcong during the Vietnam war. It is a special place filled with history of the Vietnam war with old relics of the war on site.
Various options are available for families wanting to travel around Vietnam. Private touring with your own drive/guide/car takes is a great option for busy families and tailor making your family package around Vietnam. Private family touring in Vietnam is available all year. Escorted bike riding tours are fabulous for blended families and busy teenagers keeping everyone active and busy during the day while dedicated family departures on small group tours depart over the Australian school holiday dates.
Cambodia with Kidz
Children love to touch and feel so what better way to teach them history than first hand at the amazing Angkor Wat ruins located in Siem Reap Cambodia. The temples of Angkor are made up of the main temple “Angkor Wat” and approx 100 surrounding smaller temples all deep in history. Kids have the best time climbing through the ruins of the temples and learning firsthand about the Khmer Empire which was one of the most powerful empires in Southeast Asia and flourished from the 9th to the 13th century. It will inspire them to learn more back in history classes at school by seeing such a grand temple for themselves.
Family Asia – South East Asia and the Orient
Family packages and accommodation are available with Travel With Kidz for families across Asia and the orient. Family highlights to India: Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan area, Varanasi to experience the Ganges and Taj Mahal in Agra. The highlights for family travel to China Beijing Great Wall of China, Summer Palace, and acrobat shows, Forbidden City / Xian to view the Terra Cotta Warriors and Shanghai for the ultimate family shopping trip of your life. Japan with the bullet trains, Japanese culture and great skiing in winter.
Asia and the orient is so diverse and we invite you make personal contact with our experienced consultants to assist you plan your family travel. The above is a taste and the experts are here to full fill your family’s needs.