Family-friendly travel destinations to consider for the school holidays

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You and your family managed to escape the longer processing time at the ICA and everyone's got their passport in time for the upcoming June holidays. You might be keen to show your children the world and spend some family time bonding in an exciting and fun new place.

Perfect land on this article. We've shortlisted eight family-friendly, short to medium-haul destinations with lots of links to help with your family travel planning!

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Australia

Howdy mate! (Photo: Gettyimages)
Howdy mate! (Photo: Gettyimages)

Does the land Down Under need any more introduction? Australia has plenty of uplifting experiences for the entire family, with popular choices being Gold Coast, Perth and Sydney.

General budget: From $260 for flights, S$150 for rooms

Check airfare here: Skyscanner | Trip.com

Book accommodations here: Agoda | KKday | HotelsCombined | Booking.com | Tripadvisor

Recommended stays: Gold Coast | Perth | Sydney

Bali, Indonesia

Scenic view of Agung volcano from Amed village, Bali, Indonesia
Scenic view of Agung volcano from Amed village, Bali, Indonesia (Photo: Gettyimages)

Bali, the land of Gods. And most importantly, a budget-friendly getaway mere hours away from Singapore.

General budget: From S$180 for flights, S$30 for rooms

Check airfare here: Skyscanner | Trip.com

Book accommodations here: Agoda | KKday | HotelsCombined | Booking.com | Tripadvisor

Recommended stay: Jumeirah Bali

Read our Bali hotel stays recommendation here.

Desaru Coast, Malaysia

Beautiful Sunset At Desaru Bridge
Beautiful Sunset At Desaru Bridge (Photo: Gettyimages)

Another short-haul destination, Desaru can be accessed via car, bus or coach. There are plenty of activities nearby to keep the families busy, from durian picking to farm visits.

General budget: From S$27 for bus, S$52 for rooms

Book transfer here: Bus Tickets Online | Trip.com

Book accommodations here: Agoda | KKday | HotelsCombined | Booking.com | Tripadvisor

Recommended stay: Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas

Fiji

The Sawa-i-Lau caves are a series of limestone caverns. The cave is located in the Yasawa group of island.
The Sawa-i-Lau caves are a series of limestone caverns. The cave is located in the Yasawa group of island. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands, famed for its rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches, coral reefs with clear lagoons and beautiful weather. Check out the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji, an eco-luxury resort in Fiji known for being the best family resort and features a kid's program Bula Club.

General budget: From S$796 for flights, S$30 for rooms

Check airfare here: Skyscanner | Trip.com

Book accommodations here: Agoda | KKday | HotelsCombined | Booking.com | Tripadvisor

Recommended stay: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam. Oct 12, 2019. Hanoi Train Street. Life beside the train tracks in Old City.
Life beside the train tracks of Hanoi Train Street in Old City. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, filled with French colonial architecture, a bustling vibe and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences.

General budget: From S$80 for flights, S$30 for rooms

Check airfare here: Skyscanner | Trip.com

Book accommodations here: Agoda | KKday | HotelsCombined | Booking.com | Tripadvisor

Recommended stay: JW Marriott

Hua Hin or Cha Am, Thailand

Wat Khao Takiab hill and beach in hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand, south east asia
Wat Khao Takiab hill and beach in hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand (Photo: Gettyimages)

Located less than three hours away from Bangkok by car, Cha Am and Hua Hin are beachside districts known for elegant resorts and plenty of nature in the surrounds. There are frequent bus and minibus services connecting Cha Am, Hua Hin and Bangkok, so you can easily prolong your visit within Thailand.

Consider SO Sofitel Hua Hin, great for families with facilities such as the children's clubhouse (Kids Tent), the swimming pool that comes with an inflatable water park (WiBit Adventure Float), magical forest-themed SO 18-hole Adventure Golf and a 2.2km cycling track.

Budget: $160 for flights, S$80 for rooms

Book Air Tickets here: Skyscanner | Trip.com

Book Accommodations here: Agoda | KKday | HotelsCombined | Booking.com | Tripadvisor

Recommended stay: SO Sofitel Hua Hin

Dunedin, New Zealand

Banner of traveling on the road with mountain range near lake  in New zealand
Dramatic drives, coastline and more in New Zealand (Photo: Gettyimages)

Dunedin, also known as the ‘Edinburgh of the South’, is Otago’s capital city and is known both for its Scottish and Maori heritage. The city is surrounded by dramatic hills and is situated at the end of a long, picturesque harbour. Historic Victorian architecture is scattered throughout the city, with the iconic Larnach Castle high on the hills of the Otago Peninsula being the most famous, as New Zealand's only castle.

Budget: From $926 for flights, S$120 for rooms

Book Air Tickets here: Skyscanner | Trip.com

Book Accommodations here: Agoda | KKday | HotelsCombined | Booking.com | Tripadvisor

Recommended stay: Larnach Lodge & Stable Stay

Phuket, Thailand

Buddah temple with beautiful views from top of mountain of Patong Phuket Thailand. Buddha
Buddah temple with beautiful views from top of mountain of Patong Phuket Thailand (Photo: Gettyimages)

Phuket too, need no further introduction. Indulge in Thai food, massages, and a wonderful beachside vibe. Consider the Avani properties, known for their AvaniKids club.

Budget: From S$106 for flights, S$100 for rooms

Book Air Tickets here: Skyscanner | Trip.com

Book Accommodations here: Agoda | KKday | HotelsCombined | Booking.com | Tripadvisor

Recommended stay: Avani Khao Lak and Avani Mai Khao

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