Travel gives youngsters the opportunity to discover new worlds - or experience ones they've already heard about like pirates, gargoyles and puppets.
|Pirate Ship, Venice|
|Notre Dame, Paris|
|Guignol Puppets, Lyon|
Travelling by different forms of transportation can also be fun.
|Tourist Train, Monaco|
|Kayaking at the Pont du Gard|
|Horse and Carriage, Rome|
And what youngster doesn't enjoy an amusement ride?
|Ferris Wheel, Avignon|
Sometimes you come across grownups doing strange things like floating in mid-air or dressing up in gladiator costumes.
|Street Performer, Naples|
|Gladiators at the Coloseum, Rome|
Youngsters are often happy to find their favourite foods and beverages when far from home. Some old standbys like a McDonalds Happy Meal aren't hard to find; others may come with a local twist, like the French Coca-Cola bottle signed by designer Karl Lagerfeld.
|Italian Happy Meal|
And when kids need to burn off a little energy a good playground is just what they need, like this one on the rooftop of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.
|Children's Playground, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco|
It can get pretty hot on the rooftop but youngsters can cool off indoors while visiting the sharks and jellyfish at the aquarium.
And lastly I spotted two youngsters out for a swim with their parents on the river in Lyon.
|Family of Swans, Lyon|
What family-friendly activities have you enjoyed while travelling in Europe?