Europe is famed for the historic sights and world-class museums, it doesn’t want for more family-friendly attractions. Europe offers something for travelers of all ages and interests. With innumerable child-friendly resorts and hotels to choose from as well as the convenience of short-haul flying,the continent is always a perennial family favourite. You can either stay in Europe with its exciting cities and towns, beautiful, varied landscapes and wonderful seaside resorts or make the short, pain-free and usually relatively cheap journey to a large choice of other family-friendly destinations. Here are some favourite cities in Europe for a family holiday.
With playgrounds and glorious parks in every neighbourhood, London has a plenty to entertain family visitors with kids. Its vast range of museums and sporting venues make the city a winner for teens, too. It's full of opportunities for time travel to intrigue curious young minds. From London Zoo to the London Dungeon and Platform 9¾ at King's Cross Station to the fire-eaters of Covent Garden, London captivates its visitors. The city is known for the high price tags but you can find budget-friendly lodging at chain hotels that are easily reachable with the London Underground. The best time to visit London is in spring when the temperatures are mild and the city's parks are green and blooming.
This Netherlands city takes a lax look at women beckoning business in the Red Light District and "coffee shops" selling an unorthodox type of herb to a toking clientele. During an excellent Indonesian meal, a twilight canal-side rambling or a shopping excursion through the boutiques of Nine Little Streets for the travelers. Start by touring the place by boat or bicycle. The Van Gogh museum is unmissable and for children of mid-primary school age and upwards, the Anne Frank House offers unforgettable insight into the horrors of war. The best time to visit the place is between April and May or September and November.
When travelling eith family, all roads should lead to Rome. This is the capital of ancient history, fantastic cuisine, and stunning beauty will please even the grumpiest travellers. In Rome,your family can form lifelong memories as you brush up on ancient history at the Colosseum and the Pantheon. With plenty of piazzas for kids to roam, kid-friendly museums to tour and gelato to sample, it is an educational and crowd-pleasing city to explore at any age. The trips to the Vatican or the Colosseum will seem like an investment in your child's academic future with breaks for gelato and Roman pizza. The best time to visit Rome is from October to April when most of the tourist crowds dissipated and room rates are lower.
Barcelona is better known for its rowdy nightlife, but there are some reasons for families to visit. Gaudí's artwork in Güell Park is sure to impress, as the street performances along Las Ramblas. This city offers everything that is most charming about Mediterranean cities, a relaxed pace, months of endless sunshine, unbeatable food plus, whenever you tire of urban life, you can always collapse on the city's fine stretch of beach. The best time to visit the Barcelona is from May to June when balmy temperatures in low to mid 70s mesh with a flurry of festivals that trumpet the advent of summer.