Europe Family Travel

There is such a great variety of countries in Europe and yet it’s so easy to travel between them. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can comfortably visit three or more countries in a day.

From chateaux and fairy tale villages in France to spectacular Christmas markets. From mountains to beaches and unrivalled architecture. Europe has everything the family traveller could want.

The beautiful village of Gordes at sunset

The 20 Most Beautiful Villages in France You Need to Visit

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The term Les Plus Beaux Villages de France literally translates as the most beautiful villages in France. That really is saying something considering there are so many beautiful French villages. But the tiny villages that gain this elite title are truly magical.
Les Gorges du Verdon

5* Gorges du Verdon Camping with Kids at La Farigoulette

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Les Gorges du Verdon is one of the most spectacular areas of France and it is where you'll find one of the best family campsites in France. Tucked away down a hill on the banks of the Verdon River in the Verdon Gorge, Camping La Farigoulette is truly one of the best campsites in the South France for families.
Landal Sandybrook lodge

Landal Sandybrook | The Perfect Alternative to Center Parcs in the Peak District

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Situated just on the edge of the Peak District National Park, the Landal Sandybrook Lodges are ideally located for exploring one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom. If you're looking for self-catering accommodation in the Peak District with outdoor space AND a pool, Landal Sandybrook is the perfect choice.
The Chapel in the Wieliczka Salt Mine

Why you must visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow

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In all honesty, visiting the Wieliczka salt mine near Krakow wasn't high on our list of things to do in Krakow. We couldn't ignore the rave reviews though and we were passing right by it on our way down to Zakopane from Krakow, so we decided to give it a go. If you're going to be visiting Krakow, you should definitely consider adding a visit to the Krakow salt mine to your itinerary.
Rows of purple lavender at the Hitchin Lavender Farm

How to have a beautiful day out visiting the Hitchin Lavender Farm

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Lavender was introduced to the United Kingdom during Roman times but farming lavender is actually relatively new to the British agricultural scene. Lavender fields are growing hugely in popularity in the UK now though with Hitchin Lavender Farm being one of the best in the country.
The Snowlandia Maze in Zakopane

What to expect from a visit to Snowlandia Zakopane in Poland

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Visiting Snowlandia Zakopane is a must-do activity if you're visiting Zakopane Poland during the winter months. Whether you're learning to ski in Zakopane or just there to enjoy the wintry landscape and the hearty Polish food, anyone of any age can enjoy this winter wonderland.
Outdoor pool bar at Terma Bania Bialka Tatrzanska

All You Need to Know About the Bialka Tatrzańska Termy

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Whatever time of year you're heading to the Tatra mountains region in southern Poland, you must pay a visit to the Białka Tatrzańska Termy. Whether you're hiking in the Polish mountains in the summer months or carving up the slopes on a Polish ski holiday,  the warm thermal waters, jacuzzis and saunas of Terma Bania in Bialka will have you feeling refreshed in no time.
Zakopane best ski resort for beginners

Why Zakopane ski resort is great for beginner skiers

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For our first family ski holiday we wanted to find somewhere with easy slopes and great, English speaking instructors. We also didn't want to spend a lot on the skiing holiday in case the kids hated skiing. After a lot of research, we found that Zakopane is one of the best ski resorts for beginners and also one of the most affordable ski resorts in Europe.
Studying the guidebook at the Tower of London

Using the Klook App to book your UK activities | A review by Flashpacking Family

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Klook UK has recently launched in the UK and is an easy to use activity booking platform. You can book on their website or on their app often with great discounts, but the benefits of using the Klook app is that you have all your attraction tickets stored in one easily-accessible place.
Butlins Minehead Go Karting

Center Parcs Alternatives: 14 Places Like Center Parcs That Won’t Break the Bank

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Center Parcs is a big favourite amongst people seeking action-packed, fun-filled UK family holidays but it can come at a cost, especially if you're tied to going during the school holidays. If Center Parcs is out of your budget, the great news is that there are so many cheaper alternatives to Center Parcs offering a similar experience that won't break the bank.
Camps Bay Cape Town

The 10 Best Family Holiday Destinations for 2021

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Looking for family holiday ideas for your 2020 family travels? Look no further! We've pulled together a list of the ten best family holiday destinations for 2020 to help you narrow down your search. Most destinations these days are easy to travel to with a family, but these ones stand out as being exceptionally family-friendly.
Black Church Snaefellsnes Peninsula

How to Have a Stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula Day Trip

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The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is in western Iceland, about 150km north of Reykjavik. It has some of the most dramatic landscape in Iceland and is home to the most iconic (and most photographed) mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell. It's a great day trip from Reykjavik, or stay in one of the many beautiful hotels or homestays to give you more time to explore the area.
Secret Lagoon hot springs Iceland

10 Tips For A Cheap Iceland Holiday

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When you come back from holiday, people usually ask you how it was. However, when we came back from Iceland on holiday, people asked 'Was it expensive?' Whilst Iceland holidays can be expensive, there are ways to have a budget Iceland holiday with the family without affecting the quality of your holiday.
Diamond Beach in Iceland

The Best 6 Day Iceland Itinerary

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If you're planning a trip to Iceland, we have pulled together the best 6 day Itinerary which can easily be adapted for stays of different lengths and covers the very best highlights of the south and west of Iceland. The best thing is that the vast majority of these highlights are completely free!
northern lights at Kirkjufell iceland

Northern Lights in Iceland: All You Need To Know

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Seeing the Northern Lights is high up on many people's bucket list. These days you can book Northern Lights holidays to give you the best chance of seeing this natural yet elusive light display, but even these Northern Lights trips can't guarantee a sighting. Our top tips will give you the best chance of seeing the lights while saving you money too.