Barcelona with kids
Sometimes it´s difficult to know where to take kids when you´re abroad, so here´s a list of some top things to do in Barcelona that will definitely put a smile on your children´s faces. (Also some coffee / wine stops for you!)
1) The Castle of Monjuic sits on top of a hill near the working port of Barcelona. It looks over the sea and the city and is free for children to enter (5 euros for adults). The best way to get to the top is by cable-car and will guarantee some serious excitement for your kids. You can drive to the cable car stop or take the funicular train from Parallel Metro Station.
On the way down, you can return by cable-car, or if you want a little more fun for the kids, then walk down the hill via the giant slide (Follow the main road down from the exit of the castle). It´s seriously huge and probably only suitable for children 3yrs +, but there´s a playground right beside it which is perfect for smaller children. For a more chilled walk you can stroll through the Botanic Gardens or look out over Barcelona at the Mirador. If at this point you fancy a glass of wine, head to the Hotel Miramar and relax on their terrace.
|My crazy niece screamin her way done the big slide|
|Botanic Gardens on Montjuic|
2) Having being brought up in the English countryside, I´m a big fan of green spaces and parks and just love this beautiful park in the middle of Barcelona. Parc de la Ciutadella is perfect for picnics, walks and boating. It has a couple of playgrounds for kids as well as a giant mammoth (bit random) and boating on the lake costs around 6 euros. It´s located right next to the Barcelona zoo so is a great place to stop for lunch before or after your visit.
|Parc de La Ciutadella|
|Boating on the lake (pinterest)|
|My gorgeous wee nephew x|