Travel with Children

Valencia is an easy place to take the kids. Hotels are used to requests for extra beds and often have connecting rooms or family suites. The plethora of apartment rental options is also handy.

The beaches are a good attraction, and riding there in the speedy tram is fun in itself.

The other great playground, year-round, is the diverted Río Turia’s 9km-long former riverbed. Of its numerous formal playgrounds, the giant Gulliver, in the Jardines del Turia, just asks to be clambered all over.

The innovatively presented Bioparc is a very entertaining zoo for kids.

Of the diversions at the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, the science museum, reasonably documented in English, and the IMAX cinema at Hemisfèric offer thrills for all. The fun is far from free, however, so research the range of family and combined tickets, available online.

The cafes of the Mercado de Colón do food all day and it's a safe, shady spot for a bit of family downtime.