Paris – picked by Fritha from Tigerlilly Quinn
Copenhagen – picked by Cathy from Mummy Travels
Mexico City – picked by Katja from Globe Totting
“Given that Mexico City is one of the world’s largest cities, it might not immediately appeal as a family destination. But in reality, Mexico’s capital is a fascinating city for parents and kids with lots to see and do. Climb ancient pyramids, float along the colourful canals at Xochimilco, pay a visit to Frida Kahlo’s house or simply walk through the central Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest), one of the largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere. And when you’ve had your fill of history and culture, there’s the very innovative and very fun, Papalote, Museo del Nino (the Children’s Museum), which children are guaranteed to love.”
STAY AT: The Red Tree House, Condesa – this popular B&B is located in one of Mexico City’s best neighbourhoods, filled with tree-lined streets and Art Deco buildings.
Read more about Katja Gaskell’s adventures over on globetotting.com.
Salzburg – picked by Sarah from The Family Travel Times
“Salzburg is a brilliant place for a family trip, as it’s beautiful, easily walkable with lots to see, delicious food to eat, and something for everyone. Firstly, of course, there’s the Sound of Music, and all the real-life locations you can explore, particularly the Mirabell Palace and Gardens. If you have time, hop on a bus and visit the Hellbrunn summer palace as you can see the gazebo where Rolf sang to Liesl, but also enjoy the most fantastic trick fountains which you will all love (but bring a change of clothes for the kids…) Back in the city, the music connection continues with Mozart, who seems to be everywhere – from the font where he was baptised in the magnificent Cathedral to the house where he grew up. You won’t be able to miss the wonderful views of the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the biggest castle in central Europe, which overlooks the city, and we’d definitely recommend taking the funicular railway to the top and enjoying the views. You can also visit the museum while you’re there. If you’re lucky enough to have more than a day or two, you need to add some art to your itinerary, plus the museum of natural history and Salzburg Zoo,. This city is brilliant at understanding children and lots of the museums have special children’s programmes or tours. We took a family walking tour with the Salzburg Experience, and loved it.”
Read more from Sarah and her kids Jess and Robert, aged 14 and 10 on their blog.
Singapore – picked by Nisbah from Five Adventurers
Barcelona – picked by Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos
“Barcelona is a wonderful place to take the family there is so much to see and do and children are welcomed with open arms.
Parc De Guell is the most wonderful park, the colourful architecture and amazing atmosphere with stunning views over Barcelona is the perfect place to spend the day and enjoy a picnic. Whilst Camp Nou is every football fans dream, and they have a champagne bar for us not so keen on football. We also loved Las Rambla and the boys spend ages marvelling at the street entertainers as we wander through the streets, or stop to enjoy tapas over looking the square on the Plaça Reial.”
STAY AT: The Novotel City Centre – it is a great location and has a pool on the roof to cool down after a day sightseeing.
And the Space In Your Case team recommend….
Edinburgh – picked by Penny
“Edinburgh is such a great city for family breaks; compact, easy to navigate, bursting with history, incredible attractions and museums. You are spoilt for choice for great places to eat and there are plenty of open spaces for kids to run free. The castle is a great place to start, we loved Our Dynamic Earth and Camera Obscura. The Malmaison is a former sailor’s hostel – or house of ill repute if you read the Malmaison introduction to the hotel – in trendy Leith, just a hop on the bus from the centre of Edinburgh. In my head Malmaison hotels are where you take the other half for a cheeky weekend break without the kids, but it turns out the Malmaison is a perfect base for exploring Edinburgh as a family.”