For me, there’s nothing more liberating than hopping on a plane to an unknown destination, with a bag on your back and money in your pocket. No cares, no worries, just anticipation and excitement. When my children were babies, the lure of city breaks and faraway, exotic destinations, once accessible to me, had to take a back seat. They were replaced by package deals and trips to Ireland and France. It was easier with two small children.
In February, my daughter turned four. We no longer needed all the baby paraphernalia and extra luggage. I no longer felt the need to confine them to a resort. It opened the door to the world and put city breaks and exotic destinations back on the table. With my son being six, it was time to change the way we travelled and where we travelled to. I would give them the best gift I could – I would show them the world, one country at a time.
Copenhagen has been voted one of the top destinations in Europe to travel with children. I love Nordic countries so where better to begin than Denmark? Copenhagen is Denmark’s capital city. It sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager. Originally a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen became the capital in the 15th century.
Today, Copenhagen is a bustling, vibrant city with so much to offer.
It’s important to get your flights and accommadation right. If your hotel is not centrally located, at least make sure that it’s close to a train/metro station to allow you easy access into the centre. Likewise with flights. Research the flight and think about where you want to fly from and what time suits best. For example, if you book a flight at 5am to a European City you might find yourself wandering around once you get there as hotels don’t generally let you check in until 2pm. Likewise on the way back….
To read more of this guest post from Leigh who travelled to Copenhagen with her two children click here.
Leigh writes a lovely blog called Love Leigh Lifestyle and can be found tweeting @loveleighlifeuk so why not head over and follow her.