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Your globe-trotting adventures don't have to end just because you've entered the wonderful world of parenthood. There is an entire world of kid-friendly attractions that exist well outside the bounds of theme parks and zoos. In fact, once you break out of the typical kid-friendly fare, you'll find that the possibilities are as varied as the personalities of the kids that flock to them.
Whether you have a toy-crazed indoor kid, a dirt-digging tomboy or a nature-loving wildchild, you'll find something for them on this list.
Danville, KY: The Great American Dollhouse Museum
For the doll lover
Forget the endless pink hallways and hilariously expensive accessories of the American Girl Doll store, this stunning museum's miniature displays allow visitors to roam in the past, along the highways and byways of American history through the eyes of miniature figurines. You'll see these meticulously dressed antique dolls replicating significant events of the 1900s with signature poses inside of their historically decked-out, open-back dollhouse.
And if you're a constant guest at a tea party amongst stuff animals, the Great American Dollhouse Museum's playroom invites its youngest to oldest guest to sip some tea with its dolls.
Singapore: Night Safari
For the animal lover
Not all of earth's creatures operate on the same schedule. This is why Singapore has dedicated to its Night Safari to its array of nocturnal animals. There's something terrifying yet intriguing about venturing into pitch-black jungles and hearing the rustles of wildlife earshot away. Hopefully your little one won't run for cover once giant flying squirrels take flight above his head and dangerous cats stare him down with their glow-in-the-dark eyes.
Once your eyes adjust, they'll take in a menagerie of some of the world's most exotic creatures.
Bangkok, Thailand: Batcat Museum
For the indoor kid
Are you constantly glued to the TV whenever a classic Batman flick comes on? Are you surrounded by children draped in custom-made capes with vivid imaginations of being the their favorite superhero?
Residents of Thailand as well as comic book enthusiasts from all over the world have a place to appease their addictions of the favorite costumed avengers. The museum is also an ideal location for their youngest and mature audiences to relive their favorite movie by admiring the evolution of their beloved cape crusaders. Let's just say you'll have every reason to feel like a kid as the pages of your favorite comic book unfolds with every turn. .
United Kingdom: Diggerland
For the little builders
If your child dreams of a future in construction, Diggerland is the place to be. With four locations in the UK, Diggerland prides itself for being a renowned interactive amusement park that gives children access to heavy construction machinery. From driving mini dumpers and tractors to tunneling into the ground with diggers, this "Bob the Builder" experience comes to life here.
Who says you need to be an adult to operate a tractor? Diggerland is an action-packed adventure that incorporates the skill of engineering to make kids feel like real construction workers.
Beipu, Hsinchu: World Green Ecological Farm
For the nature lover
Biodiversity never looked so extravagant than in the confines of the World Green Ecological Farm. Its six theme parks are among the best in the world, inviting nature lovers of all sizes to bask in the splendor that only nature can provide. Whether you're witnessing the talented performances of macaws or standing in the midst of the colorful fluttering at the Butterfly Ecological Park, this farm is way beyond a mere zoo.
Here, nature takes over and lures you with its melodious songs and beautiful lush gardens that will even make children want to sit in silence in order to listen to its harmony.
New York, NY: Toys R Us
For the toy fanatic
There's no experience better for a child then roaming through the aisles of the toy-heaven that is Toys R US. And at this premier toy store, the excitement of being surrounded by their favorite characters makes this treasure a beloved NYC attraction. Tourists and locals alike gravitate to Manhattan to witness the pandemonium of the world's largest toy sanctuary come to life unlike any other store. From the Jurassic Park and Barbie's Dream House areas to video games galore, every child will want you to buy every toy decorating every inch of its spaces .
And if you want to mingle with Geoffrey the Giraffe or the 20-foot T-Rex you are more than welcome to. Just prepare for a screaming frenzy, especially once your child sees many versions of their favorite figurine arm's length away.
Fecamp, France: Woody Park
For the camper
We've all ventured on a camping trip or thought about it, but how many of us can say we've slept in a tree?
At Woody Park, campers can discover all new heights by camping, zipping, surfing and trailing through its lush jungles. There's no need to keep your feet on the ground with many of its adventures occurring about 30 meters in the air. However, if your child suddenly becomes vertigo challenged, paintballing and GPS games aground are equally exciting. But there's something quite captivating about climbing into your nests - which draws dozens to Woody Park just for the experience of laying their heads in a tree.
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