Sightseeing with the kids in Rome…

We all know that sightseeing with young children can sometimes be more than difficult… Yes, it’s true to say that when “sightseeing” became popular, children were not included in the equation. If you are looking for a holiday without stamping feet and temper tantrums, book your Rome accommodation in time, read our guide to children orientated alternatives to sightseeing for a stress free, fun packed holiday in Rome, then sit back and relax…

Aquapiper – Rome’s (Via Maremmana Inferiore, Guidonia Montecelio, Roma) Open in summer, this is one of Rome’s best aquatic parks, with swimming pools, water slides and other water activities designed for children and grown ups. It also hosts a skating rink and an open air disco! Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 12 euros per day during weekdays and 15 euros on Sundays. Metro: From Rebibbia (Metro B), walk to via di Ponte Mammolo and catch a bus to Guidonia.

Il Fantastico Mondo del Fantastico
(Castello di Lunghezza, Via Tenuta del Cavaliere, 230 – Lunghezza, Roma) This theme park is 15 km from the centre of Rome and located inside the Park and Castle of Lunghezza. Themed activities include famous characters like Red Riding Hood, Aladdin, Batman, Spiderman and Alice in Wonderland. It is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entrance fee is 9 euros for children aged 3-11. Metro; Stazione Tiburtina (Metro B), take the bus to Tivoli and get off in Lunghezza. From Rebibbia (Metro B) take bus n. 040 to Lunghezza.

Bioparco – Rome’s zoo
It holds 194 species for a total of 1200 animals, in an area of 17 acres in the heart of Rome. Entrance fee is 6,50 euros for children aged 3-12, and 9 euros for adults. The area is open to the public from 9,30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in winter, and from 9,30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in summer. Metro: Flaminio and Spagna (Metro A) Buses n. 52, 53, 926, 217, 360 and 910. Nearby this zoo you will find many Rome apartments and Rome hotels.

Museo Explora
Quite possibly modeled on “Eureka!”, in Halifax, England, this hands on museum for children – the first of its kind in Italy, will certainly keep your kids entertained. Resembling a small town, the museum is divided into four sectors: I, Society, Environment and Communication. Children learn through hands-on, personal experience about these four different themes, in a mini supermarket, in a huge mouth or in a petrol station. Visits last 1hr and 45 mins and have to be booked in advance. Flaminio (Metro A). Buses; 490, 495, 628, 92, 88, 6. Call 06 3613776. (Via Flaminia, 82 – near Piazza del Popolo)

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