Child-friendly Holiday Destinations Worth Considering

Posted on 23 February 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

Travelling takes on a whole new meaning when your children are a part of the trip. Ensuring that they find the overall experience meaningful and memorable becomes important. Thus, picking a child-friendly destination is essential.

If you are planning a trip outside of South Africa and are searching for some child-friendly destinations, look no further.

Here are a few of the best child-friendly holiday destinations:


Bali is a great destination to enjoy some time away with your children. It has an enchanting Hindu culture and breathtaking tropical landscapes which your children will absolutely love.

Ubud, Bali. Image: Patrick Craig, Unsplash

There are also a number of fun activities for them. These include Ubud’s monkey forest, dolphin watching and shadow puppet shows. They can also learn how to surf from qualified instructors on Kuta beach – one of Bali’s best beaches.


Image: Getaway Gallery


Toronto is a destination buzzing with child-friendly activities. You and your young ones can enjoy the Niagara Falls day tour or visit the Royal Ontario Museum which contains a world-class art collection.

Toronto, Canada.

It is also Canada’s largest museum and contains old historical artefacts which your children are likely to find fascinating. The Kensington Market is also worth the visit.


Mauritius is a lovely destination to enjoy relaxation and beautiful surrounds with your children. Most of the resorts are child-friendly. Some even have a children’s club which is a convenient option to keep your children entertained with age-appropriate games and activities as you enjoy some child-free time.

Image: Mauritius Stay Lux Grand Baie


At first glance, Nairobi does not seem child-friendly. However, this city in Kenya has a number of child-friendly attractions. It is a destination to consider, especially if your children enjoy all things nature and wildlife.

You can visit the Nairobi National Park which is perfect for wildlife-watching, as well as the Giraffe Centre where your young ones can feed the long-necked majestic beasts from a raised gallery.


Japan is home to a number of child-friendly destinations. However, you are even more spoiled for choice in Tokyo particularly. Your children may find the Ghibli Museum fascinating. There are also plenty of huge parks, not forgetting the Tokyo Legoland Discovery Centre where your children will be surrounded by over 3 million LEGO bricks as they enjoy the indoor world of play. Tokyo Disneyland is also an absolute treat.

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