Top Kids Holidays

If you are ready to give your family, children included, the holiday of a lifetime, it is very important to find a location that is  truly out of this world.  We have compiled a list of the 6 best attractions to go to for a family holiday.

1 – Disney’s Magic Kingdom Orlando

When you visit Disney’s Magic Kingdom, you will have 107 acres to explore, and every road leads from Cinderella’s Castle.  You can see Adventureland, Main Street USA, Liberty Square, Frontierland, Tomorrowland and New Fantasyland.  The whole park is set up so you can conveniently navigate it, travelling either through monorail, bus, boat or ferryboat.  The park is great for all ages, because it includes amazing special events, great dining and shopping options and guided tours.

Top Kids HolidaysRides and Activities:

  • Space Mountain
  • Splash Mountain
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Mickey’s PhilharMagic
  • Main Street Electrical Parade
  • And more!

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Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Busiest Months: July and August – but these are the best times to go, with longer opening hours and evening activities

Opening Hours:

  • Sunday from 9am till 12pm (10pm till 12pm are extra magic hours)
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am till 8pm
  • Thursday from 8am till 8pm (8am till 9am is an extra magic hour)
  • Friday from 9am till 9pm
  • Saturday from 9am till 10pm

Do make sure you check back regularly, as opening hours vary and some rides may be closed for refurbishment.

Prices:

  • A 7 day premium ticket costs £252 per adult or £232 per child
  • A 14 day ultimate ticket costs £252 per adult or £232 per child
  • A 21 day ultimate ticket costs £284 per adult or £264 per child

Hotels nearby:

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2 – Santa’s House in Lapland

Any child that still believes in Santa Claus should take the time to visit his home in the Arctic Circle.  This is a truly magical kingdom, enjoyable by both the young and old.

Top Kids HolidaysActivities

A range of activities are available here, including:

  • The Santa Claus office
  • The Santa Claus main post office
  • The Santa Claus Park
  • The main exhibition (reindeer, Finish houses and so on)

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Santa’s House

Busiest Months

Although open all year round, most people visit Santa Claus in the months leading up to Christmas.  November and the beginning of December are the busiest times of the year.  However, it can be just as enjoyable to visit at a later or earlier date, but do make sure you go during a period where there is sufficient night time, so you can also enjoy the Aurora Borealis.

Opening Hours

  • Between 8 January and 31 May, it is open between 10am and 5pm
  • Between 1 June and 31 August, it is open between 9am and 6pm
  • Between 1 September and 30 November, it is open between 10am and 5pm
  • Between 1 December and 7 January, it is open between 9am and 7pm

Hotels Nearby

Car Hire

Why not see some more of Lapland and the surrounding area by hiring a car?
Finland car hire from £6 per day

3 – Copenhagen’s LegoLand

What child doesn’t like playing with Lego?  In Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is LegoLand, where they can play to their hearts’ content.  There is nothing quite like the things that can actually be built out of Lego and you will be truly inspired.

Top Kids HolidaysActivities

      • Miniland
      • Adventure Land
      • Imagination Zone
      • Duplo Land
      • Pirate Land
      • Polar Land
      • And much, much more

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LegoLand

Busiest Months

The busiest month to visit LegoLand is July, not in the least because it is open the longest during this month.  This is also the period of time when the weather in Denmark is generally the best.

Opening Hours

The opening hours of the park vary, although they are usually between 10am and 9pm. Note that the park is closed during the month of March, as well as during periods in April, September and October.

Prices

Prices vary, and if you are planning an extended stay in Denmark, you may want to consider purchasing a season’s pass.  For a single visit, it is often best to book through a travel agent or to check the website for special offers.

Hotels Nearby

Car Hire

Denmark is a beautiful and fascinating country.  Why not hire a car to see more of the surrounding area with Car hire at Copenhagen airport from £6 per day?

4 – Landmark Forest Theme Park, Inverness-shire

Landmark is a fun-filled day for all of the family.  Based in Inverness-shire, it is the perfect way to spend the day if you grow tired of trying to find Nessie, the legendary Locg Ness Monster.

Top Kids HolidaysActivities

The range of activities that you can take part in is huge.  You really have to take a full day in order to see and experience it all.  Some of the activities include:

      • BambooZeleum
      • Fire Tower
      • Ancient Forest
      • Pinnacle

And lots more!

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Landmark Forest Theme Park

Busiest Months

The busiest months are between the 29th of March and the 27th of October.  The area does not rely overly much on nice weather, which is why the busy months stretch such a long period.

Opening Hours

      • Between November and the 28th of March, the park is open from 10am till 5pm
      • Between July and August, the park is open between 10am and 7pm
      • During other months, closing time is either 5pm or 6pm
      • The park is closed between the end of October and the beginning of February

Prices

      • Between February and March, prices are £4.70 per adult, £3.40 per child and £3.30 per senior
      • Between March and October, prices are £14.25 per adult, £11.90 per child and £11.30 per senior

Hotels Nearby

Car Hire

There is so much to see and do in Scotland.  Why not hire a car and take a tour around the mysterious Loch Ness for instance?


Car hire at Inverness airport from £6 per day

5 – Apenheul, Apenheul, The Netherlands

The Apenheul – or Monkey Pit – is a fantastic adventure for all ages where you can really get close to nature.  Walk in to through the botanical gardens that line the park, before locking your bag in a specific monkey-proof sack and enjoy getting up close and personal to our closest relatives in the animal world.

Top Kids HolidaysActivities

      • Feeding presentations
      • Botanic gardens
      • A variety of primates
      • Petting zoo
      • Playground

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Apenheul

Busiest Months

The busiest months at the Apenheul are between the 1st of July and the 31st of August.

Opening  Hours

      • Between 25 March and 30 June – 10am-5pm
      • Between 1 July and 31 August – 10am-6pm
      • Between 1 September and 27 October – 10am-5pm
      • Between 27 October and 24 March – closed for winter

Prices

      • Children under 2 go free
      • Children between 2 and 12 – €17.50
      • Adults – €19.50
      • Disabled – €17.50

Hotels Nearby

Car Hire

The Netherlands is a small country that offers a huge range of different attractions.  Why not hire a car and see more of it?


Amsterdam Schiphol Airport rental cars from £6 per day

6 – NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt, Maryland

Every child has a hidden astronaut inside of them, and they can let them out at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Top Kids HolidaysActivities

There are all sorts of activities to try at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, including:

      • Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
      • Space telescope
      • Space missions
      • Earth science and other sciences

And more!

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NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre

Busiest Months

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre is always busy.  Particularly busy times are around new space missions, as well as the anniversary of the various Apollo flights, so it’s a good idea to check their website for further information.

Opening Hours

Between September and June:

      • Open Tuesday through Friday between 10am and 3pm
      • Saturday and Sunday open between 12noon and 4pm

Between July and August:

      • Open Tuesday through Friday between 10am and 5pm
      • Saturday and Sunday open between 12noon and 4pm

Prices

Entrance to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre is free.

Hotels Nearby

Car Hire

Why not choose to hire a car and see more of not just Maryland but the United States in general?


Orlando Airport rental cars from £5 per day

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