Love to see experience Europe without leaving home? This is an interesting solution that's popular with kids, it's a European vacation for a day without having the even leave the house. A lot easier, and cheaper on the wallet.
You could really begin your journey in any European country, but I'll going to recommend France, and for a fairly simple reason - because it seems like too good an opportunity to turn down. Begin your European wandering with the most important meal of the day - breakfast. Overlooking the obvious option of 'French toast', I'd recommend croissant or crepes. What are crepes? They're like a tastier cousin of the pancake, and the kids are guaranteed to love them. They usually have a tasty filling, and a quick poll showed Nutella and banana to be a hands-down favourite. Classic, simple and tasty. Here's one I prepared earlier.
And why not catch up with Madeleine, the lovable French orphan. Choose between reading the books, watching the animated television series, or the feature film version. Truthfully, my personal favourite lies somewhere between options one and two. It'll have the kids chanting, "Merci beaucoup", "S'il vous plait", and "We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all, we love each other"! If the French vibe is particularly popular then stay put to visit the Notre Dame and celebrate with gypsies in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
When it's time to say au revoir to France, move yourself onto Italy! It's good fun to sing along to Italin songs – even when you can't quite get all the words. Heck, especially when you can't get all the words. There's a good multitude of them available free online or on YouTube, but here is a handy list of suggestions with the video clips attached
Quickly pop over to Greece, the birth place of philosophy and politics. For the truly adventurous take a trip back in time, to Ancient Greece with a toga party. Take a look at any of the fascinating myths and legends that Greece has to offer. Kids will love Disney's Hercules.
Finish up with your last stop in England, and settle back with some more Disney classics with the kids. You'd be surprised how many kids haven't yet seen Mary Poppins, so journey through England with her. Otherwise choose yourself a more daring guide, like Robin Hood or Peter Pan. Or in honour of the 2012 Olympics, settle in and watch Australia compete for the gold in London.
There you have it – a trip around Europe without having to leave the house. It's great for expanding the kids horizons, especially if the weather strands them indoors during school holidays.