Zoos with animals from all over the world, amusement parks, adventure, science, football stadiums… Madrid is a family-friendly city, with a range of activities for parents and kids. Find out how to plan a tour of the city that your little ones won’t forget.
The Zoo Aquarium, in Casa de Campo Park, is a great place to start your day out in Madrid with children. You can watch around 2,000 animals belonging to more than 500 species, and meet the baby pandas, De De and Po, the Atlas or Barbary lions – whose roar is so loud it can be heard 8km away –, emperor scorpions, white rhinos or Nile crocodiles.
Madrid Parque de Atracciones
Casa de Campo Park is also home to Madrid Parque de Atracciones, an amusement park where the little ones can burn off some energy gathered after visiting Madrid’s top sights.
Located in Madrid’s Barrio de Valdebernardo, Faunia is a wildlife park featuring 13 areas where you’ll learn everything about the countless animals you can see close up: king penguins, African tigerfish, common cranes or lynxes, among others.
Parque Warner Madrid
In the town of San Martín de la Vega, less than 30km away from central Madrid, fun is guaranteed at Warner Park. Your children will be greeted by their favourite characters and enjoy the large collection of thrilling rides and fun attractions like the Scooby-Doo Adventure interactive ride, where guests chase the ghosts that dwell in a haunted mansion.
For football fans
Is your child football mad? In Madrid they can visit the Santiago Bernabéu and the Vicente Calderón football stadiums, both of which boast museums that capture the very essence of Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid Football Clubs, respectively.
The Bernabéu tour is an interactive experience. You’ll see two new spaces, the ‘Best Club Ever’ hall and the room dedicated to Atlético Madrid’s legend Alfredo Di Stéfano, showcasing more than 100,000 items, documents, videos, trophies, and all kinds of memorabilia. The tour includes a behind-the-scenes look at both the home and away dressing rooms. In sum, a visitor experience you won’t forget if you’re an Atlético Madrid fan or just a football enthusiast.
The Atlético Musem has more than 1,000 pieces that tell the club’s hundred-year history and the evolution of football in Spain and beyond. Trophies, shirts, pictures, shoes and memorabilia complete the guided tour of the Vicente Calderón stadium.
Madrid has plenty of fun and activities for kids, even on rainy days. In spring and summer, El Retiro and other green spaces, or Madrid’s water parks, make great plans. In fall or winter, whatever the weather, children will be delighted at such museums as, the Wax Museum, the House of Pérez Mouse (Ratón Pérez is Spanish equivalent to the Tooth Fairy), the National Museum of Natural Science or the Railway Museum.
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