Fun family holidays to Port Aventura
Barcelona and Sitges are both great locations for a family holiday. Barcelona is probably the better known destination with the Magic Fountanis and the famous Sagrada Familia. Sitges is especially good for families with younger children who would appreciate a quieter more relaxed holiday. Nightlife in Sitges is confined to a relatively small number of streets. The rest of the town is very relaxed and remarkably free of tourists. Sitges has a superb beach that usually manages to remain uncrowded even at the peak of the holiday season it is the ideal location for families to relax and do nothing.
Doing nothing is great. Holidays are supposed to be about relaxing but often children do want a little extra from their holiday. Playing on the beach every day may get a little repetitive sometimes. One good way to break up the holiday is a visit to Port Aventura a theme park located in the south of Barcelona. If your children are particularly adventurous then it is always possible to take holidays to Port Aventura and to take day trips out to Sitges and Barcelona when you need a break from the park.
Port Aventura opening times are easy to find. The park is open from April to January although in the winter months it may only be open at weekends so it is advisable to check before visiting. Generally the park opens at 10 in the morning and stays open to at least 7pm so there is plenty of time to enjoy all the attractions in the park.
There are five themed areas within the park based on ancient civilisations and a newer themed area for younger children based on the popular television series Sesame Street.
Visitors start their journey through the park in Mediterrània. There are three rides here as well as the usual array of shops and restaurants. The area attempts to reproduce a traditional Catalonia coastal town.
Other themed areas of the park include Mexico the Far West China and Polynesia.
For younger visitors the Sesame Street area may prove to be the main attraction. The rides here are designed especially for younger children. Sésamo Aventura is the only Sesame street theme park in Europe.There are 11 rides here including:
- A monorail
- A childrens roller coaster
- A water carousel with jet-ski cars
- A drop-tower
- A visit Elmo’s farm
There are also two shows in this area of the park and also a street animation featuring the much loved Sesame Street characters.
What about the rest of the park?
Outside Sésamo Aventura you will find a wide variety of rides for older children and many shows and entertainers in each area of the park. There is a lot here to keep the whole family busy all day so when you decide to visit make sure you arrive at the park early to get the most out of your trip. Port Aventura opening times are long but you don’t want to risk missing out on anything that the park has to offer.
Once you have had your fill of adventura for the day you can head to one of the many food outlets inside the park for something to eat or you can return to Sitges or Barcelona to relax again. Having Port Aventura so close to your holidays destination provides a great way to add an extra dimension to your beach holiday or city break.