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3 nearby travel destinations for a family vacation in March


With the upcoming school holidays in March, it’s a great time for you to plan for a holiday and bring your family on a getaway. For those with young children, here are 3 family-friendly travel spots to consider for an exciting, enriching, or entertaining vacation. 


Excitement in Japan: Explore and check off all the theme parks

Spring is a popular time to visit Japan as the cherry blossoms are in bloom, and the weather is mild. Besides feasting your eyes and stomach, Japan also offers a number of theme parks you can add to your travel itinerary to keep you and your little ones occupied.

Travelling to Osaka? Do factor a day or even two to take in the rides, activities, and performances at Universal Studios Japan (USJ). At USJ, you can immerse yourself in the world’s first1 Super Nintendo WorldTM that opened in 2021, or explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hollywood, TV favourites, and more.

Over in Nagakute, Studio Ghibli aficionados can delight in the Ghibli Park, which opened in November 2022. It consists of five areas: Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse, Hill of Youth, Dondoko Forest, Mononoke’s Village and the Valley of Witches (set to open in March 2024). If you’re planning to travel to Japan in March 2024, you could be among the first to check out the Valley of Witches – modelled after Howl’s Moving Castle and Kiki’s Delivery Service! It’ll feature a charming European townscape where you’ll find Kiki’s family home and bakery and a life-size Howl’s Moving Castle.

Not forgetting the perennial favourite for nearly any family vacation to Tokyo, there’s Disneyland and DisneySea! Disneyland is more suited for younger children, while the maritime DisneySea would perhaps be more fun if your kids are in their teens or older. Either way, expect the classic Disney experience of magic, adventure and wonder as you immerse yourself in its many attractions, rides, and spectacular experiences. Remember to find a good spot to catch the daily fireworks at 8pm (GMT+9)! 


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Enrichment in Hua Hin: Immerse yourself in splendour, culture, and nature

For your next Thailand vacation with the family, why not check out Hua Hin? Nestled along the pristine shores of the Gulf of Thailand, Hua Hin is a charming seaside town that’s a 3-hour drive from Bangkok. Offering a wonderful blend of relaxation and adventure for families, Hua Hin is also a smidge less crowded than the likes of Bangkok, Phuket or Krabi, which makes it all the better for you to enjoy its golden beaches, rich cultural heritage, and plethora of family-friendly holiday activities.

Stroll along the powdery sands of Hua Hin Beach and indulge in whatever catches your fancy throughout the day. The kids can spend their time wading, building sandcastles, while adults can indulge in spa & massages, or feast on a seafood spread by the beach. There arealso water sports available – from stand-up paddleboard to kiteboarding and more – for those seeking some adventure.

Before you leave, don’t forget to slot a visit to the iconic Hua Hin Railway Station, a historical landmark renowned for its intricate architecture and old-world charm. Be sure to snap lots of shots – the picturesque blend of traditional Thai and Victorian architectural styles is a gorgeous sight to behold.


Entertainment In Korea: A kaleidoscope of experiences for the family

South Korea has plenty to offer by way of a kid-friendly family getaway, from the historical and cultural attractions, all the way to quirky and fun activities. Plus, March brings warmer and sunnier days – lovely weather for vacationing and exploring!

A fun way for the family to enjoy South Korea is visiting the five Grand Palaces of Seoul. Besides the sights and architecture, to deepen the experience, you can also rent and don a Hanbok from one of the many shops available near the palaces. The Hanbok is a Korean traditional attire and comes in hues that correspond with the five elements of the Yin and Yang theory: white (metal), red (fire), blue (wood), black (water) and yellow (earth). Traditionally, you could also tell a person’s social or marital status from the colour and material of their Hanbok. There are plenty of options to choose from, ranging from traditional Hanbok to more modern designs. Once the family is all dressed up, take lots of beautiful pictures in the gorgeous palace grounds! Whilst you’re there, be sure to catch the changing of the guards' ceremony at Gyeongbokgung Palace, which happens daily at 10am and 2pm (GMT+9), except Tuesdays when the palace is closed2.

Camping is another unique family-friendly holiday adventure in Korea. The Hangang River is a popular spot for travellers; so is Nanji Campground, a famous riverside camping site. If you’re keen, you can research and reserve sites at this National Campground Booking website. For something a little fancier, you could try glamping instead. There are a number of hotels in Seoul with glamping programmes where you’ll spend the day at campgrounds near the hotel and later return to your hotel room for a comfortable night’s sleep.


Holiday confidently, wherever you go

Family trips are a great time for bonding and to create memories to cherish. Don’t let unexpected events dampen the holiday mood and get your trip covered! Chubb Travel Insurance offers a range of plans for families, couples and individuals – you can definitely find one that suits your needs! Enjoy greater peace of mind when you travel, knowing that you're covered for whatever happens, no matter when you visit.





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