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 things to do in Rome with your kids.
1. Villa Borghese
The gardens of the Villa Borghese are magnificent not matter which month of the year you are visiting the Italian capital. The best way to explore the gardens is by hiring bikes. Kids can enjoy different playgrounds with slides, bouncy rides, pony rides.
Last but not least, you have to take some tickets to go to the smallest cinema in the world called Cinema dei Piccoli with more than 60 seats that shows European movies or cartoons for children.
Address: Napoleone I, 00197 Roma RM, Italy
2. Circus Maximus
Going to the Circus Maximus is a a mind blowing experience if you imagine back in time how the chariots races were held in ancient Roman times.
Now the Circus is a great open field that allow your kids to run around without any cars or chariots. The Circus is a short walk from the Colosseum so worth to go especially after you book the 2-hour class for your kids at the Gladiators School.
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3. Bioparco di Roma
Located in the Villa Borghese gardens, the Bioparco di Roma is always a fun attraction for families with young children. Expect toddlers to stop by staring many animals and also asking to take the train to explore the whole zoo.
Parents can relax by the lake whilst watching their kids having fun at the play area.
4. Villa Doria Pamphili Park
The Villa Doria Pamphili is the biggest park in Rome with a palace built in the 17th century, cafes and several children’s playgrounds. Your children will also enjoy a pony ride. This park is a great place to relax far away from the busy streets of the centre of Rome.
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5. Cinecittà World
As you might have guessed it, Cinecittà World is a themed park around cinema with plenty of rides for kids and adults. This park is about 35/40 min ride from the Centre Rome so expect to take a long taxi ride. You can also take the shuttle going from Viale Luigi Einaudi, near Termini station.
It is advisable to book in advance the shuttle service to take priority. This park is more suitable for kids older than 4 years old unless you are in the summer and you want to take your toddlers to the swimming pool area (La Cinepiscina opens on the 1st June 2019).
Visiting Rome with children is a synonym of a great Family City Break. The city features great kids-friendly restaurants, indoor attractions for young children and also a great selection of accommodations that will satisfy parents with a large family or with their toddlers.
At BabyBreaks, we have kept a limited choice of activities, restaurants and hotels. So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Rome for your next family weekend, just visit our different Rome pages to find what this destination has to offer.
If you are looking to discover the Italian capital and know its little secrets with interesting places to visit with your kids, there isn’t a better way to do this with a local guide. Even more so if the guide has been chosen to arrange the tour suitable for families.
Kids Tours of Rome is one of these tours that have done a great job for several years. Their hundreds of 5* reviews illustrate this. So maybe an introduction from their founder Vesna Kuljic is a good way to give you enough reasons to book a tour with them.
1. How did you come about to create Kids Tours of Rome?
Previously I worked for several tour companies that arranged regular tours for adults. Having seen a couple of guides that worked with kids, I thought it would be a good idea to start a company. We arrange tours specifically for families with children aged 6 and above.
With the help of several guides that have years of experience in museum education or as teachers /babysitters, we came to “form” the tours that we considered would be interesting and engaging for the children.
2. How many tours do you suggest? How long it takes?
The number of tours depend on the number of days the family is spending in Rome. Generally, we recommend booking one tour per day and each lasts 2.5 hours.
3. What are the top 3 things children love about Rome/Florence
The top guided tours for kids in Rome are Colosseum and Ancient Rome. Also the food tour for kids and the Fountains and Squares tour. Apart from the sites that can be visited during our guided tour, the kids like the gladiator school and pizza/gelato making classes. As for Florence, the top off-tour activities are visiting the Palazzo Vecchio and Boboli Gardens.
The majority of our tours take place in Rome, however a small percentage is also in Pompeii and Florence. Pompeii is fascinating for children, however not many families have time to visit it during their vacation in Italy.
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