7 Parks in Spain to Visit with Kids

Parks and natural spaces provide enriching and healthy activities for little ones. If you're planning a family trip to Spain, there are many interesting parks to visit with children to enjoy animals, plants, and much more.
7 Parks in Spain to Visit with Kids
María José Roldán

Reviewed and approved by the psychopedagogue María José Roldán.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

Spain is a wonderful travel destination, as the country is full of beautiful places to explore. It’s also important to foster an appreciation for nature in children from an early age, even when we travel. So here’s a list of parks in Spain to visit with kids.

There are multiple benefits of travel for young children, from getting to know new cultures to seeing historic sites. Exploring these parks in Spain not only helps children disconnect from the city, but also allows them to have fun seeing animals, plants, and historical sites.

Below, we’ll show you some suggestions for parks in Spain to enjoy with the whole family.

1. Guadarrama National Park 

The mountains of Guadarrama always figures in the top rankings for visitors from all over Spain. This natural area is located between Madrid and Segovia and there are great hiking trails, but also areas for younger children.

Throughout this park, you’ll find recreational areas for kids with swings and slides. Without a doubt, this is an an excellent option for getting out of the hustle and bustle of the city.

7 Parks in Spain to Visit with Kids

2. Collado Wildlife Center

If your children like animals, Collado Wildlife Center is the place for you. This interesting natural area is located in Jaén, Andalucía. Children can see various mammals, birds, and reptiles there.

In addition, the park has a tourist train that you can use to take your children to see all the animals. It even has a place to leave your pet while you visit.

There are interactive sections where kids can feed and pet deer. As you can see, this trip is every bit as good as a city zoo.

3. Carrascal de la Fuente Roja Nature Park

If you’re in Valencia, Fuente Roja park is an option to keep in mind. If you want to go on a family picnic, this is the perfect choice. There are many areas with benches and tables throughout the park. 

It isn’t just a place to look at nature. In each section, there are restaurants and different recreational areas. This place has some amenities that you won’t see in every park.
If you want to walk, there are various routes. The blue and yellow ones are perfect for kids, as they’re short. This natural space is among the best parks in Spain to visit with kids.

4. Timanfaya National Park

This park is also known as Montañas del Fuego. Here you’ll get to see a volcanic area that you can explore on dromedaries. We don’t advise bringing very young children here, because there is a fair amount of hiking involved. However, they also offer guided hikes.

7 Parks in Spain to Visit with Kids

5. Garrotxa Nature Park

Girona has the Garrotxa Nature park, an ideal option for connecting to natureThe views are stupendous. You can see up to 40 inactive volcanoes.

 You can also explore, hike, and picnic in authorized areas. The only problem is that kids cannot collect rocks or plants. Beyond that, it’s definitely worth the visit.

6. Los Picos de Europa Natural Park

This is one of the largest and most well-known parks in Spain. Los Picos de Europa is located between Asturias, León and Cantabria. This is the ideal place for kids who love cold, snow, and mountains.

The best route for kids will be the Lagos de Covadonga. It’s stroller-friendly, although it’s a good idea to avoid very narrow or steep paths. You can also ride an aerial tram for some extra-special views.

7. Cabrera Archipelago

If you go on vacation to the Balearic Islands, this is a destination you can’t miss. If your children like water, they’ll be sure to enjoy this. Can you imagine watching dolphins from a boat? You can do it here.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.