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European City Break recommendations (with kids)

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European City Break recommendations (with kids)


Could I have some city / location recommendations, please? We would like to plan a short (5 or 6 day) holiday in Europe for August of this year, preferably somewhere that's not likely to be too sunny as I'm recovering from surgery. We will be travelling from Ireland along with our children aged 11 and 13. The ideal option would possibly be a Eurocamp type holiday village located close to a city, so that the children would have plenty to do onsite while still being close to a city for transport / exploring. However, I realize that most holiday camps are geared towards sun holidays, so we may have to opt for hotel accommodation instead if necessary. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

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1. Re: European City Break recommendations (with kids)

Hello Gemin2......

Welcome to Tripadvisors Forums

Recommending a destination in Europe in August (at the height of the Summer) that wont be sunny is not possible...

No one can predict weather, particularly months in advance, and being summer time its likely to be sunny

No doubt trees and umbrellas, sunshades etc will be available somewhere

Heres a link to the Eurocamp website ...

It lists all of their locations /addresses in various Destinations/Countries, plus descriptions, etc

You can browse their site


Happy planning

Edited: 15 April 2024, 15:10
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2. Re: European City Break recommendations (with kids)


How about Northumberland in England or Scotland? It’ll be warm but not roasting hot I suspect.

Alternatively perhaps somewhere in the mountains? Switzerland, France, Austria?

We just had a lovely trip to Austria - the villages close to Salzburg such as St Gilgen would make for a lovely base for swimming in the lake and then bus trips to Salzburg for city sights.

Hope that helps :-)

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3. Re: European City Break recommendations (with kids)

Alton Towers has camping facilities and pods. Lots to do in the area as well as the theme park itself


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