5 Movie-Inspired Holiday Destinations for Kids | Travel Magazine | Lightfoot Travel
From tots to teens, we have found the perfect family getaways. Grab your popcorn and see which holiday you want to take
1.
The Lion King

Release date: July 2019

Pride Rock may have been created by an artist at a studio in California, but when the Disney team was looking for inspiration they headed to Kenya. A trip to the home of Simba and Nala is sure to blow your kids away any time of the year, but if you visit between July and October, you’ll see the Great Migration. Wildebeest, gazelles and zebras are just some of the animals that will be heading from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara for greener pastures. Stay at Cottar’s 1920s Safari camp, which feature family tents.

2.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Release date: Out now

The Jurassic Park juggernaut isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. There is another Jurassic World movie scheduled for 2021. So you’ve no fear of seeing a monster meltdown if you say that your next family holiday is in Hawaii. You can trek through the Waimea canyon in Kauai, take a helicopter over volcanoes and waterfalls in Maui, and go snorkelling in Kealakekua Bay. Hands up for an unforgettable Hawaiian adventure!

 
3.
Mowgli

Release date: Out now

We’ve had Jungle Book, now Mowgli is about to hit the big screen. Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, the film tells the tale of how the young boy Mowgli has to navigate life and the tiger Shere Khan in the Indian jungle. Your little ones can enjoy their own jungle adventure if you head to Amanbagh in the Aravilla Hills. Nestled right in the middle of Kipling country, your tot can enjoy a 4WD adventure through nearby Sariska National Park, which is home to tigers, leopards and panthers.

 

 

4.
Mary Poppins Returns

Release date: December 2018

Looking for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious holiday? Then head to London. The English nanny is back to show everyone how to have a fun time. Take a trip down the River Thames, see the Crown jewels and make a stop for a VIP shopping trip at Hamley’s. Need a little extra magic? You can also pencil in a trip to Harry Potter’s Studio.

London

5.
Mamma Mia 2

Release date: Out now

Stuck how to impress your teen? How about going island hopping in Croatia – the backdrop of the latest Mamma Mia spectacular. They took over the island of Vis, but you can also hop around the car-free islands of Kolocep and Lopud along the Dalmatian coast. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dubrovnik also provides plenty of Instagram backdrops.  And mum and dad can enjoy a spot of wine tasting.

 

Suggested Itineraries

From $10,500 pp

Classic Taiwan

Taiwan

  • Hiking in Taroko National Park 
  • Taking a dip in Taiwan’s famed hot springs 
  • Experiencing a handful of Taiwan’s iconic night markets – you will not go hungry on this trip!
  • Spending a few days in the capital Taipei getting a sense of the island’s unique history

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 11 nights

From $14,300 pp

Russian High Arctic

Russia The Arctic

  • Sail around the Russian High Arctic in luxury with all modern comforts onboard Sea Spirit 
  • Experience a true expedition cruise to the rarely visited Franz Josef Land archipelago
  • Visit a soviet-era research facility, once a base for polar exploration
  • Look out for colonies of nesting seabirds on the rugged, steep cliffs of the islands
  • Spot polar bears, walrus and endangered bowhead whales around the archipelago

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 13 nights

From $7,500 pp

Trekking in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar & Central Heartland

  • A camping trek through some of the most remote parts of Mongolia, the western Altai Mountains
  • Meeting the famed eagle hunters and staying alongside a host family
  • Exploring some of the most beautiful parts of Mongolia’s heartland, including the stunning Orkhon Valley
  • Spending the night in Mandala Mongolia – the most luxurious and intimate accommodation available in the country

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 11 nights
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