Visiting Spain with kids is always a good idea, especially if you have enough time to enjoy some incredible day trips from Barcelona!
Barcelona is an amazing city to visit with kids, especially if a have a family travel expert by your side, but also its surroundings are really worth a visit. Keep reading to discover the day trip from Barcelona that you can’t really miss if you travel with kids.
TOP 5 DAY TRIPS FROM BARCELONA WITH KIDS
Located at about 1 hours away from Barcelona, this small town is one of the most incredible hidden gems of the area. With its stunning medieval architectures, it’s not surprise that it was chosen as a set for the Game of Thrones. Kids will particularly enjoy the coloured houses that overlook the Onyar river and many other things that you can read in this guide of Girona made by kids for kids. Not enough? Then consider that you can get here in just 38 minutes taking a train from Barcelona Sants station!
Montserrat mountain, with its amazing monastery, are a great destination for a family day trip from Barcelona with kids. As you get there, you will be amazed by the glimpse at the monastery that is located up against the mountain. However, is when you take the funicular to get to the top of the mountain that you will not only enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley, but also have fun with your kids “flying” over the mountain. How to get here? From Plaça d’Espanya you can catch a train that will take you here in one hour.
What makes Sitges so kid-friendly to suggest you to take a family day trip here? The great food and the amazing beaches, where the water is clear and not too deep for kids. Moreover, near the beaches of the town center, older kids will have the chance to cycle or roller skate, while toddlers can enjoy the playgrounds of the Terramar Park. And that’s not all, because you have to know that getting here is extremely easy, you just need to take a 30 minute train that leaves from Barcelona Sants station!
What’s better for kids than a Roman amphitheater overlooking the sea? Probably an amusement park where water is the protagonist. The good new is that in Tarragona you don’t need to choose, you can have them both: Tarragona Amphitheatre and PortAventura amusement park. If you haven’t had enough of culture and water fun, keep in mind that in Tarragona there is also a stunning Roman aqueduct and beautiful beaches to relax with kids. Last but not least, from Barcelona Sants station you can reach Tarragona in less than 1 hour train ride.
Cadaqués means Costa Brava and Costa Brava means AMAZING BEACHES! But that’s not all, because this small town is also well-known for its deep link with the painter Salvador Dalì, whose house is really worth a visit. Located a little bit further from Barcelona than the previous destinations, the best way to get to Cadaqués is by car. However, if you don’t feel confident with driving in Spain, you can catch a bus from Barcelona’s North bus station.
If you are planning to spend some days also in Barcelona, have a look at my 4 day itinerary to visit Barcelona with kids. Last but not least, don’t forget to get in touch with me to join a super engaging Tapsy Tour of Barcelona!