Family Friendly Holidays in Barcelona
Here's our favourite activities that the children will love.
Barcelona is known all over the world as one of, if not the, top city destination in Spain and though its popularity with couples and younger crowds has always been evident – it’s only recently that families from all over the world have realised the great city’s potential as a family holiday destination. If you’re travelling with the family then we recommend booking a family friendly apartment in Barcelona to make the most of your trip, allowing you complete flexibility in a comfortable atmosphere that will feel like a home from home.
To help you plan your itinerary we’ve listed a few of our favourite family-friendly attractions in Barcelona below:
Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo
In-between visits to museums and tastes of some of Spain’s finest cuisine we recommend you take the kids to the very top of Tibidabo where you’ll find not just incredible views of the city, but also a funfair, complete with a colourful ferris wheel and a quaint collection of rides for all ages. It dates back to 1889, and as well as the rides there are hourly puppet shows at the Marionetàrium and over the weekends, there are circus parades at the end of the day. In summer there are fireworks and street theatre.
Zoo de Barcelona
The Barcelona Zoo is mostly popular due to the regular dolphin shows – but your kids will no doubt fall in love with the giant hippos, rhinos, sea lions, elephants, giraffes, lions and tigers too. Those with very young children might want to take a peek at the farmyard zoo, pony rides, picnic areas and the two excellent playgrounds. If you don’t fancy navigating the zoo by foot then you should take the zoo train. The best time to visit is in Spring when the temperatures are more manageable both for you and the animals – who are kept inside when it’s too cold and can be found hiding away in the shade when it’s too hot.
Visit the Beach
Barcelona is very lucky to be a city that has over 4km of sandy beaches, so you will be able to combine your busy sightseeing city break with some relaxing sunbathing at the beach. And even better, your children will be entertained for hours playing in the waves and building sandcastles! Barcelona's sunny weather and warm climate means that a day at the beach can easily be enjoyed throughout most of the year, and even if it is too cold to properly relax in the sun, there is still a lovely shoreline to walk along.
Family-Friendly Walking Tours
Take your family for a guided walk of the beautiful and magical Gothic Quarter – listen to medieval stories and colourful fairytales – visit wood-working workshops, learn about Barcelona’s Roman roots and enjoy the treasures of some of the cities most coveted sweet-shops. There are lots of tours in and around Barcelona that are suitable for the family – but Runner Bean Tours have some of the best ones – with interactive discussions and plenty of live entertainment to keep even the most fussy child occupied. Better still – if you rent a family friendly apartment in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter – you’ll be able to learn all about the locale!
If you decide to rent a family-friendly apartment in Barcelona for your holiday then there is no better way to spend a day than relaxing at home, preferably in the garden or on the terrace, with some home made food and a glass or two of wine (juice for the kids of course!). We have a wonderful selection of homes suitable for families.
Take a look at our family-friendly apartments in Barcelona today.
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