Traveling with young children can be a challenge, but when things go right, nothing is more rewarding. Many kids might not yet be able to appreciate Granada's rich history and culture, but that doesn't mean they can't have a blast while they're here! On the whole, family is an extremely important aspect of Spanish culture. Families with young children are welcome in all bars and restaurants (no sectioned-off "family areas" here!) and even stay out well into the night enjoying the fresh air. It's not uncommon to see adults enjoying drinks on a terrace while their kids play a few feet away—at a time when you might think they should be in bed! Here are some of the top picks for the best activities for kids in Granada for an unforgettable family vacation.
The Best Activities for Kids in Granada
1. Play like a (little) local at Parque Federico García Lorca
As the largest park in Granada, Parque Federico García Lorca is full of family-friendly activities. Parents will appreciate the peace and quiet while the kids have a blast playing on the playground, and it's also a perfect spot for a relaxing family picnic. Take some time to stroll through the lovely gardens and feed the friendly ducks in the pond. If you're visiting in summer, stop by on a Wednesday evening for an outdoor screening of family-friendly movies!
Address: Calle Virgen Blanca, s/n
2 Enjoy sweet treats and other local eats
Granada is full of tasty treats kids will love! From classic churros con chocolate to any of the other delicious local desserts, it's no surprise why this is one of the best activities for kids in Granada (and easily the most delicious!). Try something new, like piononos or torrijas, or enjoy a classic: ice cream at Helados San Nicolás (Camino Nuevo de San Nicolás, 28) in the Albayzín.
3. Learn something new at Parque de las Ciencias
A museum probably wouldn't be at the top of many kids' lists (although there are plenty of great museums in Granada). However, kids will probably be pleasantly surprised by this one. At Parque de las Ciencias, kids can get hands-on and up close with science. With exhibits about health, astronomy, the environment and more—along with beautiful green spaces—this is easily one of the best activities for kids in Granada. Be sure to give your family ample time here—the kids might not want to leave!
Address: Avenida de la Ciencia, s/n
4. Visit the magical Alhambra at night
It's no secret that visiting the Alhambra is a must here in Granada. However, try taking things up a notch and booking a nighttime visit. The stunning palaces and picturesque gardens take on an even more magical air at sunset. Kids will be able to feel a tangible sense of the Alhambra's rich and royal history as night falls over Granada. Be sure to book your tickets in advance to secure your spot, and after your visit, head to one of the great restaurants near the Alhambra for an enjoyable family dinner.
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5. Experience a passionate flamenco show
Flamenco isn't just Andalusia's most iconic art form—it's also one of the best activities for kids in Granada. Your whole family will be blown away by the heart-stopping dancing and tragically beautiful music. Authentic flamenco in Granada (look for small, intimate venues) is a true feast for the senses and something your whole family will remember forever. Kids of all ages will enjoy the show!
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