Today we bring you a compilation of the best excursions to do with children that we have been publishing on our website and that we know you liked. In this way, you have ideas for getaways and routes to enjoy with the family on weekends or on vacation. In addition, most of the excursions are close to Barcelona, so they are a perfect proposal to enjoy with children.
EXCURSIONS FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
Here are some of our favorite excursions for kids. We hope you like them. If there is someone missing, leave us a comment and we will update the article:
1. EXCURSION TO ‘EL PANTANO THE SANTA FE DEL MONTSENY
An autumn classic is taking an excursion with children to the Montseny Natural Park, which is located about 50 kilometers from Barcelona, between the regions of Osona, Vallés Oriental and La Selva. The proximity to Barcelona makes it an easily accessible place for families looking for a different plan near the city. A simple excursion which is suitable for all audiences. Also, perfect to do in autumn.
Here you have all the info: Excursion to the Santa Fe del Montseny Swamp
2. EXCURSION TO THE BOSC ENCANTAT DE GURB
A perfect excursion. When we went to the Bosc Encantat de Gurb, my son’s whole desire was to look for the wooden figures that were everywhere.
It is a very short tour, which can be done between half an hour and an hour, although logically everything will depend on the time one wants to invest in observing the wood carvings, in reading the phrases that are on posters or in stopping to look for animals hidden in trees or undergrowth. It’s great fun for children due to the number of figures that are scattered in it, from a Roman temple for birds to fairies, dragons and animals of all kinds.
Here you have all the info: Excursion to the Bosc Encantat de Gurb
3. EXCURSION TO THE RIERA DE MARTINET AND THE MONUMENTAL COMPLEX OF AIGUAFREDA
If you are looking for a simple and very pleasant excursion less than an hour’s drive from Barcelona, this is a good proposition. A route knowing the Riera de Martinet to see the pools and spend a quiet time near the water that we lengthen and take the opportunity to know the monumental complex of Aiguafreda.
More information about the excursion: Riera de Martinet and Monumental Complex of AiguafredaSi buscas una excursión sencilla y muy agradable a menos de una hora en coche desde Barcelona esta es una buena propuesa. Una ruta conociendo la Riera de Martinet para ver las pozas y pasar un rato tranquilo cerca del agua que alargamos y aprovechamos para conocer el conjunto monumental de Aiguafreda.
Más info de la excursión: Riera de Martinet y Conjunto Monumental de Aiguafreda
4. EXCURSION TO THE BOSC PINTAT DE POBLET
The same happened in the Bosc Pintat de Poblet, there we enjoyed a lot looking for the painted mushrooms in the trees. The wall paintings of the trees, the work of Genís Colell, are perhaps what most attracts children, eager to discover those painted trees scattered throughout the forest.
We turn this route almost into a detective game, but it can also be given a more pedagogical approach, since next to each wall painting there is a panel that explains the characteristics of the painted mushroom.
In one case as in another, some artists have transformed the natural environment in some way and the result has been, from my point of view, fantastic. If, in addition, this allows people to connect with nature and forget about pollution and screens, then everything is better.
Here you have all the info: Excursion to the bosc pintat de Poblet
5. EXCURSION TO THE RIERA DE ARBÚCIES
A couple of weeks ago we went on an excursion with children along the Arbúcies stream (La Selva, Girona), a town that lies between the Guilleries and the Montseny. A perfect excursion to do with the family and disconnect from the city. Do you sign up? The beauty of the surroundings, where water plays a leading role, as well as easy access, makes this municipality a very frequented place. From Barcelona it takes just over an hour by car and I assure you that the walk along the stream is well worth that hour by car.
More information: Excursion Riera de Arbúcies
6. EXCURSION TO THE SANT LLORENÇ DE MUNT PARK
An excursion to the Sant Llorenç de Munt i L’Obac Natural Park is a perfect plan for a day trip. There are many routes to do depending on the levels and ages of the little ones. An immersion in the middle of nature where you can admire the landscapes, the flora, and the native fauna of the place, as well as a walk through the beautiful town of Talamanca.
More info: Excursion to Sant Llorenç de Munt
7. EXCURSION TO THE FAGEDA D’EN JORDÀ
A plan that you cannot miss is to visit the Fageda d’en Jordà, a natural reserve famous for its beech forest that, in an exceptional way, grows on the lava of the Croscat volcano.
It can be visited on foot, following one of the different itineraries that they mark and that have their starting point from the Can Serra car park. Another fun way to visit the Fageda d’en Jordà is on horseback. A tour of one hour, approx, is organized in which you visit the beech and they tell you anecdotes and curiosities of the area.
Here we tell you about the experience: Visit with children the Fageda d’en Jordà
Check more plans for the area in our: mini guide to La Garrotxa with children
8. DISCOVER MURA AS A FAMILY
A getaway to the town of Mura, in the Bages region, a few kilometers from Barcelona and in the heart of the Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac Natural Park. The town itself is so interesting that your visit is essential, with its medieval charm very well preserved and not overcrowded so it becomes an ideal and quiet excursion. Going with the little ones we recommend the Ruta de les Mil Fonts, but if you want to know a little more about our excursion, do not stop reading.
More information: Discovering Mura, a family getaway.
9. EXCURSION TO NURIA WITH THE FAMILY
Visiting Nuria with children is a good plan. You can spend the day with the family in the mountains. A two-hour drive from Barcelona is the perfect getaway from the city. You are going to be super relaxed! And if you prefer to go by train, you have the possibility of arriving super easily. There you can take walks in the mountains, enjoy the lake and its views. Have a picnic, participate in the family activities they organize and much more. Take a look at our article.
More info: visit Nuria as a family
10. ROUTE DELS GORGS DE LA GARROTXA
An excursion a little further from Barcelona but with a brutal charm is the Gorgs de la Garrotxa route. Near Les Planes d’Hortoles there are some pools or “gorgs” that you can visit and that are a spectacle of nature. Along the Brugent River and one of its tributaries. There are different pools and they are worth seeing. The best known pools or Gorgs are: the Molí dels Murris pool, the Santa Margarida pool, the Can Poeti pool and the La Plana pool. Access by vehicle is restricted, so you have to park in the designated places, and get there on foot through the marked itineraries.
More information: Ruta dels Gorgs de la Garrotxa
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