Amusement starts in 3, 2, 1...
Amusement starts in 3, 2, 1...
This time of the year is the best time to make family plans. We have some rest, the days are longer, the kids don't have any homework or exams, they don't have to get up early... It's perfect for the little ones to do different things and for the adults to get out of their daily routine.
You could think that Madrid is left without leisure offer at this time of year, but nothing could be further from the truth. If you do not know what to do in Madrid with children this summer it's because you have not stopped to think about it, because there are a thousand activities that you can do as a family without having to go far away.
Whether you want to make a fun and original plan or you are looking for contact with nature, sports or cultural activities, Madrid can offer you all kinds of ideas, each one more entertaining than the other.
If you are looking for fun places in Madrid, the first on the list is the Parque de Atracciones. It should always have a place among the summer plans with children that you are going to do because there is no other activity that they like more than trying its rides and enjoying its musical shows. Nothing can compete with a family day out here.
There are activities for all ages, with different intensities, which is great because, as we all know, not all kids are equally daring.
In addition, there are also some water attractions, the perfect plan to cool off a little in summer, which never hurts.
You can spend a fun family day and it is even possible to eat in the park because there is a wide variety of restaurants, with menus that the kids love, such as pizza or hot dogs, and others with more traditional food. And, of course, there are places where you can buy refreshments or sweets to replenish your strength. They will need them!
As we said, there are water rides, a 4D cinema, roller coasters, bumper cars, carousels, free fall, a virtual simulator and a lot of options to spend a very entertaining day without leaving Madrid. The kids will love it!
Another one of the most popular summer plans in Madrid is to visit the Parque Warner. There are plenty of rides for kids based on their favourite characters and superheroes and there are also rides for the whole family.
This theme park is full of fantasy and both children and adults can enjoy its proposals, musical shows and colours. There can be no better atmosphere for a day of family fun, with activities for all age groups.
And, in addition, you have the option of purchasing a joint ticket for Warner Beach, so you can also enjoy the water park. Don't have enough time? No problem, because you can add accommodation to the offer and dedicate a day to each park. Isn't it a very appealing plan if you visit Madrid this summer?
Do you have kids who love animals? Then the ideal place to take them this summer is the Zoo Aquarium of Madrid, a place where they can discover species from all continents.
This park is a wonderful option to surprise them all day long, you will see how much fun they will have!
It is designed so that children of all ages can enjoy it. Some will enjoy it more just for the fact of seeing animals they have never seen before and others will learn a lot without realizing it. Awaken their curiosity!
In addition, the older ones will also have a lot to discover: panda bears, koalas, dolphins, lions, snakes... It will be a day that neither they nor you will forget.
In summer it is difficult to plan a sporting option in Madrid because the heat makes it very difficult to do this type of activities, especially with children, who get tired quite easily and we must be very aware of their hydration.
But there are always quiet options that can be done at cooler times, such as early in the morning or late afternoon.
For example, take a walk through Madrid Rio. There is plenty of space for them, many playgrounds, play areas and gardens that, besides providing some respite, are also a nice place for adults to find a good landscape to escape.
And, also, if it is not too hot, a good plan is to ride a bike around Casa de Campo. There is a large expanse of land to explore and it never hurts to breathe some unpolluted air.
If you do not know what to do in Madrid in summer, one of the simplest but also most entertaining activities is to enjoy the Puppet Theatre in El Retiro Park. It is the perfect way to bring children closer to culture while having fun. There are performances every weekend of the year and, of course, also in summer.
Come to Avenida de México (entrance through the Puerta de la Independencia) and take the kids to one of the performances scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays from July to September.
Worried about the heat? Don't worry, because they perform at a time when it cools down a bit, at 20:00 and at 22:00.
There are about twenty national and international companies presenting their work and, in addition to a very interesting cultural plan to do with children, it can also be very educational. Check the program on the website of Ayuntamiento de Madrid and choose the play they like the most, it is the perfect plan!