Valencia for kids

By June 12, 2014Fun in Valencia

Valencia is a lovely city and there is a lot to discover.
Ancient monuments, architectural buildings and cultural attractions makes Valencia a popular tourist destination.
But, just like every other parent would question: “How can we entertain our little children?”
Well, beside all the historical museums and sites, Valencia offers also a large range of recreational activities for the youngest members of the family.

Places to visit in Valencia with kids:

1.       Bioparc

Avenida Pio Baroja, 3

46015 Valencia

http://www.bioparcvalencia.esBioparc_Valencia_-_Sabana_africana

Bioparc Valencia is a zoological park where you can find all sorts of animals in wild habitats. You can see them really close without any barriers as you experience the excitement of an authentic African adventure. You can certainly walk around the park for 3 hours and enjoy the nice landscape and diversification of animals. And just next to Bioparc you will find Cabecera Park, an enormous garden where you can have a delicious picnic while the children run around and play, surrounded by nature.

2.   Oceanogràfic

Carrer d’Eduardo Primo Yúfera, 1B

46013 Valencia

http://www.cac.es/oceanografic00000217

If your kids love sea-animals and aquariums, you definitely have to go to Oceanogràfic!

It is the largest aquarium in Europe and just lovely to take an underwater journey there. You can discover the genuine marine park in half a day, that represent the main seas and oceans of the planet. The children can watch a training of marine mammals, maybe feed the penguins or they can even ‘sleep’ with sharks. Do not miss the doplhin show, check out the daily schedule.
Normally the shows take place at 12.00 and 16.00 hour.

Before or after your visit to Oceanogràfic, you can explore the other party of the City of Arts & Sciences. You can watch and discover the amazing avant-garde buildings of Santiago Calatrava.
Perfect for a beautiful family picture! And if you want to learn more about this modern city, you can book a tour with me.

3.       Science museum

Autopista del Saler, 5183131_20111126_9453_galeria

Valencia 46013

http://www.cac.es/museo

Also in the City of Arts & Sciences, you can find the Prince Felipe Science museum. In this museum it is forbidden NOT to touch, so it is just perfect for children 😉

You can learn about the sciences through experience. Everything is graphically displayed, with huge texts and pictures, experiments, buttons to touch and so much more…

4.       Turia & Playground Gulliver6959070215_979daec609

Valencia also has a number of large parks and gardens where you can spend a pleasant day with the family. The Turia is a huge nature area of 9 kilometers that used to be a river bed and currently transformed into a town cultural park. In the park you can find lots of playing areas and beautiful places to picnic.

 

gulliver1The biggest playground is close to the City of Arts & Sciences and sometimes you can even see it already from out of your plane.
Children there can play on a giant, called Gulliver (after the book Gulliver’s Travels).
The giant is made out of numerous slides and climbing frames. It is a lot of fun !

5.       The Beach

Who doesn’t love a day at the beach when it’s sunny?

Only 10 minutes driving with the cab or 20 minutes with the metro andBeach-1 you can find our city beaches. You can take a dip in the sea, eat a nice paella at one of the many restaurants or build sand castles together. The beach also has an attractive promenade dotted with children’s play areas.

Or do you prefer to spend the morning at the beach? La mas bonita (Paseo Marítimo de la Patacona, it is a great place for breakfast, brunch or lunch right at the beach. The restaurant is located at the Patacona beach where you will not find a lot of tourists. At La mas bonita young Valencian families meet and it’s a marvelous place for kids since there is a mini playground.

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