We’re in winter and it’s cold (even if the weather is basically mild), so it’s not always easy to find activities for our little ones. At the beach it’s often windy, and although there are plenty of parks in Barcelona, we must acknowledge that the tour doesn’t last long! If you would welcome a little change, you will probably enjoy this article!
You have all heard or even gone shopping to the Diagonal Mar mall. This venue offers a wide range of shops and also an Auchan hypermarket, where you’ll find practically everything! You’ll also find a vast array of stores for children: Prénatal, Chicco, Dream, Fiesta, Orchestra and a Primark too! You’ll find the full list here.
This center offers also some activities for children
First of all, you must know that you can leave your children at a nursery while you do your shopping, really practical! No more crying and chasing through the aisles! The children are happy, and so are the parents! The center also has electronic bracelets available for children, so you can rest assured you’ll find them if they get lost. You’ll be able to rent baby prams and carriers for free (although you’ll need to make a deposit). There’s also a lactation room to feed your baby with privacy.
But that’s not all! These are some of the various activities organized for children:
Do you need some air and a little rest from shopping? The go up to the last level. You’ll find plenty of bars and restaurants, but most of all, an amazing playground for children. Small and big, all will find something amusing to partake: slides, spring-boards, climbing wall, maze… In short, it’s huge and will entertain them long enough to allow you to have a break in turn.
Lego Fun Factory
Do you want to make your children’s eyes sparkle? Then head towards Lego Fun Factory in the underground level, next to the big Media Markt store. This room offers big buckets of lego and duplo, a screen with videogames, a table with books… There, you’ll be able to leave you kids unattended, from age 4 and older, or stay with them instead. This service is free, but you can’t leave your child longer than one hour. They propose a different activity each day, you’ll find the schedule here.
The Animal Shop
Don’t miss the animal shop just next to the Lego Fun Factory. Your child will be able to admire the puppies, bunnies, birds, and also lots of fish, hamsters, lizards and even snakes! It’s a shop, so you won’t be able to stay there for hours, but it has the advantage of being free and it definitely catches the eye of the children! Tested and approved!
The Remote-Controlled Cars
This activity is a little expensive, but what a success! Once in the underground level, next to the animal shop, you’ll find small remote cars. For 4 Euros, your kid will be able to play for 10 minutes. They’ll give you a small remote so you can control the car too, and specially steer it clear from the legs of passers-by! There are also small carrousels and games next to this stand.
The Diagonal Mar Park
We talked about it in this article. Just next to the mall there’s a vast park that offers and amazing playground! Enormous slides for small and big, here is something to have a great time with your family. You’ll even be able to have a picnic if the weather is nice.
Le Fnac Kids club
Every week, the Fnac organizes activities for children. You’ll be able to take yours to creative workshops, or even watch some cartoons. You’ll find more information about all the events here
And that’s all, we really hope this article gave you some ideas for your next outings with your kids!