The layers upon layers of history in Rome offer an never-ending fountain of knowledge to visitors. But for our younger visitors it can tend to be a bit too academic. So we have put together a list of Rome’s top 5 activities for families and kids:
Spend an activity-filled afternoon in Villa Borghese. The huge expanse of gardens at Villa Borghese are a great place to spend a fun-filled day with the family. Take a picnic, games and toys or hire a quadricycle for everyone. There is a zoo as well as a small pond where you can hire a boat and paddle about.
ADDRESS: Viale del Giardino Zoologico, 1, 00197 Roma RM
PRICES: Park is free; Zoo from €10.50 ; Bikes from €5 ; Boat from €3/person
CONTACT: Zoo - +39 06 36 08 211
WEBSITE: Zoo - http://www.bioparco.it/english/
Take a pizza-making class together. This is the ultimate experience for families visiting Rome. Taking a pizza-making class is not only fun and messy, it allows the little ones to express some of their energy. The end result is sharing a delicious meal as a family and an experience you can recreate at home.
ADDRESS: Historic Center of Rome
PRICES: from €49/person
Let loose at Luneur Park. An amusement park in the center of Rome, what’s not to like? Luneur Park tickets start at €12.50 and there are often discounts and special offers throughout the year. When the summer heat really gets going, there is even a splash zone to cool you off. This is a sure-fire way to make the kiddos happy and give the parents a break.
ADDRESS: Via delle Tre Fontane 100, 00144 Roma, RM
PRICES: from €12.50/person
Visit Castel Gandolfo and kayak on the lake. Taking the train to the small hilltop community of Castel Gandolfo is a quick but exciting adventure for the family. This is the summer residence of the popes and there is a main square with cafes and gelaterias. Below is Lake Albano, a quick hike down and there are kayaks for hire on the shore from the Canoa Kayak Academy. It is also possible to hike the perimeter of the lake.
ADDRESS: Via Spiaggia del Lago 17/b 00073 Albano Laziale RM
PRICES: kayak from €10/hour
CONTACT: +39 339 682 6524
Learn and have fun at the Explora Kid’s Museum. This non-profit, privately owned museum is dedicated to children and families. Apart from the main exhibition hall there is a green space with playgrounds, kitchen for food workshops, cafeteria, restaurant and parking. The Explore Museum is a great way to give the children a day dedicated to them and spark their interest with educational activities.
ADDRESS: Via Flaminia, 82, 00196 Roma RM
PRICES: from €9/child
CONTACT: +39 06 3613776