When traveling in Europe with kids, one of the best things you can do is find spots that locals love. If locals love it, you probably will, too! Chances are you’ll save more money by visiting local spots rather than the more well-known tourist attractions. Here are some of the best places to travel with kids in Europe.
One of the most magical spots in Europe, Copenhagen is filled with enchanted landscapes and fairy tale castles that will inspire children and grown-ups alike!
Have an amazing experience at the Blue Planet national aquarium! Featuring more than 20,000 animals, you’ll have to see it to believe it. Copenhagen is super kid-friendly! The zoo, children’s museum, several public parks, and even a science center will keep you busy all week long.
Complete with black sands, blue hot springs, and even lava fields, Iceland is a sight for sore eyes.
Drive the Golden Circle, a 190-mile loop from Reykjavik to central Iceland and back, that takes you through breathtaking landscapes, moss-covered volcanic rocks, waterfalls, and more. It’s an easy drive and educational for all. See the Strokkur geyser erupt (less than ten minutes in between eruptions so you won’t have to wait long), and don’t miss Gullfoss (a must see waterfall).
Oh, and don’t forget to visit the Blue Lagoon!
I know I said it would be cheaper if you stayed away from the tourist attractions, but the London Zoo is not something you want to miss! They also have discounts available online so check their website before heading out.
London has playgrounds and parks in pretty much every neighborhood, which makes moms and kids happy! 101 Things to do in London With Kids should keep you busy for a while.
Obviously we couldn’t miss Paris, France on our trip to Europe. Some of our favorite spots include the Eiffel Tower (of course!), Disneyland Paris, The Louvre, and the Catacombs of Paris. We love to combine travel and learning, so these attractions hit the spot!
The entire family might get a bit of a sugar rush (there’s literally so much to eat!), but fortunately there’s plenty of ways to burn it all off. Luxembourg Gardens is one of the spots you’ll want to visit after a nice helping of sugar. Let the kids ride the carousel, run around, and enjoy a sailboat race. Pack a picnic to even all of that sugar out.
There are tons of things to do in Dublin with kids, so make a bucket list and knock it out one by one!
Fill up on kid-friendly food (pizza, pancakes, ice cream, french fries, and more!), take a bicycle or boat tour, and don’t miss the paddling pool at Vondelpark.
Stunning artwork, thousands of stories, and amazing exhibitions you won’t see anywhere else make the Tropen Museum a must see.