Who said holidays with the children were an insurmountable task? Well, it doesn't have to be that way. These destinations will have both young and old marvelling at the unbelievable magic of the real world.
Thailand, from elephants to the exotic
Pamperer of infants and elephants alike, Thailand is a warm and welcoming family destination. Go kayaking around its other-worldly archipelagos, take a stroll along its beautiful and serene beaches, and for the truly magical, take an elephant ride that your children will never ever forget.
Mont Saint-Michel, a view from the skies
There's no need to delve into the realm of the fantastical when Mont Saint-Michel is as enchanting as any Disney castle. If you want to stand out from the crowds, and avoid climbing the marathon of steps, take an ultralight aircraft and see this marvellous island monastery from the skies.
London, Harry Potter heaven
If the magic of Mont Saint-Michel isn't quite enough, why not get a slice of Pottermania. If your kids are fans of JK Rowling's wonderful creations, why not head to King's Cross Train Station where you can take your photo at platform 9 and 3/4? Then you can make your way to Warner Bros. Studio for the Making of Harry Potter tour. Finally, head to the charming Victorian market of Leadenhall - home of Diagon Alley and The Leaky Cauldron. As an extra, if you're feeling really indulgent, why not book tickets to the saga's newest chapter, 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'? It can't hurt...
Denmark, Lego in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is what you might expect for the most eco-friendly city in Europe. Clean, tranquil, picturesque, haven for pedestrians, for cyclists, for kayakers: it is bliss for families. Without the frenetic pace of big city rush hour, you are free to explore this wonderful destination at your own pace. The incredible Lego theme park is set a short three hours outside the capital and it really can't be missed.
Iceland, mystery and majesty
Ever questioned how to rediscover that wide-eyed wonder that makes childhood such a magic part of life? We think we have the answer. Iceland is a country of such magnificence that every panorama will have you rubbing your eyes with disbelief. Dotted spectacular natural wonders from volcanoes to glaciers, from geysers to the Aurora Borealis, you will give your kids an incredible sense of the value of their surroundings.