Whether you’ve got a foodie fanatic or a picky eater in the family, Tom&Teddy has found a few trips that are sure to tempt their tastebuds
Make Pizza In Rome

When in Rome… learn to make pizza! Head to Navona Square in Rome to whip up a pie just like mama used to make. Rome 4 Kids Tours offers a Pizza Master Class For Pizza Lovers. During a two-hour class, your tot will have the chance to visit one of the city’s best pizzerias. Here they can select their favourite ingredients, learn how to make the dough and bake their pizza in a stone oven. And if that’s not good enough, they can celebrate all their hard work by sampling their creation. Stay at: Hotel De Russie. Tots are sure to love the Froggy teddy bear that they will be gifted on arrival and the special Families R Forte passport. Within the passport they can put the special visa sticker from their stay and write about their Italian adventures. Other pint-sized treats that kids are sure to love include baby bath products, hooded towels and rubber ducks!

Plant Rice In Bali

If you want your kids to think a little greener, take them on a foodie adventure with a difference in Ubud, Bali. Kids will be able to don the traditional farmer’s outfits and join the gardeners from the Four Seasons Sayan in its squelchy, muddy paddy fields. During their time in the fresh air, kids will have the chance to learn about how rice grows, how to plant the baby shoots and how to separate the grain from the chaff. Stay at: Hidden by the lush Ayung River you will find the Four Seasons Sayan. This boutique resort is the perfect place to get away from it all. Once your tots have planted their rice and taken a tour of the garden, they can learn Balinese crafts at the Pici Pici kids club, which is a bamboo-covered rice barn tucked away in the jungle.

Feast On Fish In Denmark

Whether your tots are large or small, you can have an aquatic adventure in Denmark. Tiny tots will love to visit Hundested Harbour that is just an hour’s drive outside Copenhagen. Here kids can learn about the fauna of the sea and fish for fresh crabs from tanks that are filled by local fisherman. Or if your children are a little older you can head to Øresund near Malmo where you can hire a boat to bring in your own catch. Stay at: In the land of Hans Christian Andersen you would expect a magical hideaway. And that’s just what you get with the Tivoli Hotel. The family hotel comes with themed suites for children, featuring big tops, guard huts and princess beds.

Enjoy A Desert Picnic In Dubai

Once they’ve built their sandcastles and had a splash in the water parks, take your little ones on a desert adventure with a difference. Frying Pan Adventures offer an array of foodie tours that are sure to tempt their tastebuds. From walking tours around the city where they get to sample the best Middle Eastern and Indian food, to a picnic in the desert where they get to enjoy local, organic and homemade delicacies. Stay at: The Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam. Children at this glamorous resort will not only have access to the giant Sinbad’s Kids Club, but will also be able to visit the turtle lagoon, which is part of Jumeirah’s Turtle Rehabilitation Project. Here rescued turtles build up their strength before the team return them to the ocean

Hit The Markets In Vietnam

If you want to make sure your kids eat their five a day, take them on a culinary adventure in Vietnam. Highway 4 in Hanoi, will take your family on a cyclo tour of a local street market before showing you how to whip up tasty Vietnamese dishes in their kitchen. The Hanoi Cooking Centre also offers cooking classes for kids. Plus they can have their face painted afterwards. Stay at: The historic Sofitel Legend Metropole. This family-friendly hotel has both an indoor and outdoor playground and a huge swimming pool that is ready to explore.

Suggested Itineraries

Ancient Andalusia

Andalucia Spain Europe

  • Marvel at the Moorish architecture of Granada’s Alhambra

  • Delve into Spanish tapas on a food tour of Seville

  • Enjoy dinner and a live flamenco display at Tablao Flamenco, Cordoba

  • Sample fine wines and watch dancing horses in Jerez

  • Experience the atmospheric ancient cities of Andalusia

When to go:

ideal length 7 nights

Autumn in Slovenia and Croatia

Croatia Slovenia

  • Explore the Old Town of Ljubljana, Europe’s greenest capital
  • Discover Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled
  • Go wine tasting and truffle hunting on Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula
  • Marvel at the turquoise lakes and gushing waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes
  • Admire the museums and historical attractions of cultural Zagreb

When to go:

ideal length 11 nights

Gourmet Tour of Bordeaux and Paris

Bordeaux Paris

  • Visit Saint-Julien to learn how to taste fines wines
  • Tour Bordeaux to sample the finest wines in various appellations
  • Experience the subterranean church and cemetery at Saint-Emilion
  • Sample cognac and learn how to pair it with food in the Cognac region
  • Enjoy a private cruise on the River Seine followed by dinner at a renowned Parisian restaurant

When to go:

ideal length 8 nights
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