Elephant in Thailand - Family Travel Experiences on Globetrotting Mama

Read many family travel sites and you can be left wondering if the only options for family travel are camping trips and amusement parks. Not here. Here, we try to show you a variety of options. Family Travel isn’t a one size fits all situation. Case in point: These interesting and immersive experiences. Whether or not they are exactly what you’re looking for, you can use them to spark new ideas of how your family can explore and have fun together.

Spark a career interest

Head to Belmond Napasai in Koh Samui, Thailand and help your child discover their career passion. This amazing hotel offers the “My First Job” program. Little guests can help the chef in the kitchen create chocolate roses, or blend a tropical treat with the resort’s bartender. Kids can also learn traditional Thai dance from a local expert.

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Golf Lessons from PGA Pros

In France, at the Hotel Royal Kids’ Club offers some pretty spectacular activities: circus lessons, ceramics classes, off-site activities like skiing in the Alps, sailing on the lake and Golf School at Evian Golf Resort where kids can learn how to play golf from PGA pros.

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Live in a Tree House

Head to Tanzania and make your child’s dream of living in the trees come true. andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge offers stilted two-bedroom accommodation in Tanzania’s mahogany forest. Kids can enroll in the WILDChild program, which offers butterfly walks, cycling through a village, bow and arrow shooting, playing soccer with the staff and roasting marshmallows on a fire.

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Explore New Zealand with Local Guides

Get an insider’s perspective of New Zealand on this Trafalgar getaway for the whole family. This package, which includes 14 nights, provides authentic experiences like exploring rural New Zealand with a host family.

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Discover your inner yogi with family

This yoga retreat is made for moms and daughters who want to re-connect, on and off the mat. For girls 13 years and up and their moms, this retreat includes movement, connection and self-discovery.

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