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6 Holiday Ideas to Reward your Child after PSLE

6 Holiday Ideas to Reward your Child after PSLE

The PSLE is now done and dusted for the year and it’s time to reward your child for all that hard work he has put in! While the teachers get down to marking their scripts over the period of October 15-18, why not consider taking the family away for a short holiday? Here are a couple of destinations where the whole family can have some fun together:

  • Malaysia

Our nearest neighbour, Malaysia offers plenty of family fun. If you own a family car, a simple drive up to North can be an adventure for the family. Theme parks such as LegolandHello Kitty Town and Sunway Lagoon are definitely places that the kids will love. Moreover, the advantageous exchange rate for Singaporeans also means things are cheaper and you can have a great feast every day without too much worry over your budget.

For a more rustic adventure, you can always check out farm stays and farm activities or relax by the many white-sand beaches.

*Travel insurance for a family of 2 adults and 2 children costs:  $30

  • Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc in Vietnam is a great place for families looking for some laid-back time on the beach. But of course, the kids will likely get bored after a day of sunbathing, swimming and building sand castles. Fear not, as there are plenty of activities to keep the entire family occupied.

For a start, the Phu Quoc National Park was made a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2010 and this massive natural attraction spans over 314, 000 square metres of unique flora and fauna and dense mountain ranges. Visitors can make their way to the Khu Rung Nguyen Sinh Forest Reserve via Ganh Dau Village for camping, hiking, bird-watching, and photography. Trying to spot the rare wildlife such as long-tailed macaques, slow lories, otters and hornbills would be a fun activity for the family as well.

There’s also Vinpearl Land, which is a popular theme park with rides, shows, a water park and an underwater aquarium. You’ll easily be able to spend an entire day there!

*Travel insurance for a family of 2 adults and 2 children costs:  $30

  • Osaka, Japan

Japan with kids is a wonderful idea, especially if you are thinking of Osaka. The weather is on the cooler side in October, and there are many fantastic child-friendly attractions in Osaka. Some of these include Kids Plaza OsakaUniversal Studios JapanOsaka Aquarium and the Tennoji Zoo.

Mummy and Daddy will also have an easy time finding different street food for the kids to try at Dotonburi, not to mention lots of shops selling Japanese goodies and toys. A day trip to Nara to see the deers roam free at Nara Park is highly recommended as well!

*Travel insurance for a family of 2 adults and 2 children costs:  $42

  • Gold Coast

holiday in Gold Coast will no doubt be a relaxing trip for the family. It’s less crowded and urban compared to Sydney, but still offers great beaches, fine seafood and not to mention, lots of theme parks for the kiddos!

With the winter season out of the way now, October will be great for some outdoor fun at the theme park. And there are several to choose from – Movie World, Wet’N’Wild Water World, Dream World and Sea World. Of course, theme parks are not cheap but worry not as there are plenty of free activities to indulge in at Gold Coast too!

Of course, a trip to Australia with the kids means you’ll have an opportunity to introduce to them some of the wildlife native to Australia. Do check out the Wildlife Currumbin Sanctuary where the kids will be able to see kangaroos and koalas. The Mount Tamborine Glow Worm Caves is another unique and family-friendly attraction that can wow the kids.

*Travel insurance for a family of 2 adults and 2 children costs:  $42

  • Seoul

Think Seoul is only for the K-pop fans or cosmetic-crazy OLs? Seoul is no doubt a big, busy city, but the capital sure has quite a number of family-friendly experiences to keep the family entertained. Take for instance, Lotte World and Everland. With rides and sights to keep both kids and adults entertained, you can easily spend more than half a day in each park. Alive Museum is another incredible attraction that will guarantee the whole family some fun and not to mention, take awesome funny pictures

In Seoul, museums are not just for adults. Kids get all the fun at the Seoul Children’s Museum which offers a variety of inspiring activities and workshops. For instance, kids four years and older can learn how to make simple dishes with their parents at the Family Cooking Class, while those five years and above can participate in the Performance Workshop.

*Travel insurance for a family of 2 adults and 2 children costs:  $42

  • Club Med Bintan

Looking for a family-oriented resort where everyone can just chill? Obviously, the kids need something to occupy them, so there’s a need to search for a resort that offers activities to keep these little minds occupied.

For somewhere nearby where you can easily spend a weekend, consider Club Med Bintan. While Daddy and Mummy can indulge in activities such as Yoga, golf and some spa sessions, the kids get to participate in age-specific clubs that offer stimulating activities for all ages. For instance, Junior Club Med caters to kids and teenagers between 11 to 17 years old where they can participate in thrilling sports like archery, sailing and kayaking.

*Travel insurance for a family of 2 adults and 2 children costs:  $30

Before the results are in, reward your child after all that hard work into studying for this important exam! The short holiday will be a good break for the family, not to mention the all-important family bonding you’ll share together. Before you go, remember to ask for a travel insurance quote from DirectAsia as kids get coverage for free!

*Quotes are based on 2 adults and 2 children, DA150 plan for travel in October 2018.