10 Virtual Holidays To Take The Kids On This May Half Term
by Sophie Spiers | Updated 19 May 2020 | Posted in General
May half-term is going to be pretty different this year for most of us, with travel plans halted and more time to entertain the kids indoors due to the coronavirus crisis.
But never fear, parents! We know you might be tearing your hair out having already exhausted every book on the bookshelf, puzzle in the cupboard and your entire stash of arts and crafts supplies, but luckily 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!
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!
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.
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!