What are the best museums for children in Madrid?

To speak of Madrid is to speak of our country’s most cultural with regard to museums. With buildings of different shapes and sizes which enable us to know how life was many centuries ago and bring history to life, Madrid is the bane of those who wish to get lost in the corridors of a museum savoring every painting, sculpture or photograph.

For all this, and much more, you can’t think of a trip to the capital without organizing at least a couple of visits to museums like the Reina Sofia or El Prado. Now, what do we do when we travel to the capital as a family? How do we get our children to enjoy museums?

Madrid is a capital city from beginning to end and that means there will be museums for adults and lots of others for children to enjoy like interactive and fun  museums. Which are the most outstanding?

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The Museo del Ratoncito Pérez

Of the many characters that accompany us throughout our childhood, the Ratóncito Pérez is one of the most intriguing. A little mouse that leaves us money, sweets and gifts every time we lose a tooth and that lives in Madrid, in the Museo del Ratoncito Pérez; a charming museum full of details that will delight your children.

The Fire Museum

With its firefighter suits from centuries ago and its vintage trucks it is sure that the Madrid Museum of the Firemen is another one of those places that makes a good visit with the family. And in addition to its exhibitions and its impressive collection of vehicles from another era, the museum has an education area in which they teach free workshops for the little ones.

The Museum of Natural Sciences

The National Museum of Natural Sciences is a jewel… nothing more. A place in which to find the answers to many of those questions that our children ask us and that they will not want to leave for hours. Beyond its exhibitions and its workshops, the museum is ideal for our children to learn basic questions about our environment always in a fun way.

The best way to spend a few days of sightseeing and … rest!

Let’s face it: family travel is lovely, but with time if we don’t consider the hotels in Madrid that lend themselves to family tourism, then the experience can become a real nightmare.

So, in order to ensure that family vacations are what we all want,(perfect, beautiful and precious), we recommend that you do not miss all the offers from the Petit Palace Hotels Family Experience.

What are the best family trips in Fuerteventura?

Fuerteventura is one of the most recommended national destinations for those traveling families who like pack their rucksack, put on their boots and dedicate themselves to enjoying long nature walks. That there are perfect hiking routes even for the little ones, is the main claim for those who fancy doing these family trips in the Autumn months.

A few days before the Winter makes an appearance, there is nothing better than discovering what is good and great about the Atlantic island, covering – with the family – some of the most beautiful, unspoilt and recommended itineraries. At  ‘Family Destinations’ we have compiled some of the most interesting routes for safe hiking.

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A morning between dunes and camels

The relative proximity of the Canary Islands to the African continent and its similar climate make islands like Fuerteventura have places full of dunes and camels. Getting lost in the mountains of sand, playing sledging, surfing the waves of dunes in a 4×4 or enjoying a trip on a camel for several hours, are among the place’s most requested excursions. The routes we recommend most are those that go from Costa Calma to Sotavento, La Lajita or Ajuy.

About the Oasis Park

That children are not made for the long walks is certainly true so there is nothing better than compensating them for those hours on excursions than with a visit to Oasis Park, a center with more than three thousand animals of more than two hundred species, in which you can spend a fun and unique day and that is suitable for children from the age of two. The best thing is that if your child is already 8 years old you can enjoy a swim with sea lions.

How about a boat trip?

Enjoying a boat trip is something that no-one need miss on a trip to Fuerteventura. Whether on your own (with a charter sailboat), catamaran or tourist boat, the fact is that children will enjoy more than ever the sightseeing and the surprises that these excursions hide. The best thing is seeing the dolphins next to the boat.

Family hotels in Fuerteventura

Like a tourist by nature but aware of the different ways of traveling, Fuerteventura is one of those destinations where families feel comfortable. This is because it offers a lot of services, amenities and a wide selection of hotels designed for those who travel with their little terrors.

Although there are several chains to choose from, this month we have selected three flagships of the IBEROSTAR chain, famous for their quality / price and their many services for adults and children, these are: IBEROSTAR Fuerteventura Palace, IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas Park in Playa Jandía and the IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas.

Begin to shape your next family vacation 2017

Although it is normal when confronted with headlines like ours to think that we are not very aware of how little time has passed since the end of Summer, but the truth is that few statements are as true as that there is nothing better than the winter months to prepare for your Summer holiday. With fewer hours of sunlight and temperatures that make us spend more time at home, these months are ideal for choosing your destination, comparing prices and finding out about all the things we want to enjoy on our Summer holidays.

It is a fact that sun and beach destinations are the leaders when choosing a location but … that is not necessarily so. Although our country has plenty of coastal destinations, the fact is that only a few are ideal for those traveling in the family and with our children.

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Lanzarote, between islands and volcanoes

Cover the path that leads to La Graciosa, visit the original House Museum of César Manrique or take the route of the volcanoes. These are some of the ideas offered by the destination Lanzarote. It is fascinating for parentss and impressive in the eyes of young travelers, the Canary Islands is a real treat.

Why should you choose Lanzarote as a destination for your next holiday? Because the climate is always mild (without those pesky spikes summer that beset us much), because the food is simply delicious, because you can find perfect family hotels such as the IBEROSTAR La Bocayna Village, located in Yaiza.

Tenerife, the Magic of Mount Teide

Although many parents will choose the island of Tenerife for its impressive Teide (which can be reached by guided tour), the Canary Island is much more than our country’s main volcano. Tenerife is a joy for the little ones and who does not know impressive parks like Loro Parque?

Of all the different family hotels situated in the Canary Islands, the IBEROSTAR Las Dalias is one of the most complete. Along with its exceptional location (within one minute from the popular Bobo beach) this hotel is designed to make the little ones stay a really unforgettable experience.

Playa de Muro, far more than blue waters

That Mallorca is lovely from north to south is certainly true, although the beach is the main attraction, it would be unfair to limit the island just to its coast. Although from its name it may seem that Playa de Muro only offers “sun and beach”, but the fact is that this area of Mallorca is within walking distance of the Parc de S’Albufera, the main wetland of the island, a place to see countless native species and an area that is next to the family hotel IBEROSTAR Albufera Playa.