Living in the city with kids can be tough…you can’t just send them outside with a ball and leave them to it!
It’s especially difficult when you’ve just moved to the city and haven’t got a little group of friends for them to go on playdates with.
But fear not Suitelifers, we’ve got the solution for you.
There’s plenty going on in Barcelona to keep your little ones interested, you’ve just got to keep your eyes peeled for what’s out there.
Read on for a list of the very best family fun in the city
We all know the struggle. You want to get some exercise in but you haven’t got anyone who can look after the kids. And you can hardly drag a 3 year old and a 7 year old round a gym for an hour can you?
We’ve got the answer for you.
The group of mamas from Chicas Fitness meet up several times a week for fitness classes. The best part? Kids are very welcome!
They run boxing, HIIT, stair and hill running workouts throughout the week based in Turo Park.
Some classes are also just for adults so if you do feel like getting a sweat on (and, let’s be honest, having a break from the kids) you can always head down to one of those.
Join the first class for free to see if its for you and then after that the charge is either €7 per class or €45 a month for unlimited classes. (Or if you can’t make it, private classes are on offer for €40). Join today!
This family-focussed theatre is based in Hostafrancs, just the other side of Sants, but has shows going on all over the city.
Every year their program is designed for familias and school groups to come enjoy the show and get an introduction to the sights and sounds of the theatrical arts.
They’ve got loads of great shows in the program coming up, including Alice in Wonderland and The Young Dali which tells the story of the painter’s formative years in a way kids are sure to enjoy.
Their work is almost all in Spanish or Catalan but, as we all know, kids are like sponges and this is a great way for them to pick up the language, even more so if they’re already learning. And besides, what’s not to enjoy about fun characters, brightly coloured and beautiful scenery and some great music!
This cute little coffee shop in Eixample is the perfect place to take your little ones on a rainy afternoon.
The 250m2 space is split into different sections with a play area for kids, a reading corner with cosy cushions and space for you to enjoy a chat with friends.
The food and coffee is locally sourced and always delicious, from sandwiches to quiches and from cakes to brunch. There are also lactose/gluten free and vegetarian options if that’s your style!
They also run inspiring and creative workshops to let you engage with your kids and keep their little hands busy as well as parties for celebrations like birthdays, baby showers, first communions and anniversaries.
Get down there today for fun with the kids and a slice of cake for you!
The School of Rock Festival at Sala Apolo is one you can’t miss.
On one Sunday of each month at 11am the concert hall opens its doors to everyone from little ‘uns whose ages you still count in months to big kid parents to enjoy some great rock music.
Music from all decades is played by DJs and cover bands, taking you through the history of pop and rock right up until now. There’s also loads more for the kids to get involved in such as make up workshops where they can become their own Bowie, (fake) tattoo parlours where they can get their favourite designs done.
It is 12€ on the door and a little cheaper if you buy online in advance. Kids under 3 go free!
If your kids aren’t quite up to a rock concert yet, how about trying Music Together.
This group meets every Thursday at 5:30pm in Hospitalet de Llobregat and is focussed on helping children to develop their musical skills.
This stimulates their brains and is a great way to introduce them to other kids and help them make friends. Its also brilliant for teaching them skills like working together, listening and repetition, and, of course, being your little partner in crime!
Try it out and get the music flowing!
Looking for something a little calmer? How about heading to the cinema?
Cines Verdi has reduced prices for kids under 11 every Monday so you can enjoy the best films on offer without breaking the bank.
Check out their schedule and see what you fancy!
Hope that’s helped you out! Let us know what you get up to with the kids in the comments below! Or if you’ve got any suggestions we’d love to add to our list.