If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona with the whole family, you may be looking for entertainment options in Barcelona for kids. In fact, this beautiful Mediterranean city has a lot of enjoyable options for the youngest in the family, and many of its most important attractions can be enjoyable for them as well if planned with the correct approach.   We have prepared a list with lots of options for the whole family to enjoy the fantastic city of Barcelona. Here you’ll find things to do in Barcelona for kids, for adults, and for all the family together!

Tourist attractions in Barcelona for kids

We tend to think that sightseeing doesn’t pair well with children, but there are a few places that you can visit in Barcelona for families. True, we can’t go on a hard-core walking tour with our children that covers all the important monuments to see, but that doesn’t mean the little ones of the family can’t enjoy a few of them… So take good note of the following Barcelona-kids proved attractions!

  • The Castle of Montjuic: Here’s a good example of an activity that will allow you to discover an attraction of Barcelona and that will be fun for your kids. You can go up the mountain using the Telefèric de Montjuic: your kids will feel like they’re riding a Ferris Wheel and you’ll enjoy the beautiful views of the sea. After that, you will be able to learn about the history of the castle, and your kids will enjoy travelling back in time to a real military fortress.
  • Sagrada Familia: Yes, this attraction will be more enjoyable for the adults, but your kids will also be mesmerised with all the colours, details and sinuous shapes of Gaudí’s masterpiece.
  • Ciutadella Park: The Ciutadella Park is perfect for a picnic and a relaxing day in the middle of your trip. Your kids will be able to run free and enjoy themselves, and you can also walk around to see the beautiful monuments and the lake, which are also kid-friendly. They will surely want to take a picture with the mammoth! And, if you’re in the mood for some children special time, the zoo is right next to the park.


Other recommended activities in Barcelona for kids

Barcelona with kids - Ciutadella Park


  • Horta’s Labyrinth: That’s right – It’s a labyrinth! This beautiful park is the oldest garden in the city (it was built in the 18th century) and it will transport your kids to a real-life fairy-tale. A wonderful attraction of Barcelona, that, overshadowed by all its famous wonders, doesn’t get all the credit it deserves.
  • Chocolate Museum: You probably wouldn’t spend time in a Chocolate Museum if you weren’t travelling with your kids, but this little museum could well be a surprise! You will be able to learn about the history of chocolate, see some chocolate art, and, of course, satisfy your sweet tooth a little bit!
  • Wax Museum & Bosc de les fades: The Wax Museum is always an interesting option for kids in Barcelona, and it has the world’s coolest bar, el Bosc de les fadas (The Forest of the Fairies), which is decorated as a real-life forest.
  • The beach: Of course, one of Barcelona’s main assets is also kid-friendly, and probably on your to-do list before even considering your little one’s needs. The beach is always a safe bet. Barcelona’s beaches are quite nice considering they are city beaches, but you if you want to have a full beach day, you can take a train and go to Sitges, Vilanova, Montgat or Sant Pol de Mar.
Barcelona with kids - explore the beaches

Barcelona with kids: Special places for them

We’ve given you a few options on how to make your days in Barcelona more kid-friendly, but we also have some special activities for children that could have the same effect in the adults… Take good note of them!

  • Tibidabo: There is an amusement park right in the city of Barcelona, at the top of the mountain called Tibidabo! Besides, it serves as the most beautiful viewpoint of the city – don’t leave without the classical picture of the colourful Ferris wheel with Barcelona and the sea at the back. You can make a day-trip out of your visit, as there is a beautiful church to visit and you can hike the mountain in about 2 or 3 hours. One of the best things to do in Barcelona with kids!
Barcelona with kids - Tibidabo Park
  • Cosmocaixa: This science museum will be your kids’ highlight of the trip. You will find more than 50.000 squared metres of permanent exhibits such as the Flooded Forest, and many touch-and-experience interactive games that your kids will love. Besides, it’s free for kids younger than 16!
  • Barcelona Bosc Urbà: Zip wired, lianas, bungee jumping and other thrilling attractions for the whole family. There are different circuits for kids of different ages, from 4 years on, so it’s a sure option for a special day in Barcelona!

Are you now ready to make the most out of your trip to Barcelona with kids? The tips and recommendations you found here are more than enough for all the family to have an unforgettable experience. Don’t forget to tell us about your trip in the comment section!


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