Croatia, situated on the Adriatic Sea, is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. It is a fantastic destination for family holidays as the towns generally have pedestrianized squares where kids can run around and play safely. There are also plenty of hotels and other accommodation which cater well to families with babies and toddlers.
Zagreb is the capital and is well worth a visit although it is inland. Dubrovnik is a UNESCO protected city and the old town is simply breath-taking. The Croatian coast is absolutely astounding and there’s no shortage of beaches to take your breath away. Croatia has thousands of islands and islets and its crystal clear, turquoise blue waters are ideal for swimming.
Croatians are generally warm and welcoming to children however changing facilities are few and far between (although you will find them in new shopping centres and in some restaurants). Changing your baby while they are in a stroller or pram in a park or in the corner of a bustling town square is acceptable, just make sure you have nappy bags with you. Croatia is quite safe and clean and there are plenty of free parks and adventure parks located throughout the country.
Croatian food is a delectable combination of classic Mediterranean and Italian flavour with a new-world twist and there is an impeccable wine selection. and there will no shortage of food for younger kids to enjoy.
Croatian prices are surprisingly reasonable — especially when compared to nearby European countries.
See below for al the information you will need for travelling to Croatia with a baby, toddler or younger child.