Europe is a wonderland for kids. The mountain locations, the beaches, the amusement parks and ultimately, the array of activities they can try out is endless. Every toddler loves a good beach, and just watching your kids play in the sand for the first time is amazing. When travelling with young children, parents want amenities to be convenient and easy to access. Also, they don’t want to spend too much time on a plane or spend a fortune on attractions. Basically, they want to have a good time on a budget without compromising on the fun. Here are 5 amazing toddler-friendly holidays in Europe you should include on your itinerary.
Budget-conscious travellers will love the harbour city of Zakynthos. Famous for its crystal-clear blue waters, underwater caves, scuba and snorkelling activities, and superb all-natural scenery, Zakynthos is the ultimate destination for a holiday with the kids. The wide sandy beaches are home to a wealth of resorts, starting from the most affordable all the way to the most luxurious. Gerakas Beach is a heaven-like spot for those hunting for relaxation. It is located near the Periyali villas, where lodging doesn’t cost more than £700 for a family of 3 in mid-season. Most travel packages are all-inclusive; they include flights, accommodation, car hire and dining.
Denmark seems like it was built for families travelling with toddlers, or at least that’s what most people end up believing when arriving at Tivoli, an outstanding amusement park in Copenhagen built in the 19th century. This place has it all, so if you want to wow your toddlers with a memorable holiday this is a must-see attraction you just can’t ignore. There are other great locations in the city parents shouldn’t miss, including the well-known Legoland. The rides, the colossal attractions made of legos, the music, and the entertaining atmosphere will probably make the kids convince you to move to Copenhagen.
Barcelona is yet another amazing one of the toddler friendly holidays Europe has for families. The city packs lots of parks, beaches, and activities. It is a popular travel destination that will leave the kids speechless. Begin your journey with Park Guell, and take the kids to see the ornamental dragons the Hansel & Gretel houses, and the leafy plazas. Exploring the park is free.
Next, stroll down La Rambla, Barcelona’s famous boulevard, and take all the time you need to admire the painters, human statues, artists, and street performers. A great way of exploring the city on a budget and more efficiently is with the Bus Turistic. The experience is fun and engaging, not to mention the buses have stops near main attractions and places of interest. Barcelona has incredible beaches you can’t miss out, as well as two cable car rides overlooking the sea and the mountains. One of the rides leave travellers up on a mountain, near an old castle. The views from the top and the overall experience will surely exceed all your expectations.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is an excellent destination for a family getaway. It is convenient, entertaining for both parents and toddlers, and culturally diverse. There’s just so much you can see and do in Prague. The soothing ambience of the Old Town Square, the fairy tale castle and electrifying Charles Bridge will definitely make toddlers want to see more. Petrin Hill in particular, is an excellent activity you should engage in with the kids. At the top of the hill there’s an observation tower that offers the most dynamic views of the city.
In central Prague there’s an outdoor play are called Petrin. It features lots of mirror mazes, an observatory and a wealth of diversions that will keep tots busy for hours. The city’s coup de grace in terms of entertainment for kids is Children’s Island, a traffic-free location equipped with rope swings, a skateboard area, a mini football pitch, a playground and of course, a café for parents to unwind and relax.
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Paris is the ultimate toddler friendly destination when travelling with the gang. It is diverse, entertaining, and truly memorable inside out. Start your getaway with a stroll down the Canal Saint Martin. Then make sure to cross Jardin du Luxemburg off the list. Onsite there are lots of puppet shows and open-theatre events toddlers will love. If you’re visiting on a Sunday, Ile de la Cité is a must-see. This beautiful flower and pet market will definitely appeal to toddlers of all ages. And now, let’s move on to Paris’s number 1 attraction for kids – Disneyland. Paris can be fun even on a rainy day. There are lots of rainy day activities you can try out, including a visit to the aquarium, a city bus tour or a children’s tour at Centre Pompidou.
There are lots of toddler friendly holidays Europe can offer to those hunting for nice destinations for the whole family. The 5 mentioned above are hands down the best. Check them out and let your next trip with your toddlers become a memorable one.