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Booking.com has explored its over 28 million listings across more than 150,000 destinations to curate a diverse selection of fun destinations in time for the release of the animated movie “Toy Story 4”.
Coupvray, located in the town of Marne la Vallee, just east of Paris is the home of a great Disney community and is the place to be for fans of animation. Most popularly known for being the host to guests visiting the magical nearby theme parks, it’s almost impossible to lose sight of the carefree child you once were with endless amounts of fun waiting at this destination.
Where to stay: Located just a short drive from the nearby theme parks Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne offers themed accommodation from the outset and throughout the hotel. The hotel honours our favourite pull string Sheriff with Wild West themed rooms, with the fun wallpaper, lighting and bedding all fitting within the theme. This fun hotel also features a western saloon-themed bar, but if that doesn’t unleash your inner cowboy, guests can even meet famous characters in this hotel, an offer irresistible for the child in you.
Discover the beautiful small town of Billund in Central Denmark and all it has to offer. The town is best known as the birthplace of the famous system of interlocking plastic bricks. Since this toy likely played a role in your youth, take time out to soak up the town’s fascinating history and recapture your love for the colourful building blocks of your childhood.
Where to stay: Feel young again at Hotel Legoland where many rooms offer a themed decor with play tables and Lego bricks and also offer a great view of the Legoland Billund Theme Park. If you’re struggling to contain your excitement when visiting the theme park, then look no further as this hotel offers every adult and child the chance to feel like a VIP, with a private entrance to the popular theme park which is open from the end of March until October.
For those who spent their childhood playing in the sand with a bucket and spade and want to relive the adult version, then look no further than this family-friendly beach resort town on the west coast of Phuket. Take to the sea at Patong Beach and snorkel and parasail to your heart’s desire or stop over at OTOP Patong, an open-air shopping paradise filled with local products and tasty street food.
Where to stay: Still looking to connect further with your inner child? The stylish yet bold Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is the perfect accommodation to feel like a kid again with toy-themed family rooms and kid suites. Located in the middle of everything Patong has to offer, this resort also boasts 10 swimming pools and a fully equipped fitness centre for when the adult in you starts tiptoeing back out.
Alton, United Kingdom
Alton is a charming town located in Hampshire, England and offers a delightful mix of historic beauty as well as modern comforts. If you’re looking to embrace your inner kid again, consider venturing into CBeebies Land or Alton Towers Resort, one of the UK’s most popular theme parks, Popularly known for its Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line and its iconic landmark, Jane Austen’s House Museum, you can indulge both the adult and child that lives within you.
Where to stay: If you grew up in the UK and dreamed of being a part of your favourite TV show when you were a kid, look no further and check into the CBeebies Land Hotel. With a decor immersed around a variety of fun and colorful CBeebies TV shows, you’re bound to feel like a kid again.
Orchard Road, located in central Singapore, is a shopper’s paradise. Featuring luxury retailers and irresistible worldclass cuisine for the adults and indoor playgrounds and toy shops for the kids, you’ll be kept thoroughly entertained throughout your trip and Singapore is a destination that truly caters to travelers of all ages.
Where to stay: If you are with children, the ShangriLa Hotel Singapore is a luxury hotel that offers three distinctive wings, the Tower wing, Garden Wing and the Valley wing. Each wing provides guests with different atmospheres and experiences. Family travellers can indulge in five themed suites allowing their imaginations to run free in a safari, a castle, outer space, underwater or the amid tree tops themed haven.