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IN A NUTSHELL

Visiting Barcelona with kids

Barcelona is a family friendly destination which is great to visit all year round! The Mediterranean weather is quite mild, Spanish people are very welcoming. Visiting Barcelona with kids will make for a great family trip!

There are always interesting activities for families with kids of all ages.

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LOCATION

Where should a family stay?

Family friendly neighbourhoods in Barcelona

  • El Raval
  • Poblenou
  • L’Eixample
  • Barceloneta
  • Sants-Montjuïc
  • Gothic Quarter
  • Plaça de Catalunya
  • Poble Sec & Sant Antoni
  • El Born: Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and La Ribera

Many attractions are also within short distances of these neighbourhoods.

Family friendly hotels in Barcelona

Eurostars Grand Marina – Barceloneta

Located in Port Vell (one of the best areas to stay in as a family), this hotel was designed to look like a cruise liner. It also has executive suite to accommodate larger families.

Hotel Colón Barcelona – Ciutat Vella

Located within the city centre. It accommodates larger families in junior suites and it is very child friendly.

Catalonia Ramblas – El Raval

Located near the Catalunya square. This makes for a great stay for families. Rooms have bunk beds which kids love and other facilities such as those for  coffees and teas. There is a metro station close by.

AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott

Located within walking distance to the beach, this hotel offers huge family rooms, one of the most accommodating family hotels that you’ll find in Barcelona.

Barcelona city with family
Barcelona aquarium, kids looking at the little sharks
PLAY

Activities for children ages 0-5

Tiring our babies and toddlers whilst they absorb all that is around them.

Catalunya en Miniatura & Bosc AnimatA family theme park. You can also discover the forest in different adventurous ways.

L’Aquàrium of Barcelona –  Located in Port Vell, this is one of Europe’s biggest marine centres.

PortAventura World Parks & Resort – The biggest theme park in Spain. Visit for some fun!

Barcelona Zoo – Different types of species including endangered animals.

Sapakara Fun Parcs – Different indoor parks including a playground, a jumping park.

Font Màgica – Music, water acrobatics and lights.

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Activities for older kids

Keeping the older kids happy, entertained, and reducing the amount of times they ask for a screen or complain about being bored.

Catalunya en Miniatura & Bosc AnimatA family theme park. You can also discover the forest in different adventurous ways.

L’Aquàrium of Barcelona –  Located in Port Vell, this is one of Europe’s biggest marine centres.

PortAventura World Parks & Resort – The biggest theme park in Spain. Visit for some fun!

Barcelona Zoo – Different types of species including endangered animals.

Sapakara Fun Parcs – Different indoor parks including a playground, a jumping park, jungle tags, and arcade games.

El Poble Espanyoul – An open-air museum.

G Experiència – Experience the life of Gaudi in 4D.

Parc d’Atraccions del Tibidabo – Various rides and attractions!

Mirador – Collserola Tower – Amazing views of Barcelona.

Tibidabo theme park in Barcelona showcasing one of the rides
Parc Guell in Barcelona
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Parks & Playgrounds

Parc de Collserola  – A protected natural site, discover Barcelona’s secret forest.

Parc de Montjuïc – With botanical gardens

Parc del Laberint

Parc de Cervantes

Parc de la Ciutadella

Parc de l’Oreneta

Parc de la Guineueta

Turó de la Peira

Park Güell – Gaudi’s revelation

Other modern green spaces:

Parc de Diagonal Mar

Parc Central de Nou Barris

Parc de l’Estació del Nord

Parc del Clot

MUSEUMS

Family-friendly museums

Museums

Many museums in Barcelona offer family workshops, which will make the visit more fun.

Art, history & humanities museums:

Caixaforum

Fundació Miró

Museu Picasso

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Science and constellations museums:

CosmoCaixa

Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona

Sport museums:

FC Barcelona Museum-Camp Nou Experience

Museu Olímpici de l’Esport

Other fun workshops:

Museu de la Xocolata – Chocolate lollipop-making class.

Museu de la Música – Build Korean percussion instruments.

Museu Marítim de Barcelona – Build a submarine in a bottle.

Fun museums:

Gallery of Illusions

Big Fun Museum – Full of optical illusions.

Wax Museum – Various figures of characters that have made an impact.

The Facade of Barcelona National Museum
Beach in Barcelona
THE OCEAN

Beaches

Beaches in Barcelona are easily accessible for prams and people with reduced mobility. They are also a few minutes away from any bus stop.

Beaches vary from sandy, to ones with small caves.

Sant Sebastià  – Sandy beach

Sant Miquel – Sandy beach

La Barceloneta  – Closest beach to the city centre which attracts a lot of tourists.

Mar Bella  – A quieter spot and a nice area even for picnics.

Nova Mar Bella – A quieter beach with a children’s playground.

Llevant – With a natural seawater swimming pool – open in the summer months only – located at Forum Parc.

If you are an adventurous family, then why not try out paddle surfing or kayaking? There are other activities to do by the beach.

FOOD

Family-friendly cafés & restaurants

The Boqueria Market – Try to avoid going here at peak times, but enjoy an early meal. You can also grab some food items from the stall and make a picnic out of them.

Escriba – An amazing pastry shop if you’re craving some goodies.

Pim Pam Burger/Plats – A great spot if you’re visiting Ciutadella Park and The Picasso Museum. These are known to serve the best burgers in the city!

Bar Lobo – Family tapas including kids favourite dishes such as burgers and nuggets.

Moaz – A vegetarian option.

El Nacional –  A food court with 4 restaurants and 4 bars, with plenty of space to roam around with strollers.

Pudding Barcelona – Disney inspired, serves cakes and coffees. Variety of games for the kids.

Check out other restaurants around Barcelona.

When in Barcelona, do not miss out on the Catalan cuisine.

Barcelona street restaurant
Mother and child on bus
TRANSPORTATION

Getting Around

Public transport

Buses

A fleet of over 1,000 fully adapted buses serve all areas of Barcelona. All buses are fitted with ramps and designated seating for wheelchairs and prams.

Metros

91% of metro stations offer step-free access and all of them have ramps at the platform edge to make it easier to board the trains.

Barcelona Bus Turístic

A service that enables you to get around the city easily  in a double decker bus.

Insider Tips

The Weather

A Mediterranean climate that can be enjoyed all year round!

Ride on a Cable Car

A unique experience, as you enjoy the breathtaking views of the city.

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