What to do in Valencia with children.
When traveling as a family, choosing a good destination can make your vacation a success.
If we travel with children on our days off, it is very important to take into account their tastes and needs so they can fully enjoy the activities we program… And we have fun with them! ?
The best thing about traveling with the youngest is that, for a few days, adults can once again feel the same illusion that a child has when he discovers new things. His energy and joy is contagious!
In today’s post we recommend a 100 x 100 Mediterranean city that has a good climate, excellent cuisine and numerous tourist attractions ideal for all ages.
You will be able to spend some great days of rest in one of the favorite places for travellers from all over the world.
Valencia is waiting for us! ?
WHAT TO SEE IN VALENCIA WITH CHILDREN.
Next, we propose you 6 activities to do with children in Valencia.
A series of proposals where adults and kids will be able, besides having a great time, to know more about the culture and gastronomy of this place.
But before we begin our listing, we want to give you a series of tips to make your experience as complete as possible.
The hotel offer is very wide and you will find very economic prices. You will be able to move quickly to the different places to visit using public transport.
- Get a Valencia Tourist Card.
This card allows you to travel without limit on the bus, metro and tram for 24, 48 or 72 hours, depending on the option you choose.
It also includes free admission to the main museums and monuments and special discounts at Valencia’s main tourist attractions, as well as in shops and restaurants.
- Tour the city taking a Tourist Bus.
It will be very comfortable for you to travel around Valencia using this service. With 2 routes to choose from and 21 stops, you can get on and off as many times as you want by designing your own circuit with what you want to know for 24 or 48 hours. (Audio guides in different languages are also available)
LOOK FOR NEMO IN THE OCEANOGRAPHIC.
Visit the largest aquarium in Europe. Located in the complex of the City of Arts and Sciences, this scenario reproduces the most important marine ecosystems of the planet.
You can admire more than 40,000 animals: friendly dolphins, playful sea lions, amazing reptiles, the so-called white whales or belugas… Even elegant penguins! ?
Children will have more fun than ever looking for the famous clown fish Nemo among the anemones and through the longest underwater tunnel in Europe – a unique experience in a magical place!
SHOW THEM A WORLD OF DRAGONS AND PRINCESSES IN THE TOWERS OF SERRANO AND QUART.
Make them feel like authentic princesses and fairytale knights by visiting the Serrano and Quart Towers, located in one of the largest historical centres in Spain. These towers form two of the entrance gates to the old medieval city wall.
Take advantage of and stroll through the streets of the old town and get to know the rich cultural heritage it houses.
Take a break… And a horchata! ? in the Plaza de la Virgen. Here you will find some of the most emblematic buildings in Valencia:
PLAY TO DISCOVER THE COUNTRY OF NEVER EVER AGAIN OF PETER PAN EN LA ALBUFERA.
The Albufera (small sea) is a beautiful coastal lagoon surrounded by rice fields and separated from the sea by a tongue of land.
In this Natural Park, which houses 6 islets, live a multitude of animal species that we can observe while doing a pleasant guided tour by boat.
Get the kids into the skin of an explorer, like Peter Pan on his boat, discovering countless birds and fish in a lost world full of fantasy.
Another excellent option to know the area is to go on an amusing excursion by bicycle with a guide.
This spectacularly beautiful environment is also known for its fabulous sunsets … For being the best place to enjoy a tasty Valencian Paella! ?
SWIM ON A WHITE SANDY BEACH LIKE THE ONE IN DISNEY’S MOVIE “VAIANA”.
The beach is always a safe bet when you travel with kids. Valencia has a magnificent climate that makes it possible to enjoy the sea all year round.
The Malvarrosa is an extensive beach located in the perfect city to spend a few hours of relax while the little ones play in the sand.
To complete the day, walk along the Paseo Marítimo where numerous cafes and restaurants will offer you the best Valencian tapas.
MEETS THE LION KING AND HIS FRIENDS AT THE BIOPARC.
Considered one of the best and most beautiful zoos in the world, you will need a whole day to observe the charms of the African fauna of the Bioparc.
With a design that hides the gates and other boundaries of the space, the visitor is given the impression that he is immersed in the ample habitat of the animals.
These esplanades faithfully recreate the Savannah, the forests of Madagascar and equatorial Africa thanks to their carefully chosen vegetation and the realistic replicas of caves and rocks they house.
Collaborating in several conservation projects, this park offers different educational exhibits that will surprise the youngest of the house by getting to know in depth the lions, lemurs, flamingos, crocodiles, turtles, giraffes, hippos, chimpanzees, elephants, rhinoceroses… The list is too long!
You’ll give them the best Natural Science class they can have! ?????
TAKE THEM TO THE MOVIES AT THE AWESOME L´HEMISFÈRIC.
With a striking and photogenic eye-shaped design, The Hemisferic is an enormous enclosure inside which there is a projection room with a concave-shaped screen where different 3D films are shown.
We will be able to see films of astronomical themes, enumerating the wonders of engineering, telling the history of music in America, about the passage of dinosaurs on earth…
All this in an extra-large format that makes the visual experience… Irrepeatable! ?
Consulta en su página web los horarios y días de los diferentes pases.
Consult their website for the times and days of the different passes.
The Hemisfèric is located in the City of Arts and Sciences, where you can also visit them:
- The Museu de les Ciències.
- Oceanogràfic. (already mentioned above)
- The Palau de les Arts.
- The Agora.
How do you like our proposal of… What to see in Valencia with children?
Well, we still have more original activities to do:
With more than 95,000 figures we find ourselves in front of the largest museum of historical figures in miniature in the world.
- Take a guided tour of the Old Warehouse of the Little Mouse Perez.
One of his assistants shows us his workshop and tells us the story of this famous little mouse loved by everyone.
- Slide down the Gulliver Park toboggans.
With a monumental 70-metre sculpture of the traveler Gulliver lying on the ground, this unique construction consists of several ramps, slides and stairs that lie between the gigantic legs and arms of this well-known giant.
The children will not stop playing at being tiny inhabitants of Lilliput!
Valencia is an incredible destination where you can have an extraordinary and unique holiday.
To prepare your trip to what has been considered by Time magazine for 3 consecutive years… As the best city in the world to live in! ?
We will also advise you on hotels and excursions so that you only have to think about which genuine attraction you will go to first.
Remember: If you visit this town in March, you will coincide with the Fallas Festival in Valencia. You will be able to admire the surprising and colorful ninots (fallero monuments). Surely the children will love them! ??
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