Baby sat down on lake garda

1/10 Riva Del Garda, Lake Garda

Why go? Plenty of space and scope for keeping toddlers busy, Riva del Garda, on the north side of the Lake, is a fantastic base.

Activities: Head for the castle grounds for picnics or amble along the lakeside walkways, gardens and beach or playgrounds.

Toddlers love transport and here they can experience the tram ride to the top of Monte Baldo and the ferry to Limone.

There’s also the aquarium at Gardaland, better suited to toddlers than the adrenelin rides in the theme park.