Going on a vacation as a family is quite different from going on one with your friends. You need to think of something that everyone would enjoy, as well as be family appropriate. You will also have to place quite a bit of emphasize on what your kids like in particular. Here are some great vacation ideas that would be enjoyed by both you and your family.
Camping serves the dual purpose of being a fun vacation as well as being a learning experience. You can teach your kids basic survival tricks, and even first aid on such a trip, and they would be more than willing to learn. You could also get them interested in nature, which may even end up spurring a future hobby. Make sure, however, if a small hike is included in the trip that your kids are up to it. You can even get them to share in your interests and take them fishing; that is if you enjoy it as a pastime. You should be very careful of your kids’ safety while doing this and make sure you warn them about not falling into the water. If you’re planning on fishing on a boat you can make them wear self-inflating life jackets just to be on the safe side.
A Theme Park
This is a great way to make your inner child happy as well as make sure that your kid has a memorable vacation. Every person needs to visit a theme park at least once in their lives, and the experience becomes better if you do it as a child. So make sure that you take your kids out to a theme park for the holidays. Luna Park, Warner Bros. Movie World, Dream World and Sea World are some of the theme parks in Australia that you can visit. If you can afford an overseas trip then Disneyland and Universal Studios are definite musts.
Volunteering is a good habit to inculcate in your kids and the best way to do this is by organizing a family volunteering trip. It allows your child to understand real world issues and how they can help to make the world a better place. By volunteering as a family you can also let them learn by the example you set. Countries such as India Kenya, Nepal and Costa Rica have family volunteering programmes, such as conservation projects and childcare projects, which you can consider. However if you want to do something a little closer to home, then spending your vacation at a local soup kitchen can have the same impact.