Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Trips that both parents and kids enjoy.
All parents know that sometimes it is not easy to combine one’s own interests with that of one’s kids.
Whereas kids often like it loud and colourful, parents rather enjoy having a relaxed time, getting some fresh air and trying to leave the stress of a week full of work behind them.
In the worst case, this can lead to huge conflicts, crying children and screaming parents and thus destroy an afternoon that was planned to be peacefully spent together with the family. The result is that nobody is happy and a day that was planned to be fun has resulted in a disaster. According to my personal experiences it is a good idea to agree on some destination that combines everyone’s interests beforehand.
How to agree on a destination.
To get an idea of what everyone is expecting from a family trip let everybody write down three words on a piece of paper that describe what he or she is expecting from a weekend trip. It then shouldn’t be too difficult to agree on one common interest. Whether you will then get some theme park tickets or rather go to a museum that allows kids to conduct their own experiments – the outcome should please everybody.
A trip to the zoo offers something for everyone.
A destination that has always been popular with me and my kids is the zoo. I get some movement and fresh air and the kids have excitement when they can watch lions, tigers and elephants and they also have something that makes them laugh when they watch the apes play. The biggest and most popular zoo in Sydney is the Taronga Zoo that also offers a great view over Sydney’s harbor. A great idea to save some money when going there is to have a look at various websites that offer vouchers which allow you to pay reduced entry fees. You can get reduced Sydney zoo tickets via Groupon, for example.
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