Feel Like a Kid Again with a Stay at These Toy Themed Accommodations
With kids of all ages left at the edge of their seats in anticipation of the fourth installment of a classic computer-animated toy adventure film being released on the big screen this summer, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has explored its over 28 million listings across more than 145,000 destinations to curate a diverse selection of toy-themed accommodations, irresistible for the inner child within us all.
So, if you are one of the 40% of US travelers[i] who plan to visit a destination that makes you feel like a kid again, why not let your inner child run free and create your own toy story by considering a stay at one of these fun destinations.
Coupvray is located just east of Paris and is the home of a magical community and is the place to be for fans of animation. As soon as travelers set foot into Coupvray, France they are bound to feel a spring in their step. Most popularly known for being the host to guests visiting the magical theme parks nearby, it’s almost impossible to lose sight of the carefree child you once were with endless amounts of fun waiting at this destination.
Where to stay: Located just a short drive from the nearby theme parks Disney's Hotel Cheyenne® offers an amazing themed accommodation from the outset and throughout the hotel. The hotel heroes our favorite pull string Sheriff with Wild West themed rooms, with the fun wallpaper, lighting and bedding all fitting within the theme. This fun hotel also features a western saloon-themed bar, but if that doesn’t unleash your inner cowboy, guests can even meet famous characters in this hotel, an offer irresistible for the child in you.
Discover the beautiful small town of Billund in Central Denmark and all it has to offer. The town is most known as the birthplace of the famous system of interlocking plastic bricks. Since this toy likely played a role in your youth, why not soak up the town’s fascinating history and recapture your love for the colorful building blocks of your childhood.
Where to stay: Feel young again at Hotel Legoland where many rooms offer an incredible themed décor with play tables and colorful interlocking bricks and also offer a great view of the theme park. If you’re struggling to contain your excitement when visiting the theme park, then look no further as this hotel offers every adult and child’s dream to feel like a VIP, with a private entrance to the popular theme park which is open from the end of March until October.
For those who spent their childhood playing in the sand with a beach bucket and shovel and want to relive the adult version, look no further than this family-friendly beach resort town on the west coast of Phuket. Take to the sea at Patong Beach where travelers can embrace nostalgia and snorkel and parasail until their hearts desire or stop over at OTOP Patong, an open-air shopping paradise filled with local products and tasty street food.
Where to stay: Still looking to connect further with your inner child? The stylish yet bold Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is the perfect accommodation to feel like a kid again with these toy-themed family rooms and kid suites. Located in the middle of everything Patong has to offer, this resort also boasts ten swimming pools and a fully equipped fitness center for when the adult in you starts tiptoeing back out.
Alton, United Kingdom
Alton is a charming town located in Hampshire, England and offers a delightful mix of historic beauty as well as modern comforts. If looking to embrace your inner kid again, consider venturing into CBeebies Land or Alton Towers Resort, one of the UK’s most popular theme parks.
Where to stay: If you grew up in the UK and ever dreamed of being a part of your favorite TV show when you were a kid, look no further and check into the CBeebies Land Hotel. With the entire hotels décor immersed around a variety of fun and colorful CBeebies TV shows, you’re bound to feel like a kid again.
Orchard Road, located in central Singapore, is a shopper’s paradise. Featuring luxury retailers and irresistible world-class cuisines for the adults and indoor playgrounds and toy shops for the kids, you’ll be kept thoroughly entertained throughout your trip and Singapore is a destination that truly caters to travelers of all ages.
Where to stay: If you are a with children, the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is a luxury hotel that offers three distinctive wings, the Tower wing, Garden Wing and the Valley wing. Each wing provides guests with different atmospheres and experiences. Family travelers can indulge in five themed suites allowing imaginations to run free in a safari, a castle, outer space, underwater or the amid tree tops themed haven.
[i] Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of adults who have taken a trip in the last 12 months/plan to take a trip in the next 12 months. In total 21,500 respondents were polled (including 1,000 each from Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China, Brazil, India, US, UK, Russia, Indonesia, Colombia and South Korea; and 500 each from Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Croatia, Taiwan, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore and Israel). Respondents completed an online survey between 10th August to 30th August 2018.