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Visiting Tadoba can be an experience to cherish for the lifetime. Tadoba is regarded with great esteem by wildlife lovers because of the rich flora and fauna it comprises of. It is probably among the oldest national parks in the Indian state of Maharashtra, established way back in 1935. This national reserve is located in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. The closest airport is Nagpur. From Nagpur, you need to head northeast and you are half way towards the amazing wildlife sanctuary. The total area of the reserve is 120 Km approximately. Step into the zone and you will be greeted with the perfect culmination of flora and fauna. The Tadoba National Park along with the Andhari Wildlife Sanctuary is commonly referred to as the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve due to the presence of the rarest of the big cat species. The total area of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve covers something around 625.40 squares Km.

The National Park – experiencing greenery like never before

The park is mostly covered with deciduous vegetation. It features mostly trees of dry and deciduous nature. The rich vegetation even includes sal, semal, mahua, jamun, mango, etc. Walk down the nature trails of the park and you will never forget the highly pleasurable experience you enjoy. The exotic national park is home to thousands of different bird species. In fact, you visit this place during the winter months and witness rarest of bird species flying in and around. If you are an ardent bird watcher, this is the place to visit during the winter months. You will definitely get the opportunity to observe some really great migratory birds as well as several water birds. However, this park is mostly renowned for the preservation of wild cats. Yes, it is one of the better places to witness tigers. Presently, there are around 80-85 tigers available in this park. Tiger preservation project is going on to prevent the species from getting extinct. Apart from tigers, you will also witness other wildlife species like, Indian bisons, leopards, wild dogs, barking deers, sambars, and chausingas. In fact, this national reserve is home to some endangered species like the civet, hyena and jungle cats. 

 

Visiting Tadoba

Visiting Tadoba

 

Tadoba Wildlife

Tadoba Wildlife

Tadoba Wildlife

Tadoba Wildlife

Visiting Tadoba

Wildlife travel can always be a fascinating experience provided the perfect arrangements are made. Quality Tadoba accommodation options are available for tourists. There are lodges and dormitories available at affordable rates. These are run by the forest department. In fact, the forest department also organizes for the forest safari. Mini-buses are available for the safari. It can accommodate a total of 12 members plus the driver and guide. Those who want a more personalized experience can hire private jeeps to enjoy the ride. The jungle safaris organized and arranged by the Forest Department officials are the best way to explore the park in a convenient and safe way. 

The summer months are best to witness tigers coming out from their den and moving around or drinking water. If tiger watching is the primary reason to visit Tadoba, you can visit the area between mid-aprils to the early part of June. This is the best time of the year to observe tigers. However, if you are a nature lover and want to experience greenery while witnessing the rarest species of birds and a heavenly atmosphere, the months from mid-November till the early part of March are the best.

Tadoba is a beautiful place filled with greenery and wildlife species. While planning for the trip, never forget to plan for the best arrangements in terms of accommodation and medical facilities. It’s a wild area; you must be well prepared for anything that comes your way. 

Author Bio: Bill Williams is a wildlife photographer and a blogger. For any information related to Tadoba accommodation, safari times and other points, follow his blog to remain well-informed.

If you’re looking for unique US experiences that your children will rave about for the rest of their lives, simply continue reading to discover 10 amazing things to do with your kids in the US. 

  • Explore the Smithsonian Museum, the largest, kid friendly museum, in the world 

If your children are a fan of the film “Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Museum”, they’ll love having the opportunity to tour the child friendly museum for themselves.

The Smithsonian Museum is a highly interactive museum which gives little ones the opportunity to try on traditional clothes from around the world and to feel the skin of crocodile. The Smithsonian also boasts an 80 foot dinosaur skeleton and a giant prehistoric shark. 

  • Teach your little ones how to ice skate at The Rink at Rockefeller Center

If you happen to be New York City during winter, ensure to take your family to The Rink at Rockefeller Center, where you can teach your little ones how to skate, under the bright lights of NYC. Just keep in mind that general admission skating is available on a first come, first served basis. So it pays to arrive at Rockefeller Center earlier in the evening.

  • Cheer on a local team at an “All American” sports match 

As an example, your children may love the experience of attending a MLB baseball match. Even if your children are too young to be entertained by a sports match they’ll love people watching and sitting in the stands of a giant stadium. Your children will also love the entertainment on offer and may enjoy getting to sample traditional sports fare such as an American hot dog or a buffalo wing. 

Before the match starts, why not stop by a merchandise stand to get your little ones there very own cap or t-shirt as a souvenir of your US family getaway?

  • Experience the magic of Disneyland or Disneyworld 

Why not purchase your little ones an autograph book and watch their faces light up as they spend an afternoon collecting the autographs of their favorite Disney characters. Disneyland and Disneyworld also offer a wide variety of family friendly rides such as “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Big Thunder Mountain Railroad” and “Dumbo the Flying Elephant”. The latter of which can be ridden by parents with babies or toddlers. If your little ones love the movie “Cars”, they’ll also love Cars Land which is located at Disney’s California Adventure.

  • Visit San Diego Zoo Safari Park 

If you visit San Diego Zoo Safari Park, it’s well worth booking a Caravan Safari experience. During your two hour safari experience your family will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of African and Asian animals. Examples of which include giraffes, elephants, rhinoceroses and lions.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park also offers a variety of interactive playgrounds. As an example, your kids will enjoy climbing the Samburu Jungle Gym, which is a safari themed playground. If you visit during California’s warm summer months, your children are also bound to enjoy cooling down in the Savanna Cool Zone, which boasts plenty of sprinklers. 

  • Navigate your way through a corn maze as a family 

One way to spend quality time together as a family is to visit a corn maze. As an example, Connor’s Farm, a family run farm in Massachusetts, has offered annual corn mazes since 1904. In 2016, Connor’s Farm created a maze that was inspired by the classic comic strip Peanuts, which featured everyone’s favorite beagle Snoopy and his loyal friend Charlie Brown. 

No matter what states you plan on visiting, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a kid friendly corn maze. However, if you visit the US out of season, when all of the corn fields have been harvested, don’t worry! The US still offers a multitude of traditional hedge mazes, which can be explored all year long.

  • Camp in a National Park 

Did you know that most of the US’ National Parks boast their very own campsites. As an example, why not pitch a tent at one of Yellowstone National Park’s well equipped campsites. If your children are old enough, they’ll love helping you put up your family tent. During the day, you’ll be able to embark on family hikes and when the sun goes down you’ll be able to roast marshmallows and make smores. 

If you plan on traveling during summer, just ensure to book a camp site well in advance, as some campsites book out several weeks in advance.

  • Visit the Kennedy Space Center

If your kids are fascinated by space, they’re bound to fall in love with the Kennedy Space Center. The Kennedy Space Center gives future astronauts the opportunity to use a high tech, astronaut training simulator. Your kids will even have the ability to try and land their shuttle at the Kennedy Space Shuttle Landing Facility.

Whilst touring the Kennedy Space Center, you’ll also get a close up view of a variety of rockets from NASA’s Apollo, Gemini and Mercury programs. If you plan your trip carefully, you may even have the chance to view a real life rocket launch! 

  • Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, is located at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida and is the perfect place to take your Harry Potter obsessed kids. Your little wizards and witches will have the time of their life, riding the Hogwarts Express and exploring Diagon Alley. They’ll even get a chance to pick out their very own wand. Best of all, you’ll get to explore Hogwarts’ famous castle.

  • Visit the Cherokee Museum in North Carolina 

If you want to expose your children to a new culture, you may want to consider planning a trip to the Cherokee Musuem in North Carolina. The Cherokee Museum, is an interactive museum which boasts a living Oconaluftee Indian Village, where you’ll witness villages in traditional dress building canoes and participating in traditional cultural performances. You’ll even have the opportunity to see how Cherokee warriors prepared themselves for war. The Cherokee Museum also offers a wide array of kid friendly, outdoor activities such as fishing and horse riding. 

About The Author: Crystal is a mother of three wonderful children and founder of MakeYourBabyLaugh. She started to write the blog to help mothers and fathers who are struggling to raise their children. She loved to travel. Her dream is to travel around the world with her family.

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Australia is home to some amazing sightseeing opportunities and places to visit. When travelling throughout Victoria near Smeaton, you and your children will have the opportunity to experience a stay on Tuki Retreat. For those who are travelling in the area, this expert guide will give you the top 6 facts about a family vacation at Tuki Retreat that will surely impress your children. Let’s take a look.

Fun Facts About Tuki Retreat The Whole Family Will Love

  • Trout Fishing

Trout fishing is enjoyed in Australia and is generally fished from streams and rivers, but not at Tuki. At Tuki Retreat, you and your children can experience trout fishing at a whole new level which will delight the young and older members of the family. We have a large body of water on the property that houses hundreds of young trout which guarantees you to have a catch during your experience. All the trout that is housed in the large dam are young for the best flavour. If you catch a fish at Tuki you will have it packaged and wrapped for a price to take home with you or you can even have it cooked to perfection by our chefs and eaten at your next meal. Great fun for the whole family, come fishing on the Tuki trout farm.  

The Tuki ponds are stocked with rainbow trout

The Tuki ponds are stocked with rainbow trout

  • Great Food, Great Restaurant

Tuki Retreat also promises great meals and food for the whole family when staying for a few days. On the property, you can dine in style with your children at the Chef Ben O’Brien restaurant. The menu offers a large variety of food options to cater for both the young and old. You can enjoy eating trout, lamb, beef, vegetables, potatoes and more which offers a full round of flavour that is great for everyone to enjoy. All food is fresh for full flavour and is taken from the property for better sustainability of the environment.

  • Comfortable Accommodation

Nothing’s like sightseeing all day, then coming back to comfortable accommodation options. At Tuki Retreat, we offer a number of accommodation options with cottages that will delight both the young and old. Cottages feature a mixture of either stone or wood and provide a comfortable place to stay for everyone to have a good night sleep. The miner’s cottage is the best option for those who have a larger family. While it has a yesteryear appeal to it, you can enjoy some family time in front of the open fireplace. This cottage offers 3 bedrooms and gives your family somewhere great to sleep of a night. In the lounge area of the cottage you’ll have a wooden box full of wood which you can place onto the fire as needed to keep you warmer during the cooler months of the year.  

Tuki Retreat Comfortable Accommodation

Tuki Retreat Comfortable Accommodation

  • Relaxing Atmosphere

While staying at Tuki Retreat, you and your family will experience a relaxing country atmosphere that is great for those who may want to get away from the city life and who want to experience country life for a while. Tuki Retreat is situated on a farming property that delivers that essence of quiet luxury with that touch of country appeal. While relaxing at Tuki Retreat, you and your kids will be able to see the livestock growing on the property along with smelling the sweat air of country living. Some of the livestock include the trout in the large dam, beef cattle and of course sheep. It’s great when you want to have a mostly technology free weekend away but still enjoy some perks such as a TV and DVD player.  

Tuki Gorgeous Landscape

Tuki Gorgeous Landscape

  • All Food Is Farm Raised

What’s most impressive about Tuki Retreat is that all food is raised on the farm. This means that all meat that you’re eating is fresh, chemical free and has plenty of flavour. On the many acres the farm has to offer, cattle, trout, and lamb is raised and used in the restaurant or stored to accommodate for all guests. Due to this freshness, it reduces the risk of food poisoning, and it also helps Tuki to maintain high health standards every day. Eggs are harvested from the many chickens who are fed the green waste, plus other important grains, to help keep them healthy. By growing and harvesting their own food, Tuki Retreat is organically friendly in every way.

  • Sunset Afternoons and Early Morning Sunrises

During your stay at Tuki your family will also have the luxury of experiencing beautiful sunset afternoons which give a beautiful finish to the day. Each night, barring the weather of course, you can watch the sunset across the horizon and see the beauty as it lights up across the night sky with a brilliance of colour. In the mornings, if you’re an early bird, you’ll also be able to experience stunning sunrises that cascade across the property highlighting the beautiful colours in all its beauty. Breathtaking in every way, your children will be impressed by the stunning beauty of both the sunrises and sunsets at Tuki Retreat.  

Tuki Sunset Afternoons and Early Morning Sunrise

Tuki Sunset Afternoons and Early Morning Sunrise

Conclusion Located at 60 Stoney Rises Rd, Smeaton VIC 3364, and only a 30-minute drive from Ballarat going North, Tuki Retreat is a home away from home that will impress you and your family no matter where you’re travelling from. With its luxurious appeal and quiet country atmosphere, you and your children can relax, unwind, and really immerse yourself in the fun that Tuki has to offer. So, are you ready for your holiday at Tuki Retreat? What appeals to you the most?

Author: Anthony Briggs has worked with some of the major hotel chains in the world. He currently works for Tuki Retreat. He enjoys working in the hospitality industry and is dedicated to providing clients with the best accommodation experience available.

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Vietnam may be more popular among young travelers and backpackers, but this diverse nation has something for everyone, including traveling families. It may not be as easy to plan a trip with children involved but is very possible. We hope that after you read this, you will be motivated to plan a family holiday in Vietnam.

One thing you can’t go wrong with is going the beach. With over 2,100 miles of coastline, your family can enjoy fun beach activities from swimming to paddling, to building sand castles together. Whatever floats your boat! Here are our family-friendly beach recommendations in Vietnam:

#1 Nha Trang Beach

Nha Trang beach is in the city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province. This is less than an hour away via plane from Ho Chi Minh City or seven hours by train. It boasts of 6 kilometers of golden sand and turquoise water.

Nha Trang Beach

Nha Trang Beach

Since it is quite a popular tourist destination, it has services and accommodations that are convenient for visitors. This makes it easier for families to plan their trips. It won’t be difficult to find restrooms with changing tables, restaurants with kid-friendly menus, and other conveniences adults look for their children.

Aside from frolicking on the beach, your family can pay a visit to the Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam. Your kids, especially little boys, will enjoy seeing fossils of fascinating sea creatures and huge fish tanks of all sorts of marine life.

Nha Trang also takes pride in their quality seafood. You and your family can enjoy some of the best seafood you will probably get to try. Be sure to try some shrimp in coconut from Nha Trang Seafood Restaurant.

If you want to laze on the beach, go snorkeling or diving, then you avoid the rainy season. This is from October to December.

#2 Mui Ne

Mui Ne is another long stretch of white sand beach in Southern Vietnam. Before all the developments, Mui Ne was just an isolated stretch of beach where earlier travelers camped. Now, it is full of beach resorts and amenities.

Mui Ne Beach

Mui Ne Beach

Families who enjoy active sports will surely love this beach. It’s a kite-surfing paradise, stand up paddling, sailing, kayaking, and Jet Ski. Families with young children can still enjoy this beach. The beach is wide and long, so smaller kids will love playing in the long stretch of shallow waters too. You can also pitch tents, make sand castles, fly kites, and more.

You and your family can also go sightseeing and see the beautiful Pagodas nearby and sand dunes. There’s also a traditional market nearby where you can experience some of Vietnam’s rich culture.

You can visit Mui Ne anytime of the year. The rainy season is from June to September, but even during these months, the rain is relatively light.

#3 Con Dao

Con Dao is a group of islands in the Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. It offers one of the best beaches near Ho Chi Minh City. Unlike the other beaches on this list, Con Dao is not quite as “touristy” or commercialized.  It’s more preserved and serene, perfect for intimate family gatherings.

Con Dao Beach

Con Dao Beach

Con Dao is one of the best places to go biking because there are little traffic and pollution. You can also enjoy wildlife spotting. The kids will love to see the green turtles! You can explore the nearby islands via boats. But, if you want a bargain, find local fishers to take you around (but be sure to haggle). They’re much cheaper than boating packages.

One thing you should try in Con Dao beach is their red lobsters or fire lobsters. They may not be as big as other kinds of lobsters, but the meat is sweet and firm. It’s quite expensive, but I think it’s worth the try.

If you are thinking of traveling to Con Dao beach, consider the best time to visit. The dry season is from November to February, but the seas are calmest between March and July. Though November is dry, it can be very windy. You should also keep in mind that the hottest months are September and October.

#4 Vung Tau

This is probably the nearest beach to Ho Chi Minh City. That said, it’s quite popular and can get crowded, both with locals and expats. A great time to visit this beach is during the weekday because there will be fewer visitors than on the weekend. The sunny season is from May until around October.

Vung Tau Beach

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Being the closest to Ho Chi Minh, you’re sure to enjoy more than just the beach. You can choose from a lot of outdoor, as well as indoor, activities. You need to be more cautious with your children, though; it can get quite bustling.

#5 Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is an island painted with different hues of blue water with a lush green background. Find shade under your palm tree, take a dip into the crystal turquoise water, and have some fresh seafood right on the beach. Phu Quoc is truly one of Vietnam’s best.

Phu Quoc Beach

Phu Quoc Beach

To enjoy your trip, avoid the rainy season during May to October. The sea can get pretty rough and unsafe for your family. Peak seasons are in December, and January offers clear skies and calm seas. If you don’t want to be sweating so much while getting sunburnt, avoid visits during hot April and May

Conclusion

Vietnam is a great travel destination for young adults, children, and families. We know traveling with kids isn’t so easy so we would understand why Vietnam isn’t at the top of your list. However, you can’t go wrong with the beach, which is what Vietnam is full of.

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Family days out are meant to be fun, exciting, as well as interactive especially for the kids. The key objective is to ensure that they live to remember the fun moments. Depending on your kids’ age, likes and preferences, you will be able to take on a number of activities to make every moment count.

 

Fun Things To Do with Kids in UK

Fun Things To Do with Kids in UK

  • Nature walk in the National Forest at Conkers

CONKERS is located in Swadlincote, Derbyshire and offers a great scenery where the kids can play and run around. This England woodland is filled with activity allowing you feel the ground as you walk barefoot on the paths or simply create games and make the best of the outdoors.

  • Explore the Edinburgh Castle

Voted as UK’s top heritage attraction, this is a must see for all kids. It is rich in history and holds amazing artefacts. They are bound to appreciate the firing of the medieval Mons Meg cannon at 1pm on a daily basis. The surrounding is accommodating for both the young and older kids. It features some steep inclines that make the adventure worth it. The only downside is that the inclines are not pushchair friendly.

  • Fun-filled outdoor activities in Bewilderwood

Located on the outskirts of Wroxham, this site offers about 50 acres of woodland. If you love to handout in the outdoors, his is the perfect place to take your kids. The activities range from tree climbing, hiding in tree houses, den building, as well as crossing rope bridges. The park also features a number of cartoon characters. During special occasions such as Halloween or Easter, visit this woods their seasonal events.

  • Explore the Wistow Maze

Located in Wistow, Leicestershire your kids will have fun moments racing across the three-mile pathways. Surrounding the environment are shops, a gallery, as well as a model village so you can grab a meal as well as buy stuff to remember the day.

  • Run wild in the underwater street

Located in Liverpool, Merseyside your kids will appreciate what the underwater street has to offer. It will boost their social life as this street is interactive and you can always let them loose without the fear that they may lose their way.

  • Take the high wire risk

Visit Ashley Heath, Dorst and test your adrenaline at the Moors Valley Country Park. This is recommended for the older kids who are looking for an exciting adventure. They will get to walk through rope and wire and test their appreciation for height. Send chills down their spine for the right reasons.

  • Explore sea life at its best

You do not have to go to any ocean to show your kids the best of sea life up close. Visit the London aquarium located in South Bank, London and explore the various sea life species. It offers a great view for the kids and the rest of the family. You will sit next to the tiger sharks and other fish and watch them swim about. This is fun as well as educational.

  • Build castles on sand

At the Skegness beach located in Skegness, Lincolnshire, you can have your kids build castles as well as anything they can think of with their creative minds. It is interactive for the whole family and ideal for the hot seasons. Simply remember to pack some sunscreen, bucket and shovel. This activity will accommodate right about every kid.

 

Things To Do with Kids in UK

Things To Do with Kids in UK

  • Vintage fair diversity

If you are thinking of taking your kids to a fair, Lifton, Devon is the place to visit. It is filled with a number of rides that will have your kids wanting more. The diversity ensures that you can always take on different games and rides thus ensuring that you can spend lots of time together having fun. It features state of the art technology to ensure that your kids get exactly what they want. Take advantage of promo codes by visiting this website to save on costs.

  • Ride hard and fast at Thorpe Park

This is for the thrill lovers who are seeking to push their adrenaline levels. This adventure park focuses on giving you a scare that is fun filled. It features about 25 thrills and attractions allowing your kids to choose what they can take on. Depending on your kids’ age, they can take of the different rides.

  • Explore nature at Eden Project

Eden project is located St. Austell, Cornwall and it offers five biomes of green nature to explore. These eco-attractions have something for everyone thus making it a recommended scenery for the entire family. It is both fun, interactive as you engage a question and answer session, as well as educational.

  • Nature and wildlife at its best at WildRootz

Take your kids to the Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens located at Fakenham, Norfolk. Ideal for the younger ones, they can let loose and run wild as they explore the best of nature. Do not expect them to get back home with their clothes clean. They get to run around and play with the mud. You can work with promo codes from Eurocamp to help you schedule for camping holidays.

  • Explore historical navy and warships at Portsmouth

Allow your kids to see some of the coolest warships and submarine from historical moments. They have probably watched movies with these aspects and allowing them to go up close to one of them is the coolest thing ever. This is home to two historic warships and a World War II submarine. Also, visit the action stations where they can take on the climbing tower, rope course, as well as quest games.

  • Wildlife at London Zoo

Wildlife will always be a key attraction for kids to explore. The London Zoo is a scientific zoo with more than 750 species of animals. Your kids will be able to see what they see on television and satisfy their curiosity. It is fun and exciting as the animals offer a natural setting for kids to make the best of.

  • Play at the Paultons Park and Peppa Pig World

This is a great attraction to give your kids a play session with different rides, an indoor play area, as well as splash zone. Peppa features roller coasters that our kids can exploit. The Lost Kingdom is definitely worth the visit when you are here.

Top UK attractions for kids

Top UK attractions for kids

 

Take on the above activities with your kids and make every moment count. Your kids will love it and so will you. No matter where you are in the UK, you can always look forward to fun activities.

A new vacation spot is always something to look forward to, but having kids can be difficult when traveling. If your next destination is Barcelona, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about. This city is full of fun for all ages and won’t disappoint anyone.

 

Barcelona with kids

Barcelona with kids

All you have to do is pack some lunches, wear comfy shoes, and get ready to explore all that Barcelona has to offer!

#1. L’Aquàrium Barcelona

With a 80m shark tunnel, over 11,000 fish, and daily activities, this aquarium is the perfect spot for a day of fun with kids. Located in Port Vell, a beautiful harbor, this is the perfect place to spend a day and afternoon with your little ones.

#2. Parc d’Atraccions at Tibidabo

This amusement park is a must-see for everyone, including the adults. With 25 rides, street shows, and theatre, this park will entertain everyone. Enjoy the Mina D’Or water ride, or the Muntanya Russa with panoramic views of the city, then go on the Sky Walk around the Collserola mountain to get the best picture of all of Barcelona.

#3. Montjuïc

Another great spot for both adults and kids. No one will ever tell you they weren’t mesmerized by the hill of Montjuïc. Even the way up is fun, your kids can enjoy a ride on cable car or funicular.

Once there, you can explore the old fortress, play games with your kids, and then go up to the very top to see a breathtaking view of the city.

#4. Parc Güell

An architectural and natural masterpiece, this is another essential stop. This park was built by architect Antoni Gaudi as a residential complex. Today, though, the park is open to the public and is one of the best places to have a nice afternoon outside.

With its colorful staircases and benches, this is the perfect playground for your kids. You can all enjoy a picnic outside, or an ice cream under the sun, it is also a great spot for a quick hide and seek game.

#5. Biking

If your kids are old enough, Barcelona is the an amazing city to bike around. There are many places where you can rent bikes for the day or more.

When you rent a bike, you will also get a helmet, a lock, and a map of the city. Try biking near La Barceloneta beach, or Parc de la Ciutadella, where the streets are calmer. You can also bike through the Rambla de Mar, an amazing bridge over the water that your kids will love.

#6. La Barceloneta

Does the beach sound like fun? It surely is! Pack your sunscreen, make some yummy daytime drinks, and your kids won’t want to go back to the hotel.

This beach is family friendly and lots of fun. Walk around to a nice restaurant for lunch, and get there by bike to make it even more fun.

#7. Fundacio Miró

Though museums are hard to sell to kids, this one is certainly a different case. With its various shapes and colors, Miró will capture your kids’ attentions and make them more interested in art. Walk around the museum and ask them to create the stories of each painting or sculpture.

#8. Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

Every night at a specific time this fountain in Plaça Espanya will light up for a magical show that your kids will fall in love with. Make sure to head over after dinner for the perfect end to your night.

#9. Chocolate and Churros

At the word chocolate I’m sure your kids have already been sold on the idea. This steamy and gooey hot chocolate is a classic in Barcelona, add in the deliciousness of churros–a deep fried pastry that you won’t want to miss while in the city.

#10. Port Aventura

Another amusement park that your kids can enjoy while in Barcelona. This is the second largest amusement park in Europe, which is split into different sections for all ages. Located in Salou, Tarragona, you can take a train from Sants station and spend a day here.

#11. Costa Caribe

Situated immediately next to Port Aventura, make it a 2-day affair by spending another day at this water park. It is full of rides the entire family can enjoy, plus you can get a discount if you buy tickets for both parks.

#12. Parc de la Ciutadella

Whether you come for a walk, or you want to visit the zoo, this park is full of history and fun for your kids. They will surely love the waterfall by the entrance, or the boats you can rent at the lake.

The park was built for the Universal Exhibition, but it is still a wonder your kids will want to discover.

#13. Camp Nou

It is never too early to get your kids started on football (soccer), and what better way than taking them to the wonderful Futbol Club Barcelona stadium? Take the guided tour to find out about the all-stars who have played here and get a feel of the wonderful atmosphere when it’s time for a game, especially the “clasico” Real Madrid vs Barcelona.

#14. Palau de la Musica

You can go for a tour around this majestic theatre, or you can actually enjoy a show with the family. Have your kids stare at the ceiling and see how mesmerized they’ll be. If you want to make it more fun, go to a flamenco show for the full Spanish experience.

#15. Poble Espanyol

Want to see all of Spain right from Barcelona? Head over to Poble Espanyol with the family and watch the different crafts and arts from all over Spain. You can enjoy all sorts of foods, buy art, learn about local customs, and you can do it all from this car-free space.

Ask for a treasure hunt map at the desk in the entrance for even more fun things to do in this tiny but beautiful town within the city.

Are Your Ready for Family Fun in Barcelona?

Now you know that this city is not just for adults, don’t miss out on the 15 things to do with kids in Barcelona. Explore around and let me know if you found another thing to add to the list!

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NYC is a dazzling place that will delight and excite children of all ages from all over the world. There are so many interesting places to see and unique things to do, from skyscrapers to vast green parks to charming playgrounds, museums, and zoos.  The Big Apple offers engaging, fun-filled educational activities for everyone..

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15 Fun Things To Do with Kids In NYC

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Here is a list of 16 entertaining things to do with kids in NYC:

  • New York City Fire Museum

Kids will love this historic museum which is home to 18th-century fire engines and equipment. Here, kids get a better understanding of the transformation of firefighting from the days of bucket brigades to hand pumps. Exciting memorabilia and fire wagons from the past will be one of the many attractions.  December offers a  real FDNY hook and ladder rescue of Santa from the rooftop!

  • Children’s Museum of the Arts

A trip to this museum is sure to enthrall and provides kids with an opportunity to explore and enjoy art through captivating exhibits and hands-on workshops. Your little ones will love experimenting with various art materials and mediums and learn about sound and animation. Infants to teens can indulge their creative senses through painting, drawing or sculpting.

  • New York Transit Museum

Kids will be fascinated while learning about NYC’s mass transit system.  Hear interesting 100-year-old stories in an authentic 1936 Downtown Brooklyn subway station. Visitors can travel back in time to discover how tunnels were dug or board a vintage subway car. Kids can experience the excitement of sitting behind the wheel of a real city bus.

  • New York Hall of Science

Fun and learning go hand in hand at this unique museum. There are over 450 interactive exhibits, workshops and films that allow kids to engage and explore the wonderful world of science, math, and technology with a new-found zeal. There are programs, projects, and classes that demonstrate light, space, and sound in an exciting way.

  • Visit NY’s Indoor Play Spaces for Kids

If it’s rainy, cold, hot or muggy and you just want to collapse in a corner while your kids go wild, check out one of the many indoor kid’s play spaces.  Try the indoor park at City Treehouse on W. 20th, bring an extra change of clothes in case you get carried away with the sprinklers!  There’s a Bounce ‘N Play in Astoria, Queens that is guaranteed to bounce away any Monday blues, along with an infant-friendly play area, a rock climbing wall, and two-story jungle gym.  Twinkle Playspace in Brooklyn is sure to entertain the most imaginative child with areas to pretend to be a fireman, a shopkeeper, or a farmer.

  • Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

This famous museum on the Hudson River gives kids a chance to explore World War II’s Intrepid aircraft carrier, the space shuttle Enterprise, and The Growler’s missile submarine command center.  The Exploreum offers an interactive hall focused on life at sea, space, and air. Little ones will enjoy climbing into a helicopter and experience the excitement of piloting a plane.  This rich museum offers a peek into history with some 30 vintage planes on exhibit, interactive flight decks, and many special exhibits like the G-Force Encounter.

  • Statue of Liberty

This iconic and well-loved NYC landmark is something no one should miss. A climb to the top of the statue will be the experience of a life-time. Take a tour on the Hudson with the backdrop of Lady Liberty making things surreal.

  • Central Park

Take your kids to the world-renowned Central Park with acres of fun to deep sea explore. There are 21 playgrounds, a zoo, many historical attractions and not to forget, a perfect environment for picnic. Your little ones can enjoy Central Park bike tours to explore the beautiful landscape at a leisure pace.

15 Fun Things To Do with Kids In NYC

15 Fun Things To Do with Kids In NYC

  • American Museum of Natural History

There can’t be a better place than this museum to look at nature’s wonders and marvel at their existence. 45 exhibition halls will open a new world for your kids to explore. A huge dinosaur’s skeleton and tableau of African animals are some of major attractions of the place.

  • Broadway Shows and The New Victory Theatre

Give your kids a thrill with Broadway shows and let them enjoy the magic of live performances in places like The New Victory Theatre on 42nd St. Kids, young and old will be awestruck by talented performers on stage. Whether shows are classic, musical or action-oriented, your child won’t ever forget the exhilaration of being part of a live audience.

  • New York Hall of Science

Children will love engaging in this one of a kind museum, rich with hands-on resources to satisfy even the most curious scientist.  There are ground-breaking exhibitions, a Preschool Place, and a Science Playground that will keep your child’s attention for hours. Sit back and watch as your kids develop a knowledge and love of science and technology.   This is fun for the entire family!

  • New York Aquarium

This aquarium gives kids an exciting peek into aquatic creatures, like sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles, only seen in books or T.V. There are a variety of year-round exhibits including sea lion entertainment, penguin and sea otter feedings, and a 4-D theater.  You’ll be enthralled by all the different species and colors you’ll encounter!  This is the only major aquarium in the big Apple, located in Brooklyn.

  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Join the millions who have flocked to this world-popular museum to see life-like figures of your favorite stars. Take a selfie with Johnny Depp or Jennifer Aniston and post it on Facebook.  You’ll have a great time rubbing elbows with famous people; you won’t believe they’re wax.

  • Bronx Zoo

If you’re visiting NYC with kids, the Bronx Zoo is an absolute must! Besides taking in over 600 species of wildlife, your child will get to ride a bug carousel, feed penguins and sea lions, ride a camel or catch the 4-D theatre.  There’s plenty of fun for everyone!

  • Empire State Building

A trip to the Big Apple is incomplete without a visit to the 102-story architectural masterpiece called the Empire State Building. Little ones will love zooming up to the 86th floor to get a bird’s view of the city. From the observation deck, visitors can see jaw-dropping views of NYC they’ll never forget.

NYC has many unique and unforgettable experiences for kids of all ages!