Barcelona is the perfect city to get away with children for a weekend. Local museums, galleries, shops and parks are created to inspire young visitors. In every corner of the city there are playgrounds and attractions that take your kids to absolute enthusiasm.
Nor are going to have problems with eating good, in most restaurants they have kids menu. Shopping with children is like a dream here, there are plenty of shops, wonderful clothes at very reasonable price.
In this article we will explain in detail where to go in Barcelona with your kids.
Museo Cosmo Caixa
An impressive science museum will be interesting both to children and parents. It is a selection of real experiments, objects, animals, plants, gathered to provide the visitor emotions in favor of science. They offer different spaces – the Planetarium, the Amazon Rainforest miniature and other interactive activities. In total, the museum is divided into eight thematic areas. There are, for example, “The Geological Wall”, “The Flooded Forest”, “The Place of Science”, “Bubble Planetarium” etc. Besides there are always temporary exhibitions. It is a great place to enjoy a cognitive experience with your children. Also ideal for rainy days!
Carrer Isaac Newton, 26, Barcelona
Tel. 93 212 60 50
Open from Thuesday to Sunday, from 10 till 20h.
Pudding is a restaurant – cafe run by a system of Eat + Play + Think: “The New Generation of Coffee Shop” offers much more than any other traditional cafeteria. Pudding organizes workshops related to science, history or literature. There is a space for your children to play and enhance your skills while you can enjoy the food. Pudding offers a giant chalkboard where children can draw, building materials, games, wooden games, puzzles etc.
Carrer de Pau Claris, 90, 08010 Barcelona
Tel. 93 676 10 25
Open everyday, from 09 till 22h.
What else can encourage that much children as to see monkeys and rhinos live? It is a huge zoo located in the most beautiful and well-known park in Barcelona – La Ciutadella. Children can enjoy the dolphin shows, pony rides or day camp in an area specially designed for walking. The zoo has over 300 varieties of animals.
Parc de la Ciutadella
Tel. 93 225 67 80
Open from16of March till 15 of September: every day from 10 till 19h.
From 25 of March and from 28 of October till 31 of December, every day from 10 till 17h.
Adults 19€, children from 3-12 y.o. – 11,80 € and free for children younger than 3 y.o.
The spectacular Oceanarium is the largest, with great number of species, located in the port city. It houses various species such as bream, eels, sunfish, rays and two kinds of sharks: the bull shark (Carcharias taurus) and the sandbar shark of (Carcharhinus plumbeus), the true stars of L’ Aquarium de Barcelona. In a transparent tunnel over 80 meters long you can enjoy a spectacular underwater walk. Barcelona Aquarium provides an opportunity for all divers (with degree only) to live the unique experience of diving into the main tank Barcelona Aquarium and surround yourself with sharks and thousands of fish.
Moll d’Espanya del Port Vell, s/n, 08039 Barcelona
Tel: 932 21 74 74
Open every day from 9:30 h. till 21:00 h.
July and August: 9:30 h. a 23:00 h.
Adults 20 € (children from 3 to 4 y.o, 7 €; from 5 to 10 y.o, 15 €)
Located near Aquarium of Barcelona, an absolutely special ice cream, which will delight all children. The ice cream imported from Taiwan has a different from a normal ice cream flavor. It works like this – you come in, choose the flavor and various toppings and they will serve it in a box of fun – each serving will eyes made of sugar, sauces and toppings. For sure your kids are going to hypnotize these sweet eyes!
Passeig Joan de Borbó, 30, 08003 Barcelona
Tel: 932 21 53 10
Open every day from 13 till 22h.
Escapada a PORTAVENTURA
Just an hour from Barcelona you will find kids paradise, the dream of all small and not only of them – the huge amusement park Port Aventura. If you come to Barcelona with children is a MUST getaway! Located in the heart of the Costa Dorada, you can enjoy a variety of activities, fun attractions, shows and for all tastes. Here are attractions of all kind – Shambhala – the tallest roller coaster in Europe with a drop of 96 meters, Huracan Condor – amazing vertical drop from 100 meters high and many more. For not so brave ones and smaller there is a Sesame Adventure, Aquatic Park, themed shops and restaurants.
All options of how to get there , is available here.
Tel: 902 20 22 20
Doors open 21 de Marzo de 2015 and closed on November (details on their web page)
1 day adults 45Eur
1 day children 39Eur
Charming La donutería in Raval neighborhood, in the modern part of the city for its locals, people and atmosphere. The owner and baker of Donutería is Richard Bies, a secret – formerly part of the team of bakers in fancy pastry known Escribà of Barcelona. Every day Richard creates different flavors of donuts, even as sophisticated as mango, passion fruit with chocolate, coconut and curry, and have savory flavors, like smoked salmon or ham.
The appearance is as impressive as the taste – view the showcase of many bright colors makes you wanting to try all the donuts soon.
The place itself is nothing special, so we advise you to buy a box to take away and go to the nearby park with children enjoying a sweet tooth snack.
Carrer del Parlament, 20, 08015 Barcelona
Open from Tuesday till Sunday from 09 till 20h.
El Parque de atracciones TIBIDABO
Road to Tibidabo park begins with a trip on the subway from downtown Barcelona. Then you need to transfer the old Tram Blau, that takes you to the middle of the mountain. To reach the final point, where a children’s park located, you will have to transfer to a funicular. From there, the best views of the city and Temple Sacred Heart of Jesus – a church that is seen everywhere in the city. The park was built in 1889, and many attractions are of that time, giving the place the charm of the past.Attractions in the park are fairly quiet – a Ferris wheel, a chain – its main advantages are in spectacular views of the city. At night and on weekends, in the square of the park entrance, they arrange a puppet theatre, where participate artists and bands of street theater and circus. All this is accompanied with fireworks.
Tel. 93 211 79 42
Open from March till June, weekends from 12 till 19h, from July please consult schedule at their web page.
Entrance 28,50Eur, shorter than 120cm 10,30Eur, shorter than 90cm free