Taking your children along with you on holiday is always a bit risky. Children tend to get bored quickly, and there are some areas that they simply cannot be accommodated. As a tourist hub, Split in Croatia is the ideal destination for the whole family, because there are plenty of diverse activities on offer that will keep your children happy without impeding on the adult experience of the town. Naturally this article cannot target very young children or toddlers, but any child over the age of 8 should be able to enjoy the following things to do in Split.
Take note that success is not guaranteed in this regard though!
This beach is ideal for a family trip with slightly older children because it is both spacious and safe. The children can play on the pebble beach, frolic in the calm (but cold) water, or play games in the surrounding forest. The whole area is geared towards family fun, and because Brela is relatively quiet, you can be sure that you won’t lose track of the kids, or get them lost in massive crowds. Getting out of doors is also a great idea to allow your children the chance to let off some steam while they are travelling. Travel takes a lot of kids as they are usually cooped up, so let them run around a bit so that you can relax, and they can sleep come nightfall.
Generally speaking, children are unlikely to appreciate ancient architecture, but if you combine it with a trip to somewhere exciting, they will be far more inclined to absorb some of the local culture. The Fruit’s Market is ideal in this regard. It runs along some ancient streets, which means that the children can stretch their legs while be inundated with local culture. The market itself is vibrant and bright, and is likely to please children. Keep little ones close though. A picnic of fresh fruit can also be a great idea on a warm summer’s day.
Bavice beach is the perfect family destination in Split. You can expect great sandy beaches, water sports, hiking, and a leisure park. Think of it as an outdoor paradise for the whole family. Many visitors like the idea of a good old family picnic, but you can also visit any of the local restaurants if you so wish. There are also facilities for the disabled, which means that if you are travelling with any disabled family members they need not be excluded in any way.
Instilling a sense of culture from a young age will breed a confident, humble adult. The palace itself is ancient and most impressive, and forms another complete day out. You may expect protests from very young children, but from age 8 upwards, spinning the mystery and wonder of Ancient Rome should create the right kind of appeal. Take it slow, persevere, and enjoy your family.
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