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5 Educational Trips I'd Love To Take With My Family

Posted on the 14 August 2020 by Sparklesandstretchmarks @raine_fairy
5 Educational Trips I'd Love To Take With My Family
With so much uncertainty hanging over us all this year, I find myself spending more time than usual looking to the future and fantasising about holidays I'd love to take with my family.
More specifically as home educators, there are quite a few places on my wishlist that I'd love to visit for a short educational break with the children. Over the coming few years, I think we're going to focus on taking a few mini breaks over the course of the year rather than focusing on just one big holiday - this should hopefully enable us to check more places off our "Must See" lists sooner.
Here's my Top 5 Wishlist for the coming few years:
My eldest son has had a strong interest in Ancient Egypt for a few years now, and although it's a topic we've already covered - I think it's something we can always get more out of, and so I think a visit to see the pyramids would be the perfect way to bring the subject to life.
I must admit that Egypt isn't somewhere that's really pinged up on my radar for holidays, although I have lots of friends who adore it - but the lure of the pyramids and the great prices on offer from Egyptair airlines right now have made me very tempted to get something booked in for next year.
This is somewhere I've always wanted to visit but just never got around to, so I must admit - the attraction isn't purely educational! I love the Greek culture, the food and the islands themselves just look so breathtaking - I think it'd make a perfect family break destination!
But it would also be a brilliant opportunity to learn about Ancient Greece, and a visit to Athens would be so beneficial from a home ed perspective too. Definitely on our list for the near future!
5 Educational Trips I'd Love To Take With My Family

Although we have actually already been to Rome, we visited as part of a cruise holiday and so we were only there for 5 or 6 hours which didn't really give us enough time to see and do everything we wanted to.
By the time we'd had a look at the Vatican, stopped off for lunch, done some sight seeing and souvenir shopping, and thrown a coin in the Trevi Fountain it was time to head back to the ship. Which meant that, although we drove past the Colosseum we didn't actually get chance to go inside.
5 Educational Trips I'd Love To Take With My Family
This is a real shame as my eldest is very interested in the Romans, so I'd love the chance to take him back to do the tour - I'll need to look into making  an Air ticket booking  rather than a cruise this time!
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Again this is somewhere I've personally wanted to visit ever since my own teenaged years - home to the infamous Salem Witch Trials, I think this would make a really interesting educational opportunity.
The witch trials and the history of witchcraft are not something usually covered by younger children, but mine already have quite an interest in the subject after visiting the Boscastle Witchcraft Museum in Cornwall last summer so I think they'd really enjoy it.
It may be one to save for a few years though, so that they could read The Crucible beforehand to really get the most out of it! 
I've heard good and bad things about this area of Italy for tourists, so it's not somewhere I'm too keen to spend more than a day or two but that does make it an ideal quick educational trip option.
I found a great guide online on how NOT to do Pompeii with kids which I'll certainly be taking notes from, but even the author agrees that the chance to visit this well preserved ancient city should not be missed...so it's certainly on our travel bucket list.
What would be top of your list for educational trips to take with kids?
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