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Cities with young kids

Mark's verdict:

If you thought travelling to a city with the kids was a no no, check out these hugely imaginative short breaks in Paris, Rome and London as well as the Loire Valley. Tailor-made for individual families, everything is organised for you, from transport and accommodation to family activities ranging from treasure hunts and cookery lessons to gladiator school.

Recommended company: Family Twist

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Family Twist says

We organise private luxury breaks and activities in Europe exclusively for families travelling with children. Choose from LondonParis and Rome.

As a fully licensed travel agency, we take pride in turning your family’s travel expectations into an unforgettable experience.

  • educational
  • great for pre-teens
  • kids activities

Travelling to a foreign city can sometimes be difficult, especially when travelling with children. How many times have you asked yourself “What is the most suitable hotel for my family?” or “What can I do to keep my children entertained and happy?”

Not only have we hand-picked hotels and apartments which cater to families, but we also offer a wide range of à la carte activities, specifically designed to engage and entertain you and your children.

Our lively cultural activities include a treasure hunt at the Louvre, exploring the Vatican or the charms of Chenonceau in the Loire Valley – all with an experienced private guide and game booklets for the children.

Our fun-filled hands-on workshops such as pasta-making, a fencing masterclass or gladiator school are all enjoyed in the comfort of a private, secure venue.

From toddlers to teenagers, for parents and grandparents, we design activities and tours based on your unique interests so you will spend less time with your head in a guide book and more quality time with your family. One parent said that it was “the best thing I have ever done with my son”.

Find out more about our unique, tailor-made family breaks in Europe. Check out our video below.

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