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Best Itineraries for a Week in Europe with Kids: Part 2

We recently shared five of our top itineraries for a weeklong trip to Europe with kids … and we’re back with five more! In our decade-plus of planning trips for families, we’ve discovered which cities pair well for a one-week vacation. Instead of running your family ragged by racing across the continent, these itineraries combine destinations that…

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Day Trip from London to Legoland Windsor

LEGO must be the one toy ever invented that is just as much fun to play when you are 33, 43 and 53 as it was when you were just three? It’s the only toy that I will happily play with my kids for hours. Which is why we were all excited at the prospect of immersing ourselves in a land of those little bricks for the day.

Most of Britain’s theme parks are little more than permanent fairground structures and best avoided, with two exceptions: Blackpool Pleasure Beach, because it is deliciously tacky to the extreme; and Legoland Windsor, because it bares no relation to any other UK amusement park.

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How to Transform a Family Vacation from Ordinary to Extraordinary

The destination is booked. Your hotel is set. Now, how do you transform a trip from ordinary to extraordinary?

You can always wait until you arrive and ask the concierge, a fine option for many trips, or you can take advantage of Internet to try and find those few unique experiences that will ensure your are creating a trip your family will remember a trip for a lifetime.

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Ten Cities with Great Holiday Ice Skating Rinks

Something about the image of skaters conjures up that holiday feeling. As winter begins, skating outdoors is accessible even in the most unlikely places. Cities all over the world feature wonderful rinks to help get families in the holiday spirit.

Last year on our spring family vacation, I noticed the rink in Philadelphia’s center and it got me thinking about all the great outdoor rinks that offer this fun winter activity.

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London with Kids

Nancy wrote about London with kids at length when she returned from her trip last summer. However, she left out a few fun and juicy tidbits when she wrote our articles. I have good news—the rest of her story is online today on Delicious Baby.

If you want a laugh, check it out. Her harrowing flight across the Atlantic is familiar to all of us who have traveled abroad with babies and toddlers.