The National Parenting Center

Get to know the best destinations
for family travel

TRAVEL REVIEWS

The following travel destinations have been awarded the prestigious Seal of Approval from The National Parenting Center. Judged by independent family testers, these sites were evaluated on criteria including programming, family services, price, physical plant, food, amenities and more.

Our Family Travel Reviewers are families like yours: they are members of the National Parenting Center and are selected at random. These families get to travel to resorts and other exotic destinations to evaluate family travel values. We need families with children above the ages of 2 to evaluate these numerous family travel packages.

To participate, contact the National Parenting Center TODAY!
Call 818-225-8990

SCORING CRITERIA:

Family Services: includes understanding family needs and a flexibility to respond to different requirements, alterations etc.

Staff: includes availability, attitude and helpfulness

Food Service: includes variety of food, quality and service

Programs: includes scores for babies, children, teens and adults. Judged on variety, programming, creativity and originality

Physical Plant: includes rooms, grounds and level of cleanliness

TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

The best and most complete destinations
to enjoy with the family

Sesame Place

Langhorne, PA

When the oppressive heat and humidity of the summer settles over the east coast of this country where can your family turn for relief? We discovered a haven of cool, wet fun just northeast of Philadelphia […]

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Disney World

Lake Buena Vista, FL

When it comes to family travel Disney World has established itself as more of an institution than a destination. We were eager to send our review team, a family of five with children aged 10, 7 and 2 […]

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Franklyn D. Resort

Runaway Bay, Jamaica

FDR features all of the amenities of a large resort in an intimate setting where families can enjoy each other while playing in the warm Jamaican sun. Attentive, friendly staff are everywhere […]

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Marriott’s Marco Island Resort

Marco Island, FL

Hidden away on one of the best kept secrets in Florida, Marco Island, the Marriott is everything a traveling family is looking for in a resort vacation. While this property is not exclusively, […]

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Sail with the Stars

Calabasas, CA

This unique cruising program operates twice each year taking a chartered group of travelers to exotic locations with some of the hottest young stars in Hollywood. This is an opportunity to get up-close […]

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SPECIAL MENTION

Boscobel Beach

St. Ann, Jamaica

Many family resorts are now featuring kids “camps” or “centers” where children can be entertained while under the supervision of counselors. The finest example our testers have seen […]

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Grand Flamenco Xcaret

Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Grand Flamenco Xcaret, one of the Occidental Hotel chain’s newest resorts in the recently developed Riviera Maya section of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, is a standout destination for a variety […]

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HOW IT WORKS

A Seal of Approval review involves a multi-step process conducted over an eight-week period.

Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

There are three testing periods each year:

Report Period

SPRING '22

FALL ‘22

HOLIDAY ‘22

Testing Begins

February 15th

June 1st

September 1st

Submission Deadline

March 11th

June 24th

September 23rd

Testing Ends

April 24th

July 31st

October 30th

Report Issued

May 10th

August 17th

November 16th

Each submission must be accompanied by a $295 product testing fee (we offer multiple submission discounts). This fee covers the cost of testing, nothing more. It is non-refundable and has no bearing on the result of the testing. Additionally, we require three samples of the product or access codes for online submissions.

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