If you’re travelling to Seville as a family, you’ll want your children to come back home with lots of happy memories of their fun time there. So here are some ideas of things to do with kids in Seville to make sure that you all have as much fun as possible on holiday.
1. Take a pirate tour of Seville
You might be surprised to hear that Seville’s maritime and naval tradition can still be felt today. Did you know that the greatest mariner of all times is buried in Seville? The majestic tomb of none other than Christopher Columbus has been housed inside Seville cathedral since the 19th century. Although Columbus’s origins remain shrouded in mystery, many researchers have suggested that this acclaimed sailor may actually have been a pirate!
We recommend starting this tour by the jetty next to the San Telmo bridge, from where you can set sail on a journey along the River Guadalquivir. On this adventure, you and your children will see some of the top sights in Seville, such as the Torre del Oro, the Maestranza bullring and the giant urban art murals all along the river bank.
Ideally, you should dock at the jetty by the Pasarela de la Cartuja, from where you can walk to the Pabellón de la Navegación, a contemporary museum where you can currently catch a fun exhibition on pirates, together with other temporary interactive shows on boats and sailing equipment, not to mention a 360° cinema and the highest viewpoint in the city.
If you’re still stuck for ideas of what to do with kids in Seville, cross over to the other side of the river and head for the Pabellón de los Descubrimientos, another contemporary museum with a huge pirate boat where children can have their own exciting adventure.
2. Check out the shows at CaixaForum Seville
Right next to the Pabellón de la Navegación is Caixaforum, a contemporary museum with striking temporary exhibitions, workshops and children’s activities. CaixaForum makes a great effort for families, with a whole range of activities, including screenings of children’s films, creative workshops, concerts and all kinds of performances.
If that weren’t enough, their EduCaixa programme offers even more children’s workshops with drama, drawing and far more besides.
3. Discover the planetarium at the Casa de la Ciencia
Visiting Seville with kids means doing something different every day. Children are very demanding tourists! Another great place to take them is the Casa de la Ciencia. This science museum puts on lots of fascinating exhibitions, including La ciencia según Forges, which takes a look at sea life, minerals and other areas of science through the eyes of famous Spanish cartoonist Forges. The Casa de la Ciencia also has a thrillingplanetarium whose daily projections of the stars, sun and space probes never fail to engage children.
4. Let them run wild at the Bosque Suspendido adventure park
All parents know only too well that children are full of beans. So if you’re looking for an activity to tire them out so that you can enjoy a relaxing evening at your holiday apartment in Seville, we’ve got just the thing for you.
Only 30 minutes’ drive from the city centre is the Bosque Suspendido, or Hanging Forest, an adventure park packed with activities: zipline circuits, including a leap into the unknown, archery, paintball, tree climbing and lots of group games that will keep kids happy for hours. You can book here.
5. Cool off at the Isla Mágica funfair
If you’re visiting Seville with children in the spring, summer or autumn, you’ll need a place to cool off from the heat while still having fun. We recommend heading over to the Isla Mágica funfair in the heart of the city, with lots of children’s rides, including a mine railway, buccaneering water rides, 4D films, hanging swings and dizzying rides such as the Jaguar rollercoaster.
Its water rides, rapids and swimming pools are just the thing for cooling off! The park also has a wide range of restaurants and shows. You can book your ticket here.
As you can see, there are plenty of children’s activities in Seville. If you still want more, though, here are a few extra ideas of what to do with kids in Seville: visit the Alcázar, stroll through María Luisa park and Plaza de España, look down from on high at the Setas de la Encarnación or take a day trip out to the Parque Nacional de Doñana.