10 Fun things to do with kids in Valencia in June 2018
June is here and with it comes the hot summer in Valencia (so we hope). You might find yourself trying to avoid the sun or to stay close to the water. Luckily, Valencia has many child-friendly activities and places to choose from, indoors and outdoors. It will be hard for your children to be bored. To give you an easy start, we have created a list of 10 things do to with your children in Valencia in June 2018:
1. Valencia Beaches
Going to the beach is always an exciting plan for the summer in coastal cities, and Valencia is no exception. Your children will be able to have the most fun imaginable in the ideal place. Most beaches in Valencia, like La Malvarrosa, Pinedo, El Saler and many others provide playgrounds in the sand. Our top tip is the Patacona Beach with lots of beautiful cafés and restaurants. Las Mas Bonita even has a chiringito (little bar/café) on the Patacona Beach, right next to the sea. Very close to it, you will find an exciting little playground for your kids.
The beaches of Valencia offer many possibilities to have a great time, and most especially during the summer when they become the leisure center of the city. Some even turn into outdoor movie theatres, where you can enjoy your favorite film while resting your feet in the cozy sand. A beach day can definitely never go wrong!
2. Bioparc “en compañía” and Africa Expedition workshop
This modern zoo—where animals live as if in their own habitats—celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, from April 14th to June 17th they are offering a special promotion to enjoy the African spring “en compañía.” For only 38€, you can get tickets and snacks for two. (This promotion is exclusively for people who buy online tickets.)
Additionally, from June 25th to July 21st, Bioparc will offer the workshop “African Expedition Summer 2018,” which will make the park available for all children to enjoy several thematic activities, aimed for children between 5 and 12 years old. They will get the opportunity to learn about the extraordinary animals living in the zoo, their habitats, and natural conservation in a deeper and more exciting way. Undoubtedly, the funniest approach to learning about wild life!
3. 20th anniversary of the Hemisfèric
The Hemisfèric in the City of Arts and Science is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is offering movie tickets with a discount until June 30th. For only 5€, you and your family will be able to come to this amazing cinema room and enjoy screenings such as El Secreto de Jean-Michel Cousteau, American Wild, Viaje al espacio, Próxima parada: Marte, Robindon Crusoe 3D, Caminando entre dinosaurios: planeta prehistórico 3D, and Dream Big. Don’t waste this opportunity to get to know this iconic place in Valencia, or, if you already know it, take advantage of the discount and invite family members and friends. Kids will definitely enjoy it!
4. Reading animation workshops in the Prehistory Museum of Valencia
When you think of summer, the bright sun surely comes to mind. In fact, the sun is going to be playing the leading role at the Library of the Prehistory Museum of Valencia as the main theme of the Reading Animation workshops, taking place next June. No matter if you call it Ra or Inti, the sun will be the subject of study and inspiration this summer. All kids will learn interesting facts about the myths and legends surrounding our solar system’s star in a different and fun way. The reading animation will take place between 10:30am and 1:00pm all Sundays of June.
5. Water balls and kayaks in the City of Arts and Science
Summer is coming, as well as fun in the City of Arts and Science. At the lake of the Prince Felipe Museum, you will find kayaks to enjoy the most exciting water tours (groups of maximum 6 people). Walking on water is now also possible, inside amazing, transparent water balls, two meters in diameter. You and your kids can test your balance and endurance while spending time in the coolest environment.
6. Theatre Play “Piratas, Aventura en el mar de plástico”
In June, the Valencian theatre is showing “Piratas, Aventuras en el mar de plástico”, an entertaining play for the whole family. It is about the adventures of Captain Jade and her half-robot/half-humane mate Otis, who are trying to find a treasure in the Cayman Islands. They face some difficulties when they find a big mass of floating plastic garbage in the middle of the ocean. They will have to solve this pollution problem in order to accomplish their mission and to save the planet. Do not miss this pirate’s adventure that will take place every Sunday of June (June 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th). Online tickets are only 6 Euro per person.
7. The silkworm Valentín in the Silk Exchange
Turiart has organized this family activity, detailing the world of silk. Presented for children between 4 to 10 years old, this is a great opportunity to have fun and learn about the process of silk production through different games and stories. Taking place on Saturday, June 9th at 18:30pm, it will be led by Valentín—a friendly and hardworking Valencian silkworm.
Valentín will be in charge of presenting the famous Silk Exchange—located in “barrio del Carmen”—and he will explain the ancient story of this Chinese loom in an entertaining way. Children will learn about the life cycle of the silkworm, passing through all the phases: the egg, the larva, the caterpillar, the chrysalis, and the final butterfly. Each phase will be represented by a different interactive activity in which every family member will have fun.
Meeting point: Silk Exchange (puerta antigua), Carrer de la Llotja, 2, 46001 València
For more information, please send an email to [email protected] or call 003496 352 07 72 or 0034657 047 739.
8. Robotics for everyone
Droide is offering fantastic robotic workshops in June. This is an interactive and entertaining activity where children will be able to learn and play with Lego Minstorms, Minecraft videogames, Valve Hammer, Kodu and many other technologies. You and your child will be able attend the workshops on only one day or you can schedule a week or even the entire month of June. Your kids will learn how to program a Lego or Arduino robot and they will even be able to create their own videogame with Valve Hammer and Scratch.
These technological and creative activities are definitely an incredible choice for children to enjoy this amazing world of robotics. The most little ones, 4, 5 and 6 years old children will also learn how to build and program small robots with robotis, Lego We do 2.0 and Scratch junior. The technological fun starts on June 4th. Do not miss this opportunity where technology and fun will be guaranteed!
The pools and water parks of Benicalap and Parque Del Oeste will be open for all children and families to enjoy, starting June 2nd. On this special day, all kids under 12 years old will be able to enjoy amazing aquatic facilities for FREE (maximum 2 kids per adult), where they will welcome the season with water inflatables and recreational activities. After June 2nd, the pools and parks will be available EVERY summer day. Also, if your child is under 6 years old, you will be able to take him/her for free every Monday of June. There is no excuse to not have fun this summer, with Aquaval!
10. Diversábados in Factory Bonaire
This cozy shopping center offers an entertaining plan for spending Saturday afternoons, for both children and parents. Its stores have the best discounts for adults while kids have fun with all the themed recreational activities offered. You will find face-painting, storytellers, dances, magic shows, themed parties, prizes, and much more! In June, the football World Cup takes over the Diversábados, and all activities will be related to this great sporting and world event. Live the football passion, find the best prices, and let your kids have fun in the best weekend environment!
Hopefully, some of these activities will help make your June in Valencia an unforgettable time for you and your family.
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