We took our kids to London for a week two years ago and got off to a rocky start. It took us a couple of days to remember a very important principle—not every activity is right for every age, and it’s okay to split up. Here’s how things went down, and how we righted the ship.
The first few days on the trip, we were all together all the time, because we wanted to be together. We’d gotten train passes and planned several day trips out of the city plus lots of fun things to do together in the city. On about the third day we were all in Dover and it was windy with a light cold drizzle, and Dover is mostly walking and war sites that the younger kids got tired of quickly. Read more