Category: Children

South Lakes Safari Zoo: Britain’s Most Controversial Zoo?

South Lakes Safari Zoo holds a special place in my heart when it comes to days out in South Lakeland in the English Lake District. Before becoming an expat and moving overseas, it was a regular feature of trips to the area. I’m not sure what made me like it so much but as a

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Five Things to do in Beijing with Children

Beijing, China’s bustling capital city and home to some of the most impressive historic sites in the world. From the sheer scale of Tiananmen Square to the majestic sprawl of the nearby Great Wall, no trip to China would be complete without a visit to the country’s seat of power. Not as cosmopolitan as Shanghai or

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Tiananmen Square with Children

Visiting Tiananmen Square should rank highly on anybodies list when travelling in China. Named after the Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) which separates it from the Forbidden City at it’s northern end, the square is enormous, having been expanded to four times it’s original size under Mao Zedong’s leadership in the 1950s. Mao’s vision was

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Five Things With Kids: Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s bustling capital city, is a fantastic destination for a short break or a longer holiday. However, unlike many of Malaysia’s popular tourist hotspots, there isn’t a beach in sight. Crammed full of trendy bars, shopping malls and hotels, it would be easy to think that this South East Asian hotspot wasn’t the

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Petrosains, The Discovery Centre

Located on the top floor of the Suria, KLCC mall at the foot of the Petronas Towers, Petrosains discovery centre boasts a huge variety of science based activities for children of all ages. Conveniently located and very reasonably priced, it’s an attraction well worth a couple of hours of any families time. Beginning with what

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