A trip to Europe with kids is highly recommended! When kids are small, they draw smiles and chat especially in the southern countries, and generally make travel a friendly experience. Older kids, meanwhile, can soak up culture, art, architecture -- and it's all great fun.
Visiting top destinations -- such as London, Paris, Italy --, is terrific with kids. But give some thought, too, to ideas outside the box: Europe trip ideas such as barging (pilot your own barge, or cruise along in catered luxury), biking, castle-stays, horse-drawn "caravans" (with bed and kitchenette), German Christmas Markets, Mediterranean cruises, and more.
How about staying at places where families in Europe take holidays?
- Eurocamp: Forget your ideas about camping: Eurocamp provides the lodgings for you, plus resort-like facilities, and kids' programs.
- Center Parcs Family Resorts: in northern Europe, each with a huge domed area that houses a tropical pool (slides, waves, etc.), restaurants, shops, etc. Large cottages; country settings; lots of outdoors activities.
- Familotel - Holiday Hotels for Families: family holiday hotels in Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland, with kids activities, childcare and babycare (with your holiday package), play zones, baby gear (even strollers.) Ski holidays, summer holidays with pools, slides, outdoors activities...
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