Broaden kids’ minds with the best culture trips for families; Imogen Hall; Lonely Planet

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Travel with your kids can broaden their understanding of other people and societies. Expand the whole family’s cultural horizons on these inspiring trips.


Oman is an excellent and gentle introduction to the Middle East. Elegant Muscat (where buildings have to adhere to strict rules of traditional design) can give your kids an insight into a centuries-old way of life: join a dhow cruise or just sit and watch fishermen at work. Beyond the capital, there are mud-brick villages to explore, forts and castles to battle in, and souks where your kids can hone those haggling skills… before rounding off the trip with some relaxing time at the beach. However, the thing your family will most remember is the embracing welcome of the Omanis you meet.

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