Travelling with children is a fabulous experience for everyone. The children get to learn about new things first hand and the adults will feel like they are experiencing things through the eyes of a child. Here are 6 child friendly places that your kids will love.
The Azores, Portugal
The Azores is an autonomous region of Portugal that has dramatic landscapes like fishing villages, green pastures, lakes, waterfalls and spectacular volcanic craters. Azores is a heavily protected reserve so it is a great location to see stunning marine life such as the bottlenose dolphins, blue sharks, sperm whales, yellow mouth barracuda, loggerhead turtles, slipper lobsters and moray eels.
It is also a great destination for water sports such as surfing, kayaking, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding. Be sure to hike Mount Pico, Portugal’s highest peak, and watch the spectacular sunrise or sunset over the beautiful scenic views of the vineyards and the craters along the trail. There are many other areas in Portugal which are also worth visiting with kids if you have time to add them into your itinerary.
Start your holiday to Cuba off right by arranging to be transferred from the airport to your hotel in a vintage car. Visit the tobacco fields in Vinales, Las Terrazas and the Valle de los Ingenios where you will also find great activities for the kids like trekking, zip lining and horseback riding. Spend a few hours exploring Plaza Vieja in Havana where there are many music bars and pedestrian paths to stroll along. Take a trip to Cayo Levisa, a stunning beach with white sand, and enjoy your day swimming in the shallow water or basking in the sun. You can get customized tours of many different areas in Cuba so be sure to do some research beforehand.
Brittany is in north western France and it is a fabulous place to take children. The whole family can rent cycles and go for a holiday that includes exercise, fabulous food, and great places to explore. You can find lots of roads or canals with hardly any traffic so it is great for peaceful riding without the headache of worrying about vehicles passing you. You can also hire cycles that have been modified to travel along railroad tracks. Be sure to indulge in the fabulous crepes, apple cider and expertly prepared fresh seafood.
Canary Islands, Spain
The whole family will enjoy a trip to the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago that is located off the coast of Western Africa. There are so many activities to enjoy and you can try snorkelling, windsurfing, scuba diving, or charter a boat and explore the coast. There are also plenty of beaches with black or white sand to sit back and relax on. Be sure to check out Tenerife, the biggest island where you will find old colonial towns, and tropical forests filled with lush vegetation
Iceland is an amazing place to explore with your family. Your children will be truly astounded at the diversity of the landscape. Rent a car and cruise along Ring Road. You can visit sites like active volcanoes, sulphur pools, lakes that change colour, and go swimming in natural hot springs. There are also Viking settlements to explore. Try to plan your holiday around the northern lights so that you can all spend an unforgettable evening watching the sky come alive with colour.
London is a great place to travel with your kids and there are plenty of attractions that will keep everyone satisfied. If you have Harry Potter fans in the family then the Warner Bros Studio Tour of the Harry Potter sets and filming sites is a must.
You can go for a ride on the London Eye to see the city from a bird’s eye view and be sure to take a tour of Buckingham Palace where you can see some of the rooms and explore the gardens. Go for a cruise on the River Thames to see this beautiful city from the water.
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