Tips for City Breaks with Kids

A lot of people I know avoid taking their kids on City breaks as they think that those types of holidays and kids don’t mix. Personally whilst I think full on family holidays are wonderful I also love exploring new cities and think that regular short breaks are a lot easier to do, quicker to organise and cheaper. Not to mention its much more enjoyable to split holidays across the year rather than having to work all year limping towards one big holiday. Our Lady of Tyn, Prague Old Town Of course a city break is the perfect getaway for a couple – seeing the sights, soaking up the atmosphere, shopping (not to mention sampling local booze) and whiling away an evening testing out new foods. A city break with kids isn’t going to be the same, for instance our daughter isn’t up for shopping regardless of location and you probably won’t be whiling away an entire evening in a restaurant, but it can definitely be just as fun in a different way. Getting outside and enjoying the sunshine We recently took Lily to Prague and it was a great experience for all of us; we were quite lucky in a way that we had a whole week in the city so didn’t need to rush about to see everything, we also stayed with friends so Lily was kept entertained and didn’t have to always traipse about checking off the sights with us. Most cities have their ‘must do’ attractions, and it’s worth taking time to check their websites before you go to see how family friendly they are – and that doesn’t mean you need to spend your whole holiday in a soft play centre or theme park! These are a few things I would suggest if you are planning a city break with your kids: Do your research; a quick google search will leave you with a list of places that children will enjoy in the city, there are plenty of blogs run by parents who travel with their kids and these are a font of knowledge for any place you are thinking of visiting An air bnb apartment with a child-friendly bedroom Select your accommodation carefully, if you can use a site like Air bnb to find a private place for your family to stay in – having a space to call ‘home’ makes such a difference to your … Continue reading Tips for City Breaks with Kids