Things to Do With Kids in Barcelona

5 May 2015 1 Comments Category: Barbara de Swaan, Living in Spain

Barcelona and surroundings are kid friendly and there are lots of things to do with kids in Barcelona. Here some tips about the things I like to do with my family, but there is much more to do.


Parks and Gardens

  • Parc Guëll
    On the outskirts of Barcelona you can find this famous park, built and designed by Antonio Gaudi. It’s located on Calle d’Olot, not too far from the center. This park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Children can run around safely, there are benches to sit on, views to enjoy and lots of green.
  • Children’s Park  Forum (Parc Infantil del Forum) 
    In order to get in to this park, you will have to pay around 2 Euro, but then you have 1.500 m2 of fairground park for your children to play. There are swings, slides and creative playing. The park opens at 11:30pm and is located near the shopping center Diagonal Mar, and the Forum on the north side of Barcelona, near the beach. The shopping center might be the best place to have a lunch afterwards.


Family Attractions

  • Tibidabo Amusement Park
    This huge park is located on Plaza Tibidabo 3-4 in Barcelona, on the mountain overlooking the whole city. You can get there by public transportion or by car. There is a special Tibibus that leaves from Plaza Cataluña in the center of Barcelona (one way: 2,95 Euro) or you take public transport to Avenida Tibidabo and continue from there with the “Funicular” (=cable car) up to the park in order to make the trip more memorable than it already will be. The park is open most months only on Saturdays and Sundays, but from July till the beginning of September, is also open during the week. Opening hours are between 12pm until 9pm (some days later).
  • Castle on the Montjuïc
    You don’t have to pay entrance to enter the castle and it’s worth a visit. Beside the castle itself, you can enjoy good barbecue-type lunch inside the castle, there is a picnic area and on hot summer evenings you might be surprised by an open air movie. The most beautiful way to go to the castle is by a cable-car, overseeing the whole city, but this is not the cheapest way.



  • La CosmoCaixa
    This science museum is famous for its mini rainforest, planetarium and interactive exhibitions for children. The museum is enormous in size and offers a lot of space for children to run, learn, actively try and touch.
    The museum is located on Isaac Newton, 26 in Barcelona. The museum is open form Tuesday till Sundays between 10am and 10pm. Entrance is 4 Euro for adults and children under 16 or la Caixa clients enter for free.
  • The Archeological Museum of Barcelona
    This museum is especially designed for children and shows them the history of Cataluña and pre-historic ways of living in this area . Located on Pg. de Santa Madrona, 39-41 in Barcelona on the foot of the Montjuïc. Entrance is free for kids under 16 years old and 3 Euro for adults. The museum is open from Tuesday till Sunday between 9:30am till 7pm.

Where do you plan on taking your Kids in Barcelona?

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