As any capitals of Europe, Rome has a lot to offer in terms of museums, historical sites, exhibitions and activities overall. But what are the essential things to do with children in Rome ?

With such a rich history, Rome has never disappointed in terms of archeological sites and museums. So if you have to compromise between culture, history, parks & gardens you could debate a long time with your kids about what you could do in a weekend breakaway.


BabyBreaks has done some research for you and selected the best child-friendly Indoor activities in Rome so you don’t have to scroll down pages and pages of activities in your favourite travel app.

So here’s our list of great things to do with your kids for your next holiday in Rome.


1. Explora

Explora is a unique museum dedicated to children which allow our bambini to explore their cognitive and emotional capacities. Opened in 2011, this non profit and private museum will get your kids entertained for less than 2 hours for each session. The museum organises up to 4 sessions per day and also have a kitchen cooking lab. Check out their sessions on their website.

Address: Via Flaminia, 82, 00196 Roma RM, Italy

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Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday with 4 sessions per day. Closed on all Mondays, December 25th, January 1st and August 15th

2. Teatro San Carlino – Puppets Shows

Il Teatro San Carlino is one of the most famous theatres in Italy showcasing only children plays made with Puppets and real Actors. Whilst the plays are in Italian language, young kids and adults will still have fun with the shows. The programme changes frequently and they are currently preparing a play around Halloween called Pulcinella e Il Ragioner Dracula. Book your tickets early during school holidays.

Address: Via Flaminia, 82, 00196 Roma RM, Italy

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3. Vatican Museums

If there is one museum to visit in Rome with the kids, Vatican Museums are worth to go. You need to consider to spend a few hours with a great tour guide that will take you through the essential things to do. Yes these museums are very big, in fact the 5th largest in the world, hence why better to only see a fraction of it with someone who will tells you stories and facts that will please both parents and their children.

Address: Viale Vaticano, 00165 Roma RM, Italy


4. Colosseum

If you visit the city of Rome, you can’t miss the famous Colosseum which is still the largest outdoor amphitheatre in the world. The venue hosted gladiators fights, games and many more entertainment activities. The Colosseum was able to welcome up to 50,000 visitors and was a truly innovative way to see and hear the best games for 100 days back in Ancient Rome.

Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy


a family tour of Colosseum and Ancient Rome
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5. Welcome to Rome

A good introduction to the Italian capital must be done with Welcome to Rome, a 4D 30 minutes attraction which will explain to adults and children how Rome was built and evolved through the centuries. This spectacular video projection is a great entry point before heading to Churches, the Colloseum, the Vatican City or a family meal. The show starts every 30 min so you have plenty of time slots to choose from.

Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 203, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

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Opening Times: Monday-Thursday – 09:00 | 19:00 and Friday-Sunday – 10:00 | 21:00

6. Vigamus

With so many historical sites and museums, Rome also has a museum dedicated to video games. Whilst it might not tell you anything about the Roman culture, it would probably satisfy your teens to be in their own world for one hour or two. This is not a venue for baby and toddlers for sure unless you Parents have a passion towards video games!

Address: Via Sabotino, 4, 00195 Roma RM, Italy

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Opening Times: Tuesday-Sunday – 10:00 | 20:00  Closed on Mondays, May 1st, December 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st and January 1st

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