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 an experienced teacher and educational consultant who taught for 20 years in primary and secondary schools, including Woodleigh School in North Yorkshire, where he was Head of English and ran a 4000 book prep school library for pupils aged 3-13. He now reviews books for children and teens. Social profiles: Twitter | Linkedin