Planning a sightseeing holiday with children

A holiday can mean different things to different people. For some, they want to go away to a hot country and spend their days lazing by the pool or sunbathing on the beach. For others, they may want something a little more thrilling and look to do some sightseeing. Sightseeing can sometimes involve a lot of walking and so it may not always be as easy if you have younger children as this simply may be too much for them and you may quickly find that they become tired and no longer want to go on.

If you are planning some sightseeing when on holiday with children, especially young ones, then you need to plan ahead a little. Rather than just going off on a walk, try and plan out your route and check out the terrain. It may be that you can take a pushchair with you or take a push along bike that will allow your child time to sit down and recuperate whilst you power on.

Some children can find sightseeing a little boring, so try and plan in some activities for them to do along the way such as hiding stones that you have painted for others to find or making a den out of branches.