Venice with kids: best things to do
Visiting Venice with kids is something you can do in every season. In fact, this city offers itineraries designed especially for young travelers. Parents will be surprised to see their children spontaneously approach Venetian culture and history, thanks to the many initiatives dedicated to them.
This article will help you find out how to spend your holidays in Venice with kids in the very best way, with time for pure, unadulterated fun!
Venetian itineraries with kids: museums and workshops
As everyone knows, Venice is an open-air museum, and over the years, the city has designed spaces and projects specifically for children.
For example, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum organizes free workshops aimed for children between 4 and 10 years old. The program KIDS DAYS takes place every Sunday from 3 pm to 4.30 pm, involving children in experiments with various creative and artistic techniques. Starting from the analysis artworks in the permanent collection, the workshop stimulates the reproduction of what kids see – this is a curious method to bring participants closer to modern and contemporary art.
The workshop is in Italian, but other languages are available by appointment, depending on the nationality of children attending.
Children will surely love the Natural History Museum. Inside a historic building, overlooking the Grand Canal, this museum hosts several interactive tours created specifically for the younger visitors. Your kids will be enchanted by dinosaur skeletons, fossils and a great collection of animals. Moreover, the museum organizes interesting workshops inspired by an active approach to learning – young participants get to keep any objects and works produced during these workshops, a souvenir that makes the whole experience more meaningful for them.
For more information about all the initiatives in progress, we will be happy to provide you with more details.
Venice with children: sport, fun and nature
Taking your kids to visit art exhibitions and museums is certainly very educational, but remember that children appreciate a city even more when they can have fun outdoors!
Venice has two large play areas with swings, obstacle courses, and slides, where you can relax while watching your children play in the middle of nature. A few steps from the hotel, Parco Savorgnan is a small green oasis where you can stop by and relax during your days spent around the lagoon.
Moving to the other side of the island, a beautiful walk from Piazza San Marco will lead you to Castello, the oldest Venetian sestiere. Giardini Sant’Elena are the green lung of Venice. You’ll find trees and meadows, you will be free to walk barefoot and let your kids have fun in the playground dedicated to them.
There’a also another interesting initiative to enjoy with your kids, promoted by Venetian sports associations – a short Venetian rowing course aboard a traditional hand-crafted wood boat. The project was born to promote this sport around the world, and to advertise two of the most unique sport events in Venice, the Vogalonga and the Regata Storica. Your kids will be happy to learn how to row like a true gondolier, and discover the small canals of the city. More details about lessons and costs are available at our reception.
2 days in Venice could be an excellent choice to live a unique experience with your family – the city is safe and offers lots to see and do. You’ll have fun for sure!