National Parks

National Parks are a great way to see beautifully unspoiled parts of the country you are visiting and to teach kids about animals in their natural habitat.  They are all about conservation and protection of species which is so important in this day and age of declining habitats. Whether you are taking a self-drive road trip to see stunning scenery or on a safari to see animals, visiting a National Park is something we highly recommend incorporating into your itinerary.

The best things to do in Banff with kids

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If, like us, you are a family who loves the great outdoors, then you will find so many things to do in Banff National Park with kids. Banff is one of those places of incredible outstanding natural beauty. Even if you're not normally an outdoor loving family, it will make you want to get outdoors and explore.  You have to just go and see it for yourself to believe it.

Vancouver to Calgary road-trip - all you need to know and more!

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A 1500km Vancouver to Calgary road-trip through the Canadian Rockies has to be on your bucket-list. The scenery between Vancouver and Calgary is breathtakingly beautiful but is that enough to convince you to attempt this with kids? We aim to show you how this road-trip with kids is not only doable but also enjoyable, even with a few 5am starts thrown in! Our boys were 6 and 4 when we did this trip and they described it as epic!

Half-day safari in Udawalawe National Park

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Udawalawe was created in 1972 to provide a habitat for animals displaced by the construction of the Uda Walawe dam. The park is now famed for its elephants and has the largest population of Asian elephants of all of the national parks in Sri Lanka. With around 500 resident elephants, if you want to do some elephant-spotting, Udawalawe would be a good choice with sighting all but guaranteed.

Yala National Park - where crocodiles eat leopards!

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The two most popular National Parks in Sri Lanka seem to be Udawalawe and Yala and it is well worth including one or the other in your itinerary. They are very similar especially in terms of the wildlife you may see, although Yala has the highest density of leopards in the world so it really depends on the route you are going to take as to which one you choose. If you love safaris, maybe you will have time to squeeze in both!