Planning a trip with kids? Here are 4 incredible cities for a last minute family break 4 months ago

Planning a trip with kids? Here are 4 incredible cities for a last minute family break

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Planning your next city break? We've got some suggestions...

With just a few short weeks left in the summer, it won't be long before the kids are back in school.

If you're not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet and want to squeeze in one last trip away before the new term starts, a quick city break is the perfect solution.

With that in mind, we've put together some top picks for city breaks with kids in Europe, to give you some travel inspiration for your next family getaway.

Whether you're looking for some summer sun or a jam-packed itinerary of activities, these family trips cover it all, making these locations ideal for your next trip with the kids.

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In the meantime, here are some of our top picks for city breaks with kids this summer...



With a huge variety of tourist attractions just a short flight away, it's no surprise that London is top of our list for city breaks with kids.

Spend a day exploring London and visiting top tourist attractions such as the London Eye, Big Ben and the Tower of London, or exciting museum like Madame Tussauds and the National History Museum. Then, if you fancy venturing further afield, the Harry Potter Studios and LEGOLAND Windsor can all be accessed easily from London via public transport and make for an amazing day out.


If you're looking for a weekend in the sun with plenty to see and do, Barcelona ticks all the boxes.

Some of Barcelona's top attractions for families include Tibidabo Amusement Park, Barcelona Zoo and the interactive Gaudí Experiència 4D, as well as exciting museums like the Chocolate Museum and the Cosmocaixa Science Museum. Plus, with loads of nearby sandy beaches to relax and unwind on, it's sure to be the perfect break for the summer months. 



One of Europe's most famous cities has its own unique appeal for families too.

World famous sites like the Eiffel Tower, La Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe are sure to be an exciting day trip for kiddies, while extra attractions like Jardin d'Acclimatation, a small theme park with exciting water rides, and Les Catacombes, an underground burial pit, are definitely worth seeing too. And, of course, a trip out to Disneyland Paris is sure to be an unforgettable break for kids and adult alike.


From outdoor adventures to terrific tours, Edinburgh is jam-packed with exciting activities and attractions that are perfect for a break with kids.

Explore the impressive grounds and architecture of Edinburgh Castle, meet some furry friends at Edinburgh Zoo, journey to the past with a trip to the Edinburgh Dungeon and learn about the creepy history of the plague at Mary King's Close. Plus, if you're travelling with any Harry Potter fans, you can even visit some of the real life sites and locations that inspired the magical series.

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