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EUROPEAN CITY BREAKS

Lisbon in December

I love that living in the UK means that we are able to pop to a different country for a weekend. European city breaks can often feel just as good as a weeks holiday. It’s just a case of being prepared with knowing what kids activities are available, yet allowing yourself time to wander to unveil hidden gems.

Top things to do in Hamburg with kids

Top things to do in Hamburg with kids

European city breaks /
Lined with canals boasting both heritage and world leading architecture, Hamburg, Germany's second largest city and biggest port, is a fascinating European city to explore. With echos of its maritime history everywhere you can spend your days wondering the harbour ...
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HANNOVER WITH KIDS: 2 day itinerary, map, and top things to do

HANNOVER WITH KIDS: 2 day itinerary, map, and top things to do

European city breaks /
I knew very litle about Hannover before our vist, and in all honesty we only planned a two night stop here as I was looking for somewhere interesting to explore between Cologne and Hamburg on our February half term train ...
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Mercure Hamburg REVIEW: a family stay in the Junior Suite

Mercure Hamburg REVIEW: a family stay in the Junior Suite

European city breaks /
Hamburg is Europe's third largest port, so it seems fitting that the Mercure Hamburg have adopted a shipping theme throughout the hotel with wardrobes disguised as containers and large knots on the wall. Disclaimer: Our two night stay was provided ...
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Novotel Hannover REVIEW: a business hotel with a jungle twist

Novotel Hannover REVIEW: a business hotel with a jungle twist

European city breaks /
A picture of a large giraffe on the door indicated that this was our room for our stay in Hannover with kids. This wasn't at all what I expected from a Novotel, a hotel chain synonymous with business travel. Disclaimer: ...
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Hostel Köln REVIEW: a family friendly hostel in Cologne

Hostel Köln REVIEW: a family friendly hostel in Cologne

European city breaks /
Hostels are a fantastic option for a budget European city break, but they can be hit and miss for families. We've had some great experiences with YHA in England, but my hostel choice for a recent trip to Madrid didn't ...
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2 DAYS in MADRID WITH KIDS: itinerary, map, and top things to do

2 DAYS in MADRID WITH KIDS: itinerary, map, and top things to do

European city breaks, Spain /
Despite being the Spanish capital, Madrid is often overlooked as a family friendly city break in favour of Barcelona or Seville's architectural charm. But this buzzing and grand city is a fantastic place to explore, and there is more than ...
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Visiting Ghent with kids: top things to do

Visiting Ghent with kids: top things to do

European city breaks /
With its cobbled streets and fairytale charm, the compact medieval city of Ghent is often overlooked by travellers who make a beeline for Bruges. But less than a 25 minute train journey away from its dominating neighbour, travellers are discovering ...
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Nuremberg with kids: Top 10 things to do

Nuremberg with kids: Top 10 things to do

European city breaks /
Nuremberg is steeped in elegance and charm, boasting medieval architecture, numerous museums, and characterful beer cellars. It makes for a wonderful European city break . But what we didn't appreciate before our visit, is exactly how much there is to ...
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The best ALTERNATIVE European city breaks with kids for 2020

The best ALTERNATIVE European city breaks with kids for 2020

European city breaks, Top reads /
One of our favourite things about living in the UK is the ease (once you've got through airport security checks!) of being able to pop on a short flight to a different country and immersing ourselves in a totally different ...
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The BEST things to do in Reykjavik with kids

The BEST things to do in Reykjavik with kids

European city breaks, Iceland /
If you are planning a family trip to Iceland, there is a good chance that you will head to Reykjavík at some point and will be wondering what there is to do in Reykjavik with kids. Whether you're using the ...
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