The first time we took our kids to Europe my son was 6 years old, and he was fascinated by the different coins and money. He wanted to collect every one of the different pounds sterling in England. Each time he got a new one he would immediately make a coin rubbing in his little travel journal. It was so cute! And now, at age 12, he still remembers that about that trip.
Hubby and I really wanted to tour the inside of Parliament in London, but spent the afternoon watching my daughter do cartwheels on the lawn out front of the gorgeous building instead. That's okay. We still haven't seen the inside, but it's really okay.
We've let the kids play for hours making a big soapy mess in the hotel bathtub (particularly fun for them since we wouldn't allow that at home), we've sat and watched drawbridges go up and down, locks and sluices open and close, fed birds, and even still stop to play on playground equipment.
|Drawbridge in Delft, the Netherlands.|
|Feeding swans in Halstatt, Austria.|
|Playground in Antwerp.|