“This is boring”
Parents, we know from experience whenever you take the kids on a trip you will eventually hear, “This is boring”. Barcelona has some entertaining activities to offer your family. Do you want a break from the museums, Gaudi buildings, and art? Here are 3 fun things you can do with your kids (including teens) in Barcelona.
Sharma Indoor Rock Climbing and Bouldering
Barcelona has a thriving rock climbing and bouldering community. Sharma is a popular location for the bouldering enthusiast. People from all ages flock to this facility to test their climbing skills. It is not just locals either. Many travelers from different countries pass through Sharma to share the common bond of climbing. Like many places in Barcelona that cater to a younger crowd, Sharma has plenty of staff that can speak English.
The building also has a great cafe inside. While the kids are climbing about the parents can enjoy a beer and a pizza.
Sharma offers classes and daily passes. You can find out more about their hours & rates here.
*Closest Metro stop – Besos Mar on the L4 Line
Tibidabo Amusement Park
Who doesn’t love an amusement park? Even the roller coaster fearing faint-hearted can find something fun to do, like bumper cars, train rides, shows and of course eating some cotton candy. That is why we suggest taking a family trip to Tibidabo Amusement Park. Located high atop Tibidabo hill (30 minutes outside Barcelona by bus) this is one of the oldest functioning amusement parks in the world and Spain’s longest-running.
The most popular rides are the Ferris wheel, the Avió airplane ride, and the Talaia Vantage Point. All boast incredible views of the city.
For €28,50 per person, you get full access to the park and all the rides. The panoramic area which includes the aforementioned popular rides can be visited for free. You can choose to pay for these emblematic rides individually (€2 a ride) or choose a day pass (€12,70). Food is allowed inside or you can choose from many of their cafes. We ate at La Terrassa De L’Aeroport (located right under the red plane) and had delicious cheesy focaccia pizzas for only a few euros.
There are several ways to get to Tibidabo. The easiest in our opinion is to get to Placa Catalunya and catch the T2 bus line in front of the Desigual store. This will take you directly to the entrance of the park. The cost of the bus ticket is €3 per person and can only be paid in cash. For more information about hours and rates and other means to get there check out their link here.
The church in the picture below is the famous Sagrat Cor church and is found adjacent to the park. This picture was taken from the Talaia Vantage Point ride. Access to the church is free and for only €2 you can take an elevator to the first viewing platform. From there you can continue to the top by stairs where the statue of Jesus is located.
Skating Club Barcelona
This indoor skating rink is open all year round and it is a great place to take the kids when you have some downtime or if the weather isn’t ideal for walking around. Put on your skates, enjoy some music and have some giggles with your kids. For more information on hours and rates check out their link here.
*Closest Metro stop – Girona on the L4 Line or Tetuan on the L2 Line
In conclusion, we want to remind everyone that there are many other things to do in Barcelona with your kids. These are 3 things that our kids really enjoyed and hope yours will too.
Remember, take a chance and experience a Pinch o’ Life