Disneyland is always a special place for children, but the Magic Kingdom kicks things up a gear on birthdays. If you time your visit to coincide with the month of your child’s birthday, you can request a special birthday sticker from one of the cast members in the park for free. The sticker – which has your child’s name and birthdate on it – will turn them into a celebrity for the day. Wherever they go in the park employees will greet them with a ‘happy birthday!’. There are other perks as well, including special birthday signs which their favourite characters will hold while having their picture taken at official photo spots.
To the uninitiated, Tokyo may not seem like the most family-friendly place to visit, but there's actually a lot to do in the city with your kids in tow. There are exciting animal attractions and cute pet cafés suitable for the whole family; you could also sign your children up for a cooking class. From hands-on activities (like making fake food samples!) and conveyour-belt sushi to amusement parks, festivals and river cruises, we highlight our favourite things to do in the capital so that you and your little ones can hit all the classic Tokyo experiences together as a family.