Holiday Ideas For Kids in Europe


Trabolgan Holiday Village, Ireland: Welcoming over 100,000 visitors each year, Trabolgan Holiday village in southern Ireland is a 140-acre park with self-catering rentals and camping grounds, ideal for a stress free break. Of the more popular features of this family destination, the Sub Tropical Wave Pool and Super Waterslide prove to be the biggest attraction. Couple this with Kids clubs, a 10,000 sq ft indoor sports complex, an 18 hole golf course and lots more, the children will never be bored. There are also live performances from Barney the dinosaur, and Bob the Builder’s all new interactive show also proves popular.  For more information visit 


Horse Drawn Caravans in Ireland: This unusual holiday choice allows you and your family the freedom to roam the Irish countryside in a horse drawn caravan. Enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of Ireland as your hors pulls your wagon around green hills and country lanes. Each caravan has adequate facilities like kitchen equipment, sink/washbasin and accommodate up to 5 people. Overnight facilities are provided by designated farmers, guesthouses, hotels and restaurant owners. Experience is not essential and you will be given instruction and practice in leading and driving the horse and caravan before leaving on your tour. 


London For Kids: There are several options for entertaining the kids in London, England. Take in a West End play and opt for Oliver Twist, The Lion King or Stomp. For the under 5’s, the Unicorn, Peacock and Half Moon theatres are a must. London is also home to several large parks, Richmond Park being the largest Royal Park, home to 650 roaming deer. Crystal Palace Park has a fantastic and very popular Dinosaur area. London museums also cater well for kids, many with interactive exhibits. The British Museum and National Army Museum are firm favourites whilst the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden has some excellent play areas. London Walks  do a special Harry Potter walk on Sundays and participants will see some of the many film locations.


Paris For Kids: Taking a boat ride on the Seine is always a favourite for the kids. Several companies offer services here but the Bateaux  Mouches at the Pont de l’Alma is the least expensive. There are also several museums worth visiting but among the most fun ones for kids are the Musée de l’Armée and the Cité de la Musique. The sculpture garden at the Musée Rodin  is just one euro and there is plenty of room for children to run. If staying in Paris for a longer period, a trip to Versailles is recommended. Just 35 minutes by train from Paris centre, families can picnic in the fabulous surrounds of the chateau, take a tour of the castle with its famous Hall of Mirrors or explore Marie Antoinette’s farm.


Barcelona for Kids: Whether travelling with kids or not, a trip down Barcelona’s favourite boulevard, Las Ramblas is top priority. Walkers are treated to animal stalls, face painters, mime artists, flower sellers and street performers. Get a fantastic view of the city with a cable car ride. There are in fact two cable car rides, one that crosses the sea; the other transports you up to the old castle. The views of the city below are spectacular and are a great hit with kids of all ages. L’Aquarium Barcelona is another popular family attraction. Watch sharks, rays and moonfish swim above you from your Perspex  underwater tunnel and also enjoy interactive marine history. Older kids will enjoy a roller-coaster ride at the Tibidabo Amusement Park whilst a trip to the zoo at Cuitadella Park is also a must.