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Traverling with children? Here’s our list of the top 5 things to do with kids in Barcelona, to keep your little ones entertained and you getting the most of of you holiday!

Font Màgica 

One of the most breathtaking sights in Barcelona, Font Màgica

(Magic Fountain) is certain to be an unforgettable experience for kids of all ages. Light beams, water jets and music interweave in harmony to create a spellbinding display. Originally designed for the 1929 international exhibition and painstakingly restored for the 1992 Olympic Games, this balletic masterpiece is situated between the National Art Museum of Catalonia and Plaza España, one of Barcelona’s most scenic spots.    

Lock Clock Escape Room

Among a wave of escape rooms emerging all over the city in recent years, the Lock Clock Escape Room stands out as the best choice for families in Barcelona. From salvaging the blueprints to the Sagrada Família during a fire in Gaudí’s workshop to hauling pirate treasure from a rapidly sinking ship, each escape room brings an imaginative sense of fun. A unique, immersive experience for all the family.  

Parc de la Ciutadella

An endlessly fascinating park in the centre of the city with heaps of character (and characters!), Parc de la Ciutadella is the perfect destination for a lively afternoon out with your energetic little rascals. Historic monuments, elegant trees, large green spaces, duck ponds, musicians, giant bubble-blowers, a boating lake and an idyllic children’s play area make this the place to be on a sunny day in Barcelona.  

Parc del Castell de l’Oreneta

A scenic park located away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, Parc del Castell de l’Oreneta often goes unnoticed by visitors to the city. With pony rides, panoramic views and a mini steam train running on Sundays, it makes a great day out for families with young children. Bring a picnic and enjoy this wonderful forest in the city!


For those with kids interested in science and the natural world, a trip to the CosmoCaixa is a must. Fun interactive exhibitions, an indoor Amazonian rainforest and a giant 3D planetarium will no doubt satisfy curious minds, while the outdoor areas are perfect for a little tranquility. 

Written by Ryan Osborne



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