Madrid is a great city for your kids too. Despite its dimension, Madrid is definitely a very quiet place where to go with your family and kids, a place full of activities that you can do with your children or teenagers. The Warner Bros Amusement Park is certainly the most popular one, but there are also less expensive or free activities that are sure to entertain the whole family.



madrid for children casa de campo

Casa de Campo is a very big green area not far from the city centre. If you are staying in Madrid at least 4 days, this is the ideal place for your kids to have a picnic and a walk in the green lung of the city.

The Casa de Campo is located in Paseo de Puerta del Angel 1. You can get there by Metro (Batàn, Lago, Casa de Campo stops on lines 5 and 10). Entry to the park is free.

However, if you have less time, opt for the same activity at Retiro Park, much more central and therefore easily accessible. Instead of the walk, here you can opt for a boat ride in the large lake. Rent a rowing boat and you will see that young and old will have a lot of fun!


madrid for children zoo aquarium

Madrid Zoo Aquarium is one of the largest zoos in Europe. It houses 4500 animals and more than 450 different species from all over the world. In particular, the Pavilion of Mysterious Nature, the Reptile House, the Dolphinarium and the Aquarium are worth visiting and offers recreational and educational activities. If you are travelling with family and children (and you like zoo) this could be a good option. For information on prices and opening hours, visit the Madrid Zoo Aquarium website.


The Teleférica of Madrid – which can be accessed from Rosales Station or Casa de Campo Station, with free parking in both cases – offers the opportunity to fly over the city and contemplate it from the sky. Monumental buildings, road networks, parks and gardens remain at our feet, in one of the most evocative panoramas of the city that will leave speechless young and old. The route is 2.5 km long and lasts about ten minutes. One way 4.5 E, return 6 E. Free for children under three years old.

To get to the cableway: Metro Arguelles (Lines 3, 4 and 6), Batàn or Lago (Line 10)


madrid for children museum of illusions

This is one the best activity for kids in Madrid! The Museum of Illusions in Madrid features optical illusions and is suitable for visitors of all ages. You will experience interesting visual perspectives and optical games that will put the common sense of reality to the test. There are many rooms in which have fun: the Ames Room, the Symmetry Room, the Inclined Room, the Infinite Room, the Anti-gravity Room, the Vortex Tunnel and the Intelligent Games Room.

The Museum of Illusions in Madrid is a fun and educational place that will test your perception. An attraction for the whole family, a must go if you are traveling with children.

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Weather you are a football fan or not, you can’t miss the opportunity to take the tour of the fampus Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Children can visit the impressive Real Madrid stadium and take photos on the pitch, visit the trophy exhibition and even enter the changing rooms.

Here you can book a guided tour and entrance ticket to the stadium.


Gatoteca is a very original “café”, a corner for animal lovers. This peculiar café is the headquarters of the ABRIGA Association, a non-profit organization created to help homeless cats – and other small animals – who are hosted, free, on its two floors. At the cost of 6 E you can stay inside for an hour and enjoy a drink while petting some kittens… and maybe even end up adopting one of them!

C/Argumosa 28, Local 1, 28012 Madrid Spagna


Micropolix is ​​a city for kids between 3 and 14 years old. It is a space tailored for children and adolescents where, through playful activities, important values ​​such as commitment, independence and respect are transmitted. Here your kids will be thaught also the rules of the road, how to handle money (the Eurix, the Micropolix currency), how to engage in a job, earn money and decide how to spend it. In short, a real city whose inhabitants are under the age of 14.

For information on opening times and prices and to book a visit, check the website

C/ Salvador de Madariaga, (in front of The Style Outlet), San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid.C/ Salvador de Madariaga, (frente a The Style Outlet), San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid.


madrid for children goya carillon

One of the hidden joys of Madrid that will surely amuse the little ones is the Goyesque Carrillón of the “Plus Ultra” Building in Plaza de las Cortes n.8, near Sol. Here 5 figures created by the artist Antonio Mingote in the nineties appear at due time from a corner balcony of the building. King Charles III, the painter Francisco Goya, the Duchess of Alba, the bullfighter Pedro Romero and the famous Manola from Madrid, a commoner from the Lavapiès neighbourhood, the soul of More truthful Madrid. All the characters are characterized by a particular movement that they perform in waltz time. These figures move to the chime of a large clock (it has a diameter of over one meter) whose hands are made of gold.

The carillon comes into operation every day (unless it rains) at 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8pm; on 24 and 31 December also at midnight.