Costa Blanca & Valencia

Activities for kids in Valencia

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Here we have listed your recommendations for activities for children in Valencia. We are currently working on this section so do let us know if you have any suggestions.

Bioparc, Valencia

Recommended by Sara Kinge

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The Bioparc zoo in Valencia is designed following the “zooinmersion” concept with barriers invisible to the eye of the visitor. It is a wonderful zoo with lots of animals to see in their natural habitats.
Avenida Pío Baroja, 3
46015 Valencia (Spain)
Tel. 902 250 340
Email adress: info@bioparcvalencia.es
www.bioparcvalencia.es
 

 

 

Oceanografic, Valencia

Recommended by Sara Kinge

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If you are looking for a truly amazing and memorable day out then go no further than Oceangrafic in Valencia. Located at the City of Arts and Science (Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias) it is easily reached by bus, train or car. The aquariam is a natural environment where you get to see close up amazing species from the oceans. Apart from the standard tour there are other tickets available such as tours of the technical areas and they even do a sleep over with the sharks!.
Junta de Murs i Valls, s/n, 46013 Valencia.
www.cac.es.

La Rovella

Recommended by Katrina Heydel

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In the Rovella area of the Turia river bed in the summer (June to October) chidlren can enjoy a number of free activities such as workshops, face painting, balloon making etc.

Comments:
The Turia river bed is a 9 km long park along the bed of river Turia that was diverted away from city center after the big flood of 1957. You can walk the full length of it, the landscape is varied all the way along and is full of children playgrounds at various points.

Piscina Valencia

Recommended by Milena Gresswell

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'Piscina Valencia' is a municipal swimming pool close to the center of the city and by the River Turia park. They run swimming courses after school for ages 3+.
Very professional, well run and well priced too. Also do babies swimming lessons from age 1 to 3. They are either in the mornings or after school.
Calle Arquitecto Mora 2 , Valencia 46010 tel. 96 360 47 08 piscinavalencia@grupo-jbl.com

Baby Deli kids activities, Valencia

Recommended by Milena Gresswell

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Baby Deli is a shop(toys and organic baby food), cafe and also holds various baby&toddler groups for ages 0+
Calle Conde de Salvatierra 39 tel. 963 940 998
www.babydeli.com

Mother, baby & Toddler group, Valencia

Recommended by Milena Gresswell

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An informal playgroup for mums and babies & toddlers up to the age of 3. One of the very few in Valencia. Nice bright room with lots of toys and great company.Held every Thursday 10.30 till 12.00. Price 3.50 euros per family.
The Learning Bus, Avda.Baleares N.73 tel.96 330 66 74, mob. 671 995 515, email info@thelearningbus.es
www.thelearningbus.es

La Ola Fresca Playgroup, Valencia

Recommended by Milena Gresswell

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A song and story playgroup in english. Run by a friendly English lady in her small cafe. Thursdays 17:30h Also runs language exchange evening English - Spanish on Wednesdays from 20:30h Calle Musico Magenti 11 Valencia 46020 tel. 610 026 305
www.laolafresca.com

Valencia Bike Tour

Recommended by Claire Conway

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An original and enjoyable way to discover Valencia! Every day at 10.00am. Except 1st January, 18th and 19th March, 25th 26th of December. Departure Paseo de la Pechina. 3 Hours. 25 Euros per person including bike rental, guide and refreshment. With English Speaking Guide.
Paseo de la Pechina 32, Valencia. Tel. 963 851 740

Comments:
"I  took this tour with my husband whilst visiting him in Valencia. It was a brilliant way to see a lot Valencia and quite romantic!" (CC, July 10)

City of Arts and Sciences. Valencia

Recommended by Claire Conway

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This amazing complex is definitely one of the most exciting things to do with kids in Valencia. It's also great for the rest of the family!
Prices start from 7.50 Euros for access to the Science Museum only. Alternatively, you can purchase a ticket with access to the Hemisferic + Science Museum + Oceanografic all for 31.60 Euros. An annual Adult pass is 75.00 Euros. Children 0-3 go for free.
Av. Autopista del Saler. 46013. Valencia
Tel. 902 100 031
www.cac.es

Comments

"It's not only highly educational, it's also amazing fun. As well as a high-tech science museum with interactive, hands-on gadgets, there's also an IMAX cinema, a lazerium and planetarium which have a range of child-friendly shows such as a virtual journey into space! All this is available in four languages including English.  L'Oceanografic is the largest aquarium in Europe and the second largest in the world. You get the distinct feeling of being underwater and will see sharks, whales and all kinds of marine life. On ground level you'll find seals, sea lions and penguins. The City of Arts & Sciences is a truly mind-blowing experience for all the family.  I took my son recently and it was great day out for us both. The educational factor is good too. The Hemisferic was brilliant. We watched Dinosaurs Alive! A really interesting film on dinosaurs that was visually entertaining, apart from the screaming that my son was doing throughout!" (CC, July 10)
 
"We had heard that there was a lot to see at the CAC and so decided to go for 2 days and stay for a night in an aparthotel near the complex. I have a one year old and a three year old and they both had the most amazing time. The aquarium is huge (second biggest in the world) with several underwater tunnels and a huge range of fish, however I was far more impressed by the science museum. My 20 month old daughter (who has no attention span!) spent 30 minutes in a virtual forest, chasing fish, butterflies and ladybirds and was able to enjoy several of the exhibits such as drawing in sand, wind machines and watching chicks who had just hatched. There is a fantastic kids area which is built like a construction site where they can construct a house with rubber bricks, load bricks onto a conveyer belt, operate a barrier on a train track and use a small crane. My son was in heaven! After the science museumm we went to see a dinosaur exhibition, which had life sized models, all of which moved and made a sound. All the children there were speechless! Our apartment was five minutes walk away (www.40flats.com) and was very clean with a kitchen and 2 bedrooms. Opposite the apartments was a restaurant with an outdoor playarea for kids. To be honest I think we could easily have stayed another day and still not seen everything. I would highly recommend a trip here for kids of all ages." (Rebecca Laidlaw Oct 10)

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