Children

Group of children running after a soap bubble in the Parc de la Ciutadella

Children’s activity agenda

Every day, Barcelona offers you all types of activities for children of all ages. Look up all the available children’s activities and you’ll discover a wide variety of options.

Children’s activity agenda

Mothers and fathers playing with their children in a library

Free time ideas

Free time is the ideal time for children to learn and play. Young children can be introduced to music at the escoles bressol (kindergartens), spend time at family centres, or enjoy cultural activities at Barcelona’s libraries, civic centres and new media learning centres. Enjoy the resources that the city provides so that your children can make the most of their free time.

Free time ideas

Children jumping off a slide

Shall we go to the park?

Barcelona’s parks and squares have more than four hundred and fifty play areas so that children can enjoy playing outdoors. Use them as places to meet, relax and have fun.

Children’s play areas

Father and his daughters playing on a basketball court

Let’s do sport!

Exercise is good for everyone, especially children. Barcelona offers year-round sports activities and runs awareness campaigns on the benefits of doing sport. Discover all the children’s sports activities available at school, and at the sports facilities and summer casals (centres) around the city.

Students playing with a skeleton in a classroom.

Let's go to school!

 Check out the schools, what they offer and the educational services available in Barcelona.

Living in Barcelona studying

Girl sitting on the ground drawing with a chalk on the pavement

Social attention

Barcelona provides many initiatives that help people in vulnerable situations, especially children. To tackle negligence, abuse or situations of risk for children and young people, the social services network carries out a wide range of actions and provides qualified support teams.

Social attention services. Childhood [Es]

Girl with vaccination card under her arm

Healthy children!

You’ll find various child-oriented services, like the continuous vaccination plan and prevention and promotion programmes in schools.

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How do we raise our children?

Barcelona has support programmes to help families meet the challenges of raising children and their development at the various different stages of childhood and adolescence.

Family taking a walk in Barceloneta

Family services

Find out about the resources, aid and services available in Barcelona for families and access the procedures for applying for them.

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Museums for children

This science museum is housed in a Modernista (Art Nouveau) building. Devoted to promoting understanding of science, CosmoCaixa features such attractions as a geological wall, a flooded forest, a room devoted to the evolution of matter.

This unusual attraction takes visitors on a journey through the world of chocolate from its discovery by Europeans in the 15th century and its introduction in the Old Continent, not forgetting its nutritional and medicinal properties.

The exhibition “Planet Life” offers a historical journey of life on Earth. This is a chance to see authentic treasures and collections which have been kept at the Natural Sciences Museum of Barcelona for over a century, with as many as 3 million pieces in total.

Housed in the Drassanes Reials royal shipyards, the Maritime Museum has a history spanning more than eighty years. The museum’s educational programme is especially designed to enable younger visitors to discover the maritime heritage conserved here.

Housed in L’Auditori concert hall site, the Music Museum hosts a permanent exhibition featuring 500 musical instruments from different periods and cultures. The facilities here also include an interactive room where visitors can handle real instruments.

The Camp Nou stadium contains a sanctuary devoted to the football club that is “more than a club”. At this museum, visitors are taken on a journey through the history of FC Barcelona that features all the trophies the club has won over the years, as well as areas devoted to the club’s most famous players.

The “CaixaForum Family” programme promotes art through workshops and shows aimed at families. Moreover, activities at this centre include exhibition routes for children with educational material.

The museum invites you to take a historical, ethical, fun and educational journey through the world of sport, in all its different disciplines and forms. The museum has chosen a cultural and educational format, with interactive exhibits and multimedia installations.

Offers a chance to meet some of the main gegants (giants), cap-grossos (big-headed papier-mâché figures) and figures of the traditional and unique bestiary of fantastic animals that participate in the celebrations of holidays and festivities in Barcelona and throughout Catalonia.

The most important public collection of the works of Joan Miró is made up of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, engravings and drawings by the Barcelona artist.

CosmoCaixa
Chocolate Museum
The exhibition “Planet Life”
Music Museum

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