The kids are breaking up for school and before you know it you’ll have 6 weeks or more where you will need to look after them and show them a great time, are you ready? Whilst many like to take their kids away for a 2 week summer vacation each year, I prefer to do our holidays a little differently, and take them away on a collection of long weekends. Doing this provides a variety of trips for the kids and it means that I can use far less holidays from work which I can use at other times the year when they need me. Last year we did three trips to the following European destinations, why not think about taking your kids this year.
My kids have been pretty happy in recent years with our collection of weekend breaks, but they regularly complain about not going to a Disney theme park. I had been to Paris in the past with kids but we didn’t have enough time for the theme park, so last year we finally went on the family holiday at Disneyland Paris, 4 days of fun, adventure and plenty of smiles. My kids are aged 9 and 11 respectively, old enough to remember, and young enough to be excited beyond belief. The park is about 20 miles outside of Paris and features some incredible rides such as Big Thunder Mountain and Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain. Disneyland Paris may not be as big as its North American counterparts, but that Disney magic can still be felt throughout the park, a perfect weekend.
My husband and I had wanted to go to Dubrovnik in Croatia for some time but we were never sure whether the kids would have enough to do. Once they reached the ages that they are at now, we felt it would be a good time to spend some days there, and it turned out to be a great decision. Dubrovnik is an old, medieval city, which sits right on the coast of the Adriatic sea, giving you that Mediterranean beach vibe, perfect for kids, and a tranquil old town which the adults can enjoy. The best bit about Dubrovnik is that you can get cheap flights from the UK, giving the family a great holiday at great prices.
Rome was probably the most fun which we have had on a holiday with the kids and they absolutely adored the city, as did we. I felt the kids would love the food and the buzz around Rome more than the monuments and art, but they ended up loving it all. Many kids study the Romans at school so for them to be able to set eyes on the Colosseum was truly remarkable to witness, especially watching their brains tick over as they calculated how old it was! Aside from this the kids went pizza and ice cream mad, indulging in every aspect of the preparation, cooking, and of course the eating. The Italians were great with kids, looking to get them involved in everything, and my partner and I were able to enjoy a surprisingly relaxing Rome weekend, something I would wholeheartedly recommend for your family.