Things to do in Barcelona with your children during the February-March holidays!
Article updated 9 April, 2018.
Barcelona is the perfect city to visit with children. Here is a list of nice ideas to try as a family at the end of Winter. Enjoy, little ones!
At any time of year, Barcelona has plenty to keep children fascinated: sea, sun, fairy tale houses and cultural activities galore.
In February and March, even if the sun is out, the temperatures are quite cool. So taking into account the Winter weather we have put together a plan for your little ones that will help keep them nice and warm!
- Tight budget? Read our article A cheap family trip to Barcelona!
Barcelona aquarium for your mini Captain Nemos
Barcelona aquarium is one of the biggest in Europe, and it is a guaranteed hit with children! In these spacious, colourful and interactive surroundings they can admire 450 different species of fish.
The oceanarium is really impressive. You can squeeze in through a sub-aquatic tunnel that’s more than 80 metres long where you can see sharks, immense rays, and sunfish, while feeling like you are floating along the ocean floor.
You will also have the chance to admire the Mediterranean and tropical aquariums. Shield your eyes!
- Click here to read our article on Barcelona aquarium
Where? Moll d’Espanya del Port Vell Métro Drassanes (L3) or Barceloneta (L4) Bus 14, 59, 64, 120, D20, H16 and V17
- Monday to Friday: 10am to 7:30pm (or 8pm in April, May and October)
- Weekends and holidays: 1oam to 8pm (or 8:30pm in April, May and October)
- Every day of June and September: 10am to 9pm
- Every day of July and August: 10am to 9:30pm
How much? 20€ for under 11s and adults, 15€ for children between 5 and 10, 7€ for children between 3 and 4, and free for under 3s.
Why? For its impressive oceanarium
- TOP TIP! Get a 10% reduction when you buy your ticket here. It also helps you avoid the queue!
The chocolate museum, for curious foodies
Here is a museum off the beaten track that will certainly appeal to your children, and where they can participate in a whole range of fun, chocolatey activities and experiences.
For more info, see our full article on this original museum.
Tea rooms for food lovers
If your children are a little frustrated that the only piece of chocolate you can eat in this museum is the entry ticket, simply take them to taste the many chocolate varieties at La Nena, Bubó, We-Pudding or one of our favourite chocolate shops. They will love it!
But our favourite spot is Pudding Diagonal, this café plunges you into the universe of Harry Potter. If your children are fans of the sorcerer with glasses, they will love to eat and play here, there are board games available to them! It’s the perfect place to spend some time with the family. In addition, if you go there during the week, there are nice surprises waiting for you!
CosmoCaixa for budding Einsteins
This is Barcelona’s science museum. Both educational and exciting, it’s a brainy way to occupy your children on a rainy day.
The experimentation room, Toca-toca, Click space (3-6 year olds) and Flash space (7-10 year olds) offer fun experiences that children will love.
For more info, take a look at our article on this interactive and educational museum.
Creative and poetic performances for children from 4 to 94
The Mercat de les Flors is a scenic space for dance and movement arts. A programme called “Dan-dan-dansa” is aimed at very little ones and is presented regularly by very talented groups. As I have attended many performances in years gone by I can promise you this is something adults will enjoy too, as the shows are very rich and creative. Read our article on Mercat de les Flors to find out more.
Where? Mercat de les Flors, Lleida, 59
When? See programme
How much? 8 euros
Why? For its quirky creative side
A carnival outing in Barcelona or Sitges for the little clowns
Those of you who are in Barcelona from the 4th to the 10th of February will have the opportunity to celebrate carnival in the streets. To find out more, you can read our article on Carnival.
But Sitges carnival is often more spectacular than Barcelona. If your family fancy a little trip out to this pretty seaside village, bear in mind there are parades for children on the 11th of February and the 13th of February. The full programme for the Carnival is available at this link. The sun will surely be out and the sea air is very mild at Sitges.
Trains leave from Estació de França, Passeig de Gràcia station and from Sants roughly every half hour.
Where? Sitges town centre
When? The 11th of February at 12pm and the 13th of February at 3pm
How much? Free
Why? For its touch of madness
For more ideas take a look at our article: Barcelona with children: a whole heap of top tips.
Enjoy your holidays!
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