3 Destinations to Keep Kids Learning
Holidays are about having fun with the family, but they’re also a chance for children to discover more about the world. A destination can be educational and engaging. As you prepare for your next holiday, take a minute to check out these three destinations that are full of fun ways for your kids to keep learning.
Cancun, in Mexico, has a number of truly amazing sites where kids can soak up the local culture and learn more about the history of the region. Perhaps the most popular historical site near Cancun is Chichen Itza. This UNESCO World Heritage site dates back to the Mayan empire from 750 to 1200 A.D. In the centre sits El Castillo aka the Temple of Kukulkan, where parents can teach their children all about the wealth of scientific, religious and cultural history the city offers.
Chichen Itza is a couple of hours from Cancun and there are a number of day trips available to transport you to the location, but there are also educational outlets a little closer to the city itself. For instance, if your kids love nature, check out the Interactive Aquarium in downtown Cancun where they can touch the manta rays and sea turtles or pay a bit extra for the chance to swim with the dolphins. For additional cultural learning, El Parque de las Palpas is a great place for the whole family to experience the local wares, cuisine and music.
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This much-loved destination offers visitors plentiful opportunities to go diving and learn the beauty of its sea life. You can venture below the warm water and watch the colourful clownfish swim gracefully past you and over the anemone. If you prefer to soak up the sun and enjoy the sea life at the same time, you can board a boat and marvel at the wonders below from above the water.
As well as exploring the natural world, take a day trip to the pyramids of Giza on the west bank of the Nile. History and archaeology don’t come more fascinating than this! These were built for the Egyptian kings of the 4th dynasty. The largest of these is Khufu and is known as the Great Pyramid. To the south of the Great Pyramid lies the 240 feet long Great Sphinx, which is made of limestone and has human facial features but the body of a lion.
Majorca is part of the Balearic Islands, but many areas of the island have an intriguing history. For instance, Alcudia lies on the northern coast of Majorca and has a large resort area as well as an historic town. It was first settled in by the Greeks and Phoenicians before the Romans took over during the 2nd century. To enter the town, families will cross through large gates in the city walls and onto cobbled streets where they can find local food and shopping.
Other learning opportunities for your children include Cuevas del Drach, a series of caves that is home to one of the largest subterranean lakes in the world. If you happen to be in Palma, check out the towering Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca or visit the 14th century Bellver Castle with its inspiring views of Palma Bay.
Your family holiday is a chance for kids to learn something new about the world. Book a holiday at one of these three locations and keep them active, learning and having fun, all in one.