Raise the curtains for the Babyccino City Guides!!!

February 19, 2009

Babyccino city guidesCan’t believe how excited and proud we are. It was a full-term, healthy pregnancy, and after a long but painless delivery we have finally given birth to four wonderful, beautiful city guides!!!

Their names are Amsterdam, London, Milan and Paris and even though they are still tiny, all the features are present.  So with a lot of love and nurture from their mummies, they will soon grow up to become big, complete travel guides!

No kidding. Visiting cities with kids in tow doesn’t mean you have to spend your days in the swimming pool of the hotel (if it even has one) feeling guilty about disturbing the other hotel guests who, without a doubt, are hoping to spend their first romantic weekend-away-from-kids in 15 years.
Or… ending up in the local Rainforest Café or McDonald’s restaurant because you’re hungry and frustrated and all those fancy-looking local restaurants didn’t look very kid-friendly.

No way. From now on, just check out the Babyccino city guides with inside information of all the cool places we like to visit in our cities, carefully selected and tested and proven to be kid or parent friendly!  Discover the coolest kid-friendly restaurants, the cutest kiddie shops, the best parks and playgrounds, the most interesting museums, the best local products and more!
Of course, this is a work in progress so we will keep updating them — and we would love to hear back from you with feedback and tips!


Love, the Babyccino girls

(Phew – time for a beer now!)


Comments (11)

February 19, 2009

The best idea ever! I’ll check the London one and see if I have some info to add.

February 19, 2009

I’m so happy!!! thank you so much! It is very much appreciated! you are fantastic.
Love to you all

Silvia - Milano
February 19, 2009

Will you girls ever explain to all of us, how you could possible manage to have two kids each (at least), a daily job, sometimes a husband (!!), sometimes a house (!!), AND still have the strength to come up with these great ideas AND realize them?!?!

(Phew – Just the thought of it, knock me off!)

February 19, 2009

Hi Ladies I love this idea local information when travelling is always good but hard to find if you are travelling with children. I just had a quick look at the London guide and I definitely think you should add Greenwich Park. I am biased as I live on that side of London but my daughter loves it at any time of year. In the winter we often visit the National Maritime Museum which has a Paul’s cafe inside, or the Royal Observatory (both are free entry). In the summer there is the Pavilion Tea House which has some amazing views and great food for kids if you don’t have time to make a picnic. There is the children’s boating pond next to an excellent playground which we use year around.
Of course there is the market and nearby 2 great new shops have opened. First one is the Rhodes Bakery which we have become regular at for our weekend sourdough and the odd cupcake or brownie. Then there is Biscuit Ceramic Cafe which serves coffee and cupcakes while you decorate the ceramic piece of your choice.
I hope you feel the same as we do about the park and add it to your city guide.

February 19, 2009

these are fantastic! Just what i would want when planning our few days in Amsterdam on the way to Kenya……… Just one thought – places to stay. It seems there are always places to stay that locals know about that don’t immediately pop up on the internet (Canal boats, farms etc. ). I can not wait to leaf through all you guys have put together!

February 19, 2009

fantastic idea, ladies. this is going to be such a help.

February 19, 2009

This is amazing – we can’t wait to actually put one to good use…..this must have taken so much time, so thank you all so much for your efforts! 🙂

February 20, 2009

Congratulations! This is fantastic!

February 20, 2009

Great idea!!!

March 9, 2016

Hi! My daughter and I will be visiting Paris, London and Amsterdam this summer. I’d love to read your city guides. However, the links on the city guides do not work. Have they been moved to a new site?

Many thanks,

Esther in Amsterdam
March 10, 2016

Hi Ria, I just checked and the links are working for me, but here they are again:
Enjoy your travels! xxx

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