Barcelona is a great city to visit with kids. There is always so many things to do in Barcelona with kids. If you are looking for ideas of what to do in Barcelona with children, here is our pick of all the best Barcelona attractions for kids.
Guell is one of the most pleasant corners of Barcelona to explore with kids. Located on a hill with views over the city, Park Guell is home to the colourful and whimsical architecture of Gaudi, and has several playgrounds to entertain kids of all ages. Access to the park is free with the exception of the Belvedere, which is ticketed.
The Geese of La Seu
Barcelona city centre is dominated by the impressive Seu, Barcelona cathedral. Parents will be impressed by the beautiful Gothic architecture of this incredible building but children are more likely to remember the inhabitants of la Seu’s cloister: a flock of snow white geese!
The Barcelona aquarium is one of the most famous in Europe and is a great way to spend a morning in Barcelona with kids. The whole structure is built with kids in mind: the highlight is the underwater tunnel, where you can walk surrounded by fish of all species.
Top tip: Barcelona aquarium is very popular, so we recommend you buy tickets in advance to avoid long queues.
The Gothic quarter is the old centre of Barcelona and an interesting and educational area to explore with children. The real gems here are hidden architectural details: challenge your kids to find as many odd creatures as they can! Can they spot the dragon overlooking the street?
The best way to explore this area with kids is with a family walking tour.
If you fancy a break from the city streets, head to the beach in Barceloneta. A nice, sandy stretch just outside Barcelona city centre, Barceloneta is pleasant to visit with kids in all seasons.
Stop at one of the many cafes on the seafront (most of them are family friendly), have an ice cream or rent bikes: the cycling lane here is busy but lots of fun!
Take the cable car up the hill to Montjuic and enjoy the views. Once there, you can explore Poble Espanyol, a car free area with a reconstruction of the whole of Spain. Here, kids can run around freely, play in the shady playground and participate in workshops learning traditional arts. The whole family can enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants and cafes.
The Science Museum of Barcelona: CosmoCaixa
Budding scientists will love this Barcelona science museum, a vast space entirely dedicated to sensory exploration. The museum is fantastic for kids of all ages and one of the best rainy day activities in Barcelona for kids.
Barcelona Food Tour
A food tour in Spain can be a great family experience. Young foodies will thrive with the many tapas available, while fussy eaters will also enjoy this activity. Spanish food has some plain but delicious dishes to please all palates!
Make sure you book a family friendly tour so the needs of the smallest in your group will be catered for.
Parc de la Ciutadella
A beautiful park in the centre of Barcelona, Parc de la Ciutadella is a perfect place for a picnic and a relaxing break from sightseeing. Kids will love the small but good playground and parents will be able to oversee them while sitting in the small cafe.
Barcelona Boat Trip
One of the most beautiful things in Barcelona is the sea and what can be better on a beautiful day than taking to the water to see Barcelona by boat? Make sure you have sun cream with you as the sun in Barcelona can be really strong!
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