Because of its good climate, great family activities, green areas, fantastic beaches and ease of travel, Valencia is an ideal city to visit with children. Not sure what to do with children in this city? We have 5 ideas for things to do with children in Valencia.
1. Discovering Valencia with children in a different way
There are many ways to get to know a city, but if you go to Valencia with children, the best way to get to know the city is undoubtedly to opt for a guided tour specifically designed for children. We suggest you to discover the historical part of the city with Indiana Tours. During a two-hour tour, Indiana Jones himself will show you the most amazing legends, stories and places of Valencia while you search for the Holy Grail. It's an action-packed tour.
Another great option to get to know Valencia with children is to sign up for a family tour with Turiart.
The Saturday family tour includes a lot of games and activities, so you can get to know the city in a playful way. This tour takes you to the most emblematic places in Valencia, such as the Lonja de la Seda or the Cathedral, without overlooking the little details and oddities that sometimes go unnoticed.
2. Walk underneath the sharks at the Oceanogràfic (Aquarium)
When visiting Valencia with children, you can't miss a trip to the largest aquarium in Europe! The Valencia Oceanogràfic has large aquariums that reproduce the most important marine ecosystems.
It is a fun and very interesting visit for the whole family. You can walk through the longest underwater tunnel in Europe, pass under the sharp teeth of sharks or meet the only family of beluga whales in Europe. There is also an educational show with a group of bottlenose dolphins.
3. Discover the City of Arts and Sciences
The City of Arts and Sciencias, La Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, is one of the places in Valencia where you can easily spend a whole day. At the Museu de les Ciències children have a great time with the interactive exhibitions, where they learn about many aspects of science without even realising it. There are both temporary and permanent exhibitions, so there is something new to discover on every visit.
For the youngest visitors there is the Espai dels Xiquets with three areas for learning and entertainment: "The Senses", "The Forest" and "Cooperation".
An interesting idea is to combine a visit to the Museum with a visit to the Hermisfèric, where you can enjoy various projections on a giant screen.
4. Parks and green areas
After getting to know the historic centre and the most modern architecture of Valencia, we encourage you to enjoy the green areas that Valencia has to offer. The Turia Gardens are the city' s green lungs and the ideal place to go for a walk or a bike ride and to enjoy the children's playgrounds along the park.
Many children's favourite playground is Gulliver Park, which will reopen at the end of 2022.
Another cool park to explore with kids is the new Parque Central near the Ruzafa neighbourhood, which has some very original play elements.
5. Stay overnight in the best accommodation
To explore Valencia with kids you need a few days and the best option is to stay in a holiday flat or campsite close to the city. Tour & Kids suggests Singular Stays in the city itself or the Devesa Gardens Camping & Resort located near L'Albufera Natural Park and 10 minutes away from the centre of Valencia. If you feel like exploring the Region of Valencia a little more, we recommend renting a motorhome in Valencia.