Head to the Terres D’Amanar eco adventure playground, where older kids can try their hand at zip wires, climbing, horse riding, trekking, BMXing and archery. Younger ones can try out craft workshops, trampolines, swings and slides. AGES 3 AND UP.
: Douar Akli Commune Tahannaout | Tel:
+212 524 438 103
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Send your kids to Gladiator School, care of Gruppo Storico Romano. After dressing up in your Roman tunic, Hermes the trainer teaches battle techniques. ALL AGES.
Via Appia Antica 18 | Tel:
+39 06 5160 7951
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Meyers Madhus (Meyers Food House) runs kids’ cooking courses from its kitchens in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro district, with young ones getting a taste of the New Nordic Kitchen movement. ALL AGES.
Address: Nørrebrogade 52 C | Tel: +45 35 363 837
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Kids will love a guided canoe safari in the little-known Amsterdam wetlands and can paddle their way through the Dutch countryside. AGES 7 AND UP.
Meeting point - The new bus station at the back of Amsterdam CS, IJzijde, Platform L | Tel:
+34 931 895 655
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Learn juggling, ground acrobatics and cycling balance during a holiday at Hotel de l’Esterel in Cannes with a show at the end. All courses are led by circus school professionals. AGES 6-12.
Rue Du Vingt-Quatre Août 15 | Tel:
+33 4 93 38 82 82
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At the Karel Zeman Museum kids get hands-on experience of film special effects and early tricks of the camera. A ride on a flying machine and walking around the moon like Baron Munchausen are highlights. ALL AGES.
Saský dvůr – Saská 3 | Tel:
+420 724 341 091
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Deutsches Museum focuses on technology and engineering with plenty of opportunity for curious kids to push buttons and pull levers. Don’t miss the reconstruction of Galileo’s workshop and the Wright Brothers plane. ALL AGES.
Museumsinsel 1, Munich | Tel:
+49 892 179 333
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Head to Dandelion Hideaway, a Leicestershire glampsite on a working farm where kids get hands on collecting eggs, grooming Shetland ponies and milking the goats. ALL AGES.
Osbaston House Farm, Lount Road, Osbaston | Tel:
+44 (0)1455 292 888
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At the Musée Gourmand du Chocolat your junior chocolatiers
can sign up for one of the monthly workshops to make their own lollipops, mendiants and other choccy treats. ALL AGES.
Bonne Nouvelle 28 bd | Tel:
+33 142 296 860
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Treasure Island is the inspiration for Treasure Highlands in the Cairngorms with sea kayaking and steam trains. AGES 8 AND UP.
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The Deutsches Currywurst Museum celebrates the German capital’s favourite fast food. Kids can participate in virtual currywurst making and there’s a spice chamber with sniffing stations. ALL AGES.
Schützenstraße 70, Berlin | Tel:
+49 308 871 8647
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Martinhal, which is located 10 minutes from Sagres, a small town in the Algarve, is renowned as one of Europe’s most family friendly resorts. Its sports academies offer kids the change to learn new skills in tennis and football. ALLAGES.
Q. ta do Martinhal | Tel:
+351 282 240 200
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The Hellenic Children’s Museum is a fun playhouse for kids under 12 with four different rooms themed around construction, shops, house and water play. UP TO AGE 12.
: Kydathinaion 14, Athens | Tel:
+30 210 331 2995
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Palma Aquarium has a shark sleepover for children aged 6 to 16 years old. Every Friday, kids can camp out in front of the big blue shark tank and enjoy a night out with games, face painting, story time and fun facts about the marine world. AGES 6-16.
Carrer Manuela de los Herreros i Sorà 21 | Tel:
+34 902 702 902
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At La Grande Savonnerie little ones are shown how authentic Savon de Marseille soap is made, but it’s the hands-on bit that’s key: extruding a warm stick of soap, slicing it into bars then bashing an imprint of seahorse or anchor into it with a mallet. ALL AGES.
Grand Rue 36, Marseilles | Tel:
+33 950 638 035
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KidZania is a new theme park where your children get to try out adult jobs – from running a hotel to working in an airport. AGES 4 TO 14.
Dolce Vita Tejo - Ioja 1054, Av. Cruzeiro Seixas no. 7 | Tel:
+ 351 211 545 530
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Meet the gelato maker and try crazy ice-cream tasting in the main square of Portofino when you stay at Hotel Splendido in Italy. ALL AGES.
Salita Baratta 16 | Tel:
+39 018 526 7801
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At Mont Blanc Adventure Park, tiny adventurers traverse swinging rope bridges, leap from high ropes and fly down zip wires under the watchful eye of a seasoned mountain explorer. AGES 6+.
: Località Plain du Bois, 11010 Pre Saint Didier, Aosta Valley | Tel:
+39 335 591 8089
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Check out the Museum of Science and The Cosmos just outside Santa Cruz, where families can enrol in a night-time astronomy camp. ALL AGES.
Address: Calle Vía Láctea, s/n | Tel: +34 922 315 265
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Head to the charming Jardin des Plantes for seven acres of buggy-friendly park land engaging young kids in gardening. Larger groups can book a hands-on look at the world of bees. ALL AGES.
Address: Boulevard Stalingrad | Tel: +33 240 416 509
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