Taking your little ones on holiday can be a stressful experience depending on their age and where you choose to take them, which is exactly why Europe is such a wonderful place to travel with your family.
Europe is within close proximity of the UK which means car, train and plane journeys are kept at a minimum, which means less moaning from bored bubs! Europe is also filled with exciting and fun places to visit and attractions to entertain your kids with. Whether you are well on your way to planning your first family holiday or are in need of a little inspiration, the following countries are guaranteed to give you plenty to think about when it comes to treating your family to a much needed break away from the British weather blues.
The Swedish approach to family life is most certainly something that can be felt by tourists who descend upon this beautiful country on their holidays. Sweden offers many child friendly attractions and offers fab facilities for those in need of a place to park heir stroller. For an all-round ideal family holiday, Sweden is top of the list!
Croatia is a notoriously family friendly destination as it has a core family structure which means those who visit with children are welcomed with open arms. Those with younger children will also find that staff in hotels, restaurants and other places of interest will be very accommodating and helpful should you require any baby changing facilities etc. Visiting in June and September also means that you will be able to avoid the hottest weather.
Children are very highly revered in the Netherlands and the whole country speaks both English and Dutch which makes it a very welcoming environment for families to immerse themselves in. Something that all of those who visit the Netherlands seem to note and pass on to others is the fact that the people are friendly and approachable, which certainly makes asking for directions easier!
Spain is notoriously great for combining an affordable summer break with the seemingly endless sunshine that is guaranteed to delight your little ones as it gives them the opportunity to play on the beach or by the pool!
Italy is among one of the most popular family holiday destination choices as they offer fabulous weather and plenty of historical activities that bring Italy’s fascinating past to life. The great thing about Italy is that you can enjoy both the leisurely and action packed side of things- Italy’s beaches are great to relax in while the countryside is ideal for being at one with nature.
Renewing your EHIC card before you travel is important for all members of your family – even young children are required to carry a European Health Insurance Card when they travel. You can apply for an EHIC card on the behalf of your kids quickly and easily, just allow for 10 days for your card to be delivered.