8 Family Friendly City Breaks

When you think of a city break you instantly think about a couples only break for two. A child free weekend relaxing taking in the sites and sounds of your chosen destination. But we all know when you have kids it’s not as simple as booking a last minute deal and jetting off into the moonlight for a mini break.

City breaks are always pretty busy with lots to see and do and although I’m a bit of a sun worshiper, city breaks are fantastic for exploring new places and ticking them off your bucket list. I know a city break is not going to be the same with kids, forget the late nights in bars and the lazy mornings but just because we have children doesn’t mean we have to give up on city breaks. There is still lots to see and do for the whole family.

I have picked out our top 8 city breaks we would like to visit whilst also making it a family adventure too.


The capital of Denmark and one of the oldest cities Copenhagen is defiantly on my list of must go too places. This laid back Danish city is one of coolest places to visit and has been voted one of the happiest places in the world to live. With cobbled street, brightly coloured buildings and bike friendly streets this place is a great compact city with fun for the whole family, If your a regular reader of my blog you will already know that I have a love of the Danish way of life and would love to join them in a little bit of traditional Hygge. The Danish are all about family so I’m sure the whole family would be made to feel very welcome.  Here you can find many more places and attractions on offer when Visiting Copenhagen

New York

I’ve never been to New York but being one of  the most popular city in America, New York is a place I have always wanted to visit. It has so much I’d love to see and do, from the fantastic shopping, restaurants, broad way theatres, museums whilst also having some of the best land marks and parks on offer this place literally has something for everyone and is somewhere I’m sure we would really enjoy as a family.



We visited Edinburgh a couple of years ago to celebrate our tenth Wedding Anniversary. Its was the first time either of us had been to Scotland and we fell in love with the city. It is a great city with lots to see and do, this weekend we have booked our second trip to go back but this time we are taking the kids along for a few days. We are really looking forward to visiting Edinburgh again and sharing this great city as a family.


I haven’t been to London for years but would love to go and do the tourist thing with the kids and see the sites of our wonderful Capital.


I have heard lots of great things about Rome and although it is said to be one of the most romantic cities in the world we are still looking forward to visiting it whilst on holiday on our cruise in September. The kids are really looking forward to seeing the sites of the Italian city, from the Colosseum, to the Trevi fountain I think we will all really enjoy visiting this beautiful city.


I know when you think of Amsterdam, “child friendly” is not exactly what comes to mind but on looking at what the city has to offer, it has much more than what first comes to mind and there is lots to see and do for the whole family. I have recently read a few reviews from other bloggers who have visited Amsterdam with their families and its made me think its a place we would also like to visit.


If you do not know Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and although it is a city it is much more like the size of a large town in terms of population. I have always dreamt of visiting Iceland and seeing the Northern lights and Reykjavik seems like the perfect base for  visiting other places in Iceland and taking part in the tours on offer.


We would love to visit this Nordic city the capital of Sweden which has lots of family friendly attractions and although it is said to be very expensive whilst there I think if you do your homework before you go, plan what you are going to do and budget accordingly. I think this is important with any city break especially with children as you can quite easily run away with a lot of money, but planning and making sure you have drinks and snack to hand can really help.

What cities have you enjoyed visiting? Do you still enjoy city breaks even though you have children ?? I’d love to hear about your own experiences on city breaks wit the whole family.

Until next time

Caroline X













  1. April 19, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    I think our children are a similar age, and I can now see the benefit of taking them to cities much more. I know they would love Rome and New York. We’re hoping to take Toby to Edinburgh for his birthday next month, which should be fab. Now we live so close we’ll hopefully visit much more often. Hope you enjoy your trip there too.

    • April 21, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      Yes I think they are, my two are nearly 9 and 11. Really looking forward to visiting Edinburgh as a family too

  2. April 21, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Yay for my home beautiful city Copenhagen!!! And all of scandinavia actually!

    • April 21, 2017 / 4:07 pm

      Awww wow would love to visit

  3. April 23, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    These are perfect little family getaways. There’s a few on your list that I’ve added to my “places I want to visit” list.

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