Do something meaningful for your summer vacation. Check out International Volunteer HQ, which has programmes in more than 40 destinations across the globe. For instance, you could choose to volunteer as a family at Simeulue Island, Indonesia and play a part in nature conservation. From bird or marine surveys to turtle patrol, your kids will benefit from the fun and educational experience. Accessible via a flight from Jakarta, you could easily work in some city sightseeing as part of your trip.
Find it in: Simeulue Island, Indonesia and various destinations
3. Pique their interest in tech
Make learning fun again with a day camp for your kids. Enrol them in one of the summer programmes by iD Tech where they’ll get to learn about all things techie. From mobile app coding to creating their own video games, each of the innovative and guided courses are sure to inspire creativity. Each course is usually held over a week, and is suitable for kids aged seven to 19.
Find it in: Singapore, London, Hong Kong
4. See the city in a different light – by climbing a bridge
Did you know that this summer will be your last chance to scale the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge? After operating for 20 years, the BridgeClimb Sydney is scheduled to wind down operations in September. For an experience unlike any other, book a scenic sunset walk on one of the city’s most striking structures. This is a great opportunity to challenge the kids, while taking in panoramic views of the city from a different vantage point. While you’re at it, remember to catch sight of the famous Sydney Opera House along the way!
Find it in: Sydney, Australia
5. Hike a trail that’s over 2,000 years old