Best Family Vacation Ideas in Europe

Posted on July 23, 2016 Posted by Fawad Ahmed

Travelling to Europe with families is now far easier than it used to be a decade ago. You’ve to choose the right spot for vacation so that your family might fall for what the continent is offering. Europe consists of many family-friendly attractions which are amazing as well as affordable.

Rome, Italy

The Italian capital is one of the most charismatic getaways that impresseven the most exhausted people with its stunning sights. Rome is an ideal spot offering something cherished to everyone, specifically it’s a wonderland for kids. A family trip to Rome is half-done without visiting the ancient Colosseum and splashing Trevi Fountain. The locals of this city love and welcome kids and offer best cuisine to the visitors specially Pizzas. You can take your children to Villa Borghese Gardens for rowing boats and bikes and visiting cinema. The best way to explore Rome is on foot but you can also get around in buses and metro.

Barcelona, Spain



The pleasant blend of culture, shoreline and an ideal weather make Barcelona a perfect vacation spot for the whole family. Las Ramblas, a chain of narrow boulevards and alleyways, is full of restaurants, nightlife, lively pedestrian market, and numerous street performers which are equally enchanting for the kids and adults. Mirador de Colom is an adventuring spot providing the panoramic view of seaside. Kids can also partake in making and savouring of all chocolate things at the Museum of Chocolate. Tibidabo is another wonderful sight for kids boasting the old-style Ferris wheel and other amusing activities.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is one of the first stops in Denmark to visit with family and it’s cherished due to its awe-inspiring landscapes, fairy tales castles, vibrant buildings and culture where adults and children are treated as equal. This beautiful city fascinates the kids with its amusements parks and Denmark’s national aquarium – the Blue Planet. You must not forget to take your children to famous Little Mermaid Statue and Tivoli Gardens. The streets of Denmark’s capital are quite safe to take road trip on bicycle.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The laid back culture of this beautiful city is perfect for the family vacation. With Patat met (French fries with mayo), bike tours, and boat tours, Amsterdam proves to be one of the best fun spot for whole family. Visitors can enjoy the stunning sights by walking, boating and biking around the city through Canal routes. Children aged 6 to 16 can see the exhibits in Science Centre NEMO. Amsterdam also offers delicious dining facilities and amusement parks for kids – AmsterdamseBos andVondelPark with horse riding, water sports and biking facilities – are an added fun.

Berlin, Germany


In 2014, Berlin has been entitled as the “most family friendly city of Europe” and over some past years it has become family-friendly and budget-friendly destination for vacation. Discovering this beautiful city with kids is really enjoyable. One of the worth-visiting spots in Berlin is the family friendly oasis, Kollwitz Platz, having wooden bridges, huge playgrounds for kids, and shops of different accessories for adults. Berlin Zoological Garden is the oldest zoo of Germany which is housed in Berlin and is known to have numerous world-class species of animals. Berlin is also eminent for the museums, beautiful and huge accommodation rooms in hotels, miles of lanes for biking and delightful street food.

Paris, France

Paris, the most visited city of Europe, is not the place for romantics only but is equally enchanting for all having boulangery windows on every corner. While travelling with family, delight in the plentiful parks of Paris– Jardin Luxemburg Gardens, and visit the science museums– Muséed’HistoireNaturelle de Paris and Musée de Louvre. Your kids will revel in the enormity of great Eiffel Tower even more than you do. The best way to navigate through Paris is through Metro.

Dublin, Ireland

The largest city of Ireland, Dublin, with its traditional Irish culture is one of the melting points like many other modern cities. It is a perfect family vacation spot enriched with traditions, adequate literature, folktales, cultural music and dance, and delicious cuisines. National museum of Ireland – Natural History – consists of renewed play grounds, amazing collection of kids-friendly animals and a lot of ducks. Dublin Zoo is one of the best zoos in Europe for the animal lovers to visit. Planning a day trip to Dublin will require you to get a train Howth (north) or Bray (south) and pay a visit to the aquarium, walk along the coastline, and play on the beach. History of Ireland can be discovered by visiting
Kilmainham Gaol Historical Museum.

London, England

London offers the enticing blend of atmosphere, heritage and thrills of huge, fast-paced city. It is magnificent destination to travel with family because the castles, thrills, and towers in London are equally attractive for the adults and children. Several museums in London consist of stunning collection of exhibits that are appealing for children. St. James Park, Green Park and Hyde Park are eye-catching spots for park lovers. London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Tower of London also offer impressive sights to make poses with. Families can use London Underground or The Tube to get around different places in London.


Fawad is a keen writer, nature lover, avid reader and an operations management professional! He finds it intriguing to explore new places, meet new people and experience new cultures. Above all, it is about the new challenges in writing which drive him forward to expand his horizon!

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