11 Things to Do with Kids in Seville

If you are thinking of going on vacation to the capital of Andalusia and you are wondering what to do with children, include this list of 11 proposals.

Carmen Navarro

Carmen Navarro

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11 Things to Do with Kids in Seville

Children in Seville | ©Stefania Spagnolo

Located in southern Spain, Seville has earned international recognition for its great cultural and artistic legacy. Besides being the birthplace of flamenco and all the folkloric and popular tradition that has crossed borders, the city is also full of historical attractions and new trends.

In addition, if you are going to visit it with children, there are numerous proposals that they will enjoy: theme parks, interactive museums, bike rides and ancient cities. Come with me and I will show you 11 plans that your kids will have a great time.

1. Marvel at the spectacular Alcázar of Seville with your family

Entrance to the Alcazar of Seville| ©ArminFlickr
Entrance to the Alcazar of Seville| ©ArminFlickr

When you travel with children, one of the main dilemmas has to do with not getting bored while the adults see the main monuments and museums of Seville. However, in the capital of Seville a good part of its tourist attractions are so anchored in time and are such impressive places that the little ones of the house will be left with their mouths open. A good example of this is the Alcázar of Seville.

This huge and dazzling set of palaces have architectural samples from various eras and date back to Al Andalus. For adults it can be quite a cultural experience to get to know this place up close, but for children it is also the perfect setting in which to let their imagination run wild.

The large galleries, corridors of columns and gardens will transport them to a universe of fantasy. In addition, for the more curious, you can find in the Alcázar itself free audio guides adapted for children to learn about the place in a didactic and fun way. There are many options to visit the Alcazar, here are some of the options available:

Interesting facts

  • Price: the general admission is around 22 € but children under 13 years have a symbolic price of 1 €.
  • Location: the Alcázar is located in the Patio de Banderas, right next to the Cathedral.
  • Hours: from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

Book a visit to the Alcazar of Seville

2. Spend a day of fun at Isla Magica

Enjoying Isla Magica| ©david
Enjoying Isla Magica| ©david

The Giralda and the Alcazar are great but who doesn't want to spend a day full of fun and adrenaline? If you come with children to Seville you can not miss a day to visit the largest theme park in the whole area of Andalusia, Isla Magica.

With all kinds of attractions, roller coasters and water rides, this place is ideal to spend an entertaining day with the family. In addition to the attractions, Isla Magica has different themed areas, with the pirate show as its main attraction.

Children will be able to witness the pirates' raids on the fort, eat in the themed restaurants and participate in the different games and attractions designed for them. If you want to keep them smiling all day long, you have to go and spend the day at this very special park.

Interesting facts

  • Price: the general admission is about 25 € but the entrance fee for children is approximately 15 €.
  • Location: Isla Magica is located in the Pavilion of Spain, near the Isla de la Cartuja.
  • Hours: the park is open from April to November, having mostly water attractions and has a schedule from 11 h. to 22 h. with morning and afternoon shifts.

3. Get to know the bottom of the seas at the Aquarium

Seville Aquarium| ©salva u.f.
Seville Aquarium| ©salva u.f.

If you are traveling with young children to Seville and they are animal lovers, I can't think of a better plan to do during the vacations than going to the Aquarium of Seville.

Located very close to Plaza España, this place has up to 36 fresh and salt water tanks and has a wide selection of flora and fauna from all over the world. It is a perfect opportunity for the kids to learn a little more about the bottom of the sea and raise awareness about the environment.

In addition, the facilities are great if you come to Seville in summer as you can escape the heat for a few hours. The aquarium has up to 7,000 marine animals and has designed different thematic visits designed for children, such as, for example, the route that Magellan took on his voyage through the seven seas. You can't miss it!

Interesting facts

  • Price: general admission is around 18 € but children can enter for 13 € and if they are under 4 years free. You can also find discounts for large families, spectator days or family packs.
  • Location: the Aquarium is located in the Muelle de las Delicias.
  • Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 8 p.m., depending on the season.

Book tickets for the Aquarium of Seville

4. Travel to ancient Rome in the city of Italica

Italica| ©Paul VanDerWerf
Italica| ©Paul VanDerWerf

If you want the children in your family to live a different experience and be transported back in time, I can't think of a better plan than visiting the ancient Roman city of Italica. An original architectural sample of what Hispania was like centuries ago. The ruins are located just 10 kilometers from the city center of Seville and Italica can be easily reached by car or bus.

But do not think that you are just going to visit a set of ruins. The entrance fee includes a guided tour that will take you through the main sites and explain everything in detail. In addition, so that the kids can marvel even more, there are several daily passes in which the place is dramatized, with actors dressed as Romans who recreate how life was there.

Seville has beautiful towns but, without a doubt, this will be an unforgettable experience for the children who will be able to be the protagonists of the Roman Empire for a day.

Interesting facts

  • Price: general admission is 20 € and children 15 €. However, you can opt for a ticket with transportation for 42 € and 21 € respectively.
  • Location: the ruins are located at Av. Extremadura, 2, in the town of Santiponce.
  • Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 6 p.m., depending on the season. Closed on Mondays.

Book an excursion to Italica from Seville

5. Take a boat ride or paddle surf on the Guadalquivir River

Boating in Seville| ©Douglas O'Brien
Boating in Seville| ©Douglas O'Brien

Seville may be full of narrow streets and dreamy neighborhoods, but we must admit that what young children enjoy most when they are on vacation is to get out of the routine and do different activities. For these cases, I have prepared an ideal plan: a boat ride on the Guadalquivir.

Do not forget that the river that surrounds this beautiful city is the famous Guadalquivir and to navigate in one of the many rides offered is one of the most enjoyed by the kids.

On the banks of the river, you can find different tours and boat trips with which you can have a good time with the family. These tours usually last an hour and a half and, while you can see the main tourist attractions such as the Giralda from the boat, the little ones enjoy the experience of sailing along this iconic river.

Interesting facts

  • Price: prices are around 23 €.
  • Location: most tours depart from the docks near Puerta de Jerez and Plaza España.
  • Time: they usually last 1:30 h.

Book a boat trip on the Guadalquivir River

6. Tour the city with the little ones on a bike

Bike tour in Seville| ©Katie Beuerlein
Bike tour in Seville| ©Katie Beuerlein

There are many ways to move around Seville and visit all its places. If you come for a few days it is advisable to hurry the time and go by metro and if you have more time you can walk around. However, when you come with children, the distances can be longer than desired and that is why one of the alternatives that can be more fun is to make a bike tour of Seville.

Whether you choose to rent bikes on your own for the whole day or hire one of the many bike tours around the city.

The truth is that it is a different way to get to know Seville, a city that is very comfortable for this means of transport, where you can discover its main attractions and also have fun and take care of the environment. The kids will arrive with their batteries exhausted at the end of the day and will have enjoyed the visit more than anyone else.

Interesting facts

  • Price: guided bike tours usually cost around 29 € and rentals around 10 €.
  • Location: depending on the activity you choose, but there is usually a lot on offer in the center.
  • Schedule: the tours usually last about 3 hours.

Book a bike tour in Seville

7. Take them to the Museo de las Ilusiones (Museum of Illusions)

Museum of Illusions| ©Adam Fagen
Museum of Illusions| ©Adam Fagen

A place that children will love on your trip to Seville is the Museum of Illusions. In its facilities they can enjoy an experience for all the senses thanks to the thousands of optical illusions, games with holograms and 3D puzzles that they will find among its different rooms.

Both adults and children, in this museum that confuses your senses will hallucinate with the vortex tunnel or the mirages that will make you believe that you are where you are not. Spend a fun and surprising afternoon in this unique place in the capital of Seville.

Interesting facts

  • Price: the general admission is around 16 €.
  • Location: it is located in San Eloy Street, 28, in the center.
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 10 pm and Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 9 pm.

Book tickets for Museo de las Ilusiones

8. Enjoy the outdoors in the parks of Seville

Maria Luisa Park in autumn| ©federico.relimpio
Maria Luisa Park in autumn| ©federico.relimpio

Seville is full of green spaces where you can spend a nice time with your family. If you travel with children, you must know the Maria Luisa Park, a green space next to Plaza España with fountains, promenades and sculptures.

It is considered one of the most beautiful and popular urban lungs of Seville and, besides being a breath of air in the middle of the center, has different children's areas with slides and swings for the little ones to have fun.

However, if you want to spend a little more time and go with the whole family to spend a day outdoors and prepare a picnic, I recommend you to go to the Alamillo Park, a large green area north of the city that you can reach by bus and that offers large esplanades, trails, bike and skate rental and train rides. A wonderful place to enjoy with the family away from the hustle and bustle of the center.

Interesting facts

  • Price: admission is free.
  • Location: located in front of the Polígono Norte, on the A-8083 road, less than 4 kilometers from the center heading north.
  • Hours: open every day of the year from 7 am to 10 pm.

Take a tour of Maria Luisa Park

9. Interact with the family at CaixaForum

CaixaForum Seville| ©Francisco Ramos Dávila
CaixaForum Seville| ©Francisco Ramos Dávila

If there is a cultural organization in Spain that is adapted to the tastes of children and families, that is undoubtedly CaixaForum and you are lucky that in Seville they have one of their cultural centers, so it can be a great plan to spend the morning on your visit to the city.

The exhibitions and workshops change every season, but there are always plans adapted for all ages and rooms where you can interact and learn.

Whether it is science, astronomy, nature or culture, in CaixaForum you can ensure an entertaining morning in which children are entertained and have a great time. In addition, the building is located at the foot of the Guadalquivir, so at the exit you can take the opportunity to take a walk and have a drink near the river.

Interesting facts

  • Price: general admission costs about 5 €.
  • Location: the museum is located in C.C. Torre Sevilla.
  • Hours: open every day from 10 am to 8 pm.

10. Discover the adventures of the high seas in the Navigation Pavilion

Navigation Pavilion| ©Raul SG Bru
Navigation Pavilion| ©Raul SG Bru

There is nothing a child enjoys more than a good adventure and Seville is a specialist in that, since near the Guadalquivir River, it has installed the great Navigation Pavilion, where all the remains of the great voyages that were made by ship during the Spanish Empire are exhibited.

This space, designed for the Expo 92, even has samples of the ships with which Columbus reached America centuries ago.

Children can see with their own eyes the models and the original remains of those legendary ships, as well as whale skeletons and all kinds of navigation utensils. You will also be able to see Seville with your family from the heights since this Pavilion has the so-called Torre Mirador, which has privileged views.

Interesting facts

  • Price: general admission costs about 5 €. Children have a reduced admission of about 4 € and children under 5 years enter for free.
  • Location: the Pavilion is located at Camino de los Descubrimientos, 2.
  • Hours: from Tuesday to Saturday it is open from 10 am to 7 pm. On Sundays it closes at 3 p.m. and on Mondays it is closed.

11. Get to know the Casa de la Ciencia, a museum for all ages

House of Science| ©Alexwing
House of Science| ©Alexwing

As you can see, Seville has a lot to see and do but if you want to get out of the conventional routes of museums and monuments and enjoy a unique and very entertaining place for children, you have to go to discover the Casa de la Ciencia, a space located a few steps from Plaza España and offers all kinds of activities, workshops and exhibitions related to the world of science.

The kids can learn more about the adventures of the high seas during the discovery of America, visit the entire planetarium area and participate in geology or archeology workshops.

La Casa de la Ciencia is an important center of scientific dissemination that has adapted perfectly to a younger audience and is one of the favorite places for children who come with their parents to visit Seville.

Interesting facts

  • Price: the combined ticket with the planetarium costs about 5 €, although children under 3 years enter for free.
  • Location: the museum is located on Avenida Maria Luisa, just in front of Plaza España.
  • Hours: open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and closed on Mondays.

Seville is a city suitable for all ages. If you come to visit this charismatic place with your family, be sure you will find activities in which you will all have a great time, learn new things and build unforgettable memories, are you going to miss it?