El Soldadet de Plom

You will never meet a solider as brave as the Tin Soldier.  Even with a missing leg and a paper boat for a vessel, he risks his life crossing the world to reunite with his love, a paper ballerina. See the show this weekend.

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Barcelona Apartments

Museums and Culture for Kids

A visit to a Barcelona museum or gallery while in the city is a must with kids.  Add a little culture to your family trip and spend some time at one of the museums or cultural centres recommended for families.   Barcelona's public museums are free of charge to the public on Sunday afternoons and many offer free admission on the first Sunday of every month. As well as the popular choices such as the science museum of CosmoCaixa and the Fundacio Joan Miro, there are several unique options in Barcelona with kids such as the Museum of Ideas and Inventions, The Chocolate Museum and the Museum of the Mammouth! See Museums and Culture with Kids


Family Apartments in Barcelona

For child-friendly accommodation in Barcelona, self-catering apartments for families are a practical choice and a comfortable option for all the family.  Our selection of apartments have been selected for their location in the city and for their suitability for a family stay in Barcelona.  If you find an apartment you like on our site or through our partner agents, you can reserve straight away or get in touch with us to check on suitability for children, location and family-friendly activities in the area.  If you are looking for a Long-term Barcelona Rental apartment for your family or are moving with children to Barcelona, we can also help put you into contact with rentals of furnished and unfurnished apartments in and around Barcelona...see Family Apartments in Barcelona


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  • Family Attractions
  • Family Life
  • Schools & Nurseries

Child-friendly Apartments in Barcelona

Find a self-catering apartment for your family stay in Barcelona.  Child-friendly apartments with free travel cots and high chairs.

Sightseeing with kids in Barcelona

Making the most of a trip to Barcelona. See the city by horse-drawn carriage, tram, cable car, helicopter, boat or bicycle.

Family-friendly restaurants in Barcelona

Where to go for a meal with with kids in the city?  Restaurants with terraces and outdoor space and places to eat with children's meal options. Coffee shops and cakes, easy meals, tapas with kids, snack bars and takeaway.

Zoo Barcelona

13 Hectares of the Parc de La Ciutadella are dedicated to the city’s zoo which is home to over 4,000 animals from 400 different species...read more about the Barcelona Zoo


Barcelona Aquarium

Considered the largest Aquarium in Europe and offering an impressive range of marine life, the aquarium one of the top family attractions in the city...read more about the Barcelona Aquarium


Poble Espanyol

A mock village built in a variety Spanish architectural designs. 40 workshops, 21 different types of craftsmanship, shops, restaurants and kids' activities...read more about Poble Espanyol


Do you live in Barcelona with children or are moving here with kids?  Information, advice and support for resident families from health and education, babysitting and childcare, to playgroups, parents networks and meeting groups for mums...see Barcelona Family Life





Schooling in Catalunya is free and compulsory for children aged 6-16 years.  Primary education (educació primària) is the first stage of obligatory schooling for children aged 6-12 years and Secondary education (educació secundària) is the period of schooling from 12-16 years.

 Many children do attend school from age 3 in Barcelona and indeed much of Spain.   Schooling from 3-6 years is know as infants education (educació infantil) or parvulario (years P3, P4 and P5)...see Schools and Nurseries in Barcelona



About Us

Kids in Barcelona is a family-friendly guide to the city of Barcelona for visitors with children and English-speaking residents with kids.  Our aim is to promote Barcelona as a child-friendly destination.  If you would like to feature your family-related business, children's shop, family restaurant, children's course, school or playgroup please Contact Us.