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1Disneyland Hotel

Anaheim, California, 4 stars

For an enchanting family getaway you can’t go past the Disneyland Hotel in California where magic meets metropolitan. The newly remodelled rooms and suites are sure to wow your family with the focal point of each bedroom a fibre-optic fairytale-themed headboard and unique Disney designs everywhere you look. With new pools and waterslides, access to the amazing Downtown Disney District plus Disney characters hiding round every corner, your little ones will have a blast – and that’s before they even experience the rest of Disneyland!


2 LEGOLAND California Resort

Carlsbad, California, 5 stars

3 Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel

Buena Vista, Florida, Deluxe

A stay at LEGOLAND California Resort means that your kids will be treated like VIPs, receiving early access to the Californian theme park, experiencing interactive LEGO features throughout the hotel and staying in one of the 250 LEGO-themed guestrooms. Choose from Pirate, Kingdom, Adventure and Lego Friends themed accommodation with LEGO décor and models throughout. Make sure to rent a Cabana by the heated resort-style pool so you can watch your little ones splash about and build with the LEGO soft bricks while they swim.

This lavish Disney Resort offers a spellbinding experience like no other. The elegance of the Victorian-style décor blends seamlessly with that renowned Disney magic and your family just won’t be able to wipe the smile off their faces. Cool off in the beach pool, complete with tinkling waterfalls and waterslides, then travel just one stop on the monorail to Magic Kingdom Park. If you want to escape the bustle of the park, don’t stress, you can actually watch the spectacular fireworks over Cinderella Castle from the resort.


4Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

Anaheim, California, 3 stars

5 Disneyland’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Moderate

Just a walking distance to the Disney California Adventure Park and the Disneyland Park, family fun is ensured. See the Matterhorn Mountain, take an exciting trip on the Disneyland Monorail, or go for a stroll down to the Anaheim Convention Centre, or Downtown Disney for the kid’s ultimate shopping bliss. Enjoy the exclusivity of the Castaway Cove pirate themed water park, where kids of every age can enjoy the 30-foot pirate ship that includes stomach-dropping water slides, fountains, water cannons and a wading pool for the younger toddlers. Featuring unique, colourful gardens and six separate guest buildings, there’s space for everyone- and with the Main Street Market right in front of you, there’s no way you’ll run out of food supplies or souvenirs on your family adventure.

18 acres of Caribbean paradise can only be understood at this special beach resort. Designed with colonial architecture, and beautiful tropical surrounds, enjoy the six unique different villages, all celebrating the different countries amidst the Caribbean- some guest rooms are even pirate-themed. Get the kids involved in the vast pool activities around the resort, and kick back at the Banana Cabana Pool Bar. Try a family fun game of Volleyball or go on a quick bike ride or even a pirate adventure cruise! Complimentary transportation to and from all Disney theme parks is also a big plus.


6 Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Orlando, Florida, Deluxe

7 The Resort at Pelican Hill

Newport, California, 5 stars

This New England-style resort is made for family fun. Situated in walking distance of Epcot centre as well as a quick boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood studios, this child friendly resort offers a magnificent outdoor water recreation area, a supervised children’s activity centre as well the on-site Ship Shape Health Club for some adult recreational time. The Cape May Café will please all with its extensive breakfast buffet- plus, you’re bound to spot at least one Disney character out and about- what better way is there to wake up! With beach club campfire activities and the possibility for movies under the stars, this truly is a perfect retreat for families of all ages.

Embark on an extraordinary escape as you take in the beauty that surrounds The Resort at Pelican Hill. With round the year magnificent weather, Newport truly is the ideal holiday location with the Pelican Hill offering an unrivalled, otherworldly experience. Pelican Hill draws its inspiration from an Italian seaside village, reflected in the resorts classic architecture, 504 acres of rolling hills and coastal splendour; you will be transcended to another era. Enjoy majestic sunsets from the resorts optimal vantage points. Relax in one of the private Villas or Bungalow Guest Suites and be sure to dip your toes into the Coliseum Pool. For a magical beach day your family will be dreaming about, book a Crystal Cove Beach experience, or let the little ones setting into Camp Pelican, an ocean-view retreat for 4-12 year olds.


8 Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

Park City, Utah, 5 stars

9 Holiday Inn Resort Orladno Suites

Orlando, Florida, 3.5 stars

Perched amongst the majestic mountains sits Stein Lodge, renowned as the best ski hotel in the world. This European inspired luxury alpine hotel boasts grand views and stunning architecture, as it blends luxurious modernity with Old World charm. Nestled against a picturesque backdrop, the 180 guestrooms are cosy with fireplaces situated in the resort that will heat the frostiest of fingers. 68 deluxe suites are also complete with hot tubs and stunning mountain views that will put your family in a trance. With ski in/ski out access to Dear Valley Resort’s Silver Lake mid-mountain village, the whole family will be strapping their snow boots and raring for the shredding that the mountains hold.

Seated in the prime location at the entrance of the Walt Disney World Resot, the Holiday Inn Resort Oraldno Suites in Lake Buene Vista has recently completely a $30 million (US) rebuild in 2016 and also neighbours nearby family attractions such as Universal Studios, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, SeaWorld and many more! Decked out with 777 spacious suites featuring state of the art water parks and slides, this resort also boasts as adult-approved cabanas and a poolside bar. Get the whole family involved in the Batman Laser Challenge, a 4-D Theatre Experience or at the Family Rivals show that also offers karaoke!


10 Fairmont Heritage Place, Franz Klammer Lodge

Telluride, Colorado, 4 stars


Find a home away from home in one of the world's most sought after destinations. With two bedroom and three bedroom homes to choose from, the whole family will love this winter wonderland. Just steps from the gondola and ski mountain, Fairmont Heritage Place opens the doors to a magical snowy escape. Unparalleled views of the white mountains will get even the youngest snow bunny excited for the outdoor adventures that await. If the snow-capped slopes are too frosty for your families liking, slide into the outdoor heated pools and hot tubs, guaranteed to keep the little ones toasty. With outstanding service from friendly staff, your stay will be unforgettable.



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