4 European cities worth visiting with children
Many parents are used to traveling with children, teaching children the intricacies of tourism at an early age. After all, the benefits of civilization contribute in every way to this! Discounts in museums and amusement parks, kid-friendly hotels with a children’s menu, many colorful landscapes familiar to children from the pages of books, new places and emotions – it is unfair to leave the youngest at home! We present a list of cities where the child will have something to see.
Fabulous entertainment of Copenhagen (Denmark)
In the homeland of Hans Christian Andersen, everything seems magical. The ceremonial change of the guard in the Amalienborg Palace, the legendary exhibits of the Guinness Museum and of course the building of the magical World of Andersen – the children will never be bored, and their parents too. Museum visitors can visit this fairy tale thanks to the world created using 3D, and later “get to know” the author himself, whose wax figure sits at an oak table. “The Little Mermaid”, “The Snow Queen”, “Thumbelina”, “Tin Soldier” – favorite characters are gathered under one roof. It is enough to choose a book and interactive technologies will transfer to the fairy world.
The city has a huge aquarium called the Blue Planet, where 20 thousand animals live. Its sectional view resembles a whirlpool. The building is divided into several sectors: amphibians, fish of the cold seas, tropical fish. To decorate the interior, the designers used the figures of sharks and other fish in full size, made the floor glass, and on the walls posted brochures with facts about the underwater world. A clear advantage of the aquarium is its location. The Blue Planet is located near the airport, and even those who travel to Copenhagen can drop by here.
The final note of a trip to a fairy tale will be a walk around the city. Having passed between multi-colored doll-like houses, head to the port where the dreaming Little Mermaid has already been waiting for you.
Visiting London (UK)
London rightfully earned the title of children’s city. In addition to the well-known Harry Potter, Tower and Big Ben museums, there are many other fascinating places where the child can not only have fun, but also learn a lot about how the world works. For information, most museums offer free admission for children. Public transport also has its own discounts, as well as special ones designed for small passengers. London Duck Tours provides guided tours of the yellow cartoony amphibian. A bus that can sail on water will take you to the main attractions of the city and go down to the Thames.
After the excursions, you can dine, crouching in any of London’s central parks. In St. James Park, which takes you to Kensington Gardens, is home to pelicans, Richmond Park is inhabited by deer and badgers, and foxes, ducks and geese live everywhere. Make a bag of peanuts – tame squirrels are also regulars here.
The attention of children is also worth the Canary Wharf skyscraper. It housed the real Mudchute Farm, whose inhabitants include pigs, sheep, cows, llamas, horses, donkeys and poultry. You can pet and feed everyone by going to the farm for free!
Science Museum – 5 floors of an excursion into world inventions, science and space. Here you can also find full-size cars, planes and trains. His brother, the Museum of Natural History, will tell little how-to people where the children come from and how the human body works. There are also areas of paleontology, ornithology and geonomy.
To make this day the happiest for your child, take a look at the good old Hamleys. The famous toy store is a grandiose children’s world, covering 6 floors. As an alternative – LegoLand with a game center and water attractions.
Cognitive Stockholm (Sweden)
If your younger family member loves and is eager for inventions, Stockholm will become his favorite city. It was here that the Tom Tit Museum of Experiments was built. In its location – more than 600 devices for scientific research, illustrative examples of the laws of physics and astronomy, a place for experiments with electricity and musical effects. Many research sites are located in the museum park. For example, a bicycle rope pulled high above the ground or a table with nails for potential little yogis. The experiments are organized in such a way as to be feasible and safe for the child.
Skansen Museum of Folk Life and Wooden Creativity is a unique place in Sweden. Here life is in full swing! The building is equipped with a whole small town: a forge, a pottery, a printing house, a bakery and a carpentry workshop. It is worth a glimpse into a village school, a pharmacy, as well as imbued with everyday life in the houses of the ancient Sami. In the role of workers and residents of the city – disguised employees of the museum.
Since you arrived at the homeland of Peppy Long Stocking, you can come and visit her. At Villa Chicken you can run, jump, ride a roller coaster and have fun in the spirit of the mischievous Peppy.