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Parents try everything to make the holidays special for the kids and recently it has become harder and harder to inject a little Christmas magic into the big day. Some extra presents under the tree may be a good start, but nothing gets the kids psyched up like an adventure abroad. Flying across to Europe is a nice break for adults, but to kids it can be as incredible as travelling to another planet. Book to fly from London Stansted this Christmas and treat your family to one of these spectacular winter breaks:
Eid Milad Saeid Dubai
Dubai is one of the most popular destinations in the world so it’s hardly surprising that the city goes all out for Christmas. The traditional turkey dinner tends to be moved outside as the weather is often hot and balmy, creating more of a street party feeling across the city. It’s also possible to order a Christmas dinner to be delivered to your room from many of the city’s top restaurants. And if you really want to get into the festive spirit you can visit the Irish Village which plays host to an annual Christmas market where every visitor gets a free mince pie.
Feliz Navidad Madrid
As you would expect of any Spanish city, Madrid is passionate about Christmas. The city has been compared to a disco ball before as its streets are overrun with bright market stalls and incredible holiday lights. If you have time, the Navibus tour of the city is a must as it ferries tourists between the Christmas markets while showing them the best festive displays. Madrid is the perfect destination if you and your kids can’t get enough of Christmas lights and markets.
Vrolijk Kerstfeest Amsterdam
Although you may think Amsterdam is the last place you would want to take your children, that may be because you haven’t heard of Efteling. One of the most visited theme parks in Europe and an incredible place to visit, Efteling is an adventure park that was designed years before Disney. The park is jam-packed full of attractions based on Grimm’s fairy tales and Arthurian legends so there’s plenty to get the kids excited about. Efteling even hosts a series of feasts, festivals and bonfires at Christmas, to make everything extra special. If you want to give the kids a truly unique experience there’s nowhere better than Efteling.
Fly directly from London Stansted to all these family-friendly festive destinations.