Things to do in Milan with Kids

There are many excellent things to do in Milan with kids, including one of the largest Natural History Museums in Italy and a fantastic planetarium with amazing activities and a young astronomer’s club. Kids can learn about the science and secrets of space with special effects demonstrations and interactive exhibits.

 

The best museums for Kids in Milan

Milan is also home to the largest science museum in Italy. Immensely popular with families, interactive exhibits include experiments and educational workshops. They also host amazing “nights at the museum” events when kids can visit the museum after dark with a torch and a sleeping bag.There is also a fantastic children’s museum with creative indoor activities for young children including play areas, hands-on displays and games. The Museum hosts regular creative workshops and activities for a range of ages and interests and is popular for birthday parties.

Older kids will love the city’s design museum, with various interactive art exhibits and a fantastic educational section for younger kids. The city also has plenty of indoor play centres, soft play, cinemas and a huge trampoline park, perfect for rainy days in Milan. 

 

Outdoor things to do in Milan with kids

Italy’s second largest city is home to numerous parks and gardens for little ones to play and run around, with plenty of free outdoor activities for kids all year. The Indro Montanelli Public Gardens in the Porta Venezia neighbourhood is a fantastic outdoor space, with adventure playgrounds providing easy outdoor activities for kids and many different picnic spots. 

 

Other great things to do in Milan include a canal side walkway running alongside the Naviglio Grande, which is a popular walking and cycling route when the weather is nice, with some lovely walking routes and outdoor nature activities for kids. The city is home to a fascinating historic citadel from the 14th century which has an impressive castle and beautiful grounds to explore, and there are several open air museums and attractions including a “Forest Lab” (an educational garden dedicated to biodiversity).

 

Here is a useful list of things to do in Milan with kids, tweens and teens, as recommended by international families based in the city. If you have a recommendation for this section please get in touch via email info@mumabroad.com

INDOOR & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS, TWEENS & TEENS – PLAY CENTRES, INDOOR FACILITIES, MUSEUMS, EXHIBITS, SPORTS, WORKSHOPS, ADVENTURE PARKS, GARDENS AND SUMMER CAMPS

Soft Circus

Soft Circus

Soft Circus is one of the most innovative and exciting activities for kids in Milan. It is a safe way for toddlers, children and adults with specific needs, and the elderly to develop all the skills associated with circus and learning English. Soft ...
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Everything but English Lessons

Everything but English Lessons

Everything but English Lessons is a collective of qualified, experienced English language tutors who employ a child led, play and project based approach, enabling children to acquire language within engaging contexts of their choosing. After ...
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Youth Chorus of Milan – Singalong Storytime

Youth Chorus of Milan – Singalong Storytime

The Youth Chorus of Milan offers Singalong Storytime, a weekly English-led course for preschool children.  Singalong Storytime is an enchanting mix of music and games, helping children begin to learn English while having a blast! Every week, your ...
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Youth Chorus of Milan

Youth Chorus of Milan

Youth Chorus of Milan is an after school music program for boys and girls in Milan, from budding music makers to accomplished choristers. YCM is a progressive choral program for talented young singers, for whom individual and group excellence is ...
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Agriturismo La Pioppa, Villa Guardia

Agriturismo La Pioppa, Villa Guardia

An Agriturismo 8 km from Como, and  around 45 km from Milan. Family friendly restaurant and petting zoo for children with horses and donkeys, rabbits and hens, ducks and geese, cows, sheep and pigs. Agriturismo la Pioppa also offers children the ...
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Oasi di Viverone

Oasi di Viverone

This water and relaxation park approximately 60 km from Turin and 100 km from Milan offers guests the chance to enjoy the sun, swimming pools and lake-side position set amongst lush trees and plants. In total there are 5 pools, one of which is ...
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Pombia Safari Park

Pombia Safari Park

This safari and fun park is situated near the town of Oleggio in the province of Novara, approximately one and a half hours drive from Turin, an hour from Milan and an hour from Como. The park houses a huge number of activities for families ...
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Forte di Bard

Forte di Bard

Located approximately 80 kms from Turin and 140 from Milan, Forte di Bard represents one of the greatest examples of an early 1800 military stronghold. The fortress is composed of three main defence stations all of which are positioned at different ...
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Stresa

Stresa

This popular holiday resort and former fishing village is situated on the west side of Lago Maggiore and has become a hotspot for tourism due to its central yet panoramic position. The town is approximately one and a half hours drive from Turin, ...
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Parco Avventura Rescaldina

Parco Avventura Rescaldina

A fun outdoor activity park in Lombardy, immersed in the green of the Parco del Rugareto, just a few minutes from Milan, Varese and Como, served by two motorways and 100 meters from the Rescaldina North Railway Station. You can climb trees and zip ...
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