If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your loved ones, our family city breaks are a great choice. It’s up to you whether you enjoy what the UK has to offer or hop over to Europe and beyond. Whatever you decide, our family city breaks are the perfect way to get away from it all during half term and a great opportunity for you and the kids to visit somewhere new and exciting. Lucky for you, we have lots of options; all you need to do is decide on your ideal place to go.
Stay close to home
You don’t have to go far to discover amazing city breaks. If you fancy staying close to home, London is a great place to start. Playgrounds and parks where little ones to run around can be found everywhere in the British capital, and teens can be inspired by fascinating museums and sporting venues. And, the whole family is sure to love exploring the Tower of London and watching the Changing of the Guard. You could also head to Edinburgh, for a magical adventure in one of the country’s most iconic cities. In addition to pretty cobbled streets and amazing historical sites, the Scottish capital offers a host of family-friendly activities from the zoo to the Camera Obscura. Belfast, the capital of Northern Island, is another option, where you’ll find the Titanic Belfast, Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast Zoo and so much more.
Hop over to Europe
If you fancy exploring the continent, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to family city breaks. Head to Amsterdam and take a tour by boat or bicycle and tuck into Dutch pancakes and chips. An added bonus is Holland’s favourite theme park (Efteling), just a short trip outside the city. Over in Italy, Rome makes a fascinating destination for the family. You and the kids will be blown away by ancient historic sites like the Colosseum and the Vatican. When you’re ready to take a break from sightseeing, you can fill up on Roman pizza and classic Italian gelato. If you want the hustle and bustle of a city one day and sun, sea and sand on another, then Barcelona in Spain has the best of both worlds for your family city break. The little ones will love splashing around in the sea and building sandcastles on the city’s beach, while the sights and sounds of the city are a very short and easy stroll away. In neighbouring Portugal you’ll find family-friendly Lisbon, which is sure to charm the whole family. You’ll enjoy winding your way through the medieval streets and riding the trams and iron funicular. Plus, if you have time for a daytrip, then the laid-back seaside town of Cascais is well worth the visit.
Ready to go?
Tempted by one of our family city breaks? We thought so. Thomas Cook has a superb selection of family-friendly getaways for you to choose from, so take a closer look and book online today.