Barcelona's Most Exciting Kid-Friendly Activities in and outside the City

There's no need to leave the little people at home, if you're considering a Barcelona getaway. This is one city that's very well equipped to show kids the time of their lives. It's the perfect city to infuse a touch of culture and history into the mix in a way that's interesting and thought provoking. From the many museums including the Chocolate Museum and the Ideas Museum, both of which have play areas for children and are extremely entertaining, to the outdoor parks and cable car rides, such as the one that leads up to Montjuic, Barcelona has a ton of activities for the young and the old-er. A particularly fun way to spend an afternoon is to explore the Labyrinth. This park is comprised of windy bushes, and maze like tree formations which provide for endless hours of running, searching and playing hide and seek. It's also slightly outside of the city center, so a nice way to see another part of town. If you want to have a picnic in a beautiful setting, check out either Park Guell or Ciutadella Park, both of which are ideal for relaxing with some sandwiches and a good book while the kids can run around, feed the swans and play on Gaudi's Modernist dragons. 

Barcelona's newly opened Museum of Ideas and Innovation is amazing. This new centre for inspirational designs and inventions, is a creative and fun place for children and family of all ages. The Museum is divided into five collections including...  Read More


Home to the Black Virgin Mary, Montserrat is both a cultural and active day trip, just an hour outside Barcelona. Listen to the renowned boys' choir sing at mid day while visiting the Monastery and the cave and hiking amongst the gorgeous flora...  Read More

If you're hungry or just feel like browsing rows upon rows and stalls upon stalls of fresh fruit, cured hams, authentic Spanish tapas and pretty much anything you might have a craving for, Barcelona's Boqueria market should top the check list....  Read More

What's a trip to Barcelona without taking a stroll down La Rambla. This vastly famous walkway is one of the most popular stretches in Europe as well as the world. Starting at the the Colon (Christopher Columbus Statue) by the beach, it goes...  Read More

Hi This Is Barcelona
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Less of an attraction, Hi. This Is Barcelona is a private tour company with a high volume of honeymoon couples and those looking for romantic getaways. The company customizes all of its tours, so if you're looking to spice up an experience with...  Read More

Castell de Montjüic

Few places offer city views like Montjuic. The name literally means 'Mountain of The Jews' and is a former military base in Barcelona. Today it boasts some of the most gorgeous views of the entire city of Barcelona and also holds open air movie...  Read More

Parc Zoològic

This zoo is located in Parc de la Cuitadella. There are over 7,000 animals, none of which are caged. Rather, they are separated from viewers by a moat. There are aquarium shows with dolphins and whales most afternoons. The Zoo is home to the...  Read More

Parc Güell

Another amazing Gaudi creation that gives the visitor a good view of the city. The site is a mixture of architecture and nature exemplifying the architect's greatness and the beauty of the city it overlooks. Gaudi's Park is not only wonderful...  Read More

Experience one of Barcelona's most charming parks in the Old City. Fused with a mix of architecture and grassy areas, Ciutadella is not only a nice place to throw a ball, practica yoga or go for a bike ride, but it has a man made lake with...  Read More

Museu De La Xocolata

It's hard to find something more fun to do than a chocolate day (or few hours) with your kids. This Museum is solely dedicated to the production and creation of chocolate. It includes private and group tours as well as special classes and...  Read More


Meet Sam Mednick

Sam’s passion for the sea and mountains makes Barcelona the optimal living destination. 

Sam's love for traveling has taken her to Africa, the Middle East, Europe and South America. Before...  More About Sam