6 Things to Do in Barcelona with Kids

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I’ve lost count of the times I’ve visited Barcelona over the years, I’ve been with work and with friends, I’ve been on a hen do and also on a romantic weekend break; however we have never actually been to Barcelona with kids.

I was recently reading an interactive guide to Barcelona on Avis’s website and started to think about the reasons we might go and take the kids too!

L’Aquarium Barcelona

This fantastic aquarium gets the most wonderful reviews. It has Europe’s largest sea tunnel and at 80m-long it is definitely gong to be a hit with the kids.  We once spent an afternoon in the Blue Planet closer to home trying to count the fish so my three would delight at trying to count the some 11,000 fish in this aquarium.  There is an old-fashioned carousel outside and a large submarine they can play on!  Make sure you are there for feeding times too, spread out throughout the day!

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Any trip to the Catalonia region of Spain would also be incomplete without taking the Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip to the ancient Benedictine monastery and grounds.

Cable Cars

Two mountains stand on either side of Barcelona and there are two cable cars to delight you.  One rides from Montjüic which crosses the sea over to Barceloneta and the beach, and the second goes up to the old castle. They both provide amazing yet different views and the kids would love to try these out.  They do appear to be VERY high though!!


Park Güell

One of the best things (and most Barcelona like if that is even a proper description) to do is take a visit to Park Guell.  Park Guell is one of Barcelona’s 9 UNESCO World heritage sites but Gaudi’s fairytale park really is something else.  There are Hansel and Gretel houses, ornamental dragons, and brightly coloured benches to sit upon and take a rest or eat an ice cream. Best of all it is free, and you and the kids can spend hours finding new things to see and colours to find.  Best of all take some paper and get the kids to draw what they see!


Parc de la Ciutadella

Not only is this park a good chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona’s streets, it also has a Zoo, rowing boats you can take out on the lake, fountains to play in (in hot weather), and lots of secret hideaways. A highlight is often the giant life sized Wooly Mammoth too as the kids love to sit on his trunk, but there are also lot of playgrounds too.


La Rambla

You can’t visit Barcelona without strolling down La Rambla.  It’s a must do.  There are street sellers, majicians, human statues, flamenco dancers and human fire eaters! It’s crazy busy and fun fun fun.  Watch out for pickpockets yes, but make sure you go with the flow and enjoy the experience.  Fun for all the family!


Tibidabo Vintage Theme Park

Tibidabo Amusement Park is located a little way out of the city centre and you’ll want to drive unless you feel like going on a serious day of hiking.  You can easily rent a car in Barcelona and head out for there for the day. Tibidabo is the tallest mountain in the Serra de Collserola and the park boasts outstanding views of Barcelona.  You don’t find heart stopping giddy rides in Tibidabo but the vintage charm more than makes up for it.  There is a roller coaster, horror attraction, mysterious castles and crash cars but perhaps the most special thing is the view. You will literally marvel at the view of Barcelona below.

Day tickets cost €28.50 for adults and tickets for children below 120cm cost €10.30 (children below 90cm go free). You can also pay individually for some rides.

For a more detailed guide to Barcelona check out this Ultimate Guide to Barcelona with Kids.

and you can also read a great post on 7 Ways to discover Barcelona with Kids from Claire at Tin Box Traveller here too.

NB: Photo Credit Barcelona Port Aquarium Cable Car Park Guell Ciuetadella La Rambla

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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

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7 thoughts on “6 Things to Do in Barcelona with Kids”

  1. My daughter would adore that aquarium – I’ve actually only been once on a slightly disastrous city break (bad weather, ill husband) and am only now finally returning in a few weeks. I’m already taking notes for my eventual third trip with her…

  2. I hadn’t realised Barcelona had so much to offer children. It sounds like an ideal destination with the right mix of fun and culture. I would have to try the cable cars, but I don’t think my OH would be so keen 🙁

  3. This sounds like such a fun trip to Barcelona! I’ve always wanted to visit Spain and seeing all the things there are to do with kids makes me want to go even more.

    The L’Aquarium Barcelona sounds amazing. My kids would love trying to count all the fish, just like yours did. Plus, the old-fashioned carousel and submarine sound like fun ways to break up the day.
    Best, Karina


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