Why More Families Are Opting for Creative Holidays
The ultimate summer holiday often involves quality time with the family. However, many are now choosing creative breaks rather than lounging around the pool. By combining a holiday that is fun, or relaxing, with the opportunity to learn something new, families have the opportunity to broaden their horizons whilst bonding. We have put together some of the top creative holidays for the family.
1. Engaging Arts Programme for All Ages
Macau has found a formula that transcends generations: using art and culture to engage and inspire. Already home to a thriving cultural scene with its rich history and world-renowned cuisine, the former Portuguese enclave gives families a compelling reason to visit during the summer. Taking place from May to October, mega art extravaganza Art Macao features a staggering 41 events, many of which are complimentary for all.
Many exhibits have arrived in town for the very first time, such as ‘Wynn – Garden of Earthly Delights’ showcasing contemporary pieces and outdoor art installations at various iconic spaces in Macau so travellers can go up close and personal.
Families with young adults should check out the International Youth Drama Festival, celebrating Macau’s integration into China’s development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Youth drama troupes from Asia and Europe will gather to perform, promoting an exchange of cultures, artistic abilities and a platform for international friendships.
2. See the World in One Place
Art brings many cultures from around the world to just one place. Enjoy Art Macao’s extensive international exhibitions, which spotlight famous art pieces from world-class museums.
If your family is interested in popular culture and design, you should visit City of Dreams, which is showcasing a series of contemporary art masterpieces through “Unexpected Encounters”. Exhibition highlights include “Good Intentions” by KAWS, as well as “Fat Convertible” by Erwin Wurm, one of Austria’s most famous sculptors.
From August until October, travellers can dive into different cultures of the world right at their hotels since Art Macao has also positioned various exhibits across Macau Grand Lisboa, Lisboa, Jai Alai Oceanus, and Regency Art Hotel.
3. Instagram Friendly Holidays
Macau’s destination is sealed by UNESCO’s World Heritage Site stamp across over 20 historical locations, thanks to the city’s colourful history as an important trading port between Europe, China and Asia. As transport begins to get more and more efficient, you can easily craft itineraries to include creative stops such as Taipa Village. the colourful neighbourhood offers an insight into the artworks of budding artists and is home to stunning street art perfect for a truly unique family photo.