Fun Things to Do with Kids, the World Over

Ideas for Family Travel Destinations: Family Vacations

Family things to do in Europe, Americas, Asia and Australia

The ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK
10:00 - 16:30

The ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The ZSL (Zoological Society of London) Whipsnade Zoo was founded in 1931 and is a branch of the London Zoo. The Whipsnade park is located just 4 km to the south-east of Dunstable in Central England.

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The Palma Aquarium in Palma-de-Mallorca, Spain
10:00 - 17:00

55 aquariums and 8000 inhabitants including sharks at the Palma Aquarium in Palma-de-Mallorca

The Palma Aquarium opened in 2007. There are 55 aquariums in the complex with more than 8000 inhabitants from the Mediterranean, Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans. There is also a playground made as a pirate ship here. Visitors can dine in a quick service restaurant, pizzeria or in a cafe.

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The Energia interactive museum in Tallinn, Estonia
10:00 - 19:00

Virtual cosmic show, 4D-modelling in workshops and interactive exhibits at the Energia interactive museum in Tallinn, Estonia

The Centre of Science and Technologie, better known as the Energia educational centre, opened in the new building after the reconstrucion on the 13th of June 2014. There are more than 130 exhibits in the centre, each of them can be switched on and used. Also guests of the centre can visit science perfomances or virtual cosmic show in the planetarium, try 4D-modelling in workshops and explore temporary interactive exhibitions.

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The Dickens World England Theme Park in Chatham, UK
10:00 - 17:30

"Мир Диккенса" в Чатеме

The Dickens World England Theme Park is located in 23 km from London. The exposition is devoted to the life and work of Charles Dickens (Chatham is his hometown). At the 1.5-hour interactive tour, visitors will find themselves in the Victorian era: enter the classroom of Nicholas Nickleby, take a boat ride through dark channels, look into the Haunted House of Ebenezer Scrooge, end up in jail, and take a walk on a 19th centuryMore info

The Safari Zoo safari-park in Majorca, Spain
10:00 - 16:00

Safari-park in Majorca, Spain

More than 600 animals live in the Safari Zoo. Guests can watch giraffesrhinoceroses, zebrasgazelles, antelopes and other animals in their natural environment. The route is about 3 kilometers. Visitors can drive in an own car or use a special excursion train. The park is open all the year round. Please check the working hours on the official website.


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The Blue Planet oceanarium in Kastrup, Denmark
10:00 - 21:00

Visit to the Blue Planet Oceanarium in Kastrup, Denmark

The Blue Planet oceanarium opened in Kastrup, in two kilometers from the airport, in March of 2013. 


There are more than 20 000 fish in the biggest oceanarium in Northern Europe. The oceanarium is divided in 10 thematic zones: the Ocean, the African Lakes, the Coral Reef, the Dibranchiates, the Horsefish, the Evolution and Adaptation, the Amazonia, the Cold Waters, the Sea Lions and the Faroe Islands.



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The Circus Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark
10:00 - 15:00

Walk on a wire and juggle in the Circus Museum in Copenhagen

The Circus Museum is located in Vidovre to the south of Copenhagen.

The visitors of the museum can learn about famous circus artists, see their costumes and stage property. Children can try costumes on, walk on a wire and juggle in a special room. 

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The Güell park in Barcelona, Spain
8:30 - 17:30

Park Güell in Barcelona by Antonio Gaudi

The Güell park in Barcelona was created by Antonio Gaudi in 1900-1914. The park takes up 17 hectares of land. Visitors of the park can see the doorkeeper's house, the grand staircase with fountains, the Hundred Columns Hall, the long snaky bench, the staircase with a famous eft, the Dorian temple with a terrace and explore Gaudi's house museum.

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The Barcelona Aquarium, Spain
9:00 - 21:00

10 000 fish, penguins, sharks and dolphins at the Barcelona Aquarium

The Barcelona Aquarium includes 35 separate aquariums. The amount of water in the aquarium is 4 million litres. There are more than 10 000 fish and more than 450 different species of water inhabitants in the aquariums. Visitors can walk in the glass tunnel through the aquarium. The Barcelona Aquarium also has a penguins aquarium, a dolphinarium, an exhibition hall, an open terrace with a nice view of the city, a harbor, a childrens playground and a souvenir shop.

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The Aqualand waterpark and dolphinarium in Tenerife, Canary Islands
10:00 - 17:00

The Aqualand waterpark and dolphinarium in Tenerife

There are such water slides as Super Slalom, Tornado, Kamikadzes, Twister and other in the Aqualand Costa Adeje waterpark.

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The Holiday World adventure park in Maspalomas, Canary Islands
18:00 - 23:00

Rides, bowling, playgrounds and more fun at the Holiday World adventure park in Maspalomas, Canary Islands

The Holiday World adventure park offers entertainments for children and adults: 4D-cinema, parrots showpony riding and different attractions.

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The Railroad Museum in Odens, Denmark
10:00 - 16:00

See carriages, locomotives, steam trains, electromotives and omnibuses at the Railroad Museum in Odens, Denmark

The Railroad Museum is located in Odens (150 kilometers from Copenhagen).

There is a collection of carriages, locomotives, steam trains, electromotives and omnibuses in the museum. Also the visitors can ride in the Thomas loco and become engine drivers of the orange locomotive.


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The Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden
10:00 - 17:00

The oldest surviving war-ship from the 17th century at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden

The Vasa Museum is the place where the only almost fully survived war-ship from the 17th century is exhibited.

The Vasa ship, named after the ruling dynasty, went down during the first departure to the Baltic see in 1628 and was raised in 1961. The ship was reconstructed and the museum was built around her.

Excursions are held at the museum and films showing the history of the ship are shown. 

Also there is a restaurant in the museum.


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The Post Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark
10:00 - 16:00

Playground in the form of a stamp at the Post Museum in Copenhagen

The Post and Telegraph museum is located in the centre of Copenhagen.

The exposition is divided in three galleries:

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The Tom Tits Experiment science museum in Stockhom, Sweden
10:00 - 18:00

Over 600 showpieces and experiments at the Tom Tits Science Museum in Stockholm

The Tom Tits is an interactive museum, in which children from 2 years can make their own science experiments. The museum is located on the Södertälje suburb of Stockholm. Some exhibits are located in the museum park, which is open only in the warm time of year. The museum itself is open all the year round.

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The Zinoo Curiosity Centre in the Galleria Riga shopping mall, Latvia
12:00 - 20:00

The Miracles Curiosity Centre in the Galleria Riga shopping mall, Latvia

The Zinoo Curiosity Centre is located in the Galeria Riga shopping mall. There are a lot of objects at the centre, which show how physics laws work. The visitors can play with interactive exhibits, walk through the wall, turn the plumelet without touching it, turn on a lamp without electricity, learn how many persons can be placed in a cubic meter, ride a crooked scooter, take a photo in an Ames room and walk in the mirror maze.

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Guinness World Records Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark
10:00 - 18:00

The Guinness World Records Museum in Copenhagen

Guinness World Records Museum is located in the centre of Copenhagen.

There are more than 500 exhibits in the museum: the figures of the tallest and the fattest people in the world and of the man with the longest beard, the heighest buildings in the world gallery, Michael Jakson - the king of pop music and Merilyn Monroe - the queen of dresses exhibitions, the World of Toys gallery.

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The Experimentarium interactive museum in Copenhagen, Denmark
09:30 - 17:00

The Experimentarium interactive museum in Copenhagen

The Experimentarium interactive museum of science opened in 1991 in the north Copenhagen.

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The Port Aventura adventure park and water park in Salou, Spain
10:00 - 19:00

6 theme zones, roller-coasters, water park and playgrounds for kids at Port Aventura in Spain

The Port Aventura adventure park is divided into 6 theme zones with attractions: Mediterranean world, Mexico, China, Polynesia, the Wild West and the SezamoAventura. It is possible to walk between zones, or use boats or trains as a transport. There are souvenir shops and cafes in each zone, shows and perfomances take place according to the timetable. There are playgrounds for kids in the park.


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The AHHAA Science Centre in Tartu, Estonia
10:00 - 19:00

The AHHAA Science Centre in Tartu: a science theatre and experimets for children and adults

In the AHHAA interactive Science Centre guests can make their own experiments and check physical laws. In the Technologies Hall they can ride a bike on a slackline, raise themselves with the help of a hawser; in the Living Nature Hall it is possible to explore the ant hill from inside and watch chicken hatching. There are also exhibitions that change every half a year in the centre.


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The Barcelona Zoo, Spain
10:00 - 17:30

Observe free-roaming birds, elephants, crocodiles, giraffes and over 300 other animals at the Barcelona Zoo

The Barcelona Zoo is located on the territory of the Citadel park and it is a home to more than 2000 animals of 315 species. The living conditions are close to natural: animals are separated from the visitors by moats and glass aviaries. Visitors can observe elephants, crocodiles and giraffes from special trestles. Also little children can visit a farm with domestic animals.


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The London Zoo, Zoological Society of London, UK
10:00 - 16:00

Tigers, spiders, penguins, gorillas, butterflies and more animals at the London Zoo

The London Zoo was founded in 1826 and it is a home to over 750 species of animals. The London Zoo has a lot to offer: the Gorilla Kingdom, the Penguin Beach and the Tiger Territory exhibits, indoor pavilions of Rainforest Life, Butterfly Paradise, In With the Spiders and In with the Lemurs, the aquarium, the Animal Adventure children's zoo and more.



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The Loro Parque Zoo, oceanarium and dolphinarium in Tenerife, Spain
8:30 - 18:45

Dolphins, penguins, parrots and other animals at the Loro Parque Zoo in Tenerife

The Loro Park is a zoo, an oceanarium and a dolphinarium. More than 3500 parrots of 340 species live here. Also there is a pavilion with more than 180 penguins in the park. Every day shows with animals take place here. Exotic plants grow in the park too.




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