One of the biggest problems that parents have with planning a family holiday is trying to find a destination that suits everyone. After all, you don’t want your children to become bored just a few days into the trip – it will make things harder for everyone. If you need some great ideas about where to take the kids, then have a look at these destinations.
This vibrant and compact Slovenian city is perfect for families because there are activities going on all year round. The Kurentovanje Festival is by far one of the country’s most popular events and is based just a short hop from the city. It’s full of mythological creatures that your kids will love. In the summer, you can canoe down the river Drava; you can go skiing in the resort of Pohorje in the winter and go tobogganing down the resort’s slopes in spring.
Romania may not be the first place that springs to mind when planning a family holiday, but there’s plenty of things to do to keep the kids entertained. This country has sprawling landscapes and stunning coastlines that are perfect for keeping everyone active, or why not take a trip to Bran Castle? With its gothic design, it wouldn’t look out of place in a fairytale. This castle is closely associated with the iconic Count Dracula, and Dracula experiences are held throughout the year that are sure to inspire and interest your kids.
This seaside resort in the North West of England gives you a taste of the traditional British seaside holiday. With the iconic Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Tower Dungeon on its doorstep, there will always be something to keep the kids entertained, so why not grab your buckets and spades and take a trip here? The world-famous Blackpool Illuminations lights festival is also held here every year. It’s a town that never sleeps.
This Norwegian city is incredibly diverse. With a mix of jagged mountains, beautiful coastlines, and enchanting waterfalls, this city really does have it all. You could even take the family to the summit of Mount Ulriken and enjoy the spectacular views. What’s more, Bergen is compact enough to allow the family to enjoy all its attractions in one day. This city is a great alternative to the hustle and bustle of the capital city, Oslo, and possibly one of the best ways to experience all that it has to offer is by booking a Norway cruise through an operator like Imagine Cruising.
The mysterious and unique Icelandic capital is a perfect place to take the kids. Why not take them to the Blue Lagoon and let them bathe in its volcanic and steaming waters? The natural phenomenon that is the Northern Lights also grace this country on a regular basis, while the plethora of waterfalls and diverse wildlife will make your kids feel like they’ve entered some kind of mythical world. This city is welcoming and is one of Europe’s smallest capitals – so it won’t intimidate your kids.
This tiny country on the border of Switzerland is another that looks like it’s been plucked out of a fairytale. With turreted castles perched precariously on the hills, your kids are sure to be intrigued by their splendour and history. Despite its size, Liechtenstein offers plenty to keep you active, including skiing and hiking, so it’s perfect for older kids, too. Liechtenstein doesn’t have an airport, but you can easily get here by bus from Switzerland.