What to do in Barcelona with kids

Traveling in family is really lovely, but we know that some plans may change when it comes to include kids in our vacations plan.

Depending on their age can be quite a challenge to find out the kind of activities they would enjoy, also knowing that they don´t have the same resistance as an adult.

If you´re travelling to Barcelona, in Spain with your kids, there is still so much you can do, you just have to find the right things to do so they have as much fun as you while walking the place around.

The idea is to find a plan smart enough so everyone in the family can enjoy the trip and go back home with tons of amazing memories to share.

Remember that having the Barcelona Card will allow you to skip most of the long waiting lines, it’s always a good plan to have it previously.
If you want to see all the emblematic places of the city but you´re worried that your kids may not like this plan, we can assure you that with the right mix, everyone will be happy and tired at the end of the day too!

There are many walking tours and play spaces either indoor and outdoor, also they will learn a lot about Barcelona´s history.

  • Giant walking tour:here your kids will have the opportunity to explore the Barri Gòtic, play games and hear the story of the city. The tour also stops at a candy shop and the Giants Museum.
  • Columbus and the new world:this interactive tour will take you back to the Barcelona of 1492 when Christopher Columbus traveled to the new world.

The tour begins in the courtyard of the Maritime Museum, where kids can discover information about the sea, the history of slavery and the discovery of America. During the week, the tour ends at Casa Gispert, one of the oldest food shops in Barcelona.

  • A time machine:this is a guided tour that will take your family through the historic quarters of Roman Barcelona, traveling in time to learn everything about ancient architecture, and then going to the 12th century seeing how the medieval city grew. 


  • A plan for football lovers:you must visit the FC Barcelona´s Camp Nou stadium. You´ll be able to walk through the player´s tunnel and see where all the Barça magic happens.

It also has a museum you can visit and buy some souvenirs. It´s open Mon-Sun 10 am – 3 pm.

  • Indoor is fun too: The Peek a Booindoor park has slides and sound pipes, legos and a special area top lay that seems to focus on cooking and shopping.

Parents can wait in another room with coffee while the kids are playing. Schedule: Mon closed; Tue-Fri 9 am – 8 pm; Sat-Sun 11 am – 2 pm, 4.30 pm – 8 pm.

  • Caixa Forum:this incredible place includes an interactive multimedia workshop for kids over 12 years old every Sunday at midday.

Here, your kids will learn what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. For the littler ones, they offer a space where children can create shapes, colors and sounds on a computer. Schedule: Sat 5 pm – 7 pm; Sun 12 pm – 2 pm; Quiric Sat, Sun 10 am – 8 pm.

  • El Cau: a place where kids can crawl through in the bottom of a wall, entering into a labyrinth of passageways with a slide, games, hanging cloths they can climb up, different textures to touch, etc. For kids under 3 years old, a parent can go with them.

If you´re wondering what to do for kids in Barcelona, there are also many parks that you can enjoy with your family, kids will love to feel free to run and play around meanwhile you can sit down and relax outdoor, disconnecting from the routine.

You will even be able to enjoy some of the iconic architecture of the city.

Here we list the best ones in our opinion:

  • Turó Parc:ideal for kids ages two to ten, in the poshest neighborhood of Barcelona. It has huge trees, is full of color. The children´s play area is really big and the sculptures and poetry around the park capture its artistic and cultural history. It offers places to eat and drink.
  • Parc de l’Estació del Nord:it’s located just a few blocks from the Arc de Triomf and the Sagrada Familia. Here you will find some good old-fashioned frolicking and climbing. There is an enclosed children´s area perfect for swinging and climbing so go prepared for this!
  • Parc de la Ciutadella:located in the Barcelona city centre, it’s home to the Catalan parliament building, two museums, Barcelona’s zoo and open spaces for kids to play or have some picnic food. In one corner you can kind the splendorous towering waterfall, where kids can play with a ball and run around.
  • Parc Turó de la Peira:this one is strategically placed on a massive hill and the trees tower over every path providing a perfect shade. It offers wide picnic areas and open spaces to throw a ball around and it has designated areas for basketball, volleyball, football and others.
  • Park Güell:in the free zone kids can follow the snaking paths, under the tunnels of trees, through columns of Gaudí’s creation. At the top of the park you’ll have a breezy picnic with a panoramic view of the city.

Another great idea for kids

  • Museu de la Xocolata:located at Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera, this museum dedicated to chocolate is run by experts who guide the tour and tell the story of chocolate from its earliest origins to its arrival in Europe and its current status as the ultimate feel-good treat.



  • Zoo de Barcelona:this has plenty animals like hipos, a prehistoric rhino, sea lions, giraffes, elephants, tigers and lions. Also, your kids can ride a pony or be part of a picnic. If they get tired here´s also a zoo train.
  • L’Aquàrium:Barcelona’s Aquarium is home to more than 11,000 animals of 450 species. There is an 80m-long underwater tunnel with sharks and rays swimming overhead.

As you may see, travel with family is also really fun, with this short guide we are sure that you´ll have a blast while visiting Barcelona together.

Have a previous family meeting and find out what everyone wants to do so you come up with a schedule for every taste.