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.

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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.

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A family trip to Fuerteventura? These are the best when going with children

Although it may seem that any beach will do when going with the family since all you need to spend a day of sun and swimming with children is to be close by specific services such as toilets, shaded areas and games (if possible). One of our country’s destinations with the most beaches for families traveling with children is the paradise island Fuerteventura.

With beaches for all tastes and offering an undisputedly large range of entertainment and leisure activities, the island of Fuerteventura has a catalogue of beaches ideal for children who will have a great time whilst parents don’t have to worry about anything. The three beaches listed below are some of the highlights of the island.

Playa de Sotavento

Parking, permanently kept clean, beach bars and bathrooms, Sotavento Beach presents itself as a perfect choice for families. A white sandy beach and crystal clear turquoise waters that is located in the southern part of the island of Fuerteventura.

Besides being a clean and well-equipped beach, Playa de Sotavento is one of those beaches that has the virtue of not being overcrowded at almost any time of year.

Playa Matorral

While it is not an untouched and deserted beach, Playa Thicket is one of the best beaches suitable for families who want to spend a day of sun and bathing with their children. With services of all kinds (hammocks, umbrellas, toilets and so on), this beach is a delight as far as cleanliness, location and entertainment is concerned and its waters offer you lots of fun water sports to enjoy.

El Bajo Negro

El Bajo Negro is a perfect mix of sand dunes and beach perfectly prepared to suit families. This beach is not only beautiful in itself but offers various services for a comfortable day at the beach with all that is necessary for young and old.

Child-Friendly Hotels in Fuerteventura

For family trips, beyond choosing the perfect beach for a beach day out, it is necessary to research the best accommodation from which to choose. Some of the highlights in Fuerteventura are:

  • IBEROSTAR Fuerteventura Palace: Perfect for families with children, the IBEROSTAR Fuerteventura Palace is located in the most beautiful area of Playa Jandia.
  • IBEROSTAR Gaviotas Park: Another hotel ideal for traveling with children is the IBEROSTAR Fuerteventura Gaviotas Park, a hotel with swimming pools, animation and mini-club.
  • IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas: Jandía Playa is also the location of the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas, a hotel for families with everything needed for an ideal vacation.