Europe is famous for its historic sites and world-famous museums, but it doesn’t offer family-friendly attractions. Choosing the right place, the youth that the continent has to offer will fall. A storybook castle that evokes the imagination of all ages. Straight forest from Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales; secret islands that resonate with swarms of wildlife. Beaches with the potential for serious sandy beaches … followed by a list.
This year we are choosing the 10 best places for family vacations in Europe.
1. Kent, England, United Kingdom
If all of Kent is Dartford Crossing, P & O Ferry, Archbishop of Canterbury, the so-called “Gardens of England” is so popular that it’s time to revisit it. And it’s an intriguing young heart of time travel.
Pack your buckets and spades for retro fun on the sandy Broadstairs beach, then immerse yourself in the Victorian atmosphere of Charles Dickens’ one-time springboard. Give your clan a glimpse of the Middle Ages and explore the best sandwich caves. You can also blow away the views of the English channel as you walk along the Dover White Cliffs of the Wind Buffet.
Acclaimed at the opening of Turnercontemporary.org in 2011, Margate has become brilliant without losing its character. Also in terms of keeping children happy, in June (dreamland.co.uk), a refurbished wooden roller coaster (the oldest in Britain), a big wheel, a 1920s Hertha skater, and a carousel A groundbreaking example of nostalgia.
2. County Kerry, Ireland
The mysterious islands of the steep coastline. Fogy mountains and lakes. You can explore castles, abbeys, and other archaeological sites … Kelly County does not appeal to the imagination of travelers of all ages. Better yet, the popular Dingle Peninsula and Ring of Kerry (part of the Wild Atlantic Way (ireland.com/en-gb/wild-atlanticway)) have shoulder attractions every few miles,
This wild part of Ireland is perfect for adventurous kids (and adults). If you’re visiting during the summer, test the coastal bridge to Great Blanket Island by ferry on the Pacific coast. For older sailors, put your boat on Skelligs. Admire the raw power of the Atlantic Ocean when riding along Rossbeigh Beach or let the surf school enroll your swimsuit. Enjoy a spectacular journey that combines boat trips with walking, cycling, ponies, and traps in Killarney National Park (Dunloe Gap of Dunloe). Oh, and while you’re there, don’t forget to take a trip to entertain your kids, seeing the wild bottle porpoise, Fungi, who has regularly visited Dingle Harbor for over 30 years.
3. Black Forest, Germany
The endless walking trails, well-carved cycle passes, towns of Lidos, and gentle ski slopes make the Black Forest fascinating. It’s at the neck of this forest in southwestern Germany.
On a budget? The eco-savvy Konus (blackforest-tourism.com/info/KONUS) guest card is a bonus and you can travel freely on your local bus or train. Your euro will grow far, even on farm stays far away. Here the cow is awake to you. Take your kids to Triberg, home-sized cuckoo clocks (the world’s largest Guinness ), the original recipe for the Black Forest Gate, and claim Germany’s best waterfall with red squirrels rioting. Cafe Schaefer. Elsewhere, there are lakes for cool floodings, such as the forested Titisee and Schluchsee. Or head north to the village of Ginger Village in Kinjigtar. Half-timbered Gengenbach is a movie set of the Augustus Gloop scene Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Poor Schiltach has a zipline (hirschgrund-zipline.de /) through the trees.
4. Budapest, Hungary
Known for its history and nightlife, the Hungarian capital is a surprisingly familiar place for families. It will be enough to tweak the itinerary to make the children happy.
Let’s start with a swimming bus. Budapest is located on a herd of hot springs, with numerous indoor and outdoor pools and spas. Adults can care for the illness in healing water. Children will love wave machines especially in the whirlpools of Gellért and Széchenyi. An afternoon boost for a tired little army in the form of Hungarian pastries, sweet tooth members of your party will taste countless cakes and fruit tarts. What’s next? A zoo, a circus (Europe’s only permanent top), a puppet show, or a children’s railroad trip? The latter is almost entirely operated between the ages of 10 and 14 and operates year-round.
5. Wolberg, Austria
Overlooking the Arlberg Alps, Volalberg often overlooks the slopes of Tyrol. It’s a shame. This dairy country, wild-flowered meadows, this area of tranquil valleys is a storybook for families and it’s more affordable than Austria’s more common parts.
The Tourism Office (vorarlberg.travel) recommends child-friendly courses and back-to-natural farm stays. Many arrange free activities to protect children, from waterfall hikes to craft workshops. Uproar around Bregenzerwald dairy farms and pastures of Käsestrasse (‘Cheese Road’-kaesestrasse.at). I found a giant purple cow in Brudents at the Milka Chocolate Festival in July. You can also adopt one of the long-carved beauty of the region at Kräuterbauernhof Erath (kuhforyou.at). Head northwest to Bregenz and take the Pfänder cable car at 1064m for a not-so-distant view of the Alps and encounters with deer, wild boar, ibex, and marmots. Bregenz is on the shores of Lake Constance, with cycling trails in neighboring Germany and Switzerland, and Kanoa can be rented from La Kanoa (lacanoa.com/kanuvermietung/kanustationen).
6. Finland’s Aland Islands
From the west coast of Finland, the Swedish-speaking autonomous islands that make up the Åland Islands are popular destinations for mainland Finland and Swedish ferries, but little is known. However, it is the sunniest place in Northern Europe. Swim in the desert, camp, green fields, red granite, and the ocean.
Finland-On the Swedish postal route, gracefully spent three days on the 65km main road that spanned between 1638 and 1895, past two mighty spots on the main island: the 14th-century castle Kastelholms Slott in Russia. Scars of shells remain on the fortress Bomarsund. Mariehamn, the bustling capital of the archipelago, has a four-car merchant ship, Pommern, anchored outside the state-of-the-art maritime museum Sjofartsmuseum, and an indoor and outdoor pool with slides, saunas, and water jets. Marienbad Water Park (Mariehamn) .ax / Marienbad).
7. Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza’s mega-club may be legendary, but the island’s ’80s and 90’s club heyday is behind it, all the original party people are growing up, and more recently children when pilgrimage. Are leading. And that is when this pine tree-covered island took off with the family.
From Santa Eularia des Riu to Portinatx at the northern tip, you’ll find friendly child-friendly beaches and beautiful bays. The island’s culture is welcome for the little ones-eating out won’t be a problem here and in the interior of the countryside agriturismos Ibiza (there are still flashy farmhouses), there’s a great stepping stone for the young wild. There is. You’ll also enjoy the escaped hippie market, Hertha Skaters in Ibiza Town, and the UNESCO Old Town. The club scene on the west coast of San Antonio de Portomani is alive, but of course, the island of Balearic is swaying in a gentler rhythm.
8. Normandy, France
Whether you’re looking for a busy vacation, a rustic escape or a beach break, Normandy is always on hand for family vacations.
Those seeking the thrill of all ages are deprived of their choices in this corner of France. Take a kayak or canoe at Eure (aventureure.fr) to the river. Practice your climbing skills in the trees of La Forêt des Elfes (laforetdeselfes.com). Or follow one of the myriad horse trails and cycle routes for scenic adventures in the area. Visit the rare animals of CERZA (en.cerza.com) at the zoo, which has its own small safari train. Lost together in a corn maze outside Khan (labyrinthedecaen.com). Choose the excitement of white knuckles at Festyland (festyland.com), Normandy’s largest theme park.
If you’re looking for a seaside retreat, the area boasts numerous beautiful beaches and family-friendly resorts. Oddly enough, consider one of the whimsical accommodations. Make the best Tarsan impression with a tent (wooden park / wooden decoration) in the wood, or in the 19th century, the fortress of the century (fortducaplevi.com).
9. Skomer and Marloes Sands, Wales, United Kingdom
Skomer’s rugged island is located in a marine nature reserve on the Pembrokeshire coast at the southwestern tip of Wales, and its close proximity to its inhabitants attracts young visitors.
500,000 birds, including Puffy, Gumimot, Garnet, Fulmar, Horse, Raspbers, Woodpecker, and Vietnam, seem to forget about human existence. Stay overnight (welshwildlife.org/overnight-accommodation-on-skomer) and return to the island to hear the chorus of 1.2 million breeding pair mammoth meadows returning to you and see the child’s face .. The den after their darkness.
Dale Princess (pembrokeshire-islands.co.uk) departs daily from Martin’s Haven (except Mondays). Spend a day or two visiting the island at Marloes Sands (nationaltrust.org.uk/marloes-sands), a one-mile beach that disappears at low tide.
10. Bohini, Slovenia
Bohinj is not the lake most people think of when thinking of Slovenia. Bled-Beautiful island churches and elegant castles tend to decorate headlines. However, families walking further along the road to Bohinj can find the perfect place for their vacation.
Lake Bohinj is surrounded by the Julian Alps and offers a dreamy view of the fascinating Triglav — the highest peak in Slovenia. Elegant junior travelers can kayak, mountain bike, hike to the waterfalls, ride the cable car, swim here, enjoy pizza ice cream, and ice cream with their parents’ pleasing local cuisine. In Europe. Since you are in the mountains, visitors can expect cooler temperatures than the coast and strange showers, but the wonderful indoor water park and the ease of day trips to Ljubljana are a problem on strange rainy days. It means that it is not.