The Maresme Coast is known for its great beaches, perfect for letting toddlers and little ones play while older kids enjoy stand up paddle boarding and other water sports. Local families 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.
There are 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. Maresme boasts 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 particularly popular “grape stomping” during the harvest).
There are plenty of fun indoor activities to do with kids, ideal for spending rare rainy days in Maresme 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 year round lessons and training too.
The many wonderful courses and workshops for kids in Maresme provide activities 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.
There are seemingly infinite free outdoor activities for kids and families in the region, 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 kids and teenagers.
For older children, 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 rainy days or the hottest summer months.