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Things to do in Tuscany with Kids

Things to do in Tuscany with Kids

Boasting the stunning city of Florence, it is a joy finding things to do in Tuscany with kids. Florence itself – the capital of Tuscany – is home to many educational things to do with children and young people, with exhibits and creative workshops focusing on the region’s unique history. Renaissance-era Florenca 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 in Tuscany with kids, as recommended by families based in this beautiful region of Italy.

 

If you have a recommendation for things to do in Tuscany with kids please get in touch via email info@mumabroad.com

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

BimBumBam, Orvieto

BimBumBam, Orvieto

Founded by 2 mums, Francesca and Irene, who wanted to create a safe indoor play space for children. You will find a soft baby area (0-3 years) with a ball pool, ride-on toys, soft animals, cars and swings, and a spacious area for children aged 4 to ...
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Lido di Camaiore beach

Lido di Camaiore beach

Lido di Camaiore is a very popular modern seaside resort around 70km from Florence. ...
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Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi

Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi

The Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna is a national park created in 1993. It covers an area of about 368 square kilometres on the two sides of the Apennine watershed between Romagna and Tuscany, and is divided ...
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Pistoia Zoological Gardens

Pistoia Zoological Gardens

The Zoological Gardens of Pistoia is a 7-hectares zoo with more than 400 animals and is in continuous expansion. In a captivating world you will get to know the animals, the different ways to protect them, and you will learn how to respect the ...
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Parco Piazza d’Azeglio

Parco Piazza d’Azeglio

Piazza Massimo d’Azeglio is basically a square set between 4 blocks of buildings. There is no green area but the piazza has been designed to accommodate a play area for children. ...
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Giardino di Boboli

Giardino di Boboli

The Boboli Gardens is a park in Florence that is home to a collection of sculptures dating from the 16th through the 18th centuries, with some Roman antiquities. Behind Palazzo Pitti, the Boboli Gardens were laid out in the mid-16th century to a ...
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Giardino Lungarno di Santa Rosa

Giardino Lungarno di Santa Rosa

A park with trees, plenty of benches for sitting and great views of the river. A newly renovated playpark caters for all ages – babies, children and young teenagers (they have a keep fit gym area.) ...
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Giardino dell’Orticultura

Giardino dell’Orticultura

Just outside the city center, Orticoltura garden features a huge nineteenth century greenhouse where it hosts flower markets, and during summer it becomes an outdoor pub, with a kiosk, and concerts every night. The area is surrounded by historic ...
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Biblioteca della Oblate

Biblioteca della Oblate

A fabulous library opened in 2007, it has an excellent range of Italian books for children and a rather limited number of English books. They have cultural activities for children of all ages. They also have sessions for mums, grandparents, carers ...
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Harold Acton Library

Harold Acton Library

The Harold Acton Library of The British Institute of Florence has launched a regular story time event. The monthly sessions introduce children aged three to eight to stories, craft activities, workshops, animated films, songs and rhymes. All ...
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