Learn through play in Spain
Are you looking for things to do with your children in Spain? Many of our museums offer learning-through-play activities: craft or cookery workshops, interactive guided tours, and nights at the zoo to learn about animal behaviour, to name but a few. Here you will find a wide range of workshops, tours and many other activities so that the children can learn while they have fun on their trip to Spain.
Fun trips, shadow play workshops and introduction to comics are some of the things you will find at "Pequeamigos", a programme organised by the Castile-León Museum of Contemporary Art (León), for children aged 5 to 12. The activities at these workshops, which are carried out in Spanish and English, encourage learning through play at the museum. The programme is free of charge and you can sign up at the museum's ticket office or by using the online form.
If you are looking for an interactive museum and you are thinking of visiting La Coruña, you won't want to miss this. La Coruña Science Museums and the Association of Friends of the Science House offer a programme with a wide range of activities: feeding sea lions, a guided tour of the planetarium to explore the solar system, swimming with sharks and manta rays, or going on a trip to the Finisterrae Aquarium (La Coruña).©
José Hidalgo. Patronato de Turismo de la Costa del Sol
The Picasso Museum in Malaga has a programme of activities for groups of children with friends. Every weekend during the year there are special activities that both adults and children will enjoy. While the children take part in a fun painting workshop, the adults can go on a guided tour to discover the museum's permanent collection.
Poble Espanyol in Barcelona is an outdoor architectural museum where children can play, and they can also be artisans for a few hours, or enjoy one of the craft workshops. September is an especially fun-packed month, when Poble Espanyol celebrates educational festivities (featuring street parades, food tasting, and much more).©
"Family Thyssen" is an educational programme at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Madrid). It is an interactive tour round the museum's rooms, accompanied by an instructor. Participants go on a journey through the paintings in the museum's collection and learn about different topics linked to travelling in art. This activity is available all year round, in Spanish and English.
The Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, located at the Arts and Sciences Centre in Valencia, has an exhibition area of about 8,000 square metres and is designed for children. Through a range of workshops, activities and interactive panels, children can have fun discovering the principles of science and technology, and how these contribute to improving quality of life.©
FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, 2010
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao also organises various workshops for children. For example, activities to stimulate their spatial awareness through the creation of models, or workshops like the "Art Corner", which is a creative space in the atrium designed for children to paint and do crafts whilst adults visit the exhibitions.
Safaris, science museums, archaeological parks, nature trails… Spain offers a wide range of educational activities for children that take place in the heart of nature, in visitor centres and nature reserves. A way of learning beyond museums and theme parks.©
Turismo de Aragón
Close to the centre of the city of Teruel you'll find Dinópolis, a theme park where children and adults alike can have fun learning about dinosaurs. Dinópolis was conceived as a park with an educational slant and it offers children a panoramic view of the giants who once walked the earth: dinosaurs.
What is it that kids love doing most when they're on holiday? Laughing, having fun… and going on adventures! And what bigger adventure than sleeping among sharks or seeing how animals like pandas behave at night? This exciting experience can be enjoyed at many of the zoos, aquariums and nature parks here in Spain. They will learn while they have fun.
If you are coming with your children to Madrid, Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Tarragona or Zaragoza, you can enjoy the activities that take place at any of Caixa Forum social centres. They offer a wide range of interactive workshops, where the children can learn things like how to turn a light bulb on using a potato, or how to move a ball without touching it or blowing at it, for example.
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