This is a guest post by Jo of Wander with Jo.

If you are considering a holiday in Spain with your family, you will surely hope your kids have an equally good time. Museums and art galleries may be high on your own bucket list.

However when in Barcelona, children may prefer to do something different.

The best way to go about this is to look for child- friendly tours which will engage children during the course of your vacation.

Since this can be tricky to find, it is advisable to use the services of an agency which can provide the whole family with an authentic Barcelona experience.

I’ve created a sample itinerary for families traveling to Barcelona below:

Park Guell and Sagrada Familia Trip

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain. Photo credit: Darren Cheung

This tour affords a unique opportunity for the entire family to view the Sagrada Familia, the symbol of Barcelona.

A dedicated child- friendly guide will educate the kids about the history of this Cathedral by way of a scavenger hunt especially organized by the guide.

Learn more about navigating Park Guell with children here.

Gothic District Tour

The medieval years of Barcelona come alive vibrantly in the Gothic Quarter of the city. Apart from shopping for local products, kids will be enthralled with hand crafted masks available there. Be sure to ask how they are made.

This is also a great introduction to architecture in Barcelona.

Another highly educational scavenger hunt in the nearby Boqueria involves searching for ingredients that are used in the local dishes, which are on sale there.

Chocolate Experience

The Chocolate Museum in Barcelona.
The Chocolate Museum in Barcelona. Photo credit: Museu de Xocolata

The Chocolate Museum is situated in the Saint Augustine’s Convent. It is ideal for children who like to eat chocolate as well as making them.

A family two-hour class will teach kids how to make chocolate candies and lollipops. It’s a definite treat for everyone.

Getting Around with Children in Barcelona

Barcelona Cathedral
Barcelona Cathedral. Photo credit: Darren Cheung

There is no doubt that Barcelona is a city where children join activities with their elders. If you are an experienced traveler, you may look for ways to move around the city with your family in the most comfortable and reliable way.

On kiwitaxi.com, for example, can pre-book your desired class of vehicle. Additionally, you will have a designated driver waiting with your nameplate at the port of arrival to take you to your destination.

Keeping the luggage and passenger capacity in view, you can book up to a 19 person minibus.

It is important to inform KiwiTaxi in advance about the number of children on the trip. Certain countries have strict child safety rules in place. For a nominal extra cost, the driver will install the required number of child seats. Non-compliance may lead to cancellation of the transfer, due to the child safety aspect.

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One of the best things about Barcelona is that it is one of the friendliest city in the world. The locals go out of their way to ensure that everyone has a good time.

The rich history, excellent architecture and plenty of playtime activities for children make this city the number one family destination.

Barcelona City Guide for Families with Small Children

Thanks Jo from Wander with Jo for the guest post.

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Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.

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