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Things to do in Tuscany with Kids

Things to do in Tuscany with Kids

Florence is home to many educational things to do with children and young people, with exhibits and creative workshops focusing on Tuscany’s unique history. The Renaissance era city boasts ancient monuments, wonderful galleries and museums and fascinating connections to some of Italy’s greatest historical figures. 

 

Things to do in Florence with kids

There are many family-friendly activities and fun things for kids to do Florence, including theatre shows for children and a large amusement park complete with karting track, trampolines and adventure playgrounds, perfect for rainy days or cooling off in the summer. There is a lovely local English-language library in Florence with a dedicated kid’s corner with plenty of games and activities for kids to do inside and books for children at different stages. The library also hosts fun children’s parties at Christmas, Easter and for Halloween. 

 

Things to do with kids outdoors in Florence

Florence is a very walkable city, with a beautiful path running along the Arno River, and plenty of parks and gardens, often with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The Boboli Gardens is one of the city’s most iconic parks, with a collection of sculptures and a beautiful grotto. Things to do in Florence with older kids include the many different walking tours of the city, which are a fantastic interactive way to learn about the ancient buildings and art that the city is known for. Creative outdoor activities for kids include inspiration-gathering excursions to local museums, historic sites, and the pretty streets of Florence followed by creative workshops in painting, arts and crafts.

 

Exploring, day trips and Things to Do in Tuscany with Kids

Tuscany is world-famous for its rolling hills and magnificent Mediterranean countryside. There are plenty of things to do in Tuscany with kids outdoors such as picnic spots and walking paths for all ages and abilities for memorable days out enjoying free outdoor activities for kids. There are also fantastic beaches within easy reach, just a short drive from Florence. Throughout the Tuscan region there are many excellent summer outdoor activities for kids, including water parks, amusement parks and nature reserves.

 

Here is a useful list of activities and things to do with kids in Tuscany & Umbria, as recommended by families based in this beautiful region of Italy.

 

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Things to do in Umbria with kids 

There are many great things to do in Umbria with kids. Perugia and Orvieto in particular boast unique and fascinating history, with museums and exhibits devoted to the arts and local culture. The region is home to many picturesque towns and villages, with ancient architecture and monuments to explore, such as the Etruscan necropolis in Orvieto. The region surrounding Perugia boasts several fascinating ancient caves that are open to the public, with some offering guided tours and others can be discovered at your own leisurely pace with a map.

 

Indoor things to do with kids in Umbria

The Borgonovo entertainment centre has great rainy day and indoor activities for families, including a cinema which often shows films in original version with Italian subtitles, and several themed restaurants that kids will love, including a wild-west themed eatery and a 1950s style diner. 

There is a fantastic indoor play centre in Orvieto, with dedicated areas for babies and toddlers, and one for older kids with slides, an inflatable maze and trampoline. There is a great pirate-themed play room in Assissi too, that hosts fun themed birthday parties. There is a popular cultural centre in Orvieto with fun things to do with kids indoors, offering language, arts, film, cultural and yoga classes and other inside activities for children of different ages plus workshops and support groups for parents.

 

Things to do outdoors in Umbria with Kids

Umbria is known as the country’s “green heart”, with beautiful Etruscan architecture and rolling green hills. Boasting very hot summers and mild to cold winters, the region is well known for its outdoorsy lifestyle and an excellent quality of life. Umbria has no shortage of beautiful picnic spots and walking paths for all ages and abilities for memorable days out enjoying free outdoor activities for kids.

Landlocked Umbria has plenty of places to cool off in the warm summer, with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and water parks in Tavenelle and Umbertide with flumes and fun outdoor activities that kids of all ages will love.  The beautiful nearby Lago di Trasimeno is also perfect for swimming, with boat hire available for fun day trips out on the water and fun summer outdoor activities for kids by the lakeside.

 

Things to do in Umbria with teenagers and older kids

Older kids will enjoy the many different walking tours of Perugia which provide a fantastic way to learn about the ancient buildings and art that the city is known for. Creative outdoor activities for kids include art-themed tours, scavenger hunts and more.  There are also several brilliant adventure parks throughout the local area, with daring zip-lining and rock climbing, archery, mini golf and more. 

 

Here is a useful list of things to do with kids in Tuscany & Umbria, as recommended by families based in this beautiful region of Italy. 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

Arte al Sole

Arte al Sole

Arte al Sole takes kids on a creative cultural adventure through city streets or the Italian countryside, while teaching them about the art, culture, history, stories, language and even cooking of Italy. They offer family tours, workshops and ...
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Artist For A Day, Florence

Artist For A Day, Florence

Artist for a Day offers art adventures – an exciting mix of treasure hunts, engaging conversation, sketching and  painting and bring-it-to-life history. Young artists learn the value of their imaginations and natural sense of wonder by taking ...
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Quartotempo Firenze

Quartotempo Firenze

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Canadian Island

Canadian Island

Founded in 1996, the directors Maria Rocco and Lucia Mingarelli have enjoyed watching the school and its popular summer camps grow to the point where Canadian Island is now a leading education provider in Tuscany, as well as a place where young ...
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Lago di Trasimeno

Lago di Trasimeno

This picturesque lake is ringed by swimming and sunning beaches, restaurants and ancient villages. Ferry service and boat rentals are available to take visitors to the three islands in the lake, one of which has been inhabited since the 14th century. ...
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Grotte di Frasassi, near Fabriano

Grotte di Frasassi, near Fabriano

The Frasassi Caves (Grotte di Frasassi) are a remarkable karst cave system in the municipality of Genga, in the province of Ancona, Marche. They are among the most famous show caves in Italy. ...
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Citta della Dominica Amusement & Animal Park

Citta della Dominica Amusement & Animal Park

This multi-hectare amusement and animal park offers plenty of fun for kids, including climbing towers, slides, boat and pony rides, as well as woodland animals and reptiles housed in natural settings, costumed characters, daily performances and ...
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Torre Alfina

Torre Alfina

Torre Alfina, a hamlet of Acquapendente, north of Viterbo, is located in a strip of land between Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany, it is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. Torre Alfina is famous for its magnificent medieval castle and ...
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Activo Park

Activo Park

Activo Park is located along the banks of the Fiume Nera (Black River), at the medieval village of Scheggino. The park covers about 25 hectares. It is the ideal destination for trips and excursions, both educational and recreational for those who ...
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Life Italian Style Tours

Life Italian Style Tours

A professional chef since 1998 by way of Philadelphia and Seattle, Jennifer is now a private chef and leader of active Food & Wine tours in the heart of Umbria. She works closely with the local, artisan producers she has met over the years and ...
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