Hi everyone, I’m Alexa Barker, the founder of the Where To Stay With Kids blog and the co-founder of tripAbrood – a new travel tech start up, on a mission to make family travel easy. I’ve got 3 wonderful children aged 8, 6 and 4 and I’m writing about something pretty amazing that happened to my daughter and I just two weeks ago in February half term.
There are so many amazing places to visit in the world so narrowing down your next family holiday destination isn’t easy. A city might sound amazing on paper but not be suitable for your toddler or an expensive far-flung destination might be missing activities for your hard-to-please teenagers. That’s why we’ve put together our list for top destinations to visit in 2020 specifically for families. No matter what kind of holiday you’re looking for or what continent you’re planning to visit, you’ll find some great suggestions below.
There’s been a lot of press surrounding the recent protests in Hong Kong, but not much coverage on just how amazing it is to visit. So I thought I’d share with you guys all the reasons why I believe that Hong Kong is one of the best places to visit in the world, especially with kids.
We had two of our three kids in Hong Kong, and absolutely loved the years we spent there as a family. I hope this article reminds you of the uniqueness of this incredible country, and inspires you to visit. So, here are my top 10 tips for holidaying in Hong Kong with the family…
Name: Brovad Sands Lodge
Type: Fully-catered cottages
Cost per night: Approx £230/night for the three-bedroom cottage including all food for a party of 4 adults and 4 children
Facilities: Pool, Beach, Spa, Restaurant
Activities nearby: Quad biking, hiking, boat rides, guided forest walks, cycling, beach volleyball, football, fishing.
TripAdvisor rating: 4
Cornwall is one of my favourite places in the UK to holiday with the kids. It has the perfect mixture of pristine beaches, fabulous food, activities for the family, quaint villages and breathtaking countryside. We’ve had several family holidays in Cornwall over the years, most recently this Easter break. With May bank holiday on our doorstep and Summer holidays around the corner, I thought I’d list out my top 10 tips for a family holiday in North Cornwall. Enjoy!
The thought of taking kids skiing for the first time can be pretty daunting. But, after a busy week in the French Alps with my family, I came home elated that all three of our boys could ski. So, I have prepared a few notes to bear in mind if you are considering taking your brood to the snow.
Name: Compton Pool Farm
Type: Self catering cottages (on a farm complex)
Cost per night: Individually priced cottages up to approx £375, depending on party size
Facilities: Heated indoor pool, sauna, gym equipment, playground, farm animals, football pitch, tennis court, games room, rural setting
TripAdvisor rating: 5
Eco Credentials: The farm makes a concerted effort to lower their carbon rating. This area of Devon is very easy to dine in as a vegetarian or vegan and it’s easy to travel by car or train to this region.