So, you're headed to Spain with your family. There is so much fabulous stuff on offer in Barcelona – but how will you keep the kids interested in the things you want to see and do?
This kids city guide and travel activity book holds 50 carefully crafted children's activities that explore the highlights of Barcelona:
- The Old Town
- La Rambla
- Gaudi and the modernist architects
- The Sagrada Familia
- Museu Picasso
- Montjuic Hill parklands
It also has loads of activities that can be done across the city (like spotting public artworks and finding out about the local food). Plus there are activities that can be done in down time – like puzzles, drawings and learning basic Spanish.
These activities are designed to help families really explore the things they travelled to Barcelona to see – art, architecture, history, culture and cuisine. You'll learn the stories behind the city.
Activities in the book
Here are just some of the things that your kids will love doing in Barcelona:
- Go on a scavenger hunt at Gaudi's Sagrada Familia
- Find clues in Picasso's paintings
- Take a walking tour around heart of the Old Town
- Learn about the geese at the Barcelona Cathedral
- Count the windows at Casa Batllo
- Do a drawing in the style of Jean Miro
- Find the Gaudi treasures as you explore Park Guell
- Spot the landmarks on a La Rambla walking tour
There are over 100 pages of hands-on things to do in Barcelona. With information, timelines, maps and stories, your kids will have plenty to share with the family about the landmarks and sights.
Who will like this book?
The activities in the book are designed for kids between 7 and 14 years old – but there are plenty of things in the book that all ages will enjoy.
With the assistance of parents to read and explain, there are plenty of activities that younger kids will love. And with loads of information about the city, older kids and even parents will learn a lot.
Inquisitive kids can read up on the modernist architects. Creative kids can learn to draw in perspective like Picasso. Active kids can count the number of steps it takes to climb to the Palau Nacional.
The kids will show you the city
By focussing in on six key Barcelona highlights, this book offers plenty for kids to do at each highlight. For example, there are seven activities to do at the Museu Picasso. They are organised in the order that you will walk through the museum and they are designed to slow kids down – to stop at particular artworks and look closely.
Kids will spend quality time understanding what they are seeing as the stories of history and background unfold through the book.
It can be a big effort travelling with kids, but this book will re-shape the way your travel. The kids will be dragging you out to explore. They'll point out landmarks, share interesting facts about the city, lead walking tours and tell you about local history.
You'll get so much more out of your time in Barcelona by just packing this travel guide in your kids' backpack.
HAPPY FAMILY TRAVELS.
That's our aim.
Table of Contents
1. HELLO BARCELONA
A few facts and figures about Spain and Barcelona
2. THE OLD TOWN
Explore the heart of the old city and learn about its history
3. LA RAMBLA
A look at the sights and landmarks of this famous street
4. GAUDI & MODERNISM
A look at the architecture of the modernists including Gaudi
5. SAGRADA FAMILIA
Visit Gaudi’s masterpiece – Barcelona’s famous church
6. MUSEU PICASSO
Discover the gallery dedicated to the artwork of Pablo Picasso
7. MONTJUIC HILL
Explore the parklands and sights of Montjuic Hill
8. ACROSS BARCELONA
Activities that can be done across the city or anywhere at all
9. BARCELONA FOR KIDS
A list of Barcelona’s kid-friendly parks, museums and more.
10. AT THE END
Test your Barcelona knowledge and look back at your trip
11. ANSWERS & CREDITS
Answers to puzzles, thanks yous and image credits