Weekends are a perfect opportunity to have a getaway with children. It doesn't matter what the time of year is. In fact, you don't even have to go too far or make extra expenses because in the Iberian Peninsula we find many hilarious options for a weekend getaway with children.
Here are some very unique destinations to visit during a weekend getaway with children. Are you accompanying us?
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Dinópolis in Teruel
Dinosaurs existed and Teruel knows it well. Dinópolis is a unique theme park in Europe dedicated to paleontology and dinosaurs, of which important remains have been found in this Aragonese province.
Since we entered Dinópolis Teruel it seems that we have moved to Jurassic Park. We start the adventure in the montage "Travel in time", where a theme tour is made full of special effects with animatronic dinosaurs that give the odd scare.
On the other hand, Dinópolis also has a Paleontological Museum that exhibits original fossils, replicas, games and audiovisuals combine to offer an exceptional walk through paleontology. It is also possible to watch scientists and paleontologists work.
Visits to the Museum are usually guided and in each room they will explain in detail the secrets that Dinópolis hides. The best thing is that it has different attractions and activities that will delight children such as a hyper-realistic animated T-Rex or a trip to the origins of human beings.
The Oceanogràfic in Valencia
The Oceanogràfic of the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia is the largest aquarium in Europe, and it represents the main marine ecosystems on the planet. Due to its size and design, as well as its important biological collection, we are faced with a unique aquarium in the world where, among other animals, dolphins, sharks, seals, sea lions or species as curious as belugas and walruses, the unique specimens that can be seen in a Spanish aquarium.
Each Oceanogràfic building is identified with the following aquatic environments: Mediterranean, Wetlands, Temperate and Tropical Seas, Oceans, Antarctic, Arctic, Islands and Red Sea, in addition to the Dolphinarium.
The idea behind this unique space is for visitors to the Oceanográfic to learn the main characteristics of marine flora and fauna from a message of respect for environmental conservation.
The house of the Ratoncito Pérez in Madrid
The legend of the Tooth Fairy tells that this endearing rodent takes care of collecting the small milk teeth of the children when they fall out to leave them a coin in exchange under the pillow.
El 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 King Alfonso XIII as a child after losing one of his milk teeth. According to legend, the mouse lived in a building on Arenal Street in Madrid, next to Puerta del Sol and very close to the Palacio de Oriente.
Today, on the first floor of number 8 of this street, is the House-Museum of the Ratoncito Pérez which can be visited every day except Sunday.
Skiing in Granada
The Sierra Nevada Ski and Mountain Resort is located in the Sierra Nevada Natural Park, in the municipalities of Monachil and Dílar and only 27 km from the city of Granada. It was founded in 1964 and has 108 skiable kilometers spread over 115 slopes (16 green, 40 blue, 50 red, 9 black). It has 350 artificial snow cannons, fifteen schools of all levels and two snowpark cross-country ski circuits among other services.
Sierra Nevada is the southernmost station in Europe and the highest in Spain. The quality of its snow, the exceptional treatment of its slopes and the complementary leisure offer are the greatest claims for skiers.