With more than 300 days of sunshine a year and an average annual temperature of 18 degrees, Valencia is always a perfect option for family travel. And September is an ideal month to do it. So from Casual Hotels we propose 7 plans with children so that everyone can enjoy the city equally. Take note!
1. THE COURSE OF THE TÚRIA RIVER. 9 KM OF NATURE IN THE CITY
It is the largest urban park in Spain. The authentic green lung of Valencia houses infinite sports and leisure possibilities. An extensive bike lane allows you to travel along the old Turia riverbed from Cabecera Park to the City of Arts and Sciences, two city attractions that deserve to be treated as separate plans.
The garden hides several secrets that will delight the little ones, such as the mini-golf area and the tourist train. In addition, the entire route is dotted with playgrounds.
And, of course, the gigantic Gulliver, a playground full of slides that recreate the character from Journey to Lilliput.
2. THE CITY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES (CAC)
It represents the most avant-garde Valencia, which will please both adults and children. The Santiago Calatrava-designed complex houses the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, with numerous workshops and interactive exhibits. It also has a space for children between 3 and 8 years old, 'L'Espai dels Xiquets', where they can experiment with the senses, water, animals and build an unfinished house.
Another of the great attractions of the CAC is l'Oceanográfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, with 45,000 animals of 500 different species.
L'Hemisféric, which represents a great human eye, offers you spectacular projections in Imax Cinema, 3D Digital Cinema and digital projections.
Do not leave here without taking a walk through L'Umbracle and contemplating the imposing Palau de les Arts and the Ágora building.
And we reveal another secret: in the lakes that surround the Príncipe Felipe Museum, children and adults can practice different water activities: waterballs, kayaks, boats and water bikes.
3. MUSEUMS FOR EVERYONE
Valencia has a vast network of museums. Along with the Príncipe Felipe Museum, we recommend the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM), the MuVIM, the San Pío V... In addition, we suggest some museums with spaces dedicated to the little ones. In the Centro del Carmen you will find 'L'Espai de Telles', a space from 0 years old that invites you to participate, feel, observe, investigate, discover, intervene, explore.
We return to outdoor plans. The beach in September is also a good option. The water temperature is still suitable for swimming and you can choose between all these blue flag beaches: El Saler, La Garrofera, La Devesa, L'Arbre del Gos, Malvarrosa...
Strolling through the viewpoint of L'Albufera, taking a boat ride, visiting the Racó de L'Olla Information Center to observe ducks and various birds... This is a perfect plan for the whole family. And to end the day, nothing like recharging your batteries by eating in El Palmar.
Do not leave Valencia without visiting the Bioparc, a zoo very different from the others. Here there are no cages or fences, it is an immersion space. Lakes, trees and mounds naturally separate them from visitors. You will be able to immerse yourself in different ecosystems of Africa, from the Savannah to Madagascar and enjoy lemurs, chimpanzees, crocodiles, elephants, gorillas, leopards, meerkats and many other animals.
7. HISTORICAL CENTER
In the historic center of Valencia you have a lot to see. The Palacio Marqués de Dos Aguas, the Plaza Redonda, the Plaza de la Virgen, the Miguelete... Children will love discovering the narrowest house in Europe, which measures 1.07 meters wide, in the Plaza Lope de Vega.
To know the rest, you will have to come and find out for yourself!