7 Things to do in the Albufera Natural Park in Valencia with kids

11 de October de 2023
The Albufera Natural Park is a protected area that can be visited all year round with the whole family on foot, by bike or by boat. Here is a list of 7 things to see and do as a family.
7 Things to do in the Albufera Natural Park in Valencia with kids

In Valencia, you'll not only find plenty of cultural and leisure activities, but also wonderful green spaces where you can enjoy outdoor activities both within the city and in its surroundings.

Don't miss the opportunity to explore the Albufera Natural Park, a natural oasis on the city's doorstep.

In this article we propose 7 things to do with children in the Albufera Natural Park.

What to do with kids in the Albufera Natural Park

The Region of Valencia has 22 natural parks and wetlands of international importance, being the Albufera the eldest and largest protected wetland, where you can enjoy the migratory passage of birds and other hibernating species all year round.Albufera_park_valencia

At only 10 kilometres from the city, La Albufera offers families plenty of things to do in the middle of nature. 

  1. Boat trip: One of the most popular activities in La Albufera is a boat trip on its calm waters. Children generally love this experience as they get the chance to observe a lot of birds.

  2. Bird watching: La Albufera is an important wetland and bird sanctuary. Take your children to explore the local wildlife and observe flamingos, herons and other birds that inhabit the area. You can bring binoculars and a bird guide to make it even more interesting. The towns of El Saler and El Palmar offer boat trips, bike rides and bird-watching tours in the lively wetlands.

  3. Hiking and cycling routes: There are trails and cycling routes around La Albufera. You can rent bicycles suitable for children and explore the natural beauty of the area.

  4. Picnic at the beach: La Albufera has beautiful beaches at which you can enjoy a family picnic. Bring a basket of food and enjoy a day of sun and sea.

  5. Interpretation Centre: Visit the Park's Interpretation Centre in Racó de l'Olla to enjoy the birds in its observatory and panoramic tower, and learn more about the natural and cultural heritage of this Valencian natural park.

  6. Local gastronomy: El Palmar is famous for being the home of the paella. Take your family to one of the local restaurants for a delicious Valencian paella.

  7. Sunset at La Albufera: Enjoy a magical sunset at La Albufera. The colours of the sky reflected in the water create a unique atmosphere that the whole family will remember.


Where to stay with children? Devesa Gardens campsite

If you want to explore Valencia and the Albufera with your family, we recommend you to do it from a campsite. We definitely recommend booking a bungalow at Camping & Resort Devesa Gardens in the Albufera Natural Park, just 10 minutes away from the city by motorway. This campsite has all the services you need for a family holiday. 


It is open all year round and has a restaurant with delicious rice dishes, an entertainment team, a dinosaur-themed mini-golf course, horse riding, a mini club, a children's playground and a swimming pool.


You can choose to stay on a pitch or in one of the rustic wooden bungalows.parque_ocio_camping_valencia

Do you fancy getting to know Valencia and its natural park from a campsite?