Cities with little kids can be pretty overwhelming - they're big, sights are spread out, and kids are ... well kids. The best way to get around a big city with kids is to stick to neighborhoods. One neighborhood per day (max two neighborhoods if you split the day in half and plan for rest time in between).
- Limited crowds
- Photogenic locations
- Snack options to curb hanger
- Kid-friendly bar
- Rest stops (think playground, beach, a quiet park for a picnic or quiet time)
- Book skip the line tickets in advance
- Monday 9am best time to visit
- Don't miss the playground across the street
- Forn de pà puiggròs - bakery (stroller friendly, kids zone, watch bread making)
- Runner Bean Tour for Kids
- Flytographer Photo Shoot
- Ride the Montjuïc Cable Car (Telefèric de Montjuïc) **book in advance
- Montjuic Castle (watch out for geckos)
- Bar terrace & super slides
- Magic Fountain - Saturday 9pm
- Furnicular: metro to Parallel station - furnicular included as part of journey. Take it halfway up the mountain & then take the cable car
- Poble Espanol ** Sundays are a good day
Stroll La Rambla - beginning at Placa de Catalunya, since this is where most of the good stuff is. Along the walk, you’ll pass attractions like the Boqueria Market, the Liceu Opera House, and Cafè de l’Òpera, one of the oldest spots on the street.
Boqueria Market - walk down to the beach to eat it there while the kids play in the sand
Kids can enjoy the moving boats and the seaside at the Rambla de Mar, a decorative wooden walkway near the sea that extends Las Ramblas.
Museum of Illusions & Big Fun Museum. They are run by the same company and they offer good combo deals for the family.OUR TIP: This museum is just across from the Boqueria Food Market so you could combine it with a fun visit for lunch. The bustling market has lots of cool food stands as well as tiny restaurants with seating. Kids love it!
Chocolate with Churros - Granja Viader, a classic of Barcelona. - Located a turn away from La Rambla, inside you will be greeted by waiters with dicky bows, café style marble tables and a little deli counter if you feel the need to buy ham or cheese. It has remained in the same family since it opened in 1910.
Las Golondrinas boat trip - What kid doesn’t like a boat ride? Take in Barcelona harbour and shoreline on these very reasonably priced small ferries! There are 2 tours available: one of the harbour (45 min) and the other with harbour and shoreline (1 hour). I recommend the second tour as you would certainly get more bang for your buck. After a stroll down Las Ramblas toward the harbour, you can buy tickets and set off on your adventure sea voyage. The great thing about this excursion is there is something in it for everyone. Why not grab a drink or ice cream from the bar as you take in the sights? Don’t forget to bring your camera with you and if you are super lucky you could spot the occasional friendly dolphin! OUR TIP: The evening tours are a little more special as they cast a golden light on the ocean views. This is one of the free activities included in the Barcelona Family Card.
Flamenco Show - Some are more kid-friendly than others, however, which is why many families love Tablao Flamenco Cordobés. As the only flamenco spot on La Rambla, it’s convenient to stop by after a day of sightseeing. Lasting 45 minutes, the show will take you through the history of flamenco in an interactive and engaging way. Plus, there’s even an early option so children don’t tire out, ending at around 9:30 pm!
Walk to Placa Catalunya (10 mins) and stroll down La Rambla /Boquera Market/ Beach // 4pm NAP.
Gothic Quarter Tour 10am // LONG NAP // Montjuic (late night 9pm show)
Shoot My Travel 10am // Tibidabo Amusement Park whole morning
*Mondays at 9am Sagrada Familia (other places closed Mondays)// Playground // Casa Battlo Evening
9am Casa Battlo // Arc de Triomph +Cuitadella Park // Chocolate Museum // Convent Bar // Santa Caterina Market // Palau Musica // Londji Toy Store
Shoot My Travel 10am