Travel with Children

Europe is the home of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, King Arthur, Tintin et al, and is a great place to travel with kids. Successful travel with young children requires some careful planning and effort. Don't try to overdo things; even for adults, packing too much sightseeing into your schedule can be counterproductive.

  • Most car-hire firms in Western Europe have children's safety seats for hire at a nominal cost, but it's essential that you book in advance.
  • High chairs and cots (cribs) are available in many restaurants and hotels but numbers are often limited.
  • Disposable nappies (diapers) are widely available, as is formula.
  • Babysitters are best sourced through your hotel.
  • Attitudes to breastfeeding in public vary; ask locally for advice.