Travel locations and holiday destinations inspired by children’s books

Children's Literature in London

Are you looking for a travel destination to engage your children? How about a location from a favourite children’s book, or an actual landmark or building which inspired a magical or legendary setting from a story? Here’s a list of top holiday spots with literary themes.

Travel locations in children’s books – our recommendations

In the UK and Northern Ireland

Platform nine and three quarters from Children's Literature

Children's Literature in Oxford

Further afield

Children's Literature in Venice

Travel Guides for Children

Lonely Planet has an excellent range of books for children visiting travel locations around the world. The Not for Parents series is stuffed with interesting facts about each location, and features landmarks and trip ideas to appeal to children.

Leap and Hop books also produce amazing ring-bound travel adventure guides for children, for locations such as Myanmar, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, New York, Paris, and Bali.

Lonely Planet Kids Guides

For more reading ideas, why not have a look at our Year 6 books ?

This page was first published on Sep 24, 2017 and last updated on Apr 23, 2023 @ 11:56 pm.

About Tom Tolkien

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Tom Tolkien is a highly qualified (BA Hons, PGCE, QTS) children's literature expert and teacher with over 25 years of experience. He has led inset courses, developed curriculum materials, spoken at conferences, advised on longlisting for several international children's literature literature awards and written for educational publishers including contributing to a BETT award-nominated app. Social profiles: Twitter | Linkedin

This resource was last updated on April 23rd, 2023 and first published in 2017.