Playgrounds Of Europe

Sesame Street in Paris

While attempting to make our way to the National Picasso Museum, Clarrie decided we needed to make a pit stop at a park. As I’ve said before, this is part of the joy (and sometimes frustration) of travelling with little tikes. What struck us about this park wasn’t the park…


Square Jean XXIII – The park behind Notre Dame Cathedral

Square Jean XXIII is the park on the southern and eastern ‘rear’ sides of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. It’s a wonderful tranquil area with swings for the kids, park benches for the adults and flowers for all. With great views of not only Notre Dame, but also the Seine,…


L’aire de jeux dans le Jardin des Tuileries

Yeah baby – I can type in French! Welcome to Paris Upon arriving in Paris, we dumped our bags in the apartment and headed straight across the road to Tuileries Garden, which is the biggest park I have ever seen. It’s also our front yard. I really did well booking…


Zurich Arboretum

Today’s mission was to drive from Alpnachstad to my brothers place in southern Germany. At around 2 hours, we decided to break up the drive by stopping off somewhere along the way. There were a few options we looked into, such as , or . We ended up deciding on…



Giardino Papadopoli park

After stumbling upon Parco Savorgnan the other day, we set out today to see the Giardino Papadopoli park. We’d noticed it as we were walking to Piazzale Roma to double check we could get a taxi from there in the early hours of Sunday morning to make our flight (yes,…


Great park for the kids in the heart of Venice

Parco Savorgnan is a lovely little park, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Venice’s paths. It’s almost like a secret garden in the Cannaregio district. The park is quite large, and has a children’s playground as well as plenty of green space to just relax and get away…


Oppian Hill Park (Parco del Colle Oppio)

Oppian Hill Park (Parco del Colle Oppio) is situated across the road from the Colosseum and is a must for any parent in Rome. Being only a few minutes walk from some of the main Ancient Roman historical sites, ¬†it’s a great reprieve for both kids and parents. We were…


The views from Pincian Hill!!

Pincian Hill is at the top of the Spanish Steps, just past Villa dei Medici- and well worth the walk. Seeing the sculptures and incredible view was a complete accident for is. We’d just done the Spanish Steps and were walking to Villa Borghese for a play on the swings…


Villa Carlo Alberto al Quirinale

Villa Carlo Alberto al Quirinale is a park in the heart of Rome and is a great spot for the kids to have a run-around in between a spot of sightseeing. For those kids who are just finding their feet like Clarrie, it gave an excellent opportunity to climb up…