5 best destinations for families during the March holidays

From zipline tours to playing farmer for a day, give your kids a fun and educational trip they will never forget.

5 best destinations for families during the March holidays
5 best destinations for families during the March holidays
08 Mar 2016

5 best destinations for families during the March holidays

Travelling Southeast Asia with your family can be an expansive and bonding opportunity, creating educational opportunities and memories for years to come. Experiencing a place so vibrant, dynamic and colourful as a child can leave a lasting impression and craft dreams. However, travelling with children is not always easy, so we have compiled a list of the most family friendly activities to experience Southeast Asia in a safe way, especially tailored for your little ones.

1. Bali
1. Bali
08 Mar 2016

1. Bali

Horse riding at Yeh Gangga Beach

Beginning at a peaceful village where the pace of life is still characterised by rice farming, fishing, and sea salt harvesting, exploring Bali by way of gentle trail horses is a wonderful way to gain a glimpse into village life and explore a waterfall, bat cave, and the cliffside Tanah Lot temple. Best of all, you will have a unique chance to swim with the horses in the ocean!

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Cooking classes and food tours

Learning to cook as a family is a great way to delve into the spice of life and train your kids to become housekeepers of the future! Several cooking classes and food tours are available, including a Balinese Rijstaffel with BBQ pork ribs in Seminyak, a typical Balinese cooking class and market tour in Ubud, or for a family with older children, perhaps a Kintamani coffee tour or a night market food tour.



Workshops
Workshops
08 Mar 2016

Workshops

Develop a new craft and watch your family grow together, as long as you can agree on a workshop! You may have to play a game of “rock, paper, scissors” to decide between a silver making class, homemade beauty product and massage workshop, becoming a Balinese rice farmer for a day, making your own perfume, or learning about mask carving, Balinese batik making. The options are endless!

Kecak Dance and Devdan Show

In the evening, marvel your senses and give your children the show of a lifetime by visiting an exciting and acrobatic Devdan show inspired by Indonesian culture, or the famed Kecak Dance against the backdrop of the striking cliffside Uluwatu temple.

Waterparks

For a refreshing break from the heat, treat the family to a day in one of the adventurous waterparks! A Waterboom Vip Access ensures a day of water based rides and attractions in Kuta. Or get a day pass at the Canngu Club where you can enjoy the Splash Water Centre, Bounce Trampoline Centre, Strike Ten Pin Bowling, and Cubby House Kid’s Club.

2. Phuket
2. Phuket
08 Mar 2016

2. Phuket

Zipline

A zipline adventure in Kathu is a guaranteed way to get your adrenaline pumping. With abseil points, sky bridges, spiral staircases, and wilderness walks, you are in for a ride!

Snorkelling

Thailand’s underwater world is truly enchanting. Depending on your abilities, you might do a Padi snorkelling course day trip, explore the diverse coral at Rachai Yai and Coral Island, or delve into the crystal clear waters of Phi Phi and Khai Islands.

Kayaking
Kayaking
08 Mar 2016

Kayaking

Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay invites you to learn about marine geology by way of sea caves and hidden lagoons. To top it off, in magic of starlight you will make your own flower “Kratong” in a spiritual natural light show!

Food tours and cooking classes

Enchant your extended family when your children prepare a meal inspired by their training at the highly respected and acclaimed Royal Thai cuisine cooking class at Blue Elephant. Or you could opt for a more homestyle cooking class in Kata. You could also shed some pounds in the process by doing a walking and food tour in the heart of charming old Phuket Town.

Workshops
Workshops
08 Mar 2016

Workshops

Use your hands and experience Cambodian culture through art with a pottery making and ceramic painting workshop or focus solely on the intricacy of ceramics painting.

Circus

A magical way for the family to enjoy time together is to experience the wonder of Phare the Cambodian Circus Show. Not your regular circus, this show combines modern theatre, music, dance, acrobatics and more!

4. Chiang Mai
4. Chiang Mai
08 Mar 2016

4. Chiang Mai

Animal watching

Children have a special bond with animals, but the whole family will surely be enchanted with a one day elephant bath and care experience.

Zipline

zipline tour around Chiang Mai is a 7km adventure that will bring you into contact with rare animals in an old growth forest where you will fly like a gibbon!

Cooking class
Cooking class
08 Mar 2016

Cooking class

A visit to Chiang Mai is not complete without a vegetarian Thai cooking class that culminates in traditional Thai dancing.

Boat Tour
The Mae Ping river is peaceful, surrounded by teak houses and green scenery that can be explored via either a Rice barge or a long tail boat. You might choose a two hour Mae Ping river cruise, a boat expedition of the forgotten city of Wiang Kum Kum, or a scorpion tailed river cruise, that by the title alone is guaranteed to intrigue the kids!

5.	Borneo
5. Borneo
08 Mar 2016

5. Borneo

Orangutan watching
The rare and treasured opportunity to see Orangutans is reason enough for a family visit to Borneo. One of the best places to see “the old men of the forest” is The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where these majestic animals can be sighted in their natural habitat of old growth forest.

Whether you fly through the forest on a zipline, explore the underwater world of coral reefs, witness the majesty of orangutans, visit ancient temples, learn to cook, carve, or paint, or give an elephant a bath, a family visit to Southeast Asia will live on forever in your hearts and gift your children with an adventurous spirit to last a lifetime!

Photo: Adventurewomen.com

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