You and your family will love Beijing! Contrary to what you might expect, the city has amazing green parks and lakes, where emperors and empresses once composed poetry amidst nature. Kids will love climbing the Great Wall, watching an acrobatic or Kung Fu show or having a rickshaw ride through the hutongs.
As you would expect, hotels with family rooms to sleeps 5 or more persons are very hard to come by in this great city but they are not non existant and we have managed to compile a list of all we have found here: http://www.roomfor5.co.uk/list/258269
Must-see attractions whilst visiting Beijing are:
The Forbidden City – Consisting of over 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this large palace complex was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 18th century and on wards during the Qing Dynasty.
Tiananmen Square – Located in the heart of Beijing City, it is the site for massive parades and rallies, which is the largest square of this kind in the world. This was the site when in 1949, from a rostrum on Tiananmen (the Gate of Heavenly Peace), Chairman Mao proclaimed the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.
Temple of Heaven - Located in the southern part of Beijing, the Temple of Heaven has been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries.
The Great Wall Of China
The Great Wall of China – The Great Wall snaking across Beijing in its northern part is about 600 kilometers long. Along the total length of the Great Wall around Beijing, there are major eight sections including Badaling, Juyongguan, Huanghuacheng, Jiankou, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jinshanling, and Simatai. Most of the sections of Great Wall in Beijing are well-preserved and mainly the remains from the Ming Dynasty, an era of huge construction.
Copenhagen is a brilliant city to discover with children as it is almost child-sized itself. Even though Copenhagen is the largest and most visited Scandinavian city, it is significantly smaller in comparison to other major European cities like Paris, Madrid & Rome. One of the nicest things is that Copenhagen travel is so simple, it is a walkable city and Copenhagen tours can be completed in a day or two . One of the richest cities in the world and boasting a high quality of life, the Danish capital is lively and charming.
Copenhagen is clean & safe, the locals all speak superb English and the transport system makes London’s look primitive in comparison. It usually makes the top five, if not the top spot, in those ‘most liveable city’ lists.
And how, after all, could kids not be enchanted by a city that is symbolised by a little bronze mermaid and idolises her story’s creator, Hans Christian Andersen, as a national hero, not to mention the original Legoland!
Ever fancied holidaying on the beautiful Island of Phuket, Thailand, but struggled to find accommodation large enough for your big family? Struggle no more! Room for 5 have searched the internet and listed hotels available in Phuket that can sleep 5 or more persons so you can find them at the click of a button! Find big family accommodation in Phuket!
So why visit Phuket? Well if the beautiful beaches aren’t enough to tempt you, then it’s rich history of colonial architecture, colourful temples and Chinese shrines might just tip you over the edge.
There is also lots to do for families!
Elephant Ride, Phuket
Why not take the kids on an elephant ride? Trek on elephant back in the hills with panoramic views over Phuket Island. Meet some young elephants and see how they are trained.
Visit the Splash Jungle Water Park – Located inside West Sands Resort on Mai Khao Beach, this attraction was designed by the Canadian company Whitewater Industries – one of the world’s leading water equipment makers – with parks at Disneyland and SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida and thousands more.
Don’t miss the Phuket Aquarium + Butterfly Farm, kids will love the fascinating weirdness of the undersea world: cuttlefish hover like spaceships, razorfish look like sinking sticks, and the so-ugly-you-can’t-help-staring stonefish could go by no other name. The diverse selection includes eel, crab, shrimp, sharks, and fish that range from brilliantly coloured to the cleverly disguised.
For older kids (12 years and over), discover Phuket on an ATV, explore the countryside along natural tracks and paths through rubber plantations, forests and along rivers. Get to know the local forest workers, learn about the environment and discover local plants you never knew existed in this unspoiled environment. White water rafting and Go Karting is also great for the older kids and parents:)
Whether you’re visiting Thailand for a relaxing beach holiday or a great family adventure holiday, surely Phuket is the place to go!
The south of France is blessed with sunny, dry summers and mild winters making it one of the most pleasant climates in the world. On average, there are 2,500 to 2,800 hours of sunshine per year and summer temperatures can reach 30°C (86°F).
With beautiful places to visit like Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Carcassonne, Marseilles and more, it’s no wonder it attracts millions of visitors each year! Although visitors to the French Riviera are just a 45 minute plane hop to Paris, it’s not necessary to go that far for world-class shopping. Lying in the heart of Cannes, and running almost the length of the city, the Rue d’Antibes and the celebrated La Croisette are home to expensive shops offering a range of wares from designer clothing to jewellry, furniture, and the creations of decadent chocaltiers.
Of course, like elsewhere in the world, big families can struggle to find hotels & apartments to accommodate them. Fotunately, Room For 5 has managed to find almost 100 accommodations in the South Of France that can sleep big families of 5 or more and that figure is steadily rising. Don’t spend hours scouring the net trying to find these elusive rooms, find your hotel in the South Of France now quickly and easily now at http://www.roomfor5.co.uk/list/169
Known as the “Emerald Isle” due to its 40 shades of green, Ireland is an island of lush green hills, crumbling castles, rugged granite mountains, caves, cliffs, crystal clear waterways and lunar landscapes caused by volcanic eruptions all surrounded by the brooding waters of the Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean. From the Giants Causeway in County Antrim to the Cliffs of Moher to Connemara and the Lakes of Killarney there is so much to see and do in Ireland.
Full of mystery, myths and legends, it evokes images of everything from leprechauns and Blarney stones to music festivals and perfect pints of Guinness. Don’t forget to visit the following must see locations:
The Cliffs of Moher – one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions and a designated UNESCO Geo Park. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.
The Blarney Stone – is a block of bluestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney, about 5 miles from Cork. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of eloquence. To kiss it, one has to lean backwards (holding on to an iron railing) from the parapet walk. The prize is a real one as once kissed the stone bestows the gift of eloquence. The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446.
The Giants Causeway – For centuries countless visitors have marvelled at the majesty and mystery of the Giants Causeway. At the heart of one of Europe’s most magnificent coastlines its unique rock formations have, for millions of years, stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of Atlantic storms. The rugged symmetry of the columns never fails to intrigue and inspire visitors. To stroll on the Giants Causeway is to voyage back in time.
Belfast Castle – set on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland in a prominent position 400 feet above sea level. Its location provides unobstructed views of the city of Belfast and Belfast Lough.
Grafton Street – a popular attraction in Ireland. This unique destination is located in Dublin. However, the street itself is a famous Irish landmark. Some consider it an institution. This historic area is home to a major upscale shopping center.
Room for 5 has managed to find 150 hotels, guest houses and serviced apartments on The Emerald Isle that can sleep big families of 5 or more. Whether you are wanting to visit Killarney, Cork, Dublin, Galway or more you can find your large family rooms in Ireland now, quickly and easily at http://www.roomfor5.co.uk/list/2