Things to do with Kids in Girona & Maresme

There are plenty of excellent activities for kids in Maresme and Girona. The Maresme Coast is known for its great beaches, perfect for letting toddlers and little ones play while older kids enjoy stand up paddleboarding and other water sports. Families living in Maresme enjoy fantastic boat trips and picnics almost year-round, with the sheer number and variety of beaches and different adventure parks meaning plenty of free outdoor activities for kids of all ages.


Outdoor activities in Maresme

There is an abundance of outdoor nature activities for kids, with fantastic hiking trails in the Parque de la Serralada for all ages and abilities. The region is also fantastic for horse riding, with several highly regarded riding schools and stables popular with expats in Maresme. Moving to Maresme means access to many fantastic sports and tennis clubs with state of the art facilities, offering weekly lessons and weekend workshops, as well as holiday courses in the long summer break. Older kids will love learning about the local area through history, culture and gastronomy-focused walking tours and experiences, and many of the local vineyards offer family-friendly visits and tours (with the particularly popular “grape stomping” during the harvest).


Things to do indoors in Maresme

There are plenty of fun indoor activities to do with kids living in Maresme, ideal for spending rare rainy days or escaping the heat of the summer months in between sunny beach days. Playgroups and soft play centres provide indoor fun for toddlers and little ones, while older children and tweens will love laser quest, bowling and cinema outings. Many of the popular sports clubs in the area have indoor facilities for families living in Maresme to enjoy year-round lessons and training.


Courses and Workshops for Kids in Maresme

The many wonderful courses and workshops for kids living in Maresme range from arts and crafts to the performing arts, yoga and more. There are many events, markets and talks throughout the year to suit a variety of ages and different interests.


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Outdoor activities for kids in Girona

There are seemingly infinite free outdoor activities for kids and families living in Girona, with access to so many pristine beaches and hidden coves along the Costa Brava, just a short drive from the region’s capital. Many families enjoy boat trips and picnics along the picturesque stretch of coast, with shallow sections ideal for little ones to paddle and many different water sports to suit older children.


Inland, the region has plenty of outdoor nature activities for kids, with historical villages to explore and miles of walking trails to suit children at all different stages. The region is also renowned for its picturesque vineyards and the fascinating history of Girona itself, with ancient ruins that older kids will love. The breathtaking mountainous landscape a short drive away is perfect for fantastic family days out skiing and sledging. There are many outdoor activities for tweens and teens, including a plethora of cycling and walking routes along the beautiful Via Verde (a converted disused railway track). From horse-riding through beautiful pine tree forests, to popular off-road Segway tours, there is truly an abundance of summer outdoor activities for families living in Costa Brava.


Indoor activities for kids and teenagers in Girona

For older children living in Girona, indoor activities like bowling and arcades are ideal for year round entertainment. Several local museums host regular exhibits and cultural activities, where kids can learn about science, culture and fascinating local history. There are are also many different sports clubs with indoor facilities and training centres, ideal for expats in Girona to spend rainy days or the hottest summer months. 


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