Sant Cugat

A favourite outing is to take the train from St Cugat 4 stops (about 7 mins) towards Barcelona to Baixador de Vallvidrera in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district. Here you literally get straight out of the train and into the woods with numerous routes to explore.         Recommended by Rachael West  Contact Details:  www.parcnaturalcollserola.cat...

The Monastery of Sant Cugat consists of a church, built in the 11th and 12th centuries, and impressive Romanesque cloisters surrounded by the Chapter House and monastery buildings. There are remains of an ancient Palaeo-Christian building inside the monastery. The monastery contains examples of art from the Romanesque to the...

Viviana Hounie is a dance school specialised in classical ballet and jazz. All levels of ballet are taught from Iniciación (4-6 years) to Nivel Avanzado (16 years and over). For adults she offers salsa, oriental dance, jazz and ballet.           Recommended by Paula Dietz Rauber  Contact Details: C/Vic, 28, 2ª planta, 08173 / +34 936 752...

Planeta Magic is a large indoor play centre for kids with inflatables, bouncy castles, slides and soft ball play area. They also can host children's birthday parties.           Recommended by Victoria Hunt Contact Details: Avda. Corts Catalanes 8, nau 13 / +34 936 749 928 / santcugat@planetamagica.com / www.planetamagica.com...

Color Dansa is a dance school in Sant Cugat where children can start ballet from the age of 4. As well as classical dance they offer classes in flamenco, contempory, modern-jazz and hip-hop.           Recommended by Jemma Trobe Contact Details: Avda. Cerdanyola, 88, local 2, 08172 / +34 634 509 002 / escola@colordansa.com / www.colordansa.com...

Junior Sport and Spa is by far the biggest and most complete sports centre in Sant Cugat catering for almost all sports from tennis to football, swimming, hockey and fitness and all of which have children's clubs and classes. There is also a restaurant and a Ludateca where you can...

A 13th century country farmhouse set in the centre of the Collserola National Park. The restaurant offers Catalan cuisine in an idyllic setting and a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. There are numerous different menus to choose from including a children's menu (aged 4-9), a junior menu (aged 10-14), vegetarian menu, celebration...