Easter holidays or springtime with the family in Barcelona
Article updated 9 April, 2018.
It's Springtime, and Easter holidays! What better way to take the family away than planning a trip to Barcelona?
Decided to visit Barcelona in the Spring? Good idea! Although, in this city there is very little risk of your entire holiday being rained out, we have still planned some indoor activities just in case…
Outdoor activities during the Easter holidays
An amusement park for adventurous souls
If you love heights, excitement and beautiful panoramic views then read our article on Tibidabo and its incomparable view of Barcelona. This amusement park is over 100 years old and re-opens its doors in March in time for the good weather.
A stroll along the sea front for sports lovers
For a change of scene head to the sea front for a relaxing walk. If you have space in your bags or in your car we advise you to bring the kids’ scooters or skates so they can roll along the promenade to their hearts’ content: a really very relaxing and novel activity for everyone, and there are no cars around either! So get your skates on!
Plan B: rainy day activities
The Harry Potter café for the devoted fanatics of the bespectacled young wizard
If your child has always dreamed of discovering the Harry Potter universe, tell him we know a café that will delight the whole family!
You can eat at any time during the day, it’s the perfect place to have a great time with your family. In addition, if you go during the week, there will be gourmet gifts waiting for you!
Casa Batlló for budding architects
If the weather is not cooperating, take the opportunity to introduce your children to the genius of Gaudí in one of his fairy tale buildings: Casa Batlló. They will not resist the magical charm of this building located on the Passeig de Gràcia. Entry isn’t cheap: around 21 euros full price but it’s free for under 7s and 7 to 18 year olds get 20% off.
A bookshop for little bookworms
For those visiting Barcelona the week of the 23rd of April there is the chance to participate in the Sant Jordi festival, where the city becomes covered in roses and books. It is a Catalan tradition that men receive a present of a book and women receive a rose.
This might also be a great opportunity for you to take a trip to Abracadabra, a delightful children’s bookshop mentioned in our review of our favourite bookshops in Barcelona.
Concerts on the grass for music lovers
If your children are musical, there are plenty of concerts to interest them according to their age and musical tastes.
CaixaForum is an artistic and cultural centre that we really like. In the heart of it, where modernism and design unite, you can find performances, cultural activities, film screenings and excellent temporary exhibitions. During the Easter holidays children’s concerts also take place at the weekend.
When? Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April
How much? From 4 euros
Why? It’s great value
You can also check out the Auditori programme, as it is one of the great musical temples of Barcelona. You can find numerous children’s concerts there at the weekend during the Easter holidays.
When? See programme
How much? From 3 euros
Why? For excellent concerts
Looking for more ideas? Check out our article on Things to do with children during the February-March holidays. Some of those activities will be happening during the Easter holidays and will certainly appeal to your little ones.
Enjoy your stay!
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