We use 'Britain with Kids' a lot, and find it very useful and detailed. In particular we like the section that shows what is 'fun and free' in each area since we don't have a lot of money to spend on theme parks and other commercial attractions. We also like the wet weather options shown; we love discovering Britain, and hardly feel the need to travel abroad when there is so much to see on our doorstep, but wet weather can be limiting at times, so it is useful to have some tips.
Perhaps we shouldn't have expected such great things from this book, but it was a shame to find that all this one does is to loosely skim the surface of too many countries at once, with very little detail about any of them, in particular a marked lack of any real practical detail anywhere near as good as that in 'Britain with Kids'. We wanted to find out more about France for our next trip, but we feel none the wiser having read this book. A lot of the detail seems rather random - a lot of recommendations for windsurfing and other watersports, three fairly arbitrarily chosen chateux in the Loire, four bike trails (at 40-50km a bit long for our eight-year old) and some skiing information. We wanted to find out about the different regions, and their highlights - we weren't expecting encyclopedic detail, but some handy tips that would help us to decide where to go.
And I lived in Sweden back in the 90s and was surprised to find only a brief two page spread on this marvellous country, containing very little of any value.
Get this book from your local library by all means, but then go out and buy a proper book about the countries that you'd like to visit, so that you can do some proper research before you go.