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The best city breaks for families in Europe

Posted on: April 27, 2018

Ready for a city break? With summer on the horizon there’s no better time to plan a trip to visit some of the best monuments, skylines and adventure parks Europe has to offer! You’re spoiled for choice at the number of family-friendly cities, all which have their own unique sights and sounds. If you can’t resist the hustle and bustle of city life, then check out our top picks:


Berlin is home to a wealth of culture and history. If you’re looking for a place where your kids won’t get bored, Berlin has you covered. From the Berlin Wall, the National History Museum, to parks and the Berlin Zoo, there’s plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained. If they start complaining about long-walks through the city, you can take a boat road through the city centre. There’s also an Indoor Legoland and an outdoor waterpark, if you’re travelling in the summer.



Look no further than Lisbon for a great city break. With an endless supply of things to see, it has something for everyone. It’s an ancient city with architecture dating back to the fifteenth century, so if design if your thing, you will adore Lisbon! There’s also a wide range of great sights for children, like the Lisbon Zoo and the Oceanarium. If you want to stay in a beech resort, there’s a great selection to choose from.


There’s plenty to draw families in Amsterdam! Visit the Vondelpark and splash in the water. It’s a fun place to take the kids and play in the open areas. There are also lots of museums to visit, such as the Vincent van Goth Museum and the Anne Frank Museum. You can experience the great canals of Amsterdam by a family boat tour, where you’ll be able to admire the stunning canal houses.


Benidorm is one of the most popular Mediterranean holiday destinations. It might be known for its lively nightlife, but there are lots of family-friendly activities. Take your kids to Aqualandia, a giant water park where your thrill-seeking teens will enjoy hurtling down the huge slides, while the younger ones can enjoy the splash park and the Laguna. It has two wide beaches and the city is also home to Terra Mitica, a theme park split into five lands!

We hope that these tips give you a sense of wanderlust! City breaks are an option all year round so whether it’s hot, cold, raining or snowing you’ll be sure to have a wonderful time. Now, time to try and dig out those passports!

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