Tourism with children in Madrid

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Madrid is a special city for many reasons. It has a peculiar architecture, some of the best museums in the world and a pleasant climate in many months of the year. It is a city with thousands of enjoyable plans, to both adults and children.

In this post we bring you our 10 favorite plans to do with children. Let’s go there!

  • Bath in the natural pools of the Paular Valley

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El Valle del Paular is located in the beautiful municipality of Rascafría. In this valley we find three natural pools, known as Las Presillas, located in the channel of the river Lozoya. These pools offer a pleasant swimming area and are surrounded by extensive prairies overlooking the magnificent Peñalara peak.

An ideal place to spend a good picnic with children in summer, disconnect from the intense heat of Madrid with a good swim and enjoy nice walks with a postcard background.

  • Go to the museum of Ratoncito Pérez or the museum of Natural Sciences

When our teeth were falling, we received a treatment from the Tooth Fairy. In Spain, they have their own version, the Ratoncito Pérez, and they have dedicated a museum to it! It is in the heart of Madrid and is a fun way for children to get immersed in the Spanish culture.

  • Ride on the boats of El Retiro

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The pond of the iconic El Retiro park is one of the attractions that you should visit if you are traveling with children to Madrid. You’re going to have a lot of fun with them when rowing on the pond boats. You can rent them for hours and enjoy a pleasant paddle ride where the children themselves lead the boat while admiring the monumental views of the lake.

  • Attend one of the activities of the Matadero de Madrid

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El Matadero de Madrid is a space that offers very diverse activities, some of which are ideal for families. Some of the activities in this space include interactive plays, games, reading workshops or presentations given by children or adolescents, among others. The activities offered by this space are variable, so it is recommendable to access its website before and check the programming, within which there is a special section of children’s and youth activities.

  • Go to the playgrounds of Madrid Río

Madrid River is a large space of 30 km to enjoy on foot or on wheels. In it you can go with children to have a great time in the 17 play areas distributed by age.

These areas are distributed in the Salón de Pinos and Arganzuela Park, where you can find long slides, a fun jungle of logs, a path of ropes, a beach, various fountains or a super zip line.

  • Enjoy a show in Teatro Circo Price

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This circus takes its name from the one that existed in the Paseo de Recoletos for almost a century. At the beginning of 2000, the city council located it in an old industrial building of a neo-Mudejar style factory, and since 2007 offers the best plays and circus shows.

In addition to multiple shows, such as magic, circus or concerts, also offers sizes, courses and camps for children.

  • Visit el Planetario

This is an educational space to have fun and enjoy with children. In addition to the optical planetarium and the observatory tower, children will be able to watch multimedia films made with a hundred projectors that fill the dome of the main room, creating special panoramic effects that simulate the solar system. Children will be amazed at these wonders.

  • Assisting to the Puppet Theater in El Retiro

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Once again in the park of El Retiro, and near Independence Square, there is the Puppet Theater, which is already an institution of children’s entertainment in Madrid.

Almost every Saturday and Sunday, this theater offers a show in its outdoor setting. In it you can enjoy plays, live music, recitals of literary works and different plastic arts, all mixed in a masterful way.

  • Perform sports activities: enjoy the Aquópolis in summer or make a racket route through the Sierra de Guadarrama in Winter

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In this section we offer you 2 examples of very different sport activities, so you can enjoy this type of plans at any time of the year in Madrid.

The Aquopolis is the star of summer. It has a children’s area and classic attractions such as the wave pool and the donuts. There is an Aquopolis in Villanueva de la Cañada and another in San Fernando de Henares. Both of them offer children’s attractions, but also others of moderate character or even high intensity so that adults can also enjoy as children.

And if you come in winter, we propose you a snow route to enjoy with your family: a snowshoe trail in the Sierra de Guadarrama. If you look at our website you will see that we offer itineraries of different levels and adapted to children. Our titled mountain guide will tell you curiosities and anecdotes of the area so you can learn while having fun. And as a reward for completing the route, nothing better than a broth or a hot chocolate to warm up and comment how well you have spent.

  • Have fun in Parque Warner

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In this theme park, located in San Martin de la Vega, you will share adventures with Piolin, Roadrunner, Bugs Bunny, Superman, Batman and even the wild west cowboys. At Warner Bross you will enjoy all the attractions and shows that this theme park offers you, designed for the whole family, come to this movie park!

What do you think of these plans to enjoy with the kids? Would you add any more to the list? Your comments are welcome.

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