Things to see and do in the Province of Castellón with children

13 de October de 2021
In this post we are going to show you what to do and see in Castellón with children. From hiking trails to multi-adventure activities and exploring the most beautiful villages inland or along the coast.
Things to see and do in the Province of Castellón with children

Hiking and outdoor activities in Castellón

Castellón has a stunning countryside that is worth discovering. There is the Sierra de Irta, the Natural Park of Prat de Cabanes, the Serra d'Espadà, the Natural Park of Peñagolosa or the Desierto de las Palmas, between Benicàssim and Castellón. All of them are natural areas of singular beauty. 

Itinerantur offers a lot of guided hiking routes in these natural parks. You can for example get to know the Natural Park of Desierto de las Palmas better, with an easy kid-friendly route that offers spectacular views over Benicàssim. Or how about exploring the Via Verde del Mar between Oropesa and Benicàssim?

On their website you can see what itineraries are planned throughout the year.

Itinerantur rutas de senderismo

Adventure activities in Castellón

A list of what to do and see in Castellón must include an adventure activity.

We suggest Viunatura's family outdoor adventure activities. Viunatura organizes activities such as a multi-adventure circuit with kayaking, ziplining and Tibetan bridge.

Multi aventura

If you are not afraid of getting wet, do not hesitate to sign up for the water canyoning activity.

Barranquismo Acuático

And for families who are in need of even more excitement, Viunatura organizes a route along the via ferrata "La Roca del Molí", in the surroundings of the Alcora reservoir.

 

What to see and do in Castellón: Discovering charming villages

The hinterland of Castellón is beautiful and its villages are worth exploring. We highly recommend Morella, a town with a special charm.

Morella impresses with its stunning castle from where you have beautiful views. We recommend to wander the streets of the town, visit the castle and if time permits, the Dinosaur Time museum.

In the Saltapins park you can experience an adventure in the tree canopies. It is an adventure for families with children from 6 years old. Zip lines, Tibetan bridges, vines, ladders... behind each tree, a "challenge" will put you to the test.

Castillo de Morella

Neither can you skip visiting the towns along the coast: Benicàssim, Oropesa del Mar, Castellón, Peñíscola, Vinaròs and Alcossebre. They are ideal for enjoying not only the Mediterranean Sea with the family, but also to enjoy nature, guided tours and cultural heritage.

What to see and do in Benicàssim

For nature lovers, we suggest cycling the greenway between Oropesa and Benicàssim as a family, an easy tour to enjoy with children.

Benicàssim also organizes guided tours that you can sign up for to get to know this town a little better. You can visit the Centre d'Interpretació Torre de San Vicent, an exhibition and interactive space for the whole family.

Benicàssim con niños

Another recommendation is to follow the belle epoque Villas route that borders the beaches. It is like stepping back in time. This part of Benicàssim was popularly known as the Valencian Biarritz of the Mediterranean.

 

What to see and do in Oropesa del Mar

This beautiful and historic town in the province of Castellón offers a perfect combination of leisure, culture and fun for all ages. We suggest taking a look at its calendar of activities and guided tours to get to know this town a little better.

You can enjoy the greenway that connects Oropesa del Mar with Benicàssim or a range of water activities for the whole family.

Oropesa del Mar con niños

 

What to see and do in Castellón

In Castellón it is mandatory to visit the Planetarium. The Planetarium prepares a calendar of science-related events, which has made it a national meeting point for amateur astronomers and school projects. Within the astronomical calendar, it is undoubtedly the best option for observing eclipses and other phenomena. Planned observations are carried out throughout the summer.

Castellón Planetario

In addition, you can learn about the Columbretes Islands, since it also houses the Interpretation Center of this Natural Park.

What to do and see in Peñiscola

You can discover Peñiscola with two different routes: The Pirate route and the Adventures route. They are two routes that work with an app. With these routes you will enjoy a fun and interesting tour of Peñiscola, playfully discovering its history and most emblematic sites.

Aventura Pirata en Castellón

You can't leave Peñíscola without a visit to the castle of Papa Luna.

Peñíscola castillo

What to do and see in Vinaròs

Enjoy the gastronomy of Vinaròs! The rice dishes, fish and seafood, as well as the prawns of Vinaròs are well known in the culinary world.

If you like hiking with children, we highly recommend the trails that run parallel to the coast and inland, especially El Jardí de Sòl de Riu (north coast) and La Redona de l'Ermita (mountain).

Vinaròs en familia

 

What to do and see in Alcossebre

With more than 10 kilometers of coastline, Alcossebre has a great diversity of beaches, from small bays to larger beaches equipped with amenities and services for families.

We also suggest visiting the Ermita Santa Lucia and San Benet. It can be reached via a short but steep path and from the top you can enjoy breathtaking views. 

Alcossebre_con_niños

If you want to stay overnight, we have a selection of hotels, campsites and apartments in the province of Castellón that you can consult.

We hope you enjoy Castellón with your family!