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Spain With Kids

mother and baby at  Penaranda de Duero Castle, Burgos Province, Castile and Leon, Spain

A family trip to Spain will be filled with lots of interesting things to do and see. It is one of the top family travel destinations in the world. It has the most UNESCO World Heritage Cities and second highest number of world heritage sites.

Spain is heavily influenced by some of the masters of the art world. Pack some sketch pads, model clay and water-paints so the kids can create their own masterpieces after being inspired by the works of Gaudi, Picasso and Dali!

This European country has many cities that are worth a visit including the capital Madrid and the vibrant city of Barcelona.

There are many great tourist towns along the Mediterranean coast that are great for a family beach holiday. The Canary Islands, off the coast of Morocco, are very popular vacation spots for families with young children.

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Barcelona with Kids

fairytale sype building in Barcelona

Barcelona should be at the top of the list for places to visit with kids. Children love this city as it is inspired by the whimsical architecture of Gaudi. With colorful mosaics, fairy tale like buildings and a Gothic quarter to explore- your kids will enjoy strolling around town.

There are lots of amazing things to do in Barcelona of all ages. A visit to Guell park is very enjoyable for babies and toddlers- with dragon fountains, playful gardens and fantastic views of Barcelona.

Teenagers will be thrilled rolling down the hills in an inflatable sphere! Don't miss out on the chocolate museum where you can see some amazing chocolate sculptures of Gaudi's work.

If you are looking for the best places to stay in Barcelona, we have found the top family hotels. Choose from cheap private rooms in a hostel, child friendly hotels in the best locations or holiday apartments with kitchenettes.

Barcelona Apartments

Madrid with Kids

Madrid Royal palac

The capital city of Madrid is a great place for a Spanish vacation. Be sure to book a tour of the Royal Palace-one of the most accessible in Europe. The kids will be amazed at the ornate decorations, thrones, and the armor for children and dogs!

You will find plenty of attractions in Madrid that your family can enjoy together. Teenagers will have a blast on a Segway tour of the city.

Budding footballers (soccer stars) will be excited to tour Real Madrid's stadium! Your little ones will enjoy feeding the ducks and going on a paddle boat in Retiro Park. Don't miss out on these unforgettable Madrid attractions.

Yes! There is affordable family accommodations here. Choose from these cheap family hotels, fully equipped holiday apartments or luxury suites with all the amenities. Check out these Madrid family hotels.

Madrid Apartments

Canary Island Holidays

grand caneria beach

The Canary Islands are one of the best places for a holiday in Spain. This group of Spanish islands is located off the coast of Africa. The Canaries are a popular family travel destination for those looking for a beach holiday.

Tenerife is the most popular of the Canary Islands. There are lots of great places to stay with kids on the islands. We have found the top hotels, holiday apartments and all inclusive resorts for your family holiday.

There is lots to keep your family entertained here. The beach is always a hit with the kids, but you can also go on a whale tour, visit monkey park or go on a submarine safari.

Lanzarote is another one of the Canary Islands and a great place for a family holiday. It is not just beautiful beaches! A visit to Timanfaya National Park is a must do. Check out the moon like landscape, see geysers and ride a camel.

There are many family friendly accommodations for all budgets. Even if you are traveling on a shoestring there are several pleasant hotels. There are a few resorts with great kid's clubs and even high-end luxury resorts.

Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands. Your family can enjoy the beautiful beaches, the vibrant Friday market or even swimming with the sea lions.

Spanish Food

Spanish cuisine is delicious. Some of the best Spanish foods to sample are the fresh seafood dishes including seafood paella or the famous tapas (spanish appetizers). Order a few of these scrumptious samplers for the little ones to munch on.


  • Fresh baked empanadas,
  • Churros and hot chocolate for breakfast.
  • Paella
  • Papas Arrugadas

Read more on these tasty Spanish dishes!

Read more about European Holidays here!

Visit the Spain Tourist Board here.

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