Searching for somewhere special to spend the school holidays? Look no further than Sri Lanka - the idyllic gem of the Indian Ocean. Small in size but rich in culture, this little island boasts everything from tea estates and coconut plantations to white sandy beaches and colonial forts. Sri Lanka is not necessarily the go-to family destination but children can experience vibrant local festivals, bustling street markets and observe animals in their natural habitats - it is safe to say there is no lesson quite like it. The country's complex climate sometimes puts travellers off, but if you play your cards right, you can dodge the wet weather and enjoy beach spots year round. Avoid the monsoons by travelling to the east coast in the summer months, the south and west during the Christmas holidays, and when Easter comes around, the whole country's your oyster. With a plethora of family friendly hotels and exciting activities on offer, read on to discover some of our top picks.
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