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Five of the best holiday destinations for kids
Family holidays take careful planning and creative ideas. Run out of things to do too early, or fall foul of bad weather, and the whole expedition could be ruined. Alternatively play it safe and head for somewhere guaranteed to keep kids occupied. Here is a list of five of the best holiday destinations for children.
Legoland Billund is Denmark’s world famous family amusement park, designed to capture the imaginations of toy brick building aficionados everywhere. Take a ride on the dragon roller coaster, battle droids from Star Wars in Miniland or learn how to drive at the Toyota Traffic School. It's even more fun if you bring the kids.
The ultimate family adventure, Disneyland Paris - located in the resort of Marne-la-Vallée 32km from the French capital - is Europe's most famous theme park, populated by smiling Disney characters on parade and offering entertainment, food and shopping on tap.
The UK's largest theme park, Alton Towers caters for kids of all ages and expectations. Thrillseekers have their pick of white knuckle rides such as Thirteen and Nemesis. Alternatively get wet at the Waterpark or relax at the hotel and spa.
One of the best holiday destinations in the UK for a quiet but fun-packed family break, Center Parcs is an adventure village with locations in Whinfell Forest in Cumbria, Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk and Longleat Forest in Wiltshire. Families stay in lodges or villas in woodland villages, each on with its own subtropical swimming park as well as restaurants, cafes and shops and a range of indoor and outdoor activities on offer.
Santa Claus Village, Lapland, Finland
Take the kids to the mythical home of Santa Claus and his reindeer to meet the man himself, take a sleigh ride in the snow and cross the Arctic Circle. One of the best holiday destinations for kids who love snow, Santa and furry animals.