Sometimes it can be very difficult to plan a holiday which will satisfy your adult standards of curiosity and interest and make sure that children get their amount of fun out of it too. In fact, once you have children, planning holidays usually revolve around their needs and wants because keeping them happy ensures that the adults get some peace and quiet. So here are some suggestions for things you can do to keep the children happy on holiday.
Make Sure They’re Welcome
While there may be plenty of places you want your children to see, remember that children are not always welcome in those places. This applies especially to upscale hotels where guests frown on noisy children. If you are planning a holiday in, say Thailand, look for family hotel in Phuket or other surrounding islands. This way, the staff will be happy to have you and your family and will be ready to address any complaints they receive from other guests. Hotels that encourage children also have various activities available for children and even nannies to keep an eye on them while they enjoy the pool, arts and crafts or other activities, allowing the parents to have some well-deserved alone time.
Water, Water Everywhere
Unless they have a phobia about it, children are universally partial to water. They will spend hours in it without complaint and refuse to come out long past their required bath time. Taking them to a water park or to the beach is an easy and affordable way to put a smile on their faces. If you are already somewhere in Thailand, Patong beach resorts might be a wonderful choice for you. The water is not too choppy and there is plenty of space for the children to run around and play. You can sunbathe if you like, or build sandcastles or take a dip. Either way, you will plenty of memories to take home.
Give in to Their Fantasies
Buying them a space suit might be impossible but taking them to meet their heroes isn’t, and their heroes most often come in animated format. Book a day or two at a theme park of some big-name studio to keep the kids entertained all day long. Not only will this keep the children from fighting each other or bugging you too much, you might even discover the inner child in you. Just be prepared to spend some serious cash as theme parks are well-known money pits. In addition to expensive entrance tickets, they also have merchandise at every corner and other goodie like novelty foods and souvenirs.