HERE'S Life!'s pick of child-friendly airlines and resorts in the region.
Has its own child-friendly mascots, Skyflyer Bravo and SkyflyerAlpha, on activity packs to keep children amused. Log books, which encourage kids to collect the captain's signature for each flight they are on, cost £1 (S$2.98). The airline has a 'feed families first' policy and strollers are also allowed right to the aircraft door.
A Sky Nanny, a service exclusive to Gulf Air, is on board all long haul A330, A340 and B767 flights to look after children and unaccompanied minors. Sky Nannies - who can be identified by their special aprons - have undergone training in child management and psychology. They ensure kids are buckled in, well fed and properly entertained.
Disney fun packs are given out on most flights. There's also an Oopzee Dayzee children's pack which has an extra change of clothes for kids at HK$220 (S$44) and a L'Oreal face-mask for frazzled Mums at HK$25.
Special child, baby and toddler meals are available but must be requested on reservation. All planes carry a limited quantity of baby food, milk, baby bottles and brushes, cereals and rusks. Little travellers get The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Narnia, Cars and The Wiggles activity packs.
Children and baby's meals are available. Time permitting, the flight attendants will also warm bottles for you. But diaper-changing tables are only on certain types of aircraft.
Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Disney characters make appearances at breakfast and dinner at the Enchanted Garden Restaurant, Goofy frolics with the children in the swimming pool and there are nightly bedtime story-telling sessions at the Kingdom Club. From HK$1,600 (S$322) per room per night. For more info, visit www.hongkongdisneyland.com
Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket
This beach resort, part of Starwood's Luxury Collection, has a Very Important Kids Club (VIKC). Besides getting a VIKC backpack that's full of goodies like toys, kids get a personalised check-in service, free ice cream, access to games areas and rides on resident elephants Ning Nong and Yum Yum. Camp Laguna, a half- to full-day programme for youths aged nine to 14, offers activities like rock-climbing, scavenger hunts and arts and crafts.
From US$95+++ (S$149) per room per night. A Family Getaway promotion at US$499 per villa per night is available till next month. For more info, visit www.sheraton.phuket.com
Sea World Nara Resort
Linked by monorail to Sea World on the Gold Coast, Queensland, this offers the excitement of having polar bears, sharks and dolphins right at your doorstep. The heated lagoon swimming pool has a waterfall and a kids' wading pool. The resort's Kids Club also offers supervised activities and dinner for a nominal fee.
From A$188 (S$227) per room per night. For more info, visit www.seaworldnara.com.au
Animal Farm @ Maleny
On Queensland's Sunshine Coast, a two-hour drive from Brisbane, this is a family-friendly farm where city kids can learn to feed animals, collect eggs, drive a tractor, milk cows and, for budding cowboys, how to crack a whip.
From A$110 for two adults per room per night. For more information, visit www.malenyaccom.com.au
Club Med resorts in Bali, Cherating Beach, Lindeman Island, Phuket, Ria Bintan and Sahoro offer a Baby Welcome service for babies under two. This includes priority check-in and priority ground-floor room bookings so you don't have to lug your baby up flights of stairs; bottle warmers, baby chairs, cribs and potties. Petit, Mini and Juniors' Club Med activities also keep children from two to 17 occupied. At the Club Med Circus School, trained professionals teach trapeze tricks.
Rates vary with hotels. For more information, visit www.clubmed.com
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
This Bali resort has special Family Rooms for two adults and two children. Children aged three to 10 can while their time away at the Gecko Kid's Club, where full- and half-day programmes that range from cookie-making to temple visits are organised every day. Menu offerings are available in child-sized portions at 50 per cent off the normal price.
From US$160 (S$251) per family room per night. For more information, visit www.nusaduahotel.com
This five-star urban hotel in Sydney has specially-designed rooms for guests aged 10 and below that are connected to parents' rooms. Staff can transform the usually staid hotel room into a children's wonderland with colourful bed linen, toys, DVDS and even a mini-bar stocked with chocolate milk (book in advance).
From A$540 (S$652) per night for the family package. For more information, visit www.swissotel-sydney.com
Unless your child gets sea-sick, cruising is probably the most fuss-free holiday for the family. Members of the StarKids Club can enjoy, among other things, a free cruise when accompanied by two full-paying adults on SuperStar Virgo, a weekly kid's gala dinner and other fun activities.
Rates vary per cruise. Visit www.starcruises.com.