Have persuaded DH that we should have a short break in Germany and go to the Christmas markets (probably Cologne). Don't know whether to take DCs (5 and 9) or leave them with grandparents. Has anyone taken their children to these sorts of things and is it a bad idea? Just don't know if they'll get bored. Is there enough going on to last them a couple of days?
Have been to Cologne which is actually four separate markets. One of them is in fact supposed to be the children's market, although I can't actually remember it being very different to the others. I think there was some entertainment at different times of the day. I think your dc would probably like it for a while but would then get fed up so you would need some additional activities. Cathedral is right in the middle of one of the markets but not sure that would be much more interesting for them. There must be river cruises though?
Thanks. Currently trying to find Eurostar fares and have been quoted nearly £500 for one way for four of us . Why is it "from £79" only ever means if you travel on a Wednesday and you've booked ten years in advance?
haven't been to one's in Germany, but we go every years to the Brussels one. It is gorgeous and dd loves the roundabouts, big wheel and ice rink. The downside with dcs is that it gets absolutely packed! It was fine when she was in the buggy, but nowadays I have a big fear of losing her in the crowd.
I've been to the one in Vienna, admittedly without children, but I think children would absolutely love it, in small doses perhaps, and maybe with lots of sticky treats thrown in! I thought when you said small children in your title you meant toddler. I think a 5 year old will be so excited by it all.. are they boys or girls? Don't know if that makes any difference, are girls more excited by things like that or am I just being silly?
We took our ds when he was 3. We went to Heidelberg. It was lovely, and loads of little rides for him to go on. I would say though that we stopped in Cologne on the way home, and it was much bigger and more crowded and more touristy.