Barcelona has plenty of children friendly spaces that are a delight for kids, where the fun can also be guaranteed for adults as well!
The city has made an effort to encourage families to come. For instance, children under 4 years old can travel for free in the metro. Plus, many tourist attractions in Barcelona are free or offer discounts for children kids certain ages.
SAVE MONEY: Many of the attractions below are included free in the Barcelona Pass
Things to do in Barcelona with kids
Tibidabo Amusement Park
This amusement park is a Barcelona landmark. Standing on top of Tibidabo mountain (overlooking the city), with over 100 years of history, it’s the oldest theme park in Barcelona. Actually, it’s the only amusement park in the city.
Tibidabo Amusement Park features over 30 attractions that kids will love, all of them with impressive views of the city.
Adrenaline addicts will go crazy with the 80 kph rollercoaster, the colorful ferris wheel located in the highest part of the mountain or the “Hurakan”, a ride with 360-degree turns.
The park has all sorts of rides for the whole family, as well as restaurants and a fantastic viewpoint to enjoy Barcelona at a height of over 500 meters above sea level.
The Barcelona Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world. The whole family will find it to be incredibly fun and interesting at the same time. The aquarium is home to more than 10,000 species that come from the most diverse habitats.
Here you can engage in the most breathtaking experiences with sharks, such as shark cage diving and diving with sharks.
The Oceanarium, the aquarium largest space, contains over 4 million litres of water. You’ll be able to explore the seafloor and take a walk underwater, through an 80 meter long transparent tunnel. The kids will have a blast in the Barcelona Aquarium.
Montjuic is one of the best areas to visit with kids in Barcelona. Below are a few attractions you can visit in Montjuic:
- The Castle of Montjuic. This ancient fortress offers some of the best views of Barcelona.
- The Montjuic Cable Car. Your kids will love riding in the modern cable car that takes you directly to the castle.
- The Olympic Stadium. Visit the venue where the 1992 Olympic Games were held.
- Magic Fountain of Montjuic. An iconic show of lights, music and water.
- Botanic Gardens. With a surface of over 14 hectares, these gardens feature typical vegetation of six different zones from the Mediterranean climate and the Canary Islands.
Tips for saving money
Most places of interest in Barcelona offer discounted prices for children and teenagers.
When it comes to transport, kids under 4 years old need no travel tickets for the metro, bus or tram. In the case of museums and attractions, normally the price is reduced for ages between 5-13 years old. This may vary so remember to check before buying.
Entrance to the main Barcelona attractions is included in the Barcelona Pass, so if you’re planning on making the most of your visit, buy the Barcelona Pass and start saving upon your arrival.
One of the biggest in Europe, the Barcelona Zoo is home to a very large number of species. The city’s mild climate allows plenty of time for the animals to make their living outdoors, pretty much throughout the whole year.
You’ll be able to witness the habitats of penguins, camels, zebras, african elephants, gorillas, tigers, dolphins, giraffes, flamingos, lions, rhinoceros and hippopotamus.
After the visit, relax in the neighboring Ciutadella Park, the biggest park in Barcelona.
It features six main thematic areas with plenty of rollercoasters and rides for adrenaline junkies. One of these areas is Sesamo Aventura, decorated and featuring the characters from Sesame Street.
Port Aventura is a fun experience for children and adults alike. All the park’s excellent hotels have also been customized to match each thematic area.
Don’t miss a visit to Costa Caribe Aquatic Park, a water themed park and Ferrari Land, for Formula 1 enthusiasts.
Barcelona Bosc Urbá (Urban jungle)
Finally, this adventure playground features a variety of activities to put your adrenaline to the test. It’s located in the Forum Park.
All participants will have to engage in more than 50 different challenges like zip lines, rope swings and bungee jumping, to name a few.
SAVE MONEY: Enjoy over 20 top attractions included free in the Barcelona Pass