If you’re looking for some unconventional ideas to enrich your family bucket list, you are in the right place.

We know how hard it can be to travel the world with your children, even when they’re part of the wedding picture. But it doesn’t have to be difficult! There are tons of unusual, odd and adventurous trips that you can take with your kids (besides the well known amusement parks or aquariums).

Take a look at our suggestions to plan a different kind of family holiday: we promise you’ll want to leave right away!

1. Hug trees at Sequoia National Park, California

Have you ever tried to hug a tree? It may sound weird, but it’s actually one of the best ways to re-connect with nature and find balance in our lives. There is evidence that children are more likely to be calm and serene when they interact with plants.

So why not include a trip to the Sequoia National Park in your family bucket list destinations? This spectacular place happens to be home to the gigantic General Sherman, the largest single stem tree on Earth. There’s no better place to teach your children a deep sense of respect for nature, while giving them the chance to bask in such wonder. Don’t you think?

2. Whale watching in Western Cape, South Africa

Everybody loves the sea, right? What if you could enjoy it from a very different point of view? Instead of lying on a beach, chasing after your children who are running around like crazy, consider adding the item “whale watching” to your family bucket list.

South Africa is one of the best places in the world to spot humpback whales swim free in their element. From August to November you’ll have the chance to experience close encounters with these graceful creatures, approaching them up to 50 meters. Can you imagine the look on your kids’ faces? Priceless!

3. Glacier dog sledding in Nome, Alaska

Raise your hand if you also cried like a baby watching Balto together with your children! This heartbreaking true story took place in Nome, a remote village in Alaska. The wolf dog who thought he was a Siberian Husky led The Serum Run in 1925, and saved the entire community from an epidemic.

What if we told you that you could live the same adventure, in the very same place? No need to save an entire village this time, but only to enjoy your family holiday. It’s dog sledding time! You’ll visit the kennel, meet all the puppies and hounds before taking a ride in the sled through the enchanting alaskan landscapes. Your kids will love it!

4. Chocolate tasting tour in Brussels, Belgium

Did anyone say chocolate? For the delight of adults and children, you could spend a whole day in one of the world famous chocolate factories in Belgium. Unfortunately there will be no Willy Wonka to walk you through the stages of production, but you’ll taste a fair amount of delicious pralines, truffles and chocolate bars. It’s a dream come true!

5. Surprise trip, secret location

Still haven’t found the right idea to add to your family bucket list? Well, let us surprise you with a one-of-a-kind vacation! Contact us and tell us a bit about the places you dream of or about what you’d love to do. We’ll design a tailor-made experience that your whole family will never forget!