Karate for Kids
The Martial Arts Centre in Sant Cugat offers a variety of martial arts courses for children of all ages.
Centro Songham I: Calle del Sol, 19 - Sant Cugat Centro Songham II: Calle Manel Farrés, 95 - Sant Cugat www.macsantcugat.com
"I'd like to recommend a kids martial arts centre in St.Cugat where Arnau does Taekwondo. It's brilliant!! And they talk near perfect English there, so for any new arrivals, the teacher will happily explain in English during the class. Taekwondo is meant to be excellent for kids, especially works on their self-esteem, dicipline, concentration, self control, as well as obviously improving their coordination and motor skills. They have 2 centres in the centre of St.Cugat, and offer Xmas holiday and summer courses for kids."
(RW Dec 2010)
Set Ball Tennis, San Cugat
Family friendly tennis club - individual classes or group clases for adults and kids. Family membership: currently 115 euros a month, classes extra. http://www.setballtennis.com/
Comments: "They have the best external swimming pool area, they staff are very friendly, great ambiance, the one that makes you feel that this is YOUR club!" (IG, Sep 10)
Avda. de les Corts Catalanes, 8, parcela 8, nave 13, polígono "Can Magí" 08190 Sant Cugat del Vallés Barcelona
www.planetsmagic.com They are also in Barcelona and San Boi.
"Planeta Magic in Sant Cugat is fantastic fun and SAFE! They are proud of their safety certificates, which I understand is not always the case in Spain! Run by an English guy, the park is amazing - inflatable slides, balls, bouncy castles etc. There is a coffee bar and it is licensed for evening parties (when the adults can have fun on the toys!!). We have booked a private party with catering there soon..." www.planetsmagic.com Avda. de les Corts Catalanes, 8, parcela 8, nave 13, polígono "Can Magí" 08190 Sant Cugat del Vallés Barcelona" (RD, Jan 08)"
Alien Zone (Sant Cugat)
Alien Zone offers children and adults an amazing adventure in a futuristic world where past and future meet and you have to survive. At the beginning the players are explained the game and the rules and then they are put into teams with all the participants wearing laser guns and computerised vests. The game takes place in a large maze with fog and special lighting effect. You have to target your enemy and their bases and shoot them whilst defending your base. All the excitement of computer games but with the added benefit of physical exercise!
Francesc Villa 22, nave 2, Polígono Ind. Can Magi. Sant Cugat del Valles (Barcelona) (+34) 935836446 www.alienzone.es
Alien Zone also organises birthday parties with several options of menus and number of games (prices between 15€ and 30€ for person). Open every day apart from Mondays. Tuesdays to Thursdays 5:30pm until 10pm, Fridays 5pm until 11pm, Saturdays 11am until 2.30pm and 4pm until 11pm. Sundays 11am until 2.3opm and 4pm until 9pm
Dance for Children - Viviana Hounie
Besides classical ballet, Viviana Hounie offers jazz and hip hop for kids. For adults she offers salsa, oriental dance, jazz and ballet
C/ Vic, 28 2ª planta · Sant Cugat del Vallès www.vivianahounie.com
"I can really recommend Viviana Hounie" (PDR, June 07)
Arabesc Dance School
Arabesc Dance School is situated in the centre of Sant Cugat and offers classical ballet and “iniciación a la dansa” for children from the age of three years old. They also offer intensive summer school in July.
Arabesc Estudi de Dansa Carrer del Migdia, 13 08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès 935892517 www.arabescestudi.com
"My daughter started 4 years ago at the Arabesc Dance School and she really loves it!" (PDR, June 07)
Cooking with children
This course, in Valldoreix, is for mothers and children where you prepare easy, fun recipes and YOU do NOT have to clean up the mess!!
936745160 firstname.lastname@example.org www.domsgastronom.com
The recipes are easy but they are not the typical biscuits or cookies, they are recipes where children learn to experiment with different foods and tastes. You then take home all you have prepared. Max 6 children and 6 adults. Price 40 euros per adult and child. Includes recipes, chef hat and ingredients.
Walks in Sant Cugat
There is a great walk for children of all ages called "Pi d´en Xandri", which begins right next to the Europa International Schoool. The ground is firm enough so you can take a buggy / pram along and it can also be done by bike. You can go as far as you like and the more energetic tend to end up at the Masia for lunch.
Baixador de Vallvidrera Walk
A favourite outing is to take the train from St Cugat 4 stops (about 7 mins) towards Barcelona to Baixador de Vallvidrera. Here you literally get straight out of the train and into the woods with numerous routest to explore. You can make the walks as long or short as you like. Taking the train is definitely part of the fun for children. Recommended for children of waking age (18 months up is fine).
Colour Dansa is a ballet and flamenco dancing school in Sant Cugat, where children can start ballet at the age of 4.
Calle Teatre, 6 08172 Sant Cugat 936759201 email@example.com www.colordansa.com Comments: "My daughter goes to Colour Dansa - its a happy small school with wonderful end of year show"
(JT, March 08)
Valldoreix Tennis Club
Valldoreix Tennis Club is slightly hidden away in the middle of a beautiful pine wood. The main activity is obviously tennis but there is a pool, gym, padel courts and a great children´s play area. They run a good July course for children aged 4 upwards (half or full days) with the option of doing other activities as well as tennis on the premises.
Pintor Goya, S/N 08197 Valldoreix
Play Centre - Planet Magic
Planet Magic is a large indoor play centre for kids in Sant Cugat.
Gran Corts Catalanes, 8 936749928 http://www.planetamagic.com/santcugat/planetamagic%5Fct/
"Busy and noisy but good for birthday parties and rainy days. Run by an English guy." (VT, June 08)
Horse Riding - Hipica Collserola
Hipica Collserolla run children´s courses all year round and are very child-orientated although there are adult courses available as well. They also run full day summer courses for children.
C/Sant Cugat 15 935898989 firstname.lastname@example.org
Swimming - Parc Central
Parc Central is a municipal, outdoor pool and ideal for children because of its enormous child splash pool. It is well looked after and very clean. The bar is ideally set on a large patio in front of the grass so very convenient for those with small children.
Children´s Theatre in Sant Cugat
There are 2 main theatres in Sant Cugat, which have shows and performances specifically for children.
Teatre Auditori Sant Cugat - Runs a regular programme of "familia" shows for children.
Pl. Centre Cultural, s/n 935891268 www.teatre-auditori.santcugat.cat
Teatre la Unio - Runs regular programme of children's theatre and dance.
Av. Anselm clave, 17 935171380
IES Sports Centre - Sant Cugat
IES is a large centre for sport where a lot of professional athletes train - children can play a range of team sports here.
Av. Alcalde Barnils s/n 936753950 email@example.com http://ies.car.edu
Parks in Sant Cugat
There are lots of parks in Sant Cugat and large parts of the town have dedicated cycling paths that make it very safe for families. A favourite park with our children is Parc Central - the largest urban park in Spain with three playgrounds, bike tracks etc. Really well maintained and great for children. The Monastry square Placa Octavia is a lovely place to hang-out with a coffee or Tapas - they often have children's activities on here during weekends and in the summer it's full of children every evening playing. On Passeig Francesc Macia behind the Monastry are trampolines and a Merry-go round.
Junior Sport and Spa
Junior Sport and Spa is by far the biggest and most complete sports centre in St. Cugat, catering for almost all sports from tennis to football, swimming, hockey, fitness etc and all of which with children´s clubs and classes. Ctra. de St. Cugat a Rubí s/n 936741359 www.juniorsportspa.com
Sant Cugat has a rugby club, which also offers mini-rugby for kids with competitive games against other local clubs
Av Europa s/n, Camp Municipal d'Esports "La Guinardera" 627930178
Horse Riding - Hipica Can Caldes
Large riding school in Sant Cugat does a variety of lessons and courses for kids aged between 5 and 14 years.
Masia Can Caldes Avd Corts Catalanes s/n 935531183 www.hipicacancaldes.com