Family Breaks with a Twist
Travelling with your children is one of the most richly rewarding experiences a parent can enjoy, but it is not without its challenges! There are so many things to consider when planning a family holiday; is the destination kid-friendly? What facilities does the hotel have? Will your children be kept active and entertained? And importantly, will the trip be educational?
With such a range of potential pitfalls, parents can be forgiven for taking the safe option and booking a break at a specialist family resort or holiday park, which are often all-inclusive but uninspiring. For families who want to create lasting memories however, Asia is home to a wealth of incredible destinations that are just waiting to be explored.
Amritsar for example, is an incredible city that combines history, culture, geopolitics and deep religious significance. The so-called “Golden City” in India’s Punjab state is the home of Sikhism and its spectacular golden temple, Sri Harmandir Sahib, attracts approximately 100,000 daily worshipers. Families can spend enthralling days within the ancient city walls, shopping for bargains in the bazaars and sampling authentic local delicacies.
For a unique day trip, the border gate separating India and Pakistan is just 30km away, and guests will be captivated by the daily ceremonies, as the opposing soldiers show off their moves!
Park Inn by Radisson Amritsar Airport is great for families. Each room comes fitted with a sofa bed, allowing kids to stay with their parents, while free Wi-Fi lets all ages surf the web with ease. There is also a pool, restaurant and fitness center.
Clark, in the Philippine province of Pampanga, is a fantastic place for families who get bored by the beach and need more adrenaline-fueled thrills. Parents can treat their kids to fun-filled days at a choice of theme parks and attractions, from zip-lines to water slides, petting zoos to dinosaur parks. Families with older children can also reconnect with each other on the golf course or at volcanic hot springs, many of which are nestled in Clark’s scenic hills.
No matter what age you are, everyone loves a bargain! Clark is home to an amazing selection of duty-free outlets and retail malls, including the SM City Clark – a massive mega-mall that covers 17 hectares and houses over 300 stores. Directly attached to this shopper’s paradise is Park Inn by Radisson Clark, which features 154 rooms and suites with kids’ sofa beds, a children’s pool, restaurant and more.
The largest city in the southern Philippines, Davao is a marvelous melting pot and a compelling destination for family breaks. With its multi-cultural outlook, Davao is a great place to broaden kids’ minds and let them try something new. This could include a slice of durian, the famously pungent tropical fruit, as Davao is known as the “Durian Capital of the Philippines”. Another “must-try” dish is kinilaw, a local style of ceviche, and visitors can savor a wide range of local delicacies at the city’s markets.
Alternatively, families who love the great outdoors can climb Mount Apo, the Philippines’ tallest mountain and part of a national park which features many accessible hiking trails and the country’s highest lake.
Park Inn by Radisson Davao is connected to the city’s SM Lanang Premier Mall and features family-focused rooms, a restaurant, outdoor pool, fitness center and more. Families now have even more opportunities to travel together with Park Inn by Radisson. Get up to 20% off when booking before 2nd June 2019. Kids stay and eat for free and Radisson Rewards members get an extra 5% off and 1,000 bonus points. CLICK HERE for more information.