Are you are looking for some kid friendly vacation ideas for your next travels with a baby, toddler or teenager – or maybe you have all of the above? These fun family places to go we recommend come with helpful amenities, child-friendly entertainment and other considerate touches and as such, these vacation spots are sure to please just about any family.
Have Baby Will Travel
Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont
Only a drive away from some parts of Eastern Canada, this delightful kid friendly vacation resort in the US is found in beautiful New England and is geared for kids of all ages. The bonus is that it has special services just for the little tykes aged 6 weeks and up.
Smugglers’ Notch features a wide range of outdoor family activities, dining choices and lots to see and do. Mom and Dad will love the family rooms (including laundry facilities and kitchens). Kids under seven will love the club geared just for them: Treasures Child Enrichment Center which is a “wonderland for infants and toddlers” and you can hire a sitter in the evenings.
Read reviews from TripAdvisor about Smuggler’s Notch
Beaches Turks & Caicos
If you are looking for fun in the sun and have a baby on board, this all-inclusive Caribbean family resort is for you. Kids of all ages will fall in love with the water park and themed villages, but Beaches really does a great job of taking care of the wee ones with certified nannies taking shift from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Toddlers will enjoy storytelling, puppet shows, dance parties, parades and more with their favourite Sesame Street characters which are on site on the resort. And, of course, it is not called “Beaches” for any reason; the main attraction is the Grace Bay with its calm surf, clear waters and gorgeous sandy beach.
Find out more about kid friendly Beaches in Turks and Caicos and Beaches resorts in Jamaica.
Toddlers in Tow?
Denmark should be on your list for a kid friendly vacation if you have young children and are looking for something a little out of the ordinary. Denamark is a small country and not always cheap, but built for kids. In the capital city of Copenhagen you will find Tivoli, a fairy tale of a central amusement park that dates to 1843.
There’s lots of free music, nightly fireworks and food is wonderfully good. Of course the highlight will be a visit to Legoland which is located outside Billund in central Jutland. There you will find a 20-million-piece Miniland of world icons (Statue of Liberty, Star Wars scenes!) made of the plastic bits (named after leg godt, Danish for ‘play well’). The rides are really aimed for the younger set who will be delighted – don’t expect the high speed coasters or the like.
Of course you may wish to stay at the Legoland Hotel so you can get to the park easily and get the most of your time there.
Club Med Ixtapa, Mexico
There are kid friendly vacation beach resorts that you can visit which you kids would enjoy and then there are resorts where your kids will have an absolute blast – Club Med resorts are just that. Club Med’s Ixtapa resort includes Baby Club Med which is a kids club for tiny tots aged 23 months to four years. While your toddler lives it up with age-appropriate events, activities meals, you can have some adult time at this luxury resort.
Club Med Ixtapa provides everything you need to make your stay toddler friendly including baby gear (cribs, bathtubs, bottle warmers and more) so you don’t have to worry about having to pack everything and getting to your destination. In the evening, babysitting is also available if you so desire. Other Club Med resorts with Baby Club Meds are also located in the U.S., the Caribbean, Asia and Europe.
Read reviews about Club Med Ixtapa
Calling All Kids for Kid Friendly Vacations
Why the Kids will love it: Let’s see, where should we start? Here is some things that the kids might enjoy on your Disney Cruise: family-friendly movies, shows just for them, children’s menus in the restaurants; a beach day at private Bahama Island Castaway Cay, Disney Character meet and greets; Nemo’s Reef toddler splash zone, Donald’s Family Pool and AquaDuck water slide, enchanted artwork magically comes to life in the halls; Crush the Turtle surfs around Animator’s Palate restaurant’s huge LED screens, princess makeovers, buccaneer games at Mickey’s Pirates in the Caribbean deck party and oh there is a fireworks-at-sea show.
Mom and Dad will enjoy the fact that there is infant care for babies ages 3-36 months (for a surcharge) and free supervised kids clubs for kids 3-10 years old; adult-only retreats at the spa and the Quiet Cove pool and lots of entertainment, restaurants and lounges for them to enjoy on this ultimate kid friendly vacation.
Intrepid Family Adventures
Want to take the kids on a real family adventure vacation but you’re worried about finding family friendly hotels and activities for them to enjoy? Intrepid Adventures has you covered. This travel company offers family-friendly tours; many that are accept kids as young as five.
This type of vacation is a lot of fun and is also a great learning experience (no homework we promise). For example, Intrepid’s eight-day excursion to Malta for example, includes visits to ancient temples, a water park, snorkelling, an animal farm, boat rides, cheese-making and more. It is a group tour which is another bonus as you will meet other families and your kids are sure to make some new friends.
Find you perfect family adventure with Intrepid