Visiting Barcelona with kids: Adventure time!


Do you ever find yourself struggling with your children complaining as you are trying to enjoy your holidays? Did you ever regret choosing to visit a new city with your kids over having a calm stay in a resort with a kids club to entertain them?

We all know city travel with kids of all age may be challenging, primarily if you do not engage in activities that are FUN and exciting for them. Choosing the right destination for you and your children during vacation is essential. This is why we have prepared a series of exciting places that will show you the FUN side of the most popular European cities, including activities that will make your family trip a long lasting happy memories!

Photo credit: La Selva De L’Aventura official website
Photo credit: La Selva De L’Aventura official website

Get excited to see what awaits you and your family in and around Barcelona? Spice up your holidays in Europe this year….


This sunny Catalonian Capital has a lot to offer to its young explorers: beautiful beaches and water sports, exquisite markets, yummy local foods and… lots of ADVENTURE!

La Selva De L’Aventura!

This adventure park is located in the nearby town of Vic just a 10-minute drive from Barcellona. Your kids won’t have the energy to complain after spending a whole day swinging from tree to tree like Tarzan. Dive into this high-rope forest adventure in the Montseny mountains, at 900m above the sea level!

Every kid has to follow a course with an adult, but Selva De L’aventura is the perfect spot for people of every age. Family, solo travelers, groups!

Tie up your trainers, remember to wear comfortable clothes and take your kids to this fantastic adventure park that offers a wide range of service: picnic areas, free parking, a baby area for children age 2-5.

4D Experience
Photo Credit: 4D Experience official website

The GAUDì 4D experience

Get ready to have a blast in this audiovisual exhibit about the life, the inspirations and the masterpieces of Gaudì! Literally two minutes away (200m) from the world-famous Park Guell, here is where technology meets a colorful way of storytelling!

The 15 minutes long experience is followed by an interactive exhibition, where everyone will be able to explore the world of Gaudì through technology further.

Where did the inspirations for 7 UNESCO’s heritage come from? How did Gaudì structure and experience the whole creative process? With the 4D Gaudì experience your entire family will walk down the streets of Old Barcelona! Can you think of a better way to complete your Gaudì experience in Barcellona? Only with the Gaudì 4D Experience, you will be able to understand the complexity in the choice of colors of Gaudì, and understand the Sagrada Familia from a broader point of view!

Plus, it is the only place with a statue of Gaudì, what a great opportunity to take a picture with him!

The Gothic Quarter (Barrì Gotic)

Visiting the Ciutat Vella (old town) of Barcelona is simply a must! But what about getting an off-the-beaten track with your kids?! Another great adventure awaits your family within the Gothic Quarter! Europe4KidsTours offers a family tour including an activity booklet for the kids!

Also known as “Barri Gotic” in Catalan, this neighborhood, located within the Ciutat Vella, it’s the perfect stop after a relaxing stroll down Las Ramblas! The Gothic quarter is right on the left of the Columbus monument (another must see in town).

Kids will have fun spotting gargoyles and monsters as you walk in small alleys and around the Cathedral La Seu. At the end of the tour, don’t forget to stop at Plaça del Tripi, also known as Plaça George Orwell is a small square that hides a post-modern sculpture. Be careful; the Big Brother is watching you!

Port Aventura

A simple train ride can get you from lovely Barcelona to Universal Studio’s theme park, where you will find the biggest roller coaster ride in Europe! Located at the heart of Costa Dorada — also known as Costa Brava — one of the most famous beaches in Catalonia. Port Aventura is a fun option for people of all ages. With its wide range of shows and rides, it also offers activities for younger kids in the dedicated “Sesame Adventure” area.

Port Aventura 5 geographical themes including the Old Wild West, China, Polynesia, Mexico and Mediterranean are open from March to October! Have another day of fun in Barcelona, take your family in this magical adventure park and enjoy the warmth and friendliness of people in Costa Dorada!

Barcelona has a lot more than churros and chocolate for your kids! What are YOU Waiting for?


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