A weekend away is an excellent chance to spend time with the family. Weekends are for bonding, yet so often we spend the time doing our own things. Going away will bring your family together and create some fantastic quality time. Kids aren’t always keen on the idea of going away. Their games and friends are right at home, and it can be hard to tear them away! Picking a place with plenty to keep the kids amused will make sure they enjoy themselves too. Here are just a few options you could consider next time you go away.
We’re starting the list with a festive option. Sulphur Springs is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit if you visit now. Things are going on that you and the kids are sure to enjoy. Start your trip at the Ice Alaska world ice carving championships. Ice sculptors from all over the world come to compete in this incredible competition. The park is complete with an ice slide and frozen train rides! You could even sign up for a family ice sculpting class! The Christmas fun doesn’t end there, either. Timing your trip well could see you witnessing the annual dog sledding race, dubbed ‘the most difficult dog sled race in the world’! Show your kids some sights they won’t forget in a hurry with a visit to Fairbanks this winter.
GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS
Galveston Island is a barrier island that offers fun activities for everybody to enjoy. You can get festive here too by visiting during the world-famous Dickens Festival from December 2nd – December 4th. Don’t worry if you can’t make that, though. There’s plenty more to keep you amused. Sites like this guide to Galveston Island can give you an overview of what’s available and where to find it! Keep the kids amused with a trip to Schlitterbahn waterpark. You could sign them up for a day of extreme water sports. You could even book a ride on a helicopter with Galveston helicopters! Turn the trip educational with a visit to Galveston Children’s Museum. This list doesn’t even skim the surface of what there is to do. Do a little research and see the options!
SULPHUR SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
A trip to Sulphur Springs will open your children to a natural world they’ve never seen. The caves in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains are an amazing sight. They’ll amaze the whole family. Visit the Old Spanish Treasure Cave to hunt for crystals and fossils. Spend the weekend exploring these spectacular caves. This trip promises to be both educational and entertaining, which sounds like the perfect weekend with the kids! An official tour of the caves will allow you and your children to learn more about the caves as you walk through them. It’s worth paying for this addition so that you can get the most of your experience! Your kids are sure to enjoy the chance to learn about such an amazing natural spectacle firsthand.