Aerial view over the Old Town in Prague during their annual Christmas market

Seven family-friendly destinations to visit this festive season


Whether you’re dreaming of snow and Christmas markets, or luxuriating on a Caribbean beach, these family-friendly winter escapes will bring plenty of festive cheer

Now’s the perfect time for a magical winter break, so wrap the kids up warm and get set for new adventures. That might mean ice-skating on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, with twinkling views over Paris, or crunching star-shaped lebkuchen at Munich’s Christmas markets. Mandarin Oriental hotels also tap into the festive spirit, with pop-up toy shops, extra-special afternoon teas or hands-on cookie-baking sessions. The season brings feasting, fun and even more surprises, from gift-filled stockings to one-on-ones with Santa – whether that’s by the fire in London or under the Caribbean sun.