Travel: Young at Heart- Top Kid-Friendly Destinations in Europe


When planning a family holiday to Europe, you have so many options that it can be difficult to know where to go. One of the most important features of any destination is that there will be enough to do to keep the kids happy every day. With that in mind, here are some of the best kid-friendly destinations across the continent.

Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
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If you choose Paris as your destination, you will find yourselves in one of the best cities in Europe for kids. Not only do you have top attractions like the Cité des Enfants children’s museum, the Jardin d’Acclimatation children’s park and the Paris Plage, you also have one of the best family attractions in Europe: Disneyland Paris. Why not stay in a campsite on the outskirts of the city and enjoy a fun camping holiday while at the time enjoying all the attractions of Paris on your doorstep?

Icelandic landscape #4
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If spectacular natural scenery is your thing, Iceland is a fun and breathtaking holiday destination that will be just as enjoyable for you as it is for the kids. Explore mighty glaciers, hot springs, beautiful views, lava fiends, the therapeutic Blue Lagoon, Laugardalur Park and lots more. The kids will love every minute of it.


Dublin is a top destination for kid-friendly holidays. This is another destination where there is far more to do than you will ever get done in a single holiday. Take your pick from Dublin Zoo, the Temple Bar children’s cultural centre, visit the beach for the day, the Guinness Storehouse, the AquaZone water park and more. You can even arrange day trips into the countryside or as far as Giant’s Causeway, making Dublin the ideal place to base yourself for a holiday.

And if you want to find some suitable accommodation, head to a review site and read up some HouseTrip reviews or reviews of other accommodation providers to find something suitable for the whole family.


The Canary Islands have long been a popular destination for family holidays, and Lanzarote is one of the best of the lot. If you are looking for beautiful weather, glorious beaches and plenty of kid-friendly attractions, you’re in the right place. Go on a submarine safari to the ocean floor, check out the Rancho Texas theme park, venture to the top of an active volcano in Timanfaya Volcano Park, enjoy the water sports at any of the best beaches or go on a horse ride in the countryside. You won’t get bored here!

Start Planning Your Family Holiday

This is just a small selection of the best family destinations for your next holiday in Europe, but there are plenty more destinations that you could choose from. For example, Lake Bled in Slovenia is ideal for outdoor fun, while Tuscany in Italy is the perfect camping destination and anywhere in Portugal’s Algarve will provide the whole family with a beach holiday to remember. So start thinking about the perfect destination for your next family holiday today.

Author: Andrew Matthews has traveled since his childhood and now travels with his own family. He enjoys writing tips and tricks for families on travel blogs.



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