City Breaks

Going on city breaks doesn’t need to stop when you have kids. Include their needs in your planning and you can have a great time. Choose family-friendly museums, allow for time to let the kids loose in a playground and build in a trip on the local public transport. We’ve loved including city breaks as part of our family holidays.


One day in Paris with kids

With so much to see and do it can be tricky to decide how to spend just one day in Paris with kids. City breaks with kids can be daunting. With so many sights to choose from it’s important to have confidence you’re choosing the most child-friendly options, not spending too much money, not wasting time queuing and not exhausting every member of the family trekking from one side of a city to another. Paris is a relatively large city. If you have just one day to explore the ‘City of Light’ we recommend an itinerary which focusses on exploring three key areas –

1 Day in Salzburg

Salzburg is an enchanting city near Austria’s western border with Germany. It is nestled amongst hills and mountains and bisected by the Salzach River. Salzburg’s baroque old town is UNESCO World Heritage Listed. If you only have a single day to visit this Austrian gem follow our ideas to create your perfect itinerary to spend one day in Salzburg.

6 reasons to visit Lisbon with kids

Lisbon is a beautiful, colourful and lively city by the sea. We visited with our two boys (aged six and nice) during the October half-term holidays. The 9yo has declared it his favourite city and here’s why.

A family-friendly bike tour in Paris

What do Little Trekkers do when they visit a city? Jump on a bike, of course.

A City Break in Venice with kids

Venice, the city for couples, for romantic gondola rides, for proposals on bridges or weddings in piazzas. Why then would we choose to take our children on a city break there? Well, for a start they chose it, and who are we to dissuade them? We asked our two boys where in Europe they wouldContinue reading “A City Break in Venice with kids”

A City Break in Berlin – with the kids

So here’s my breakdown of our weekend, including our accommodation, the area we stayed in, playgrounds and outdoor swimming pools, local bars and restaurants, child-designed entertainment, and how we fit the sightseeing in with our two boys.

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