Finding places in the Europe that parents and kids alike will find interesting can be difficult and a bit intimidating because there is so much to choose from on the continent. But the best way to keep the kids occupied is to get them outside where they have room to play and explore. No matter your interest, there is plenty of fun to be had for both you and the kids in Europe.
Look for the Lochness Monster in Scotland
With the backdrop of a famous childhood fairytale, kids will have a ball exploring the home of the Lochness Monster. Head to Inverness and take a boat ride. You can take in the scenery and explore the ruins of the Urquhart Castle (destroyed in 1692) while the kids search for Nessie. Check out the River Ness, a great place to explore the natural beauty of the area or scan for dolphins at Moray Firth. Inverness is located in the northern part of Scotland, close to Aberdeen.
The Kids Can Run Free in Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany is a great place to take the kids because they have room to explore. Rent a house in Tuscany big enough for the whole family. The kids will love the food in the area. Loaded with favorite menu items like gelato, pizza and pasta, the kids won't be complaining about the food. The kids will be thrilled to see the leaning tower of Pisa or just play outside in the stunning countryside that makes this part of Europe so special.
Visit the Land of Mythology in Greece
Kids will get excited about the history of Greece. The Athenian ruins are a great way to get the kids outside exploring and learning tons of great information at the same time. Visit Crete and go to the Lasithi Plateau where kids can check out all the windmills scattered throughout the countryside or head to Neapoli and go to the Folklore Museum of Neapoli where kids can learn firsthand about traditional schools, farms foods and the people indigenous to the area.
Article Written By Catherine Madison
Catherine Madison is a full-time freelance writer specializing in travel and food. She has written for "Stir Magazine," My Food Place, Hispanic Kitchen and Sustainability. Madison holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Georgia.