Visiting with kids
Barcelona is a city that is inviting to all.
Visiting Barcelona with family is the best holiday option you can make!
Being one of the most family-friendly cities in Europe, you will find ample attractions suitable for children in Barcelona.
Fill the little ones with thrill and cheer at these top Barcelona attractions for families:
Tibidabo Amusement Park
The Tibidabo Amusement Park is one of the oldest in the world and is located 512 meters above sea level.
Its breathtaking vintage and contemporary rides will take you to its history 117 years back.
The rides at Tibidabo Amusement Park have been in use since 1905 and include everything from a carousel, roller coasters to a Ferris wheel.
At the amazing heights, you will be surrounded by greenery and the city’s skyline.
You can find out which rides are appropriate for certain ages and don’t miss out on the amazing restaurants at the park.
From 11 am to 6 pm (days may differ depending on seasons)
35 tanks, 450 species, 11,000 marine creatures and endless excitement. That is what this aquarium offers!
The Barcelona Aquarium is a must-visit attraction of Barcelona, especially for kids.
Children below three years of age can enter for free.
Not only is it a colorful experience, but it also acts as a learning curve where children can learn about species like exotic fish, penguins, stingrays etc.
There is a dedicated educational space for children along with interactive activities.
Adults can enjoy it equally since they have a dedicated space in addition to the activities for children.
Don’t miss out on the extreme marine life and shell exhibitions.
Daily (including public holidays): 10 am to 8 pm
Museu de la Xocolata (Chocolate Museum)
Visiting the Museu de la Xocolata is nothing short of getting a golden ticket to Charlie’s Chocolate Factory for children.
Your visit will start with a free chocolate bar at the entrance and ends with a cup of delicious hot chocolate.
This is also a learning experience that shows children the artistic side of chocolate-making, the history of cocoa and the uses of chocolate.
The exquisite chocolate sculptures leave kids and adults both in awe.
Pick up souvenirs from the gift shop to remember your trip in taste.
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 3 pm
Museu de la Xocolata remains closed on Mondays.
Zoos are a staple kids’ favorite attraction. What’s not to love?
Barcelona Zoo houses 5,500 fauna and 1,300 flora. Some rare animal species include red pandas, giant anteaters and snow panthers.
It provides wholesome learning for children with descriptions of animals, their extinction and conservation information.
You can enjoy a stroll through the area exploring all the sights at your leisure.
Apart from gazing at the wildlife and plantations, you can make your trip fun with picnics, pony rides and trails.
There is also the opportunity to visit farms and elephant training areas to give the children a deeper look into the lives of animals.
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 4.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5.30 pm
Barcelona’s beaches are gorgeous without a doubt, and you can find some perfect kid-friendly beaches as well.
Even though some beaches in Barcelona are crowded, you will find some peaceful ones with shallow waters.
The most popular beach in Barcelona is La Barceloneta lit up by live music and bordered by seafood restaurants.
It is on the list of the oldest beaches in Barcelona along with Sant Sebastià, Sant Miquel and Somorrostro.
These beaches are easily accessible due to their central location in the city and make them perfect to visit with family.
Note: Did you know? Most of Barcelona’s beaches are man-made! The sand was brought in from Saudi Arabia which makes them unique and a must-see tourist attraction.
Big Fun Museum
The Big Fun Museum is an interactive exhibition/museum that is loved by families collectively.
You will find super fun and exhilarating exhibits you can engage with like crazy-themed rooms, mazes, ball pits, chaotic structures and more.
Photographs are a must so click memorable pictures full of smiles!
It is a new addition to La Rambla where children can find themselves lost in a world of bewilderment and mystery.
Most people who visit the Big Fun Museum also visit the Museum of Illusions.
Want to visit the Big Fun Museum and the Museum of Illusions with a single ticket?
A combination ticket will not only get you admission to both museums, it will get the job at a lower price than individual tickets.
Sunday to Friday: 11 am to 7 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 9 pm
Museum of Illusions
Transport yourself to the world of Barcelona’s artists at the Museum of Illusions.
Along with your kids and family, pose with the paintings displayed in 3D perspective hand-painted by regional artisans.
A UFO abduction, fighting tyrannosauruses, a ride on the titanic or a zombie escape, they have all the adventure in store for you.
It is the perfect place for you to have a fun-filled hour after a long day of exploration in Barcelona.
Sunday to Friday: 11 am to 7 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 9 pm
The PortAventura Park is a themed park equipped with 40 rides and another 40 performances.
It has six themed sections including the Mediterranean, Polynesia, China, Mexico, the Far West and Sésamo Aventura.
You must hop on adventure-filled rides, especially the Dragon Khan, Shambhala, Furious Baco, Tutuki Splash and King Khajuna.
However, PortAventura Park is located farther away from the center of Barcelona, so we recommend a ticket with round-trip transport and entry.
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 10 pm
Daily: 10 am to 10 pm
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