Things to do with children in Rome.
A day as a tourist in Rome is an unforgettable experience: museums, squares, churches, shops, restaurants… but those with children know that visiting Rome with small children in tow can also be unforgettable for different reasons: tantrums, whining, rows, rain… In one word: a nightmare!
At Green Park Madama, we are well aware of this and are here to give you a hand!
Because, when it comes down to it, the children are not entirely wrong: a Caravaggio exhibition is less fun for them than a run in the park… and so let’s make time for our children in our day out in Rome, with something special for them to do.
Here are our suggestions for what to do with children in Rome:
80/86 Via Flaminia
Tel. (0039) 06 3613776
Closed on Mondays.
Ticket price: €8 from 3 years upwards.
Free for children under 12 months.
€5 for children between 12 months and 3 years.
Just a short walk from the Piazza del Popolo, an area filled with interactive games for children…
One zone after another devoted to experiments and exhibitions on science, communications, the environment, cookery, technology and daily experiences.
And many workshops to choose from:
- Creative and Scientific Workshops, included in the ticket price
- Talking books and reading groups for children, free every Saturday at 4 pm
- Pizza Lab, workshop for all children over 5 who want to learn to create and cook pizza from scratch (50 minutes, €10)
Our advice: buy your tickets online and avoid the queues!
And remember: entry to Explora is for a limited number only, in order to make sure the children get to fully enjoy every area. Entry times work in rotation every 1 HOUR 45 MINUTES: first entry at 10 am, then at 12 am, 3 pm and 5 pm. Booking is essential on Saturdays and national holidays.
20 Viale del Giardino Zoologico
Tel. (0039) 06 36 08 211
Full ticket: €15.00
Reduced rate €12.00: children under 12 and over 65x
Free for children under one metre in height and for the disabled.
Dogs are not allowed.
In the centre of Rome, nestled in the heart of Villa Borghese, is the Rome Biopark.
Vast, protected areas, home to the 200 species of animals, including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians from all five continents: giraffes, lions, panthers, tigers,elephants, brown bears, seals… a spectacular aviary, baboons, lemurs, a farm… and lots, lots more!
And for the little ones who have tired feet: a trip on the Biopark Express.
Download the map of the Biopark to see just how many animals are waiting for you!
And from mid-morning until lunchtime, you can watch the animals snack time: fruit for the lemurs and baboons, carrots for the elephants and much more!
- Large free car park at the entrance
- Park Café with a bar, self-service area and roof garden
- Three refreshment areas and a restaurant
- Picnic area at the Oasi del Lago (Lake Oasis)
- Book and gift shop
The Biopark is open all year (except for Christmas Day)
Opening times: from 9.30 am to 5 pm (Oct-March)
from 9.30 am to 6 pm (April-Sept)
Entry up to one hour before closing
We look forward to seeing you!
Viale della Casina di Raffaello
Tel. (0039) 06 82059127
In the heart of Villa Borghese, there is a beautiful 16th century house, La Casina di Raffaello.
Within, there is a play centre devoted to children aged from 3 to 10.
From educational workshops to animated reading sessions, to events on new releases… a calendar full to the brim with activities. And a bookshop with all of the latest publications and games.
Workshops cost €7 full price and €5 reduced rate
The play centre is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 3.30 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 6 pm
15 Viale della Pineta
Tel. (0039) 06 8553485
In the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest cinema in the world!
It has 63 seats, designed for children but suitable for parents too.
Ad hoc showings for our little ones… who will be over the moon!
But the Cinema dei Piccoli is not just about films: observational and art workshops in the park, guided tours of the museum. There are always new additions to the educational activity programme that sees thousands of children visiting every year.
And in conclusion… an interesting fact: you can get around the outside of the cinema in less than a minute!
Follow the Cinema dei Piccoli on Facebook to keep up to date with film showings.
Can Rome be fun for children?… Yes it can!