After turning to the feedback and reviews of more than 200,000 parents that have travelled abroad with their young children since 2021, we can reveal some of the world's most toddler-friendly holiday destinations.
Within our recommendations you can find the best places to fly to with your toddlers for a comfortable night’s sleep, an enjoyable dining experience, and some of the world’s top-rated toddler-friendly activities.
Continue reading to find out which international destinations ticked all the boxes for parents of toddlers from both Great Britain and the rest of the world.
We’ve also created a guide that offers parents tips on what they should know before flying and travelling abroad with their little ones.
The 10 most toddler-friendly destinations in the world, as rated by British parents
Using reviews on Tripadvisor by parents who have holidayed with their toddlers, we’ve determined the 10 most toddler-friendly destinations in the world. Each destination is ranked out of 100, based on how it scores for local accommodation, restaurants, activities and attractions.
1st: Kraków (99 out of 100)
Scoring 99 out of 100 on our index ranking, Krakow is rated as the best holiday destination by British parents who travelled there with their toddlers.
In addition to its rich historical heritage, Kraków also offers plenty for parents to enjoy with young children, including the theme park Energylandia and History Land, an interactive museum that uses LEGO and virtual reality to tell stories about Poland’s history.
2nd: Lisbon (86 out of 100)
The Portuguese city of Lisbon is rated second in our list of the best holiday destinations to travel to with toddlers.
Younger members of the family can get a taste of history in one of Europe’s oldest cities by trying Portugal’s famously delicious pasteis de natas, or learn about science and technology at Lisbon’s Science Museum.
3rd: Dubai (77 out of 100)
British parents who have travelled abroad with their toddlers rate Dubai as number three on the list of best holiday destinations in the world.
While it’s famed for incredible skyscrapers and a wide selection of shopping malls, Dubai also offers a variety of attractions for parents to enjoy with young children. Don’t miss the Wild Wadi World Waterpark and the sights and sounds of Motiongate’s Hollywood-inspired theme park.
4th: New York (74 out of 100)
New York City takes fourth place as one of the best destinations for holidaying with toddlers.
Bus tours are a really convenient way to see this famous city, but a trip to Central Park’s 843 acres of meadows, lakes, waterfalls and woodland also provides a pleasant contrast to New York’s hustle and bustle.
5th: Madeira (74 out of 100)
According to parents of toddlers who holiday from Britain, this Portuguese island is their fifth favourite holiday destination.
Madeira is a mountainous volcanic island that also boasts plenty of sandy stretches to go with its year-round warm climate. The beaches of Calheta and Ribeira Brava are recommended among locals for being particularly family friendly.
6th: Tenerife (71 out of 100)
Parents who travel to Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, have ranked it sixth on their list of top holiday destinations to go to with their toddlers.
Many parents will travel here for the beautiful beaches, but family-friendly activities can be found inland too. While Mount Teide National Park offers unforgettable views and plenty of photo opportunities, Aqualand features swimming pools, a lazy river and a pirate port with slides, water taps and a bucket of water that tips unexpectedly.
7th: Malta (64 out of 100)
With a warm climate and striking landscape, Malta ranks seventh in our list of best holidays for parents and their toddlers.
Among Malta's most popular attractions is the BOV Adventure Park, which offers climbing frames, water fountains and swings.
8th: Lanzarote (60 out of 100)
Parents rated Lanzarote eighth in the list of best destinations to go to with their toddlers, and it’s the second Canary Island to make an appearance in our top 10.
You’re spoilt for choice with beaches of gold, white and black sand on offer, however parents can also take their toddlers on a trip through Pardelas Park, which includes a farm area and photo-ready mountain views.
9th: Barcelona (60 out of 100)
This Catalan city comes in at number nine on our list of the best toddler-friendly destinations to travel to.
Its wide streets make it easy to walk around with a pram, and the beach is only ever a short journey away on public transport. Tibidabo Amusement Park is also recommended to visit for families with young children.
10th: Alicante (51 out of 100)
The final location on our list of the best destinations to visit with toddlers is Alicante.
This historic city has been continuously inhabited for over 7,000 years and, as such, there are numerous landmarks to be found such as the Santa Barbara Castle or the Old Town. Aqua Natura is one of many attractions for families, offering pools, wave pools and even mermaid lessons.