This month, wrap up warm and enjoy outdoor light installations, wintry trails and magical ice rinks… or cuddle up at home with some festive (virtual) theatre.
This particular day was so unbearably hot there was literally only about 10 minutes where at least one of us wasn’t crying or shouting.
Head to the Netherlands’ second-largest city for pancake cruises, giant dolls’ houses, inhabitable art installations and maritime fun.
This coastal gem boasts real-life giants, an immersive jaunt through the history of young Dutch literature and probably the best play cafe we’ve ever been to.
The absolute worst thing about bottles is standing over the cold tap willing the water to cool a boiling-hot bottle at a rate faster than half a degree per minute because it’s 4am and your baby is screaming the house down.
I know it must cost a lot of money to preserve all this old crap, but they could at least put some effort into making a half-decent event.
Sticking three under-fours in an open-top boat with no one but ourselves to save them when we inevitably hit something felt like an empowering life choice.
An ideal activity for little ones, who’ll find no shortage of unusual sights to spot out the window.
Berlin is about as child-friendly as European cities come and it didn’t take long to work out where all the cool kids hang out.
Me and Babu are both extremely vomity people and we didn’t need that on our day out at the seaside.