Those who are going to spend a few days with the family in Madrid will surely want to make plans with the children, since it allows them to get to know a different side of the city and at the same time let the child that we all carry out to have fun for a while.
Madrid is such a large and diverse city that there are always plenty of plans to do. Here are 6 plans with children in Madrid that can be carried out as a family during the year. Enjoy them!
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Perez Mouse Museum
The legend of the Tooth Fairy says that this friendly rodent has the mission of collecting all the children's milk teeth when they fall out and in return he leaves a coin under the pillow.
The Ratoncito Pérez has its origin in the imagination of the religious Luis Coloma who invented a story with the mouse as the protagonist to calm the grief of King Alfonso XIII as a child after losing one of his milk teeth.
According to the story, the mouse lived in a building on Arenal Street in Madrid, next to Puerta del Sol and very close to the Palacio de Oriente. At present, on the first floor of number 8 of this street, the House-Museum of the Ratoncito Pérez is located, which can be visited every day except Sunday. The entrance to the House-Museum is 3 euros.
Skiing in the mountains
The cold is a good opportunity to practice winter sports, being one of the plans with children in Madrid that they will like the most since it combines fun with a day outdoors, which always excites them.
The Community of Madrid has one of the first ski resorts that opened in the country back in the 40s. It is the famous Puerto de Navacerrada in Cercedilla, within the Sierra de Guadarrama and not far from the city center along with the Valdesquí station, also in the same mountain range.
Gliding on the ice playing to discover who is the fastest is one of the favorite plans of children, especially now that the temperatures begin to drop. During the Christmas season the city fills with small ice rinks to enjoy the holidays but until then, families can go to the Palacio de Hielo Dreams (Calle de Silvano, 77), one of the most popular in Madrid.
This ice rink is located in a huge shopping center and is open all year round for figure skating, hockey or taking some skating lessons. It has dimensions of 1800 m2 and the entrance has a price of 7 to 12,50 euros depending on the hours or if we want to rent the skates. To access the ice rink it is necessary to wear gloves.
Another of the funniest plans with children in Madrid is to visit classics such as Parque Warner or Parque de Amusement, which offer all kinds of activities to have a good time. During the year they usually hold thematic events related to Halloween or Christmas so visiting them at times like this is a unique opportunity to get to know these amusement parks in a different way.
The entrance to Parque Warner can be purchased at the box office from 39,90 euros and its price may vary depending on the day and capacity to guarantee the best service. At the Amusement Park, tickets at the box office are priced at € 32,90 for adults and € 25,90 for children, while retirees pay € 19,40.
Andy Williams used to sing that Christmas was the most wonderful time of the year and he was right. In Madrid the streets are filled with luminous fir trees and the lighting gives it a special color and atmosphere. Children love to walk the streets visiting the Christmas markets and getting on the Naviluz, the Christmas bus that circulates through the city to contemplate all the winter decorations.
But one of the plans with children in Madrid that is a classic at Christmas is the Three Kings Parade on the afternoon of January 5. On spectacular floats full of color and light, the three wise men distribute candies and illusion to the public present from its beginning in the Nuevos Ministerios station to the Plaza de Cibeles where it ends.
All children love animals so visiting Faunia or the Madrid Zoo with them is a great idea. Faunia is a theme park dedicated to nature that is divided into fifteen different ecosystems, unlike the municipal zoo. However, it does not have as many animals as this one. In any case, both places carry out encounters and shows with animals from an educational point of view that help young and old to better understand their characteristics and natural habitats.
The entrance to Faunia has a price of 26,45 euros for adults and children under 7 years old and retirees pay 19,95 euros. At the zoo, tickets at the box office cost 23,30 euros for adults while pensioners and children pay 18,90 euros. If they are purchased online, the price is cheaper.