7 Days in Kyoto with Kids

A toddler feeds a monkey at Kyoto's Monkey Park Iwatayama

When we first began planning our 12-day Japan family vacation, we had originally planned to split our time equally between Tokyo and Kyoto. As we did more research, we were surprised to learn how incredible the Kyoto hiking is, so we eagerly decided to create a 7-day itinerary for Kyoto with kids.

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5 Tokyo Playgrounds for Visitors


Looking for things to do in Tokyo with kids? You’re in luck – there many Tokyo playgrounds near the major attractions. This way you can easily add some play time to your family trip to Tokyo.

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5 Easy Kyoto Hikes


Kyoto is rightfully famous for its beautiful temples and shrines. But, are you like us and get a little tired of seeing temple after temple? Thankfully, there are many easy Kyoto hikes you can enjoy with your family! Surrounded by lush, green mountains on all sides, Kyoto has many family-friendly hiking trails to keep you and your kids sane between all the temple visits.

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6 Best Kyoto Playgrounds for Visitors


Kyoto, Japan is an amazing place for a family vacation. You will have no difficulty finding many amazing things to do on your trip to Kyoto with kids. But always try to keep in mind, that no matter how amazing the temples are in Kyoto, your kids still need time to be kids. These 6 playgrounds in Kyoto are perfectly located for families visiting Kyoto with kids.

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Three days in Kanchanaburi with Kids

Kayaking under the River Kwai Kanchanaburi Thailand

Kanchanaburi is best known as the home of The Bridge over the River Kwai, but we chose to visit there on our Thailand family vacation for the amazing outdoor activities. In our three days in Kanchanaburi with kids (aged 3 & 5), we were able to do our three favorite outdoor activities; hiking, biking and kayaking.

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Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park with Kids

Elephant sanctuary in Thailand with kids

One of our top priorities for our family trip to Thailand was to take our small kids to an elephant sanctuary. Sadly, there are many elephant parks in Thailand which mistreat the animals, so we did a lot of research to find an ethical elephant camp. We were happy to find a great option during our visit to Chiang Mai with kids.

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3 Days in Ayutthaya with Kids

Wat Chai Wattanaram in Ayutthaya Thailand with Kids

Ayutthaya is the former capital of Siam and was once one of the world’s most important cities. It was nearly destroyed by a Burmese attack in 1767, but we are fortunate that enough temple ruins remain to give us a feel for what this incredible city was like in its prime.

We spent 3 days in Aytutthaya with our two kids, aged 3 & 5, during our family trip to Thailand in December. We were a little worried about the temples being too boring for them, but they never complained once.

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Thai Food for Picky Eaters – A Survival Guide for Parents

Papaya Salad in Thailand

A Thailand family holiday will create memories that will last a lifetime. Tropical beaches, lush jungles, rugged mountains and friendly locals all make Thailand a very kid-friendly destination. Adults will surely love the famous Thai foods such as Pad Thai and the delicious Thai curries. But finding Thai food for picky eaters on your family vacation may prove to be a bit more difficult.

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9 Tips for Thailand with Kids

Wat Yai Chaya Mongkol in Ayutthaya Thailand with Kids

Thailand is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, tropical jungles and warm, friendly locals. There are so many things to do in Thailand for kids. It’s no wonder that Thailand is such an amazing holiday destination and you can expect the same for your Thailand family holidays.

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Best Beaches in Thailand for Families

Hong Island Thailand

We have traveled to many amazing beach destinations with our kids, yet we always want to come back to Thailand. We love our family trips to Thailand for so many reasons. The people are warm & friendly, the food is amazing, and the countryside is beautiful. But, without question the main reason we love coming back is the amazing beaches in Thailand for families.

Thailand is blessed with an incredible amount of tropical coastline, and one day we hope to see all the best beaches in Thailand. We have been to most of the family-friendly destinations in Thailand, including Phuket, Ao Nang/Railay and Koh Lanta. Based on our real-life trips to Thailand with kids, we are happy to share our list of the best beaches in Thailand for families.

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