Coming holidays and many families are already planning a trip for the summer unforgettable. Today we propose seven destinations in Europe to travel with children this summer, places to enjoy the beach, but also of the mountain, amazing landscapes, beautiful and fun cities…
Malta with children
Malta is a delightful island that takes us to the best of Mediterranean for families seeking the warmth of the turquoise waters with its golden beaches and coves and offers culture and fun in equal parts.
In our holidays with children in Malta, near the beaches (the best for many families is Mellieha Bay, as it is one of the few sandy beaches and shallow waters) we cannot miss a visit to Playmobil Fun Park in Hal Far to know the world of the famous dolls. We also have Popeye Village on Anchor Bay, where the hometown of Popeye for the film “Popeye the Sailor” was recreated.
The Mediterraneo Marine Park, Malta Experience, boat trips, archaeological sites … are other options on the island of Malta with children. The easiest way to get into the best places to rent a car and with it I recommend you on the ferry that takes us to the neighboring island of Gozo to enjoy new towns, beaches, coves and even one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world next to the Blue window.
The Portuguese Algarve
From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic to anchor very close to Spain. With wonderful beaches and good entertainment options for children and parents, we can live an unforgettable summer in the Portuguese Algarve. Some of the towns that host more families, with all kinds of hotels and resorts designed for the enjoyment of the smallest, are Lagos, Portimao, and Vilamoura…
In the nearly 200 kilometers of coast of the Algarve are excellent beaches, endless beaches protected by cliffs, small bays sheltered by rocks and the ocean for us. The most popular beaches and many hotels have range of water sports for the more adventurous (sailing, surfing, windsurfing …), boating….
When we get tired of the beaches, we can go to water parks, miniature golf, go to amusement parks, walk the trails on foot or by bike, meet the beautiful villages in the area: Silves, Sagres, Lagos, Tavira, Faro … We spoiled summer days!
Paris with children, much more than Disney
We are now going inland to the capital of France. For many, Paris is synonymous with Euro Disney, and will not deny that in the amusement park will have an unforgettable experience. Right there we can stay at any of their hotels and introduce us to the magical world of Disney for a few days. But Paris is much more than that and we should not miss the opportunity to visit the City of Light.
There, we expect the Eiffel Tower and restaurants for which Ratatouille paced, Notre-Dame Quasimodo and Esmeralda, a walk along the Seine or contemplate universal works such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, Rodin’s Thinker.. . Museums, palaces, zoos, parks and gardens … make endless our city tour.
La Cit des Sciences et de L’Industrie Park La Villette has the ideal places for the kids to learn while playing: the Cit des Enfants (Children’s City) and Techno Cit. And do not forget that just outside of Paris await us special places for kids like the Playmobil Fun-Park, Parc Asterix …
The Black Forest (Schwarzwald) region 11400 square kilometers in Germany, can boast prize the ideal destination for families in the country and for many the most beautiful part of the country. This is an area of grassland, lakes, waterfalls, mountains, castles and picturesque villages; you can go by car and also in one of its many walking routes, once we are established.
One of the most beautiful routes is the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse (Great route Black / Route Summit Forest), along the most famous tourist route of the Black Forest. Schwarzwald Panoramastrasse beautiful route (Route Overview of the Black Forest), about 50 kilometers, is ideal for a day, nature, people, culture … and many other routes to choose from.
In the Black Forest also expects us an essential stop with children, the park Europa Park, one of the world’s largest theme parks. No less than 85 hectares of games with roller coasters for all ages, the castle of Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty, library tales of the Brothers Grimm fairy gallery, the Kingdom of the Invisibles …
Another interesting park is Steinwasen Park, which in nature alternate attractions for children with animal watching. Some of the most beautiful villages in the Black Forest are Sasbachwalden, Gengenbach, Durbach, Seebach, Freiburg Triberg … and we also love. Do not forget to mark on the map!
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Iceland in summer with children
We go to the northwest corner of Europe, Iceland, to meet some incredible scenery, to escape the heat and unforgettable experiences in nature. We can stay in Reykjavik, or at least visit the city. For the kids will love the area Laugardalur, with the Botanical Garden, the Family Park, and the Zoo with a sample of Icelandic wildlife…
But we can also stay at many other places on the island where there are beautiful farms, houses or rural hotels in many of which the kids will see animals like horses, cows, sheep, chickens…
In Iceland there are numerous spas and thermal pools that we have to try, but the most famous is the giant geothermal pool Blue Lagoon (about 40 minutes from Reykjavik). There will surprise us with the characteristic color of the water from volcanic springs.
An unforgettable bath surrounded by spectacular nature that surrounds us at every step in Iceland with its waterfalls, beautiful villages tale, lakes, ice caves, the National Park Snaefellsjkull … In addition, there is a lot of entertainment for the whole family, from horseback riding to boat trips for whale watching, trekking … And all without a trace of heat!
Edinburgh with children
Edinburgh is the perfect city for family travel, comfortable and full of attractions that will delight children as specially designed for them (museums, the National Museum of Scotland, the Camera Obscura, the Museum of Childhood …). The visit to Edinburgh Castle introduces us to a world of legend and in its parks, the Botanical Garden or the trails that run around the city, furrowing its hills, finds a fabulous recreation.
In addition, since the capital we can make excursions entering in Scotland, between castles, cliffs and lakes legend, even to the Loch Ness. Will we glimpse the mythical monster?
Dublin with children
Dublin is the perfect starting point for exploring Ireland, a beautiful city, very comfortable to travel with children and know their fabulous Wax Museum in which children have their ideal to interact space, learn more about the Vikings in Dublinia, tour the castle, zoo, parks … from here, we can also find nearby places like Howth, a charming fishing village with castle and hiking trails along the cliffs by the sea.
But if we want to enter other landscapes and castles in Ireland, nothing better than renting a car and discover a welcoming land in stages, staying in bed & breakfast with charm and marvel at the road Gorge Sally, Lough Tay, Lough Dan Blessington lakes (where canoeing, kayaking and windsurfing), with Celtic and Norman heritage of the country … There are multiple routes to discover Ireland road from the nearest to Dublin until that enter the earth Lake, west, Northern Ireland…
Which of these seven destinations in summer with kids you want more? Have you already enjoyed any of them? Do not fail to tell your best vacation experiences with the kids, we take note for future trips!