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Malaysia With Kids: Kuala Lumpur Insider

Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, is a heaving, sweaty, tropical metropolis which means it is chock full of fun things to do with children. Affectionately known as KL, the city has a great mix of culture and modernity to make it a fascinating place to explore. Blogger Anna Mehta of Mum On The Move lives in KL with kids Arran (5) and Sienna (18 months). She shares her insider city secrets for what makes KL with kids such a fantastic family holiday destination.

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Free Things To Do in Singapore With Kids

There is no doubt that Singapore is a fantastic family holiday destination but it is not known for being a cheap holiday destination. Unless you have the insider tips to help you maintain your family holiday budget. There are plenty of free activities for kids in Singapore, you just need to know where to look. For alternative family holidays in Singapore with kids beyond the casinos, theme parks and expensive restaurants, here is the ultimate suitcases&strollers city guide to Singapore with kids on a budget.

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Free Things To Do In Melbourne With Kids

Melbourne has plenty of free activities for kids. While it is Australia’s hipster city renown for cool cafes, hidden laneway bars and graffiti art, it is also a city where you can definitely have family vacations on a budget. If you want to keep your little ones (or not so little ones) occupied on the cheap, or even for free, then you’re more than catered for in Melbourne; in fact there are a number of free things to do in Melbourne for kids. Here are some family travel ideas for free kids activities in Melbourne.

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USA Family Holidays: Boston Insider

If you’re planning family holidays in the USA with kids, you shouldn’t go past a few days in Boston with kids. This elegant and stately city has beautiful public galleries and museums, parks for the summer, ski fields for the winter and plenty of history to educate and entertain. suitcases&strollers chatted to Robin Hutson, Editor of Luxe Recess: For Parents Who Like Really Nice Hotels and mama to a 9-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy about why she loves her hometown and why your USA family holidays should be all about Boston baby.

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Family Holiday Canada : Vancouver Insider

Vancouver with kids is chock full of family friendly activities, says local Tara Cannon of Pint Size Pilot – Survival Skills for Travel with Kids. The scenery is stunning, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor options and the list of family friendly eateries is endless! The mum of Lucas (10) and Ella (7) gives suitcases&strollers her insider city secrets to the ideal Canada family holiday in Vancouver with kids.

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Dubai With Kids: Dubai Insider

Thinking of heading to the Middle East with kids? Don’t believe the media hysteria, say Jenny Bufton and Laura Davison of Mums The World. The Middle East and especially Dubai are safe, fun and make a fantastic family holiday destination. These bloggers and best friends live in the United Arab Emirates with kids (Jenny has George (5) and Isla (2) and Laura is mum to Finlay (6) and Elliott (3)) and say that far from backward or unsophisticated, the Middle East is modern, glitzy and actually very luxurious. They tell suitcases&strollers why Dubai with kids makes for great family holidays you won’t soon forget.

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Europe Holidays: York With Kids

Europe holidays are about castles, heritage building and giving kids a sense of time and history. Amongst the most impressive of the historical English cities is York. The entire township feels like a magical movie set of old buildings, historical ruins and cobbled streets all surrounded by the historical walls that encase the city. If your children love to play knights and princesses or want to really immerse themselves in living history, York with kids is a must.

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Family Friendly Holidays: Seoul Insider

There are few family holidays destinations as kid friendly as Seoul. If you plan on visiting Korea with kids, the capital city has multiple children’s museums, free translators for tourists in the city centre and lots of quirky themed cafes to keep the kids entertained. Irena Marce of Kids Fun In Seoul has lived in Seoul with kids Mia (7) and Lukas (5) since 2011. She tells suitcases&strollers all her insider city secrets to Seoul with kids.

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Family Holidays USA: Seattle Insider

As the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle with kids is a treasure trove of family friendly activities. And it goes far beyond the (very cool) tours of the Boeing plant says Seattle blogger Terumi Pong of An Emerald City Life. Terumi lives in Seattle, Washington, USA and is mum to twin 6-year-old boys. She tells suitcases&strollers her city secrets to all the things to do in Seattle with kids (brace yourselves, it is a VERY long list!).

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Unusual Holiday Destinations: Reykjavik With Kids

To plan some family holidays with a difference, it doesn’t get much more exotic than the capital of Iceland with kids. Due to the rising popularity of its national airline carrier, Iceland (and Reykjavik in particular) is becoming a hot tourist destination and it’s easy to see why. The stunning surrounding landscape is a mixture of pretty harbour meets lunar-style volcanic fields. The people are quirky, interesting and memorable. The seafood is some of the freshest you’ll get anywhere. And then there are the family-friendly spas. Yes, spas. It might make for an unusual holiday destination, but Reykjavik with kids is a must. 

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Free Things To Do In Brisbane With Kids

If you’re looking for cheap holiday destinations in Australia with kids, Brisbane is a good option. With its relaxed pace and tropical climate, Brisbane lives up to its role as capital of the so-called “Sunshine State” of Australia with plenty of free things to do with kids. While visitors and residents spend much of their time outside in parks, cycling along the riverside bikeways and cruising the Brisbane River on CityCats, Brisbane has plenty of family-friendly indoor attractions should the heavens open up. Here are some suggestions for free activities to do in Brisbane with kids.

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Europe With Kids: Stockholm With Kids

Stockholm is far more grandiose than you might expect with imposing buildings and magnificent classical architecture. It boasts an Old Town that has a decidedly southern European feel about it, a spectacular waterfront and several family friendly attractions specifically targeted at kids. In the summer the Swedish capital is a glorious, sunny place to walk around admiring the beautiful people; in the winter many of the waterways are converted to ice skating rinks for lots of family fun. Here is everything you need to know to visit Stockholm with kids.

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Europe With Kids: London Insider

Double decker buses, red phone boxes, amazing museums for kids and a vibrant street culture: London with kids is awesome, says Juliet Kinsman, editor-in-chief of Mr & Mrs Smith and Smith & Family. (Don’t forget to enter the competition we are running with Smith & Family to WIN a family holiday in Port Douglas here.) As mother of Kitty (7), Juliet knows all the ins and outs of the United Kingdom’s famed city – from the best free things to do in London with kids to where to go when it’s raining (and that happens a lot, so there’s lots of fun places to go). She gives suitcases&strollers her insider’s scoop to everything to do in London with kids.

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Indonesia With Kids: Jakarta Insider

Jakarta is more than just a stopover – it’s a family holiday destination in its own right. Tasha May runs the blog We Love Jakarta with her sister Treen May and has been living in Jakarta for five years. The Australian mother of 18-month-old Samudra Mega has spent the last year adjusting to Jakarta with kids (versus Jakarta without kids) and found there is plenty to do, see and explore for the intrepid family. It’s not Bali and it’s not Borobudur, but Indonesia’s capital is full of cultural activities and opportunities to interact with the locals that make for great family holidays with a difference. Here are Tasha’s reasons to visit Jakarta with kids.

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Family Friendly Holidays: Canberra With Kids

Canberra may not seem a sexy or exciting family holiday destination in Australia but that’s makes it so brilliant for travel with kids. Canberra with kids is safe, easy to get around, there are enough museums and tourist attractions to occupy you yet it never feels rushed, crowded or difficult. Plus as a capital city Canberra is well landscaped, simple to navigate and full of beautiful views over the lake, Parliament House and its other significant government buildings. Versus Sydney or Melbourne Canberra is definitely smaller and less vibrant, but it makes for incredibly straightforward and, therefore, family friendly holidays.

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Japan With Kids: Tokyo Insider

Kate Neath, Founder of Tokyo Urban Baby and author of The Tokyo Guide – Essential Guide to the Top 10 Baby-Friendly Locations in Tokyo, is the mother of two kids Ethan (3) and Chloe (7 months). She has been blogging about things to do in Tokyo with kids for the last 3 years and gives suitcases&strollers the insider’s guide as to why Japan’s capital makes for an awesome, busy but very child-friendly family holiday destination.

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Taiwan With Kids: Taipei Insider

Taiwan is a very underrated family holiday destination, says Kai Speth, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Taipei. He lives in the Taiwanese capital with his children Erik (11) and Ana (9) and has many, many, many family-friendly activities he likes to do in Taipei with kids. suitcases&strollers chats to Kai about his very extensive list of must-dos in Taipei with kids.

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Ecuador With Kids: Cuenca Insider

Dena Haines of Gringos Abroad has lived in Ecuador with kids since 2009. Her family (including daughter Drew, 14) are based in the pretty city of Cuenca and Dena and her husband, Bryan Haines, recently penned the Expat Family Handbook full of advice about life as a family traveling with kids. She tells suitcases&strollers why she thinks parents should plan a family holiday in Ecuador and especially in her adopted hometown of Cuenca.

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California With Kids: San Jose Insider

A trip to San Jose and surrounds is about so much more than just goggling in awe at Google, says Cliff Hsia, owner of family travel blog Live Family Travel. He and his two girls Emily (5) and Chloe (2) say Silicon Valley with kids is not just for nerds – there are plenty of great family-friendly activities in San Jose. Here are his insider secrets to a family holiday in San Jose with kids.

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Having a Harry Potter Experience in London

If your children go mad for all things Hogwarts, heading to London with kids is the ultimate way to have a hands-on Harry Potter experience. Here you will find the official studio tour, you can sleep in a wizard’s chamber, you can participate in unofficial trivia walks of London with kids and you can even set foot on Platform 9¾. Here is the suitcases&strollers travel guide to London with kids, Harry Potter style. 

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