Family activities to do in Barcelona

Family activities to do in Barcelona

Barcelona offers fun and leisure for the whole family! This city is full of plans so as not to get bored, whether you and your family love strong emotions such as the sea, gastronomy or culture. You will be able to walk among sharks, caress dolphins, get on a frenetic roller coaster, enjoy the magnificent views of Barcelona and the tranquility of its parks… the plans, for children and adults, are endless. If you are wondering how long to stay in barcelona, the answer is relative, since there is so much to do and visit and the best thing is to do everything!

Barcelona is a city that each visitor identifies with something different, for example, culture, top-notch football, delicious food or anthological parties. People from all over the world come to visit this city, many even come from abroad to take the spanish courses barcelona offers. It is also one of the most recommended destinations in the country for the whole family, since it offers countless places of interest that are liked by young and old people. 

Here are some of the best activities that you can do with your children. We have chosen what we think the little ones will especially like and that will make their stay fun and unforgettable.

Tibidabo amusement park


When planning a trip to barcelona, you must include your visit to Tibidabo! It is one of the oldest theme parks in Europe. Although it is located a bit far from the center of Barcelona, on top of a mountain to the northwest of the city, it is worth visiting. Not only will you have the opportunity to contemplate impressive views of Barcelona from a height of 500 meters above sea level (or much more if you ride the Ferris wheel), but you will also be able to enjoy a lot of exciting attractions, including a roller coaster that makes its way through the irregularities of the terrain. 

The attractions may be relatively quiet by modern standards, but this makes them ideal for younger visitors. The park also has a wide range of restaurants.

Chocolate Museum

The original name is Museu de la Xocolata, and it is a wonderful place to visit with your family. Imagine the shouts of joy from your children when you tell them that you are going to visit the Chocolate Museum, they will be amazed the minute they step in, since the museum’s entrance ticket consists of a chocolate bar. 

The bittersweet cocoa bean has a long tradition in Barcelona, which this museum collects and recounts through works of art made with chocolate, like statues of Yoda and Lionel Messi made entirely of the sweet stuff. It also offers practical workshops on the production and handling of this delicacy, but they must be booked well in advance. It is worth downloading the audio guide application to make the most of your visit.

Barcelona Bosc Urba

It is a jungle adventure in the heart of the city. Bosc Urbà, located at the end of Avenida Diagonal, and it is a covered space, so it is not affected by bad weather. It includes three circuits with obstacles that get progressively more complicated, the most difficult of them limited to people over 12 years old due to its 20 attractions of high difficulty, such as zip lines, bungee jumping and a punching bag. 

Regardless of the level of difficulty of the circuit, it is mandatory to use a professional harness and safety equipment. If you are planning to book a barcelona travel package, make sure it includes such activities or that it allows you to have available time in order to visit these places.

Seas and beaches

To speak of Barcelona is to speak of the Mediterranean Sea and of a long maritime tradition that dates back to Roman times. Anytime is the best time of the year to go to barcelona, however, if you travel for the summer you will guarantee your family tons of sea adventures. You will be able to enjoy a playful space open to everyone and with a wide range of resources, infrastructures and activities suitable for all audiences and ages.

If you like sailing, practicing water sports or simply enjoying the sea in a relaxed way, Barcelona offers you services and equipment so that you can enjoy your favorite activities while admiring the amazing view.

Barcelona is a city open to the sea. The almost 5 km of beach in the Catalan capital have fine, golden sands, wide and shallow waters and constitute one of the largest leisure spaces available to citizens and visitors who want to spend time in barcelona.

You will find all the necessary equipment and services to enjoy the best day at the beach, and it is also accessible to people with reduced mobility. Not only can you enjoy the city’s beaches, but the coast of Barcelona offers you more than 95km for bathing in the rest of the municipalities on its coastline, spread over more than 100 beaches of all kinds: fine or coarse-grained golden sand, small coves, urban beaches or in the middle of nature, and all a few minutes from the city of Barcelona by road or train.

The beaches are an ideal complement to the cultural offer of Barcelona and you can enjoy them at any time of the year: to go for a walk, spend some time on the terrace of a bar or a restaurant, enjoy the view and the weather, swim, sunbathe, go by bicycle or practice some sport activity. Barcelona’s beaches offer tons of nautical activities which your kids will surely love, such as: scuba diving, water bike, eFoil, Open kayak and snorkel excursion in Vilanova i la Geltrú, flyboard, jet ski, paddle surf and kayak, parasailing and much more!

If you are wondering if you should travel to barcelona with your family, let us assure you it will be an unforgettable trip for every member of the family, no matter their age.

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