What to Do in Barcelona When You Have Kids
Hey everyone! Do you wonder what to do with children in Barcelona? Is there any activities for kids in Barcelona that I could plan with my family this summer? If you are the proud parents of some little excited kids eager to get their say in what your schedule will be during your stay in paradise, well we have thought of you families and we want your children to enjoy their vacations as much as you do. Besides, if you’re lucky enough to live in Barcelona it’s even better because you’ll have all the time in the world to do everything. If you’re just on holidays, just pick from the list of activities for kids in Barcelona that we created for you below and have the greatest time in here with your family!
Kids Activities in Barcelona: the Attractions
- Sagrada Familia
Even though going to church while on vacations might not sound that appealing for your kids, the architectural beauty of this piece of art will blow their minds anyway. Going on a sunny morning is the best moment to enjoy all the colours created by the stained-glass windows and well, who doesn’t like a rainbow? Your kids will love it for sure.
Both fun and culturally rewarding, going to the aquarium is one of the best ways to keep your kids busy and entertained during your holidays in Barcelona. Besides, let’s not forget that any activity who allows you and your family to spend some time out of the sun’s reach is a blessing that I greatly encourage. Only warning, I know it’s hot in here during the summer but try not to dive in with the sharks when you go to the Aquarium of Barcelona!
Check out the website right here.
- Montjuic Castle
Hosting various events such as exhibitions, feasts and even outdoor screenings, the Montjuic Castle is the ideal place to go with your kids to enjoy the beauty of this medieval castle and the atmosphere from a time of knights and princesses. Located on the fabulous Montjuic hill of Barcelona, get the chance to appreciate a wonderful view of the city and a travel back through time.
Have a look to the website and order your tickets in advance.
- Zoo of Barcelona
Situated in the city centre and more specifically in the heart of the beautiful Ciutadella Park, the zoo is definitely a must in terms of activities to do with kids. If you’re in Barcelona this summer, don’t miss the show “Magic at the Zoo: Unbelievable Animals” by Edouard Juanola that will amaze your whole family!
Order your tickets and check out the latest events at the zoo of Barcelona right here.
- Poble Espanyol
Poble Espanyol is located near the Palace next to Plaça d’Espanya. This is one of the best attractions to go when staying in Barcelona and enjoy a great day with your children. It is a typical little Spanish village which gathers buildings made according to each architectural style from all around Spain that offers activities for families and children such as clues games and shows.
Plan your visit on Poble Espanyol’s website.
- Catalunya en Miniatura
Located 13km outside of Barcelona, in the municipality of Torelles de Llobregat, this amusement park offers you a large range of miniature sculptures to make you discover the wonders of Catalunya. Get to know this amazing region and the art of scale model replica.
Purchase your tickets online on Catalunya en Miniatura’s website.
Kids Activities in Barcelona: the Museums
Barcelona is a very cultural city which offers many activities for you and your children to get the chance to learn while having fun! Here’s a list of museums which are either made for kids or extremely kid-friendly. It’s not because your on holidays that you should stop learn people, especially since Barcelona has so many cool museums to go to and have a great time.
- Science Museums
- Historical Museums
- Art Museum
For more information on the museums, check out the amazing website of kidsinbarcelona.com which gathers all the activities you can do with your children in the city.
Kids Activities in Barcelona: the Fun Stuff
So, cultural and grown-up activities are cool for your kids to learn but let’s be honest, they will definitely have more fun by doing some outdoor exercises and preferably those who involve water and slides!
Now that is something seriously funny that I need to try and that I am offering you right now for you to enjoy with your kids. It might look dangerous for some of you but it is very safe and most of all, it looks AMAZING! If you’re into “extreme” sports, just try the Sphere.
Want to keep in shape while on holidays? Go to the mini amusement park located right in the port of Barcelona where you’ll enjoy a Sci-Fi-like obstacle course to do with your kids and enjoy a good day of exercising.
Check out Bubbleparc’s website to see what it is all about.
WATERPARKS! I mean no words needed here, right? Actually there is. All of them are located outside of Barcelona and mostly in other cities of the Catalonian coast. The closest waterpark from Barcelona is Illa Fantasia but you’ll still need to plan your trip there by getting a train ticket or renting a car. The fun is worth it guys!
Barcelona has plenty of beaches for you to go and the further you go, the calmer and family friendly the beaches get. Good thing is that even though it’s gonna require a little bit of walking you can get there with the Line 4 of the Metro that get you to all the beaches along the city.
- New Icària
- Mar Bella (nudist beach, be careful)
Moreover, the city of Sitges, which is located 30min away from Barcelona and very easily accessible by train, has many beaches that are very cherished by Barcelona’s population and that you should try out if you want to spend your whole day on the beach. Plus, you get to visit the nice city of Sitges.
Kids Activities: the Parks
If you’re feeling like going to a park because it is one of the best way to spend time with your kids, Barcelona is a very flourished city and it has many green spaces and great parks.
- Ciutadella Park
- Park Guëll (the outskirt of the park where you don’t risk to break any piece of art. Plus, there is a great view!)
- Jardin de la Maternitat
And so many more! There are squares for kids to play in almost every corner of the city, you’ll find what you’re looking for for sure.
Kids Activities in Barcelona: the Adventure
Feeling adventurous? You need to try those amazing activities to do around Barcelona!
- Port Aventura
The famous amusement park is waiting for you! Located near Tarragona (South of Barcelona), you’ll need to plan your trip there but don’t worry the park did it all for you!
Check out the website and how to get there and purchase your tickets.
- Tibidabo Theme Park
Located on one of the highest hills surrounding Barcelona, Tibidabo offers you the best view on the city. There is a beautiful Cathedral for you to visit but most of all there is an amazing amusement park. Just be careful, it is pretty expensive and you’ll need to take the metro, the bus and a funicular railway and your way there but it’s worth it!
Check out the website and how to get there.
- Activ Natura Adventure Park
- La Selva de l’Aventura
If you like tree climbing and outdoor activities, check out those three aventure parks and spend the day believing that you and your kids too can be Tarzan. Active Natura Park also offers horse riding and other funny stuff such as archery or laser combat. Yay!
Alright so, I wish you the best moments with your kids and I really hope you all have fun in Barcelona.