Taking your kids to the beach is fun, sure. But there are so many other interesting locations to try out. These ideas are a bit more unconventional, but still a lot of fun for kids.


The main downside to staying in Denmark is the cost involved. It has a reputation for being a very expensive country, and that reputation is fully deserved! That might put a lot of parents off going there, but if you’re willing to spend the cash, a trip to Copenhagen can be truly fantastic.

The main reason why Copenhagen is so good for families is because it’s home to Tivoli, an amusement park that kids love. It’s an enchanting fairy tale, storybook world that is impressive even to adults, not just kids. And, of course, there’s Legoland that you could visit if you have young kids too!


Japan is a wonderful destination for families because there’s so much there to discover. And if you live in the west it offers the chance to absorb an entirely new culture that you’ve never experienced before. That’s the kind of thing kids often love, especially if they’re the adventurous types.

I’d recommend heading towards Kyoto if you’ve never been there before. We took our kids to all the Japanese gardens, and traditional temples that you find there, and they loved it all. It’s not something you’d necessarily expect children to enjoy, but you might be surprised by them like I was!


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If you’ve never visited Lapland during the winter, you’re missing out. It’s like something from another magical land. You honestly feel like you’re in another world. And, of course, the kids love it. There’s no better place to spend Christmas with all the family. There’s snow, huskies, log cabins and Santa Claus. What more could you want?

Well, there is more actually. You could explore the snowy forests by being taken for a husky ride. And at night you could go searching for the Northern Lights. Book yourself a typical Lapland log cabin, take the whole family, and everyone will have a great time!


Italy is a fun country to visit, but I’d stay away from the bigger cities like Rome and Milan if I were you. You’d be much better off heading to a more quiet and subdued location, and my favourite is Pompeii. It’s not all about the ruins that you find there, although they are brilliant. Everyone knows the story of Pompeii; Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79 and covered the area in lava.

That means you can now visit the area and it still looks as it did after the eruption. People and buildings are frozen in time, doing what they were doing all that time ago. As I said though, there’s a lot of other things to do. You could visit Mt. Vesuvius itself; relax on the Amalfi Coast; or visit the House of the Vettii.

Kids are more open to new interesting experiences than you might image. So, try out these locations this year!