The top things to do in Barcelona can also guarantee a fun vacation for you and your young ones. Thanks to the 92 Olympics, Barcelona has made its way to the tourism radar. Since then, neighborhoods have been renovated and efforts have been made to transform this quiet city into a posh tourist destination (just check out some of the luxurious hotels on Splendia and you’ll see for yourself) that combines the old and the new.
But if you think Barcelona has no place for children to have fun, this list of top things to do in Barcelona with kids will prove you wrong. As a matter of fact, Spain makes it one of their top priorities to keep kids happy and the locals will do anything to bring back that smile on your little one’s face if he or she looks bored or unhappy.
So if you’re travelling with kids to Barcelona and are worried that you won’t find any child-friendly attractions, then let this list be your guide.
After-dark fun for kids. Think fun activities for kids in Barcelona are limited to day tours in parks and zoos? There’s also something your little ones can look forward to at night. The Font Magica is a musical show which features water fountains and coloured lights, a spectacle worth looking forward to at night. Located just between the Plaza Espanya and Palau Nacional, this fountain which was built in 1929 has been a tourist attraction in Barcelona for a long time. The light and water show runs every 30 minutes with 15 minute breaks in between.
Go to amusement parks. One of the top things to do in Barcelona for kids is enjoy a day in one of the amusement parks in the city. Two of the most popular are the Tibidado Amusement Park and Bubbleparc. The picturesque Tibidado Amusement Park is located in Tibidado Hill and has a pirate area, a castle and numerous modern and old-fashioned rides kids young and old will certainly enjoy.
The Bubbleparc, on the other hand, has a reverse bungy, and a giant bubble where kids can enjoy the experience of floating on water.
Enjoy a day in the Poble Espanyol. Sundays in the best day to visit Poble Espanyol, where kids can learn a thing or two about different crafts and enjoy various family shows. The mock village hosts kids workshops and family shows. There are also art galleries and restaurants where you could enjoy delicious meals with your family. There’s also a treasure hunt game wherein your kids will solve mysteries and look for clues to get prizes!
These are just a few great things to do with your kids in Barcelona, if it’s summer time, don’t forget about the amazing beach right in front of the city!
*Image of fountain of Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona via Shutterstock