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Travelling with children

Bringing young children on a big family holiday can give you wonderful moments for the photo album. But get your planning wrong, and you’ve got a toddler tantrum from your nightmares – even when they’re teenagers! Attending to the thousands of items on your planning checklist is a meticulous process for a family holiday. Make things easier on yourself by considering these kid-friendly travel destinations…

Orlando, United States

As the world’s theme park capital, Orlando is an obvious choice to start with. Located in central Florida in the United States, Orlando enjoys warm weather and sun throughout the year, which helps explain why it’s home to six of the world’s ten biggest theme parks.

The two most notable theme parks are Disneyworld and Universal Studios, both of which have countless rides geared towards adults and kids of all ages.

If theme parks aren’t your thing, check out Gatorland instead, a unique destination that houses thousands of alligators. There are a number of ways to get up close and personal with these impressive animals at Gatorland, including the 350-foot zipline passing over a marsh filled with hungry alligators!

Sydney, Australia

When most travellers picture themselves in Sydney, they imagine jetting across the bay and basking in gorgeous views of the iconic opera house. But where Sydney really shines as a kid-friendly destination is its zoos and aquariums.

Taronga Zoo is the perfect place to bring a child that loves animals, especially if they want to see the awe-inspiring tigers. If penguins are more up your little one’s alley, head to Sea Life instead, Sydney’s enormous aquarium with hundreds of native and foreign aquatic species on display. Sydney is also a world-class surfing destination, which is sure to appeal to kids that like action sports.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, might not be the first place that jumps to mind when you think “kid-friendly travel destination.” Yet at second glance, you might be surprised.

For kids who find history class leaves them yawning, a ghost tour of Mary King’s Close might show them history can be exciting (and frightening) after all.

No matter their interests or age, be sure to spend some time marvelling at the mind-bending illusions at Camera Obscura with your children. This large museum is full of optical illusions and other sensory experiences.

These kid-friendly destinations should keep the children busy with plenty of activities. Next time you’re travelling with children, consider these destinations for a memorable holiday.

Travel Insurance

Once you’ve chosen your destination, it’s time to choose your Travel Insurance. For comprehensive cover, choose AllClear’s Family Travel Insurance and enjoy the following benefits:

Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
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Recuperation stay
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Personal liability Up to £2m Up to £2m Up to £2m
Legal protection cover Up to £50k Up to £50k Up to £100k
* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover
All these figures are per person and per trip

Author notes

Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear

Written by: Lydia Crispin | Travel Insurance Expert
Last Updated: 20 September 2023

† Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 70,000 reviews as of January 2024. AllClear Gold Plus achieved a Which? Best Buy.