5 simple ways to entertain toddlers in Barcelona
Barcelona is a wonderful place for a city break. The sights, culture and cuisine are all world-class. But what’s there to do for families with toddlers? In short, lots! Here’s my tried and tested tips for entertaining pre-school kids in Catalonia’s capital.
Picnic in Park Güell
These Antonio Gaudi-designed gardens are an outdoor masterpiece with spectacular views across the city. Take a picnic, browse around the street stalls and enjoy the meandering footpaths. Toddlers will also enjoy the play park at the bottom of the hill.
Let loose at Plaça de Catalunya
This enormous pedestrianized square at the heart of the city is somewhere you can let your little ones roam free. They can chase the pigeons, discover the monuments and throw coins into the fountains. There’s often buskers here with bubble wands – toddler paradise!
Visit Catedral de Barcelona in the city’s Gothic Quarter. You can take a guided or self-guided tour of the Cathedral, and entertain young explorers with gilded statues and windows into the crypt.
Visit an urban beach
Barcelona Beach and Sant Sabastia Beach are perfect spots to relax with kids who’ve had enough of the hustle and bustle of the city. Play in the golden sand or take a dip in the warm Mediterranean sea.
Stay up late for a magic show
If your youngest tourists can keep their eyes open long enough Font Magica – the Montjuic Magic Fountain – is a must-see at night. This light, water and music show in front of the National Palace is one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions. Just make sure you get to Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina early to secure a good vantage point.
Start planning your family adventure in Barcelona.