Our Guide to Visiting Spain with Kids

I sometimes feel like Spain gets a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to discussing holiday plans but it is probably our favourite place to visit in the world. I love the laid back vibe, the wonderful cities, beautiful beaches, friendly people and of course the tapas and sangria. This post shares some of our favourite places and recommendations for places to visit in Spain with kids. Let me know in the comments if you have anywhere to add. 

Our Guide to Visiting Spain with Kids

Where to Stay in Mainland Spain with Kids

If you're looking for inspiration for the best family holidays in Spain, check out this post featuring the best family holiday reviews in Spain. There's something for everyone from camping to luxury resorts. Spain isn't all 'Brits Abroad' and there are still plenty of places you can stay and enjoy an authentic Spanish holiday.  Northern Spain is the perfect destination if you're looking for an active family holiday in Spain. There's loads to do in this area from bear watching to paddle boarding.

Our Guide to Visiting Spain with Kids  - Calella de Palafrugell
Calella de Palafrugell

We're a big fan of staying on holiday parks and if you're looking for a site with absolutely loads to entertain kids, I can highly recommend Sanguli near Salou. There are four fantastic pools, kids clubs, a beach club, evening entertainment and more plus it's super easy to get to Barcelona or walk into Salou in the evening to watch the free fountain show.

Our Guide to Visiting Spain with Kids  - Llafranc by night
Llafranc by night

If you're on a budget, why not price up travelling to Spain by bus? We did this a few years ago and it was less than £1000 for the 5 of us in June (during term time I might add). We stayed at Camping La Siesta in Calella de Palafrugell which is a medium sized site and perfect for us. We loved the pool area, excellent paella and chilled vibe of the holiday. Calella de Palafrugell is my all-time favourite Spanish resort. The harbour is lined with tapas and seafood restaurants, the sea is crystal clear and there's an ice cream parlour too. You can take the beautiful coastal walk along the Lllafranc too which is gorgeous in the evening.

Visiting Catalonia with Kids 

I've put together some of the best places to visit in Catalonia with kids here and if you're looking for somewhere special to eat in Catalonia, check out my recommendations here. Barcelona is one of my all-time favourite cities and we've visited with the children three times now. There is so much to do in Barcelona for kids from visiting the zoo to taking an open top bus tour and enjoying a trip to the beach or walking along Las Ramblas and enjoying the street theatre. We usually use the Metro to get around which is super convenient.

Our Guide to Visiting Spain with Kids  - Las Ramblas Barcelona
Las Ramblas with Kids 

Visiting Majorca with Kids 

Majorca is a beautiful Spanish Island which is perfect for families and there are several resorts to choose from. This guide will help you to decide the best area to stay in.  I'd highly recommend Pirates Village Hotel in Santa Ponsa - the whole place has a pirate theme and you can expect fun entertainment, mermaid lessons, pirate shows, pirate-themed bedrooms and pools and complimentary childcare. We flew with Jet2 Holidays and the kids had a blast. You'll find lots of child-friendly (yet still lovely) restaurants in Santa Ponsa and can take trips across the island to attractions such as Palma Aquarium.

Our Guide to Visiting Spain with Kids  - Pirates Village Majorca
Pirates Village Santa Ponsa

Visiting Tenerife with Kids 

Tenerife is an island full of adventure for families with older children with beautiful volcanic beaches, the opportunity to go whale watching, some of the world's best waterparks and more. Here's a peek at our top 5 places to visit on the island which are not to be missed. 

Our Guide to Visiting Spain with Kids  - Tenerife
Let me know where your favourite places to visit in Spain are.

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Our Guide to Visiting Spain with Kids


1 comment

  1. I have only been to mainland Spain once as a child so don't really know what it is like, it is not somewhere we have even thought of visiting. However I do love the Spanish Islands, the canary islands are somewhere I really like x


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