I have traveled a lot with my daughter throughout Europe, starting when she was 12. So far her favorite destination was the Tower of London and the Parc de la Ciutdella in Barcelona. The Tower had just enough of a gruesome past to be fascinating to her (executions, torture and ghosts, anyone?) and Barcelona was like a tropical Paris with nicer locals. We spent hours just wandering the streets of the Barri Gotic, stumbling into tapas bars and site seeing the many squares - it was great fun! Plus, Barcelona has great beaches too. If your kids are older they may like Parc Guell and other Gaudi structures.
Dreamworld Theme Park (Queensland Australia), Great Barrier Reef (great for swimming and snorkelling), Monkey Mia (Western Australia), swim with the dolphins and whales. Tasmania, great place to fish and lots of water activities, Jet Ski, boating, beach horse riding, surfing. etc.
Northern Territory if they like snakes, crocodiles etc. If they like frogs visit Cairns, the town has the larges cane toads (gross thou but kids seem to like them).
Ocean City, Maryland was fun for me as a kid. Other things I enjoyed were the Baltimore aquarium with it's multi-story spiraling shark tank :), a few kid's museums I went to, The Grand Ole Opry because I come from Hillbilly roots, Six Flags or Fiesta Texas, Broadway (I saw Wicked and LOVED it)...I'm sure there's more, but those are fond memories from my childhood :)
thanks- They've been to disney land and six flags a few times so maybe I should try lego land when we get back. Also thinking of taking them to the grand canyon. While in this part of the world perhaps the Taj Mahal, where else? Singapore has a new amusement park thats supposedly great. More ideas would be appreciated.
Hmm... well disneyland would be a good one,
can't think of anymore.. but maybe various attraction parks, aquariums, zoos, beaches, swimming pools, holiday destinations (perhaps australia, florida etc)
Hm.. I know one for sure is amusement parks.. (Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags..etc) Other one's I used to go to when I was younger was the Zoo, Sea World, Aquarium Of The Pacific... places like that..
I'd think Disnery world, The San Diego zoo (that place is AWESOME), or OMSI. Gosh im shocked i can't think of more =/
you'll have to scroll down about half way, but the place sound interesting.
here is an ok list http://www.funadvice.com/r/3jtrasidac