1. South Africa
If your child had a fun day at the Mandai zoo, it may be time to take the next step and bring them to a zoo on an epic scale- a safari.
In South Africa, there are a wide variety of child-friendly resorts and activities, which let kids get up close and personal with the creatures of the wild.
Get friendly with the rescued elephants that live on Camp Jabulani, located near Kruger National Park and take a trip down to Boulders Beach to see native American penguins in action.
Apart from its top-notch beaches, Nicaragua provides affordable alternatives to many tourist-packed resorts in Costa Rica.
Granada, a colonial town on the lake front is a must- see. Give your kids their first lesson in surfing and explore Ometepe, a volcanic island or take a hike with them at the Mombacho Volcano.
Not all kid-friendly destinations have to be at the end of a 10-hour flight. Hope across the Causeway for a slew of activities for both young and old.
Take a ride up the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur or explore the Batu Caves. A compulsory destination for a trip with kids is the Legoland, with replicas of Cambodia’s Angor Wat and the Chinese Forbidden City.
Topping lists of island getaways, Mauritius is on its way to top kid-friendly desitinations as well.
Stay close to the resorts with thatched-roof kids clubs and kiddie pools or hike through the Black River Gorges National Park to spot whale and dolphins in the sea and eagles in the sky.
Despite its reputation for being the go-to destination for parties, many of the coastal areas on the island cater to families with kids.
Nearby the island’s longest beach, Playa d’en Bossa is the Aguamar Water Park for the kids to have some fun while you take a rest by the sea. Do not miss the natural Aquarium Cap Blanc, where you can sip on a glass of vino while your kids can get up close with sea creatures.
Take a second honeymoon trip with your kids in tow in Thailand. Fly kites with the locals at the Lumpini Park or go out kayaking in and out of mangroves.
Also, do not miss out on the elephant camps, which are huge kids magnets.
Ferry-hop through this cluster of Greek islands and spend time to take in the blue waters of the volcanic island of Santorini.
If your kids are old enough, bring them snorkeling and finish it off with a visit to the main village, filled with funky shops to get their friends some memorable souvenirs.
If the northern lights aren’t incentive enough to visit this island country, its kids-friendly attractions definitely is.
Climb abroad a replica longship at the Vikingworld museum or travel around on the back of an Icelandic horse. Mount Esja, a volcanic range is also one not to miss out on.
9. Las Vegas
Known as the Disneyland for adults, Las Vegas is littered with plenty of kiddie attractions, if you know where to look.
Zip line on Fremont Street or cruise down the lazy river on an inner tube at the Mandalay Bay.
Have dinner while watching free acrobatic performances at the Circus Circus restaurant and even take a ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower replica at the Paris Las Vegas hotel.
While visiting the Eiffel Tower replica, why not hop across the world and visit the real thing itself?
Head to Jardin du Luxembourg, where kids can race pedal cars or float boats on the pond or hop on a train to a take a trip to Disneyland Paris.