I’m really excited to be writing this post as it gives me the opportunity to say lots of nice things about our lovely trip to Valencia!
Having been to Spain many times (my family live in the Canary Islands and we have friends and family in Marbella and Madrid) I thought I knew what to expect of Valencia before we arrived.
I was right in some ways; the sunshine, the amazing food and the warm people were all spot on. However, Valencia presented something else that I wasn’t expecting – it’s such a vibrant, warm and child friendly city, the river bed park that now snakes through the city has become the focus of family driven fun and buzzes until well after our usual UK bedtime!
Valencia is a real Spanish city – of course there is a tourist market but it is far more understated than in other parts of Spain.
Valencia is everything you hope it will be, and more!
Here is our top 3 things to do in Valencia with children:
- I’m not in the least surprised that the Bioparc topped my families list – we had the most amazing day out. I completely understand why some people have mixed views regarding zoos but the Bioparc is, I think, one of the very best examples and a truly unique experience. 10 hectares within the city of Valencia feels miles away from civilisation but is so easy to get to – the enclosures are extremely large and well kept. The focus is on Africa which gave us the chance to see Elephants, Giraffes, Rhinos, Lemurs, Gorillas and, my girls favourite…Meerkats!
Claire Copland submitted this great blog post about her top 3 things to do in Valencia with children. Claire writes a wonderful blog called Joy and Pops which makes you laugh and cry in equal measures. Do go over and read the rest of the post by clicking here!
You can also follow Claire on twitter @joyandpops.
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