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The ultimate Family holiday

Experience two of the World’s most fun and exciting family destinations in one holiday.

Your holiday starts with a direct on British Airways from Heathrow to Nassau and take the short journey from the airport to the stunning Paradise Island, home to the vast Atlantis luxury resort.

Atlantis Bahamas – a marine paradise

Aerial view of Atlantis Bahamas

Aerial view of Atlantis Bahamas

Stay in luxury at one of the Atlantis hotels, each of which has it’s own character. Relax on the white sand beaches or splash around in the myriad of lagoon style pools. Enjoy the fun of the waterpark and take a plunge down the ‘Leap of Faith’ a near vertical slide that fires you through shark filled waters. The island is home to over 50,000 species of marine life and you can get up close and personal in the underwater tunnels or with a dolphin or stingray encounter.

Mayan temple ‘Leap of Faith’

Explore the underwater world in the 7 acre snorkelling lagoon and discover the lost city of Atlantis or walk along the seabed amongst the sharks (friendly ones) with state of the art clear glass helmets. There are also various ocean trips for serious scuba divers available. Atlantis Resort truly is the World’s best resort for all things marine and a must if you and your kids love the ocean and having fun.

Shallow water interaction at Dolphin Cay

The huge choice of restaurants serve up a wide choice of delicious dishes from all over the World, from casual dining experiences to formal gourmet options. The 19 bars and lounges offer range of atmosphere’s and some great cocktails. With over 3500 rooms there is sure to be a great option for your family whether you choose a studio apartment, luxury room with stunning ocean views or one of the huge designer suites.

After a fun filled stay at Atlantis it’s back to the airport for your direct flight to Orlando

Jump on the Disney Magical Express and your amazing Disney holiday experience has already started.

Disneyworld Florida – Every kids dream

Disneyworld Florida is by far the biggest and best of all the Disney Resorts and this legendary theme park offers a truly unforgettable experience your kids will be talking about for years to come.

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Mickey and guests at the famous castle

You can enjoy six theme parks when you come to Disney. Magic Kingdom if the iconic main park with with it’s famous castle and parades. This huge park has lot’s of great rides for the whole family from adrenaline filled rollercoasters to spooky ghost filled mansions and incredible 3D adventures. Your kids can meet all their hero’s from Cinderella to Ariel and of course Micky Mouse.

Visit eleven countries in one day at Epcot and meet more of your favourite characters in the unique and realistic environments. Visit Snow white in Germany before moving on to China to say hello to Mulan. See Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Frozen in the Norway pavillion then watch the acrobats over in China before celebrating Ocktoberfest in the Biergarten restaurant. Epcot is famous for it’s futuristic and immersive rides and in Futureworld you can take a rocket trip to Mars in a Nasa style simulator or design your own concept car before a high octane test drive.

Anna & Elsa at Epcot

Anna & Elsa at Epcot

Animal Kingdom is a 500 acre wildlife park with a myriad of exotic animals and birds which can be seen on a safari tour of the African plains, a trek through the lush jungles of Asia or within the mystical ruins of the Maharaja. As well as seeing all the animals in these incredible surroundings you can experience the thrill of the rapids on a white water adventure or careen through the Himalayas on a speeding train. If animals are your thing then why not make Animal Kingdom your base and stay at the fabulous Animal Kingdom lodge. Go for a savannah room with views over the African plains and gaze at the wildlife from your balcony.

Disney Animal Kingdom safari

Disney Animal Kingdom safari

Disney Hollywood studios is home to lot’s of fun movie based attractions, where you can race along in a stretch limo rollercoaster, learn the way of the force at Jedi training, scream in terror on the haunted elevator and relax and enjoy the live Frozen show or marvel at the Indiana Jones stunt spectacular.

There are also two fantastic waterparks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard beach with waterslides, lazy rivers and wave pools for you to enjoy in the Florida sun.

There are a wide range of Disney Resort hotels and all have their own distinct character and theme and of course prices will vary depending on which one your choose. Disney characters are often in and around the hotels and you can book character dining so your kids can have breakfast with their favourite Disney characters. One of the best benefits of staying at a Disney hotel apart from the close proximity to the parks is the extra time in the parks you get. You also get complimentary Disney transport, complimentary magic bands and early access to fastpass booking so you can book shows and attractions early. Hotels range from the great value All Star themed hotels to the brand new super luxury Four Seasons resort offering accommodations for even the most discerning families.

Disney family hotels

Disney family hotels

If you wanted you could check out one of the other fantastic theme parks in and around Orlando. There are too many to list but Sea World and Universal are the two most popular ones.

After a fun week in Orlando take your free Disney transfer back to the airport for your direct flight home to Gatwick.

 

If you are looking for the ultimate in family fun and an experience your kids will always remember contact one of our friendly travel experts who can tailor a holiday just for you.

 

 

 

 

 

The World’s best Luxury family holidays just got better…

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  • Book By June 6th
  • For holidays up until Spring 2019
  • Offer will vary depending on date, resort and room type
  • 2 for 1 Adults & Kids stay FREE

Stunning 5 star All-inclusive beach resorts in the Caribbean – Multi award winning resorts  – combining exclusive luxury, premium all inclusive, paradise beach locations and fantastic family facilities including waterparks & Sesame St kids clubs.

Check out these fabulous beach resorts in Negril, Ocho Rios and Turks & Caicos.

You don’t have to give up your luxuries when you travel with the kids.

Contact one of our travel experts and find out how to get the best Beaches Resort package deals around.

Affordable family ski holidays in peak school holiday periods

Ski holidays can be a fairly expensive affair, particularly when for families who have to travel in peak school holiday periods when prices are hiked up. A ski holiday is a unique and fun way to spend time as a family doing something fun and exciting (and get the kids off their ipads for a while). So we have found some great value options for families looking to enjoy a white Christmas in the French Alps.

We have looked at larger apartments and self catering chalets that are perfect for large families,  two families travelling together or groups of friends. These are great for families who want a bit of extra space and privacy. You have your own living area to relax and play Christmas games, watch films and enjoy a drink. Kitchens are fully equipped so you can cook up family meals and save on expensive mountain restaurants. Families with smaller kids can relax in the apartment while baby or toddler sleeps happily in their own room, without tiptoeing around as they would if all in a hotel room.

All the prices listed are for the Christmas week and include flights from the UK, private airport transfer and seven nights at one of the family friendly accommodations listed below. all prices are for eight people travelling…..

Top 5 affordable family ski holidays – self catering in France

#1 – La Plagne

Les Chalets De Cret Cotes Village, 3bedroom chalet – £3759 ( £469 per person)

Modern, comfortable free standing chalets in a quiet and pretty hamlet close to Plane 1800. Advanced skiers can ski right to the chalet door in good conditions.

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#2 – Flaine

Residence Terrasses de Veret, 3bedroom apartment – £3995 (£499 per person)

Great value modern apartments in the centre of the resort in a ski-in out location. After a hard day on the slopes you can enjoy a dip in the heated indoor pool or soak in the outdoor hot tub overlooking the mountains.

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#3 – Les Arcs

Residence Les Arolles, 3bedroom apartment – £4534 (£566 per person)

These four star spacious apartments are just 100 metres from the slopes and close to the ski school meeting point and kintergarden and they benefit from a heated indoor pool, sauna and fitness centre.

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#4 – Les Menuires

Les Coeur des Lodges, 3bedroom family apartment – £4889 (£611pp)

Brand new luxurious contemporary apartments situated close to the resort centre in a ski in-out location. the price includes FREE kids club for 4-11 year olds and FREE baby kits including cot, highchair, changing mat, potty and bath chair. The residence also boasts a lovely indoor pool area and full service Spa.

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#5 – Val Thorens

Le chalet Val 2400, 4 bedroom apartment – £5329 (£666 per person)

Located in the quiet Les Balcons district of Val Thorens just 150m from the slopes with ski-in access. The traditional Savoyard style residence is home to 27 apartments and a relaxation space complete with sauna and the Red Fox pub, which serves drinks, snacks and take away food.

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these holidays are based on a group of eight travelling together. we can just as easily find some great value options for smaller, or larger groups. we can look at different resorts or different countries if you had somewhere else in mind.

For more information on these family ski holidays and any other self catering options you may be interested in, why not talk to one of our friendly ski experts who can answer any questions you have.

Have a look at some other family ski options in France staying in chalethotels, catered chalets and all inclusive resorts.

 

Spacious suites and villas ideal for families who need more space…

As parents ourselves we know it’s important when you go away to know your kids are safe. So family suites and villas are the ideal option. They also offer lots of space for you and the kids, separate bedrooms so your kids can go to bed and you dont have to tiptoe around, without them being in a different room. You could also enjoy enhanced facilities such as private living rooms, kitchens and even your own private pool.

You may think you will have to pay a premium for these – you will be suprised…….

Prices are based on 10 night Easter holidays, for a family of 4 with flights & private transfers – All the holidays are fully ATOL protected. Lots of other dates and destinations are available. Prices are correct at time of posting – 6th September 2016.

Thailand – Phuket

4star BY THE SEA: 2bedroom deluxe suite (b&b) – £3149

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4star LAGUNA HOLIDAY CLUB: 2bedroom suite (b&b) – £3229 

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4star TWO VILLA ONYX STYLE: 2bedroom villa with private pool (b&b) – £3229

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5star ANGSANA: 2bedroom suite (b&b) – £3459 / 2bedroom villa – £3499 / 3bedroom villa with pool – £4199

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5star HYATT REGENCY: 2bedroom suite (b&b) – £3639

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Bali

4star BIDADARI: 2bedroom villa with private pool,( b&b) – £3699

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4star ASTAGINA,  2 bedroom suite (b&b) – £3259

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5star BALI RICH SEMINYAK: 2 bedroom villa with private pool (b&b) – £3939 

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5star TAMAN MESARI:  2 bedroom villa with pool (b&b) – £4259

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5star LIBERTY DRIVE PREMIUM: 3 bedroom suite – £3779

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4star BEL AZUR BEACH: 3 bedroom villa with private pool – £4029

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If you are interested in different locations around the World and prefer private villas we have some great options to choose from on our villas page.

The Ultimate in Family luxury holidays

5star Caribbean All Inclusive family fun.

BEACHES RESORTS AUTUMN SALE
UP TO 50% OFF – PLUS FAMILY TRIPS WILL ADD A FURTHER 5% – SO A STAGGERING 55% OFF YOUR BEACHES RESORT – PLUS IF YOU BOOK FOR JULY OR AUGUST THERE IS A FURTHER £125 OFF YOUR BOOKING – KIDS STAY FREE AT BEACHES RESORTS

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Beaches luxury resorts offer award winning family holidays in stunning locations in the Caribbean. You can now enjoy beautiful beaches, exceptional service and luxurious accommodations for less. Book your 5 star Beaches Resort holiday today and take advantage of this amazing offer and you could soon be soaking up the sun, being pampered by your own butler, while your kids enjoy top quality childcare and lots of fun activities, including on-site waterparks.

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The discount is on the accommodation portion of the holiday only and is available for all rooms and suites at all three Beaches Resorts. minimum 7 nights and 2 people sharing. ATOL protected flights will be added – econonly, premium, business and first class available – ask about the best flight deals.

 

Contact one of our travel advisors for more details

 

 

Amazing Villa & beach holiday on the stunning French Riviera.

If you thought a holiday for you and your family amongst the rich and famous on the Cote D’Azur would be wildly expensive, think again.

Fly into Nice and pick up your car for  a ten night family holiday in one of Europe’s most desirable regions. Take the short drive from the airport along the pituresque coastline to Juan Les Pins.

You and your family could be living the high life in a beautiful hotel with its own private area on Juan Les Pins beach, a favourite Summer playground to the World’s Jetset. Stay in a stylish one bedroom suite at the hotel Ambassadeur just a short walk to the hotels private beach. Visit the chic resort of Cannes, a short 20 minute drive, with its luxurious marina’s, luxury boutiques and World class restaurants and soak up the Mediterranean sun.

After your three night stay by the beach, drive up into the hills to the pretty area of Fayence to check into your three bedroom villa with private pool. The villa sits within the Domaine Du Fayence Holiday Village so you have the privacy of a villa combined with the facilities of a hotel. The resort is designed to look like a traditional Provencal village and sits amongst pine trees and hills in an idyllic location.

Take advantage of the warm evenings and enjoy al fresco dining at your villa or try out the delicious meals at the resort restaurant. Enjoy a game of tennis or relax by your pool or meet new friends at the resorts large lagoon pool.

You can easily explore this beautiful region with its pine forested hills, traditonal villages, stylish chic resorts and sandy coves.

All this for just £2899 for a family of four.

The price includes – Gatwick flights, 10 day car hire, 3 nights at the 4star Ambassadeur hotel in Juan Les Pins, in a one bedroom suite with breakfast, then 7 nights in a three bedroom villa at the Domaine de Fayence.

Travel date – 23rd August, 2016.

Other dates, and airports available – supplements will apply.

 

Visit Abu Dhabi for your next family holiday..

Abu Dhabi has seen significant recent investment in tourism, high end hotels and the incredible Formula 1 grand prix circuit. If you are looking for a luxury break with guaranteed sunshine, stunning hotels, World class service and plenty to keep you and your kids busy, could Abu Dhabi be the answer?

Abu Dhabi is far less busy than its more famous neighbour Dubai and less than a third of the size. So expect a much more chilled out experience with less crowds and noise. This may appeal to some families. Prices are also much lower both for the holiday itself and while you are there, so eating out and local attractions will cost you significantly less than Dubai, although remember this is still a premium destination.

There are plenty of things to keep your kids entertained on a break in Abu Dhabi. As well as beautiful sandy beaches and safe, calm waters with a wide array of watersports available. Take a trip to the Corniche, eight kilometres of manicured waterfront where you wil find cafe’s, cycleways and plenty of childrens play areas.

There are plenty of other fun attractions worth a visit. Here are our favourites..

Family things to do and see in Abu Dhabi

Yas waterworld

Abu Dhabi is hot and what better way to cool off and have fun than in a waterpark. Yas Waterworld is set in 15 hectacres and has a wide range of thrilling rides for the whole family. There are some truly unqiue rides here, including the world’s first and largest hydromagnetic waterslide and the 550 metre Bandit Bomber slide which comes complete with lasers, water guns and special effects.

Ferrari World

The Worlds only Ferrari themed amusement park is also the Worlds largest indoor theme park. There are some fantastic thrill rides with speed and driving being the theme here. It was recently voted the Middle East’s leading tourist attraction.

Wildlife

Right next to the city is the tranquilty and beauty of the Mangrove National Park. Take a boat trip through the Mangroves and spot the array of bird life, including large numbers of flamingos. As well as the Mangrove park there are three other wildlife options in and around Abu Dhabi. The Emirates zoo is worth a visit and has a large selection of animals including white tigers. The Al Ain zoo is set in a 900 hectare park and has over 4000 animals. On Sir Bani Yas Island just along the coast from the city is the Arabian wildlife park. This is a game park where the animals roam free. 4×4 safaris are available.

Observation deck 300

As its name would suggest the observation deck sits 300 metres above the city. Enjoy the best views in Abu Dhabi while enjoying a delicious high tea.

Yas Mall

Like Dubai, Abu Dhabi is a pardise for shoppers with a selection of huge shopping malls. Yas Mall is the newest and largest addition. This huge centre will keep even the most professional shoppers busy with over 400 shops plus lots of family orientated restaurants and a 20 screen cinema. The centre is directly linked to Ferrari World.

Yas Marina Grand Prix circuit

The Jewel in Abu Dhabi’s crown and one of the most impressive F1 tracks in the World. If your kids are into the Grand Prix they will love a visit to this iconic circuit.

Where to stay?

There are plenty of family friendly hotels in Abu Dhabi. We have picked out our favourites that offer exceptional standards and plenty for the kids to do, including kids clubs….

Hilton Abu Dhabi

This superior 4star hotel is set on a private beach on Abu Dhabi’s vibrant Corniche close to Marina Mall, with stylish rooms, including family rooms that sleep four. The private beach club has three pools, water sports and a kids’ area. The hotel does have a kids club for three years and up. Babysitting is available as are swimming lessons for under two’s and watersports coaching for older kids.

Emirates Palace

‘ a lavishly imagined dream’ is how the hotel describes itself. This Iconic Abu Dhabi landmark sits in extensive manicured grounds on a pristine beach. This is Abu Dhabi’s most exclusive address and favourite choice of the super rich. If your budget allows then this is the ultimate family destination in Abu Dhabi. There is an excellent kids club for five years an up. They can enjoy lots of fun and games and even a kids beauty salon. Kids will love the Cascades adventure pool, with its lazy river, waterfalls and water flumes. There is also ‘Sarab Land’ where the kids can play under supervison by trained staff.

St Regis Sadiyat Island

Just a short drive from the hustle of the city centre is this stunning Meditteranean inspired beach resort. This award winning resort offers contemporrary style and elegance on one of the best beaches around where Hawksbill turtles come to nest and dolphins often come in close to the beach to play. The Sandcastle kids club takes kids from four years and features indoor and outdoor play areas and activities. Younger kids are allowed but you will have to hire one of the private nannies to supervise them.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara

This is one of the best ways to experience Abu Dhabi with kids! This luxury family resort combines the beauty of the traditional Arabic architecture with the stunning desert sand dunes as a back drop. Your teenagers and children will love camel riding, sand duning and falconry exhibitions. There is a teens club and kids club to keep them happy with games, computers and movies.

When to go..

It rarely rains in Abu Dhabi so anytime you visit expect lots of sunshine. It does get hot though. If you have small kids we would recommend avoiding July and August where temperatures regularly hit 40oC. We know, thats summer school holidays but you may be better off taking advantage of the nice European weather at that time. The Christmas and New Year period see average high’s in the low twenty’s. You may prefer one of the half term dates, with October seeing average temperature’s of 29oC and Easter 27oC.

If you want to find out about Abu Dhabi family holidays contact one of our friendly travel experts.

Congratulations to Beaches Family Resorts who won the ‘Worlds leading All Inclusive Family Resort Brand 2015’ at the recent World Travel Awards. thats 18 years in a row now for Beaches, who are undoubtably the undisputed champion of Family all Inclusive holidays.

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We have to agree with the award as you just cannot beat Beaches for an amazing all inclusive experience with a whole host of fun activities for the whole family and their top notch child care and professional staff. All three of the resorts offer everything you need to keep your kids happy but without compromising on luxury and comfort which can happen a lot in resorts aimed at families. We particulalry like the Sesame St themed kids clubs and activities and the amazing waterparks at each of the resorts.

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take a look at Beaches Negril and Beaches Ocho rios in Jamaica, as well as Beaches Turks & Caicos, which incidentally is on Grace Bay beach, voted the number one beach in the Caribbean recently by Tripadvisor.

 

Royal Caribbean is our recommended cruise line for families

Recently voted the World’s leading cruise line at the World Travel Awards in London. Royal Caribbean is also known as a pioneer in family cruise holidays with some of the most kid friendly cruises around.

We love Royal Caribbean and always recommend their cruises over any other cruise brands and here is why….

Royal Caribbean Kids clubs..

Royal Caribbean’s award winning Adventure Ocean kids and teen’s clubs are probably the best clubs you will find on a cruise ship. They have five different age groups so all activities, fun and games are designed with this in mind.  There is a baby and toddler group so kids from 18 months are catered for, going up to the teen club for kids up to 17 years. There are lots of fun activities, crafts, science experiments, sports and parties and dedicated areas for each age range, where experience qualified staff supervise.

Royal Caribbean kids activities onboard..

RC’s shops are some of the biggest vessels on the seas today. These huge ships are packed with fun activities for kids.

You may have seen the adverts for the Flow Rider on TV, a surfing simulator, hugely popular with children of all ages, where your little ones can test out their surfing skills. They will love the boardwalk on Oasis & Allure of the Seas, with traditional fairground rides such as the Carousel or the dodgems. Older kids will love the skydiving simulator on Anthem of the Seas or the climbing wall. A lot of the ships have indoor ice rinks so you can all have a go at ice skating and many also have golf putting courses. All the ships have a sports court where kids meet up to play various games and make new friends.

Royal Caribbean’s unique Dreamworks experience means your kids can get up close to some of their favourite characters like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda and even have breakfast with them. There are Dreamworks themed activities, shows and parades and films are shown at the 3D cinema or in your cabins.

One of the best features for kids is the H20 zone, the mini water park that is a kid’s heaven, complete with waterfalls, fountains, slides and water cannons, which will keep your kids entertained for hours until you have to drag them out.

Royal Caribbean’s Family Accommodation..

RCs cabins are comfortable and stylish and many have sofa beds or bank beds so can accommodate families easily and at great value. There are also interconnecting cabins and larger suites such as the stunning sky loft suites, which are set over two floors and have a master bedroom plus a kid’s bedroom, living room and dining area. Cabins have TV’s where kids can relax and watch a movie if it all gets too much.

Royal Caribbean’s Family dining..

Even the fussiest kids are well catered for on a Royal Caribbean cruise. There is an amazing choice of eateries from intimate, fine dining speciality restaurants (get a babysitter and go without the kids) to lots of great family options such as the Wipe out cafe, New York pizzeria and various buffet restaurants with a huge choice of dishes. Kids will love the doughnut shop and ice cream parlour.

Prices….

Royal Caribbean offers a superior cruise experience, with fantastic ships, amazing food and great service and best of all, incredible value. Cruises are full board so all food is included and lots of the activities are free too, making a cruise holiday a great value option. You may be surprised at the price of a Royal Caribbean cruise compared to a similar beach hotel holiday of similar quality.

Why not ask one of our dedicated family cruise advisors for details today.

Las Vegas for children & families?

Is Vegas suitable for children?  There is always going to be a debate about whether you should or shouldn’t take kids to Vegas, although there are various things to do and see for younger visitors. Here are a list of our favourites..


Adventuredome – Circus Circus.
Circus Circus is arguably the The number one family hotel in Vegas with lots of fun adventures for kids of all ages. The main attraction is the Adventuredome theme park with two indoor roller coasters the ‘Canyon Baster’ and’ El Loco’, bumper cars, pirate ship, plus rides for smaller kids like the runaway coal train ride, the flying bus and the Frog Hopper. Plus a huge funfair arcade with lots of your favourite fairground games and the Worlds largest permanent Circus, where you can watch the amazing acts for Free.


Big Apple Coaster & Arcade – New York New York
Get your thrills on the world’s first coaster to feature a 180-degree “heartline” twist and dive maneuver, providing more than 1.4 million riders with heart-stopping action and excitement each year. The fun doesn’t stop there! Enjoy the excitement of some of the latest video & arcade games, and attractions in The Big Apple Arcade a firm favourite with the hoardes of kids you will find there at all times of the day.


Shark Reef Aquarium – Mandalay Bay
Shark Reef aquarium is the home of over 2,000 animals including the saw fish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, jellyfish and the rare golden crocodile. This unique exhibit gives you the chance to dive with a higher concentration of exotic sharks than you’d ever find in the wild. You can also experience the newly opened Sea Monsters Revealed, the world’s largest exhibition to uniquely preserved sea creatures. Become an Aquarist for a day and feed our stingrays, shark or turtle in our Animal Encounters program.


Wet and Wild – Las Vegas outskirts
Wet‘n’Wild Las Vegas is Nevada’s premier water park with more than 25 slides and attractions covering more than 20 acres, and a place for both thrill seekers and families. As Las Vegas’ Summer Playground, the park features the Tornado, a premier slide that catapults riders to a zero gravity experience; Rattler, the first slide of its kind in North America; and Constrictor, an extreme water slide featuring some of the tightest turns. Families and those desiring a more relaxing experience can enjoy Paradise Falls, the interactive children’s area with kid friendly slides and a giant dumping bucket; Colorado Cooler lazy river; and Red Rock Bay wave pool. As the park opens for a third season, one of its most popular slides, Zipp Zapp Zoom, will feature a new and exciting addition, Slideboarding, the world’s first waterslide gaming experience. Slideboarding integrates gaming, skill, and competitive sports with the thrills of a water park. Wet’n’Wild is an ideal location for all ages to beat the heat. Remember to slap on the high factor sun cream though – Vegas gets hot!


Secret Garden & Dolphin habitat – Mirage
Kids can Come face-to-face with some of nature’s most exotic and majestic creatures at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Explore, learn and play in an enchanting world of Bottlenose Dolphins, White Tigers, White Lions and Leopards. See the tiger cubs up close and create paintings with the Dolphins.


Springs Reserve – 1 minute drive from the Strip
The 180-acre Springs Preserve features an array of exhibits, galleries, trails, entertainment and gorgeous desert gardens that are fun and educational for all ages. Its worth checking the weather on the day you go as outside desert temperatures can be dangerously high.


Free stuff in Vegas

The attractions we have listed so far will all cost money and if you plan to do several of them then the budget can get stretched. Don’t worry, there are some great things to do and see in Vegas that dont cost a penny.

Bellagio fountain show and Mirage volcano – These are must see events along the strip and the best things is they are Free. The spectacular Volcano at The Mirage now includes two volcano systems, a lagoon and fire shooters that shoot flame on demand, more than 12 feet into the air. Whereas the spectacular fountain show outside the Bellagio combines water, music and lights and is definitely a must see attraction on your holiday, that your kids will love.

Freemont Street – In downtown Vegas this huge undercover street where you can enjoy live music and the famous Viva Vision light show, all free of charge.


Best family hotels in Vegas..
We mentioned Circus Circus as the number one family hotel in Vegas but we must mention the Mandalay Bay. Much more luxurious than Circus Circus it also has the most kid friendly swimming area with a huge lagoon style pool with its own sandy beach, wave machine and a lazy river that meanders over a quarter of a mile. If your budget allows we would recommend the Mandalay Bay as its a much nice hotel. You can always stay here and visit Circus Circus for the day.

There are now direct flights to Vegas from the UK with a flight time of 10 hours. Indirect flights may be cheaper. Generally hotels in Vegas offer exceptional value as the hotel subsidise rooms as they make their money downstairs in the Casinos, so you could find yourself staying in a 5star luxurious hotel and paying 3star prices. When you are there remember to keep the kids hyrdated and fully sunblocked as it can get extremely hot. You might prefer to take taxis or monoral, tourist train, rather than walking not just to keep out of the sun but also to avoid the hawkers giving out strip club flyers (or worse).


 

So if you want to take the kids to Vegas we would say YES, take them. Although we wouldn’t recommend it for babies and toddlers. Maybe wait till the kids are a bit older and big enough to ride all the rollercoasters and rides.

If you are planning a family holiday to Las Vegas contact your friendly Family-Trips travel advisor to help plan your ideal Vegas family break.