Family bound


Thailand is a mixed bag with leisure and learning activities for the entire family. Young children can enjoy a day experiencing the wildlife of the South Asian country while making their bamboo raft. For teenagers, Thai cooking classes can be a good fit.

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Like Thailand, Soba noodles cooking is a favorite activity in Japan for the entire family, but Shodo or Japanese calligraphy classes are favorites among creative kids. Leisure spaces Asia is spoilt for choice when it comes to relaxing resorts. Choose between Dubai or Sri Lanka, depending on your budget and geographic preferences. Top names in Dubai include Atlantis The Palm, which adjoins Aquaventure Waterpark. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah engages kids in more than one constructive way with treasure hunts, puppet shows, art and craft sessions, and sandcastle building competitions. A convenient one-and-a-half-hour flight from Chennai takes us to Colombo in Sri Lanka. Most resorts in Sri Lanka have kids’ clubs.

In Western Province, stay at Anantara Kalutara Resort which has kids’ adventure clubs and water sports activities, or in Shangri La Hambantota Resort Spa in Southern Province, which has Cool Zone Kids Club — which organizes excursions and activities.  Outdoor trails Hiking in Hong Kong is very popular among residents and tourists alike. Pick Dragon’s Back for your family — a short hike ideal for seeing the sparse vegetation along streams and a big beach from Shek O. For younger kids, follow the stroller-friendly path to the peak, which gives outstanding views of the harbor.

Theme parks With names like Universal Studios Singapore, Legoland Malaysia Theme Park, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Night Safari, and Haw Par Villa, many Indian families do not look beyond Singapore in Asia. Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo DisneySea, and Universal Studios Osaka are also planning to tick off Japan with their kids.