4 European cities worth visiting with children
Many parents are accustomed to travel with their children, teaching children to the subtleties of tourism at an early age. After all, the benefits of civilization in every way contribute to this! Discounts in museums and amusement parks, kid-friendly hotels with a children’s menu, lots of colorful landscapes familiar to children from the pages of books, new places and emotions – it’s unfair to leave the youngest at home! We present a list of cities where the child will have something to look at.
Copenhagen Fabulous Entertainment (Denmark)
In the homeland of Hans Christian Andersen, everything seems magical. The solemn changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace, the legendary exhibits of the Guinness Museum and, of course, the building of the magical “World of Andersen” – children will never be bored, and parents too. Visitors to the museum can visit a real fairy tale thanks to the world created with the help of 3D, and later – “get to know” the author himself, whose wax figure sits at the oak table. “Little Mermaid”, “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-tale world.
The city has a huge aquarium called “Blue Planet”, home to 20 thousand animals. Its sectional view resembles a whirlpool. The building is divided into several sectors: amphibians, fishes of the cold seas, tropical fish. For the interior decoration, the designers used full-size figures of sharks and other fish, made the floor glassy, and placed on the walls brochures with facts about the underwater world. The clear advantage of the aquarium is its location. The “Blue Planet” is located near the airport, and even the one who travels through Copenhagen can even drop by.
The final touch of the journey to the fairy tale will be a walk through the city. After passing between the multi-colored doll-like houses, head to the port, where the dreaming Little Mermaid was waiting for you.
Visiting London (United Kingdom)
London rightfully deserves the title of a children’s city. In addition to the well-known museum of Harry Potter, Tower and Big Ben, there are many other fascinating places where the child can not only have fun, but also learn a lot of new things about how the world works. For your information, most museums offer free admission for children. Public transport has its own discounts, as well as special ones designed for small passengers. London Duck Tours provides excursions on the yellow cartoon “amphibian”. A bus capable of floating on the water, take a ride through the main sights of the city and descend to the Thames.
After the excursions you can have lunch, sitting in any of the central parks of London. In St. James Park, which leads you to Kensington Gardens, can be found pelicans, Richmond Park is inhabited by deer and badgers, and foxes, ducks and geese are everywhere. Prepare a bag of peanuts – hand squirrels are also regulars of these places.
Child’s attention is worth and Canary Wharf skyscraper. Here they placed the real Mudchute Farm, among whose inhabitants there are 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 excursion into world inventions, science and space. Here you can also find full-size cars, airplanes and trains. His brother, the Museum of Natural History, will tell little Pochemuchkas where the children come from and how the human body works. There are also zones 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 that captures 6 floors. As an alternative – LegoLand with a gaming center and water attractions.
Cognitive Stockholm (Sweden)
If your youngest member of the family loves and rushes to inventions, Stockholm will become his favorite city. It was here that the Tom Titus Experiment Museum 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 rope for cycling, stretched high above the ground or a table with nails for potential little yogis. The experiments are organized to be feasible and safe for the child.
Museum of folk life and wooden art Skansen – a unique place in Sweden. Here life is in full swing! The building is equipped with a small town: a blacksmith shop, pottery, printing house, bakery and carpentry workshop. It is worth looking into the village school, pharmacy, as well as imbued with life in the houses of the ancient Sami. In the role of workers and residents – disguised employees of the museum.
Since you came home to Peppi Long Stocking, you can come to visit her. At Villa “Chicken” you can run, jump, ride a rollercoaster and have fun in the spirit of naughty Peppy.