Buenos Aires is often rated as a family friendly city and it does its best to live up to that reputation. Families and children are welcome almost anywhere…and just like adults, it seems that they are allowed to stay up late at home, in restaurants and at parties. Buenos Aires is a city that never sleeps and it seems that Buenos Aires has no bedtime, not for adults nor children alike. And as you will see, Buenos Aires is a vibrant and colorful city that has something to offer for everyone.
Family friendly travel and activities in Buenos Aires are available in museums, parks and markets, especially during weekends and holidays. Throughout the year, the Buenos Aires government sponsors children’s days, musical performances, art shows as well as fun and interactive activities for parents and children.
During school holidays, the MALBA, known as the best museum in the city, runs special programs and workshops for children. For example, at the recycling workshop, children can let their imagination run wild and play with all kinds of materials, ranging from paper towels to water bottles. Designers take a sustainable and fun approach by teaching them how to create toys and accessories. Children can also participate in a collage workshop where they can create their own colorful work inspired by artists, attend a musical show based on children’s songs or listen to storytellers tell classic tales.
At the Abasto shopping center, the Museo de Los Niños has games and activities to entertain children for hours including storytelling, sports workshops and TV programs. The mall itself has about 230 shops for all ages and tastes. It also contains a kids’ play area, a movie theater and a large food court with the only kosher McDonalds that exists outside of Israel.
The golf-ball shaped Planetario, located in Parque Tres de Febrero, sometimes hosts special events in addition to its ordinary program. Its telescopes can be used by the public on weekend nights and there are science-themed programs that take place daily. Children can take a “Journey to the Stars” or watch a live show called “El Principito”.
If one is willing to travel a bit further, Tren de la Costa, a train that offers scenic views of the river and suburban neighborhoods, can bring families to Tigre’s theme park, Parque de la Costa, in less than an hour. This is an ideal place for family activities in Buenos Aires as children can have their fun on roller coasters, water rides and a huge swinging pirate ship. Families can even check out the other activities there are to do in the quaint town such as boat tours, local markets and museums.
Further west in Escobar but still in the vicinity of Buenos Aires province, the Bioparque Temaikén has a popular zoo and aquarium for families to visit. Covering almost 200 acres, Temaikén specializes in native Argentine wildlife and exotic and threatened species and is a popular tourist destination.
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