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Visit Friuli Venezia Giulia with Kids

It’s very easy to organize a family holiday to Friuli Venezia Giulia. This is a place where kids can find a lot of opportunities to have fun and learn about new things. Visiting Friuli Venezia Giulia with kids will definitely be both fun and entertaining. There are amusement parks, educational centres and theme museums too. A perfect stay in Friuli Venezia Giuliais guaranteed by the services within the hospitality facilities too. Find all about travelling to Friuli Venezia Giulia with your family.

Ideal for Toddlers


Ideal for Children


How to Get to Friuli Venezia Giulia with Kids

Once can get to Friuli Venezia Giulia by plane, landing at the Friuli Venezia Giulia airport. The Trieste Regional Airport is 33 Km from Trieste, 40 Km from Udine, 20 Km from Gorizia and 80 Km from Pordenone.

You can also get to Friuli Venezia Giulia via the highways, or train services.

Highways that lead to Friuli Venezia Giulia 

  • A4 Turin – Trieste Motorway
  • A23 Palmanova – Udine – Tarvisio Motorway
  • A28 Portogruaro – Conegliano Motorway
  • A27 Alemagna Venezia Belluno Motorway

Railway Routes to Friuli Venezia Giulia

  • (Mestre) – Latisana – Cervignano – Monfalcone – Trieste
  • Monfalcone – Gorizia – Udine
  • Aurisina – Villa Opicina
  • Udine – Pordenone – Sacile – (Mestre)
  • Udine – Tarvisio
  • Udine – Trieste Airport – Trieste – (Lubiana)
  • Udine – Cervignano
  • Gemona – Sacile
  • Casarsa – Cordovado – (Portogruaro)
  • Gorizia – confine di Stato (Nova Gorica)
  • Udine – Cividale
  • Udine – Villach

The Best Time to Visit Friuli Venezia Giulia with Kids

Friuli Venezia Giulia makes for a great family destination all year round. There is something going on for every season. In winter, there is snow sports in the mountains, Carnival in February, and a chance to visit the cities of Trieste and Udine without big crowds. Spring is great to explore Friuli Venezia Giulia on foot or by car. May and June bring along the beautiful Alpine meadows. Summer is also great for visiting beaches and doing sports activities in the mountains. Il Carso also known as “Little Vienna by the Sea” is a great place to visit in Autumn when there are fewer crowds.

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Hotels in Friuli Venezia Giulia

If you stay at one of the Family Friuli Venezia Giulia accommodation facilities, you will receive a free Family Carnet. This includes main activities to do with your kids whilst visiting Friuli Venezia Giulia. You will be able to access amusement parks for free or at discounted prices, take boat trips, practice sports, reach the ski slopes with the ski lifts, visit museums or historical and archaeological sites, participate in workshops in the farms, and so much more.

Hotels and Apartment Hotels

Grand Hotel Astoria 4*– Located in the historical Roman centre, just a few minutes away from the seaside. Children facilities include a crib, cots, high chairs and a kids menu is also available. The restaurant caters for celiacs, diabetics, vegetarians and also offers a local typical menu.

Grand Hotel Playa 4* – Located in Lignano Sabbiaforo, on the beach promenade. A kids menu is provided at the restaurant which also caters with gluten free food.

Hotel 1301 Inn  3*– Facilities for children include a cradle, a baby changing unit, cots with a sideboard, high chairs and a kids menu is also available. There is a recreation room for kids too. A breakfast buffet is offered and the restaurant caters with gluten free food, for a diabetic diet, for vegetarians and also serves local cuisine.

Hotel Abbazia 3* – Located in Lignano Sabbiadoro, near the beach. This is a quiet hotel to stay at. There is a garden, a terrace and a swimming pool too. Children facilities include a cradle with a sideboard, cots with a sideboard, a playground, baby bottle warmer and high chairs. A breakfast buffet is served and the restaurant serves typical local cuisine.

Hotel Adria 3* – Located in the centre of Lignano Sabbiadoro, this hotel is just a few metres away from the sea. There is both an indoor and outdoor play area for children. Other children facilities include a cradle with a sideboard, a baby changing unit, cots with a sideboard, high chairs, a flexible timetable for meals and a kids menu. The restaurants caters for vegetarian food and serves typical local cuisine.

Hotel Al Sole 3*– Located in Tarvisio, a short distance from the beautiful Fusine Lake. This hotel is situated a few kilometers away from Slovenia and Austria. Enjoy a quiet and peaceful family holiday here. Children facilities include a cot with a sideboard, high chairs and kids menus. The restaurant serves gluten-free good, both local and international cuisines. A buffet continetal breakfast is also served.

La Marmote – Located in Paluzza, this hotel features baby changing units, cots with sideboard, and high chairs for children. A breakfast bufet is offered, and there is both a shower and a bath tub in the room. A washing machine and TV are also available.

Find out more family-friendly hotels in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Campsites / Tourist Villages

Residence Punta Spin 4* –  Located in Grado, you will find this camping site residence, facing a beach.  A children’s playground is also available. There is also a restaurant, and buffet is served for breakfast. A parking/garage is also available.

Marina Julia Family Camping Village 4* – Located in Marina Julia, in between Grado and Trieste. There is a sandy beach, but some parts of the beach are full of trees. Kids facilities include a playground and cots with sideboards are available.

Find out more family-friendly camping villages in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Visiting Friuli Venezia Giulia with kids

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Family in Friuli venezia Giulia

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Lignano Sabbiadoro with kids

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Activities for children ages 0-5

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

Valcellina Train – On this small sightseeing train, you will discover two beautiful towns of the Friulian Dolomites: Barcis, which overlooks the lake of the same name, and Andreis with its typical wooden balcony houses.

Animal Trail – In Tarvisio, this can be done both as a summer and winter activity.

Tarvisio Fun Area – The playground on the Piana dell’Angelo plain includes inflatable games, trampolines, and the grass bike, the alpine coaster. In winter, there are still fun activities to take up in the snow including the merry-go-round with inflatable dinghies,and the other fun inflatables.

Fantasy Park Forni di Sopra – Designed with safety features so the activities are both fun and safe. There are little snow jumps, sledge runs, and many other attractions for all the family.

Nevelandia Sappada Fun Park – In the animation village, there is the park mascot which amuses the children. There is an inflatable park for the little ones and with many fun activities.

Lignano Sabbiadoro Beach – This is great for kids who love theme parks and waterparks.

Grado Beach – With sandy beaches that are perfect for kids.


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.

Nevelandia Fun Park – Fun for all the family thanks to the rubber dinghy tracks and the wide track dedicated only to bobsleigh lovers.

Sella Nevea Adventure Park – Located in Tarvisio this adventure park offers activities  that are “Tarzaning” style and tree climbing. There are 5 different tracks with growing levels of difficulty. Families with kids aged 3+ can visit this park.

Julian Prealps Park – The main aspect of this park is the contact of three different biogeographic regions – Mediterranean, Illyrian and Alpine. Many paths in the park cross the mountains of the park. Activities include guided tours, guided snowshoe tours, canyoning, and winter mountaineering amongst others.

Piancavallo Alpine Coaster – Experience this fun and exciting activity with kids by riding on a two-seat bob sled.

Tarvis Alpine Coaster – The Piana dell’Angelo activity park’s bob track grantees great fun both in summer and winter. You will ride a two-seater sled and go round a series of bends.

Claut Ice Arena and Pontebba Ice Arena – Visit with your kids for some ice-skating fun!

Acrobati del Sole Park – You can watch the birds of prey show here. This park also hosts falconry events.

Science Centre Immaginario Scientifico Trieste – An interactive and experimental science museum for kids. There is also a planetarium where kids can discover more about the stars.

Nevelandia Fiurli Veneiza Giulia

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Adventure Park in Friuli Venezia Giulia

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Laghi di Fusine Friuli Venezia Giulia

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Parks & Playgrounds

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

Wildlife Parks in Friuli Venezia Giulia:

Acrobati del Sole Park – Watch birds of prey. The park also hosts falconry events.

Val Canal Novo Regional Nature Reserve – Located, in Marano Lagoon. This is a natural eco-system that includes wetlands and waters. There is an aquarium too so you can immerse yourself in the lagoon.

Cornino Lake Reserve – Apart from the magnificent views, there is also a picnic area and a visitor centre. There is a restaurant outside of the park too.

House of Butterflies- in Bordano – This is the largest display of live butterflies and insects in Italy, with more than 400 butterfly species from all over the world.

Miramare Sea Reserve – A great activity to take up as a family, if you know how to swim is the sea-watching of the seabed. You will also find a park and the Miramare Castle here.

Punta Verde Zoo Park – Say hello to lions or tigers,adorable zebras and giraffes.

Wildlife Park in Pianpinedo – This wildlife park hosts a lot of wild animal species of the Dolomites. Enjoy walks and stop by the visitor centre.

Fun Parks in Friuli Venezia Giulia:

Tarvis Playground – Visit this playground and let your kids enjoy the mega fun.

Grado Waterpark  – Swimming pools, water slides, and a kids playground.

Trieste Adventure Park – There are 8 routes with 72 games – with various activities such as zip lines, jumps and more!

I Gommosi – Kids love it here as they bounce up and down inflatable balls.

Strabilia Luna Park – An amusement park with different fun games and rollercoasters.

Adventure Park Sappada – A huge adventure park amongst the trees.

Clap Varmost – Ferrata Adventure Climb Varmost – A climbing route for the adventerous ones.

Dolomiti Adventure Park – For some adventure time. This park has passages suspended in midair, with ropes, bridges, nets, foot pegs and zip lines.

Fantasy Park – A fun park for all snow lovers.

Bike Park – Explore two different trails on a mountain bike.

Piancavallo Alpine Coaster – An exciting ride on two-seat bob sleds.

Rampy Park – Many tree-climbing tracks for adults, families, youths and children.

Sella Nevea Adventure Park – An amusement park, where you can also take part in tree climbing activities.

Tarvis Alpin Coaster – Visit for some fun on the bob sled roller coaster.

Zipline Sauris – Adrenaline, adventure, breathtaking views!

Gardens, Woods and Forests in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Codroipo’s Park of Resurgences – A natural oasis.

Coronini Cronberg Park – Discover this garden with botanical species.

Experiential Botanical Garden Lumina Milia – A day and night nature trail has been created.

Forest of Tarvisio – An old aged forest on the border of Slovenia and Austria.

Galvani Park Rose Garden – See the various roses cultivated here.

Lucio Viatori Garden – Visit this garden through wooden footbridges and steps.

Parco delle Rose – Inside the Parco delle Rose, on the seashore, you can enjoy yourself at the water park.

Piuma Isonzo Park – The various trails will lead you to discover nature around the city of Gorizia.

Wood of Plessiva – Populated by the typical local fauna, such as roe deer, fox, hares and more, this is a great place to spend some time surrounded by nature.

Laguna di Grado

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Family-friendly cafés & restaurants in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Top family-friendly cafés and restaurants in Friuli Venezia Giulia:

La Pizza di Cittavecchia – Located in Trieste, this restaurant serves pizza, panini and salads.

Croce del Sud – Located in Lignano Sabbiadoro, this restaurant offers a kids menu featuring pasta and pizza.

Veccio Buffet Marascutti – Offering regional food from the Trentino and Carso regions.

Il Panino di Lignano Pineta del 1983 – Located in Lignano Sabbiadoro, serves different panini and offer a kids menu too.


How to Get Around in Friuli Venezia Giulia with Kids

Rent a car – This will make it much easier to get around, especially when travelling with a young child.

By train – All main cities are also very well linked by train.

By bus – For more information visit the Friuli Venezia Giulia Public transport.

Getting around Friuli Venezia Giulia

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Kid playing with a toy in Friuli Venezia Giulia

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Toy Shops in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Our favourite toy shops in Friuli Venezia Giulia:

Toy Centre – Toys for babies and children up to 12 years+.From Lego, to play-dog, to barbie dolls and much more!

Tuttogiochi Udine – Toys for different age groups including wooden toysm soft toys, creative toys and more!

Oltre La Luna – Toys here help to stir creativity and improve motor skills.

Insider Tips

The Salino Waterfall

Salino, a small village on the road to Paularo, offers a surprise - A beautiful waterfall that invites you to stop to play a bit amid the stones.

Take a walk around the breathtaking Laghi di Fusine

Just a stone’s throw from the Slovenian and the Austrian borders, you will find this beautiful lake with various pine trees surrounding it and dramatic mountain views.


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