I thought it might be fun to share with you my favourite places to visit around the world with children under 5. With spring well and truly here and people thinking about booking Easter and Summer breaks, holiday destinations are definitely on the forefront of lots of people minds. If they are under 5 though, you might be able to jet away now and take advantage of some of the amazing deals package deals that are around.
I couldn’t write this guide without mentioning London. I think it’s the perfect place to take children under 5 and has so much to offer. Whether you are seeking out family fun, historical sites, educational places, or are on a budget you can get it all in the UK capital. Read my review that I wrote recently about our stay there.
You can fail to be impressed with everything that Barcelona has to offer children, beautiful sunshine, crazy architecture and impressively close to three beaches. You can visit the Magic fountain for a beautiful water and light show in the evenings, or wander around the city admiring the Antoni Gaudí legacy that the city is famous for. His most famous work is the unfinished cathedral Sagrada Família, a great one to visit with children, as they are drawn to lily pads and rainbows.
Florida has so much to offer, in and away from the famous Disney and Universal Parks, though they really are amazing, and fill your heart with magic memories. Why not also try Sea World, or one of the many Water Parks. Discovery Cove is also a must see if you have children and the shopping malls are fantastic fun places, but remember to bring a big wallet, and an extra suitcase. Away from the parks I would recommend the Winter Park area where the New Yorker’s go to visit when in Orlando, and here are some amazing places to eat, that I can definitely recommend.
The romance of Paris, shouldn’t mean that you don’t visit this amazing city with the children. Full of history, beautiful buildings and lively Parisian coffee shops, let me focus on some very family friendly ideas though. The infamous Eiffel Tower, Deyrolle Menagerie for the weird and wonderful, Gerard Mulot for the best pastries in Paris. A hint of romance at the Pont des Arts bridge, but children still love it! There are so many parks in Paris, so make sure you visit those too, so they can burn off a little steam. Hire a boat and travel the Seine or a horse-drawn carriage to see the sights.
These are my favourites (today anyway) how about you?
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