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Posted: 23 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


This is a resort exploration game where 50 mini-games can be discovered and played. The mini-golf, skating, surfing, volleyball, car racing, tennis and other games use the Wii and Switch motion-sensitive controllers and are simple fun for youngsters. But the real excitement is exploring the resorts and collecting treasure: ‘Marine’, ‘City’, ‘Snow’ and ‘Mountain’. Each requires different ways to get around, including horseback, motorbike and kayak. Up to four players can explore at the same time, catching fish and collecting photographs of the animals they find. This is a great game for younger children because it’s simple to control and enables them to explore where they want and at their own pace in a detailed cartoon world with lots to do.

There are different versions of Go Vacation, including previous games in the series:
  • We Ski/Family Ski (Wii) focuses on just the snow resort and uses the Wii Balance Board.
  • We Ski & Snowboard/Family Ski: World Ski and Snowboard (Wii) expanded snow resort to snowboarding.
  • Go Vacation (Wii) added the three over resorts and more mini-games.
  • Go Vacation (Switch) updated the game for the Switch with more mini-games.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 3-10 year-olds

Release Date: 01/10/2011, updated in 2018

Platforms: Switch and Wii

Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World and Simulation

Developer: Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS)


Duration: This game will take between 19 hours and 25 hours to complete. You can complete the main elements of the story and collecting in around 20 hours, but to see everything will take players hundreds of hours spread over many months of play.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.


Go Vacation usually costs £39.99.

Go Vacation

Switch Store Switch £39.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game was rated PEGI 3 and contains occasional, very mild violence in a pixelated context. Some mini-games contain some very mild violence, for instance the Snowball Fight. Characters need to throw snowballs at incoming snowmen in order to defeat them. Players can also drive into pedestrians in a mild manner.

Skill Rating

3-10 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The motion controls or easy button navigation makes this ideal for super young players. You can play in a family group of 4 and help each other find your way around. More skills need to be learned to participate in the different mini-games but you can start when you are really young and feel like you are properly playing your part.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Go Vacation Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@BandaiNamcoUS) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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