10 Virtual Holidays To Take The Kids On This Half Term

Updated 21 October 2020 | by Sophie Spiers

Travel plans dashed for this half-term holiday? Here are 10 great trips you can take the kids on …virtually, of course!

 

1. Surf the waves in Hawaii

Become a surfing pro overnight with this great Go Pro-eye view of the Hawaiian waves. Enjoy all the fun without the fear of falling in, or the hassle of getting into a wetsuit. Perfect!

 

2. Make a splash at the Aquapolis Water Park in Salou

Visit a water park with no queues you say? Take us there! Sneaky tip – you could even throw a glass of water over the kids for added realism…just be prepared to run!

 

3. Ride on Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland

Hop aboard Disney’s famous Thunder Mountain Railroad adventure in this great video, which makes you feel like you’re really on the ‘coaster. Now which adult is going to dress up as Mickey Mouse for the full authentic experience?


 

4. See Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower

If you’re looking for something a bit more educational, take a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower with this 360-degree panoramic view. And as a bonus, no stair-climbing involved! Access it here

The Eiffel Tower - 360 panorama
https://www.360cities.net/image/view-from-the-eiffel-tower


 

5. Hit the slopes in Austria

If you’ve ever fancied skiing in your pyjamas, well now’s your chance, thanks to this Go Pro-eye view of some pretty stunning slopes in Austria.

 

6. Tour the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Here's another fascinating trip for the educationally minded. Visit the famous Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx without having to leave your sofa. It’s a great way to engage the kids in ancient history too. Start your tour here

Camel in front of the pyramids in Egypt.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/treks/pyramids-of-giza/

 

7. Take a stroll around beautiful Lisbon

Lisbon is a truly beautiful – yet hilly – capital city, so the chance to explore it without risking severe cramp shouldn’t be turned down.

 

8. Chill on the beach in Thailand

Sadly, unless the temperature in the UK takes a significant upturn, this might require a bit of imagination. But otherwise, put on some shades, grab a cool drink, throw the beach towel down and escape to a beachy bliss.

 

9. Explore under the sea with snorkelling in the Caribbean

Coral reef cam gives amazing access to the world under the sea – you might even spot Nemo! Start exploring by clicking here

Clown fish in the Caribbean coral reef
https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/coral-reef-cam/

 

10. Go on a safari adventure in Kenya

Drop right nto the heart of the Tsavo East National Park with the click of a button and see if you can spot any of the ‘Big Five’ on this live webcam. Start safari now

Safari in Kenya, woman taking photo of Elephant
https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/kenya/taita-taveta-county/voi/tsavo-east-national-park.html