Madrid is a great places to plan a family getaway in Europe. The parks and the museums in the city usually organize special activities for children and teenagers. There are plenty of places and activities to do for the children and for the entire family. Come and enjoy with this 10 things to do in Madrid with children:
1. Meeting Xing Bao in Madrid Zoo
Don’t worry we are not recommending you to take a Chinese course with your family en Madrid. Ching Bao is the baby panda born in the Zoo Aquarium Madrid. It have seven month, it’s a male and weight over 34 pounds. It is the first panda born and rise in a Spanish Zoo. It is the start of the Zoo, children love him!
2. Nickelodeonland at Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
Does your children love Sponge Bob, Dora the explorer or Jimmy Neutron? … The new attraction in the Parque de Atracciones de Madrid is called Nickelodeonland. All the rides are based on a cartoon character, they even have a train to go around this incredible land.
3. IMAX movies
There is nothing better for a cloudy evening that going to the IMAX Madrid to watch a movie with your family.
4. Meeting your favorite football players: Wax Museum
Take your children to the Wax Musuem in Madrid –Museo de Cera de Madrid- and introduce them to the royal family, the best Spanich football players –like Iker Casillas or Christiano Ronaldo- and Cervantes.
5. Faunia: Biodiversity and fun
If your children love animals and they like to see their habitats, bring them to Faunia. This peculiar zoo has a peculiar animal collection, from Manatees to Komodo dragons. The zoo is divided in thirteen thematically areas allowing children to learn more about the habitats and the animals in them.
6. A day in the park
Locals take their children, especially on Sunday, to the Retiro Park or Casa de Campo. Both are the biggest parks in the city. They have green areas and a lot of space to play and enjoy. Check also Best Parks in Madrid.
7. A day at the Caixa Forum Musem
If you are trying to introduce your children to the magnificent world of art and culture, nothing better than a day at the museum. Madrid Caixa Forum, a private museum, organizer tons of special activities for children and families. Check their agenda.
8. Becoming a Pilot in the Museo del Aire
Planes have always fascinate children and parents. The Madrid Aviation Museum -Museo del Aire- located in the Cuatro Vientos Air Base is the perfect place for your children to familiarize with the aircrafts.
9. Only Real Madrid fans allowed
If you and your children are big fans od Real Madrid, there is a perfect activity for you and your family: a visit to Real Madrid Musuem and the Bernabeu Stadium.
10. Driving The Flintstones’ Car in the Warner Bros Park
If you always wanted to drive The Flintstones’ Car, in Warner Bros Park Madrid you will your wish come true. The Yabba-Dabba Doo Driving School has a car for every member of the family, the tiny ones for the children and the biggest one for the parents.