Europe is amazing. For anyone from a younger country such as the USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, the history in Europe is mind-boggling. But it’s also different to what we’re used to, in many ways.
Here are our top tips for traveling Europe with children.
- Expose them to the different languages but don’t try to force them to speak it. It’s best when they hear you speaking a few words, or when they hear it spoken on a playground. They’ll naturally start to pick words up, you don’t need to force it.
- Look for playgrounds and outdoor spaces wherever you go. Everything is more compact in Europe and playgrounds aren’t in obvious places, sometimes you have to seek them out.
- Some cultures adore kids, some don’t. Don’t expect everyone to be happy that you’ve taken your kids to a restaurant or cultural site. Be respectful, but enjoy it when they do like kids. Hint: Italians will love your children.
- Use your kids as icebreakers. This is a great way to chat to locals with kids, especially at playgrounds.
- Give them some books or TV shows on Europe, it’ll pique their interest and they’ll remember more.
- Take it slow! I say this in almost every post I write, but it’s true. Especially with kids. The slower you go, the more you’ll get out of it.
- No matter where you go, you’ll be walking more than you expected. Be ready and have the right shoes.
- Always carry food an water on you. Always!
Europe is there, go and enjoy it!
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