Children on city breaks. Running amock in galleries and demanding emergency ice-cream stops. Are alarm bells ringing? Well they shouldn’t be. Relax, check out our guide to a few of the best cities to visit with kids, and be confident in the knowledge that weekenders and short breaks to beautiful cities don’t have to come to an end now you’ve got little ones of your own and are restricted by the school holidays and finding activities that don't involve long, lazy (and peaceful) lunches. Family friendly city holidays do exist, and here are 3 of the best places to head with the family.
So we’ve already let you in on where to party this Halloween. But if you’re looking for a little more pumpkin carving and little less cocktail sipping, we’ve got you covered. For those of you lucky enough to be visiting New York, London or Tokyo this October, there’s plenty to get involved in with your little ones (and even if they’re not that little any more, who wouldn’t want an excuse to get into fancy dress and go trick or treating?) So here’s our picks, recommended by locals for these three cities if you’re spending Halloween Weekend with your family and want to get involved in some the local Halloween festivities while you’re in town!
You've seen the Queen (pretty sure it was her looking out of the window at Buckingham Palace), traipsed up Regent's Street to hit Hamleys and now, hunger has struck. You might feel like your only option for family friendly restaurants is to hurry to the nearest chain, but if you're looking for places to eat if you're visiting London with kids fear not, we've got you covered. Here are six of the best eating establishments that are child friendly - ones that offer that bit extra to the whole family. Places with patient staff and fun menus that are well used to sticky fingers, mess and the odd tantrum thrown in – what more could you ask for?