Travelling with the kids this summer and not sure what to do to make sure they’re entertained? Take them to a fun park – no family holiday is complete without it. The children will have a blast and when they’re having a good time, so are the parents. It can also be a great idea to invest in some family travel insurance before you go, so you can focus on making sure the little ones are having a good time and not worrying about what happens if they accidentally hurt themselves. Now, here’s a list of Europe’s very best and family-friendly fun parks.
Picking Your Park
• Disneyland, Paris – Located in a small town just east of the centre of Paris, this park is filled with themed attractions, Disney characters and fun for the whole family, with entertainment for both children and adults (check out the Twilight Zone Tower!). The park can be properly experienced in two or three days, but watch out for bad weather (most of the attractions are outside) or overcrowding during the school holidays. • Legoland Billund, Denmark – A park for LEGO lovers of all ages! Have a splash-filled blast on water rides, stroll around themed cities and shop at Europe’s biggest LEGO store. Visit during the summer for the best experience – some rides close if temperatures fall below 5C. • PortAventura World, Barcelona – Enormous and only an hour away from Barcelona, PortAventura is great for laid back families. With restaurants, rides and shows aplenty, there are options for all ages and interests. And if the resort or the many hotels aren’t exactly what you’re looking for, you have the option to stay in your own campervan. • Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen – This park has inspired some of the greatest creative minds in the world, including Walt Disney himself! It has rides that will elevate you up into the sky to have an aerial view of the beautiful city of Copenhagen before you plummet back down to earth, as well as a concert hall with theatrical productions and ballets. There’s so much to do and to see that you should allow yourself at least one full day here. • Futuroscope, Poitiers, France – If you and your family want to relax, a leisure park in the lush and peaceful French countryside is the perfect place to do so. But that doesn’t mean you’ll be bored – Futuroscope boasts everything from theatres to an evening fairytale show to 3D rides to open-air activities. • Europa-Park, Germany – Families looking for a thrill will love Europa-Park. Germany’s largest theme park, it holds twelve roller coasters and up to 50,000 guests. There’s no shortage of adrenaline-pumping action here. • Gardaland, Italy – Ranked the fifth best amusement park in the world, you won’t be disappointed with Gardaland. It features a themed water well, mechanical attractions, and Gardaland Sea-Life. A great choice for any family.
Whether your family lives for the thrill or is looking for something a bit more laid back, there’s a fun park out there that’s ideal for both you and the kids. Almost as important as the place you pick is choosing the right family travel insurance. Children are notoriously unpredictable and it’s nice to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing each family member is protected in case something less than ideal happens. With all that business taken care of, it’s time for pleasure – family fun parks, here you come!