Ireland is renowned for its stunning landscape, scenic road trips but also, its changeable weather! And sometimes, you just want to get away from it all.
When it comes to taking a family holiday with the kids, it can be easier to keep flying time to a minimum. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite family-friendly destinations that are 3 hours or less from Dublin:
1. Copenhagen, Denmark
Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring the capital city of Denmark, from world famous attractions like LEGOLAND a quick day trip away, the newly opened science museum, Experimentarium, to the second-oldest amusement park in the world, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen is sure to capture the imagination of children and adults alike.
Make sure to do as Copenhagers do and rent a bike, so you can take in the city’s sites at a leisurely pace. After spending a few days in Copenhagen, you’ll see why it regularly makes the list of happiest cities in the world.
2. Edinburgh, Scotland
Scotland is full of both cultural and natural wonders, but there is something particularity magical about Edinburgh. Take the family on a stroll of the Edinburgh Treasure Trail, a self-guided route that leads you around town on a quest to find treasure. There are a wealth of castles and dungeons to tour as well, and should you want to experience the history of childhood itself, don’t miss the Museum of Childhood, perfect for adults and children alike.
3. Costa Brava, Spain
If you’re looking for a summer escape, and want to relax on the beach, this part of Spain is perfect but also offers plenty of things to keep the kids entertained, Parc Aventura, a treetop adventure park featuring miles of rope bridges, zip lining, nets and swinging logs. Another gorgeous outdoor excursion is the Marimurtra Botanical Garden, which provides stunning views and opportunities to learn about the local foliage.
There are many family-friendly destinations that are just a short plane trip away, offering fun for everyone. Before you go, make sure that you have the right travel insurance for you and your family, to learn more, visit here.
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