Closer than you think

One of the things I love about Disneyland Paris is that it's so easy to get to from the UK, which makes it perfect for a last minute short break – and, at the risk of sounding as though I've been spellbound by Tinkerbell, one your children will remember forever. (Every kid I know can wax lyrical about their favourite Disney rides for hours on end. Ask them about their favourite subjects at school, however, and they quickly clam up.)


Right now, it's Mickey's Magical Party, which means extended opening hours until 11pm (so afternoon naps are a good idea!), plus some fabulous new parades and awe-inspiring firework display The Enchanted Spectacular. Not only that, but kids under 7 stay, play and travel with Eurostar for free until January 2010. Now that's magic.

written by Liz Jarvis