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While it may not be possible to take children on any and every adventure they dream of, one of the joys of literature is that they can discover the world around them from the comfort of home. This is a great way to inspire youngsters about travel before a trip or simply increase their awareness of other lands and cultures. Here is my pick of travel books for kids, with notes on the appropriate age group for each.

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The Tintin series of books is possibly the best series for kids yet written. read full article

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Three easy, family-friendly daytrips from London: Legoland in Windsor, the Leeds Castle and seaside fun in Brighton.

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The Legoland in Windsor

The Legoland in Windsor is a 150-acre theme park, aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 12. There are more than 50 interactive rides including the Vikings’ River Splash and the Pirate Falls Dynamite Drench, and dozens of attractions. read full article

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I sometimes feel a bit sorry for the children when they’re taken around cities like Florence and dragged to boring places like museums, galleries, churches and shops. They might realise what they’ve missed out on in about twenty years but that’s not what they want to hear there and then. What they want to hear is they’re heading off to somewhere really fun today. So here are a few ideas for days out in between the Duomo and the Academy of Fine Arts. If Brad and Angelina can do it then so can you.

Pistoia Zoo, around Florence

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When you think of Barcelona, the spectacular Gaudi architecture, breathtaking cathedrals and busy pavement cafes of Las Ramblas are often the first things that spring to mind.

Barcelona zoo

These attractions draw thousands of tourists to Catalonia’s cosmopolitan city every year – but anyone that has every travelled with a couple of energetic kids in tow, knows that all the culture in the word sometimes just doesn’t cut it. Here are three of the best family friendly activities to keep everyone happy. read full article

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Christmas in Copenhagen is incomplete without a visit to the Christmas Markets. Ask any Dane and they will confirm it too. There are many markets that are open during Christmas.

Copenhagen Christmas Markets

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens is the venue for Copenhagen’s most well known Annual Christmas Market. This also happens to be one of the oldest amusement parks in Europe. It opens ever year in the middle of November up to the end of December. Tivoli is close to a good number of hotels and is easily accessible by public transport. read full article

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Traveling with children has challenges of its own: where to go, which toys… The first and foremost task is to select kid-friendly attractions. Indeed, they love fun-filled activities, yummy food, colorful places, parks, zoos and interactive activities. If your kids have different tastes, consider them while planning the itinerary. Also, review educational value of the selected attractions. We have identified five interesting attractions for a family trip to Oslo, capital of Norway.

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Spending the run up to Christmas in the UKs capital is festive tradition at its best. London of course has some of the best Christmas shopping in the world; although if you are looking for something a little different to celebrate the build up of this magical time of year, here is a selection of yuletide activities the city has to offer for 2010.

London: things to do at christmas

5k Santa Run/Christmas Pudding Race

If you feel like something a little bit different, even a bit of winter exercise to help you keep those unwanted holiday lbs at bay, head to Greenwich Park on Sunday 5th December where they are holding their annual 5K Santa race. read full article

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I might be a grown-up (apparently) but that doesn’t mean I don’t like toys and playing and fun. London has some excellent toy shops, so once you’ve hit Hamley’s (you’ve all heard of that one, right? I don’t need to go into how awesome Hamley’s is. It’s big, there’s lots of toys and tourists. It’s expensive and fabulous fun. But, what about the more specific shops? Where are the independent toy shops that you can take your kids too?

toy shops london

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The capital city of Italy is Rome and is one of the top picks for an international vacation, especially for lovers and romantic couples. It is the famed city of the Roman Empire, the Seven Hills, and Vatican City. It was also the site of several famous movies such as “La Dolce Vita” and “Three Coins in the Fountain.” Rome has been a center of culture, history, power, and religion for over a millennium as well as being home to one of the world’s greatest civilizations.

Kid Friendly Rome
The following list of kid-friendly destinations in Rome is far from complete. However, you should consider these as events and attractions that you don’t want to miss while vacationing in Rome. read full article

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