The covid-19 pandemic has been hard on parents, especially mums with young kids. During lockdowns, we were forced to teach, babysit, and work at the same time. While the government is gradually easing restrictions, it’s still not safe to venture out with young kids. Many parents are still struggling to keep their pre-schoolers occupied. Virtual tours have been one of the most popular lockdown pastimes. If you are looking for a break from board games and hide-and-seek, consider exploring the world from the comfort of your home. Here are the most exciting virtual tours and online experiences for kids in 2021.
Tour Palaces, Castles, and Landmarks Online
You can explore palaces, castles, and other iconic landmarks with your kids without leaving your home. Take your kids on a fully guided virtual tour of Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and other beauty spots in the UK and all over the world.
Tour Famous Theme Parks Virtually
Keep your kids entertained with virtual theme park tours during the pandemic. From Disney World to the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there are plenty of theme parks offering exciting virtual experiences for children and adults alike.
Virtual Tours of National Parks
Explore the most famous national parks, like Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, in the world from the comfort of your living room. Explore the park’s natural features, including Mammoth Hot Springs and the Grand Canyon. Your kids can also learn fascinating facts about the mysterious Stonehenge in one of their immersive and comprehensive virtual tours.
Visit Zoos and Aquariums
The London Zoo is open, but the webcams and live streams are still up, meaning that you can still explore the lives of their beautiful animals from the comfort of your home. Your kids can also hang out with pandas, lions, koala, tigers, and penguins virtually at Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo. For more marine life, tour Monterey Aquarium in California.
Watch Travel Programs Online
You and your kids can also explore the world vicariously by watching travel programs and movies online. Watch travel vlogs on YouTube and stream travel shows on Netflix and other streaming platforms to transport yourself to far-flung lands. Install a VPN on your device to circumvent geo-blocks and ensure that you get unlimited access to travel content online.
Thanks to technology, we can continue to explore the world virtually, even with restrictions on global travel. There are hundreds of parks, landmarks, theme parks, and other exciting attractions that you can explore with your kids to keep them occupied.