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35 Places to take your kids by Loretto on 4 March 2010 11:58pm
 
This was on the front page of yahoo this evening.
http://www.frommers.com/slideshow/?p=1&;axn=pause&group=213&layout=win

They have put the Ring of Kerry and the Book of Kells....I am really shocked that they are on this list, great places but not for every kid.
 
Re: 35 Places to take your kids by HastobeKatt on 7 March 2010 6:46pm
 
Some very weird places on there - my kids don't know the first thing about baseball and hockey and (being Europeans) aren't the slightest bit interested. They did enjoy Park Asterix - but living just 20mins from Alton Towers the other theme parks had no appeal. Where is Drumheller and the dinosaurs museum / digs on this list....and Niagara? They also loved wale watching at Husavik in Iceland and snorkelling in the Caribbean? What about NY?
 
Re: 35 Places to take your kids by Loretto on 7 March 2010 10:52pm
 
Yep, there are a lot of places I would have substituted too. The Museum of Natural History would have meant a visit to NY so at least NY is kind of in there!!
 
Re: 35 Places to take your kids by Loretto on 7 June 2010 10:52pm
 
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-34489771

Yahoo names 10 more places; are some of them repeats? I think the museum of Natural History in NY is. But the last article was from Frommers.

This is from the book 500 Places to Take Your Kids before they Grow Up.

Hey, it is a better title than,
A thousand places to see before you die. {We own two copies}
 
Re: 35 Places to take your kids by johnnythemonkey on 8 June 2010 12:47am
 
Take your kids to the local pool and the local park and have fun with them.
Is 'speed-parenting' the latest fad ?
Like " I've done all right by my little Rebecca by taking her to a,b,c,d....."
" She's seen the Pyramids twice...and her dad once."
 
Re: 35 Places to take your kids by Loretto on 8 June 2010 12:30pm
 
I was thinking as I wrote the post how much did I see growing up? The front lawn, Dublin Zoo, Galway Bay. My first time on an airplane was at 16 years of age and we came to America.

I suppose it is not fair to compare though as travel is more affordable now. Sean has traveled more at the age of 11 than I did by the time I was going on Honeymoon. :)
 
Re: 35 Places to take your kids by HastobeKatt on 5 July 2010 6:16pm
 
LOL Loretto! My kids insisted on going to the Natural History Museum while we were in NY (as well as seeing where John Lennon was shot...but that's morbid teens for you). I thought - 'Great! They are finally appreciating the finer things in life....until I realised they only wanted to go to see where 'Night at the Museum' was filmed :( Oh well - for a brief moment...!
 
Re: 35 Places to take your kids by kazzzz on 6 July 2010 12:57pm
 
We were really lucky as kids. Dad was a traveller (and still is) and took us all over the place, including living and going to school overseas. He was a geography teacher and took us on lots of trips to see various geographical features (these trips were usually test runs for school field trips) and to this day I can name almost every feature or rock. By the time I was 14 I'd been to several countries. Thanx Dad, what a star :)
I haven't been in the position to do the same for my kids but I take them to plenty of local stuff, mountains, beaches, forests. Kids can find the simplest things amazing.
Today though, we went to Luna Park. Ava went on a roller coaster and she's not yet three, what a little daredevil. I was terrified!
 
Re: 35 Places to take your kids by peripatetically on 6 July 2010 11:08pm
 
I think it's wonderful when parents can take their children various places to discover new things and see things one can't see in their own neigborhood. My parents did that too, Kaz, though not out of the country. It seemed we were always packing up for trips and many day trips. too. truly a wonderful education and gave me the inspiration to keep going as I do today (as time and money allows). One gets a broader sense of the world when one travels, and I thank my parents too for giving me that gift. : )
 
Re: 35 Places to take your kids by kazzzz on 7 July 2010 10:10am
 
Well said Pats. I think if we looked into it, a lot of us would have caught the travel bug largely thanks to our families.
 
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