Child-friendly Activities In Comparison: These Are The Best Places For Family Holidays

  • Online marketplace Traum-Ferienwohnungen compares the most child-friendly offers in 110 European cities
  • Vienna and Rome entice with the most must-sees for young people
  • Five German cities among the top10

Now that the travel restrictions are decreasing, many families are heading off on holiday again. However, caution is advised when it comes to finding the perfect holiday destination for the whole family. Not only the accommodation is important, but also the leisure programme, so that the kids don’t get bored while sightseeing. To make your search easier, we have looked at which cities and countries offer the most child-friendly activities. To do this, we checked the ten largest cities in each of the eleven most popular travel countries for their sights on Google, which are marked with the filter “child-friendly”. These include Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Sweden and Croatia.

According to the study, Rome and Vienna offer the most child-friendly activities, with a total of 98 tourist attractions. Of course, there are many sights to discover in the Eternal City, such as the Colosseum. To make sure no one gets bored, a boat trip in the Villa Borghese Park is a must-see, and the amusement park called Cinecittà World provides an adrenaline kick. Holidaymakers in Vienna can enjoy a view of the entire Austrian capital from the Prater, which is one of the city’s most popular sights. 

You don’t have to travel far to explore the European metropolises with the whole family. Germany’s major cities also have a lot to offer: 96 child-friendly attractions each can be found in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich, ranging from zoos to football museums. Not missing from the list is the Munich Volkssternwarte, which is one of the most popular attractions with 4.9 stars.

To find out how many child-friendly attractions Europe’s big cities have to offer, check out this table:

Germany also scores well in a country comparison: With a total of 840 offers, sightseeing in the German cities is the most child-friendly. Italy's cities come in second place with 737 sights, followed by France (548 offers). The Swedish and Croatian cities are less family-friendly, with 204 and 118 attractions respectively.

This is how all countries compare:

The most popular must-sees for the whole family are placed in Krakow, Zadar and Florence, with an average rating of 4.7 stars. Among the major German cities, Munich, Leipzig, Stuttgart and Hamburg do particularly well (4.6 stars).

In this chart you can see how high the average ratings are in all cities:

This is how we conducted the analysis:
To record the child-friendly offers, all sights on Google Travel per city were identified with the keyword "child-friendly". In total, the ten largest cities in each of the eleven most popular travel countries for Germans were included in the survey. The countries include Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Sweden and Croatia.