5 Child-Friendly Locations in Europe

Traveling with the kids in Europe might be easier than you think, although it requires a bit of planning ahead. There are many child-friendly cities and destinations, with something for everyone: from babies to teenagers. Get ready to have adventures, discover fairy tale castles, learn new things and have fun with your kids at these five destinations.

1. Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh has a wide range of excellent attractions which are perfect for stimulating children of all ages.
Stroll through Edinburgh Castle and admire the incredible views of the city, as well as the Crown Jewels and the cannon Mons Meg.

The Museum of Childhood offers a collection of childrens toys throughout the ages, as well as a dress- up area and a puppet theatre. Climb to the top of the Scott Monument or see the locations that inspired scenes and characters in the Harry Potter series.
Experience simulated earthquakes and tropical rainstorms at the Dynamic Earth museum or get up close to the chimps and see the giant pandas and penguins at the Edinburgh Zoo. Children will also enjoy a visit to the Butterfly and Insect World where they can meet a variety of creepy crawlies.

2. The Algarve, Portugal

If you are looking for more of a beach holiday, then the Algarve is your perfect choice. Accommodation options abound, getting there has never been easier, and you and the kids will simply be spoiled for choice when it comes to parking your beach towels for the day.
No matter where you go in the Algarve, there will be a child friendly beach nearby, and there are also water sports to enjoy, from surfing and paddle boarding to diving and bungee jumping.
Make sure to do your research on the area you want to visit – the weather is nice all year round, so that is one thing you will not have to worry about. The food is amazing everywhere in the region, and it will give the kids a chance to try some new dishes.

3. The Camino de Santiago, Spain

If your kids love adventures, walk the Camino de Santiago. It is a network of pilgrim roads that lead to
Santiago de Compostela. There are many routes, but the Camino Frances might be the best since it can be easily broken into sections. Younger children may need a stroller or a cart, but the older ones will be fine walking on their own.
Children will enjoy the landscapes and nature around them. 
Encourage them to observe animals and plants along the way or 
create little tasks they can do. Let them talk to other pilgrims about their own country and culture. Together, you can learn a new language and discover the history and culture of
Forget about technology, and bring some games you can play together in the evening, so you can spend some quality time with them. If you make an adventure out of it, it would be an unforgettable trip.

4. Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik is incredibly safe for a capital city and has plenty of family-friendly activities to keep your kids active and entertained.

This city is filled with community pools, heated with geothermal water. Many of them have special childrens sections including slides. Feed and pet a reindeer, a seal or other major Icelandic farm animals and wild-land mammals at the Animal Zoo and Family Park.

Catching the Northern lights and seeing a whale will be experiences they will never forget. You can also experience the wonders of the natural world. Climb to the top of Mount Esja, see the wildlife at Tjornin
Lake or try horseback riding through the valleys. If you visit the Saga Museum, your kids can dress-up in Viking garb, or you can head to a boat trip on a 9th century Viking vessel.

5. Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled in Slovenia is the perfect place for active kids who like being outdoors the whole year round.
With lovely lake beaches, no one will complain they would rather be beside the seaside.
Hike up to Bled Castle, at the top of the cliff, and take in the spectacular views. 
Visit Vintgar Gorge and explore a waterfall, or take a boat or gondola ride to the island in the middle of the lake.
Visit a land of fairy tales, located at the foothills of Straza where magical creatures come to life. There is also an Adventure park on Straza, where the whole family can enjoy the attractions and challenges set up in the woods. Dont forget to try the Bled cream cake, a symbol of this place.

Every one of these locations has plenty to offer for both the kids and the parents. Have fun and enjoy yourself with them. Traveling is a great way to open your kids’ minds and let them experience other places and cultures. Don't miss the chance to create piles of lifelong memories.

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