Visiting Florence with kids can be really difficult. Long walks, tons of museums, old buildings. Not that interesting for a kid.
But no worries! In this article we are sharing the list of the 5 must do activities suitable for the whole family. Your itinerary will be much more enjoyable and fun!
1) Florence with kids – Boboli gardens
This is the perfect relaxing place after visiting museums. Why? Boboli gardens offer endless spaces to run and play.
This huge park is full of scupltures, mazes and vegetation where kids can certainly have fun.
WHERE: Piazza de’ Pitti, 1 (if you are interested in Palazzo Pitti’s museums, have a look at this post)
PRICE: Full ticket – 6€ and reduced (under 18 y/o and university students) – 2€
2) Galileo Galilei’s Museum
If your kids love science, astronomy and physics this museum is their ideal place. Galileo Museum collects all the weirdest tools used in the past to test some of the brightest minds’ theories.
Make sure to visit the Museum’s website before you get there. In fact, there are several planned activities dedicated to kids and families such as games and guided tours. Prices are reasonable but you have to book in advance.
Kids will certainly enjoy this way of learning science.
WHERE: Piazza Giudici, 1
PRICE: Free entry for kids under 6 y/o (additional actitivies excepted), reduced tickets (6-18 y/o) – 6 € and full tickets – 10 €
3) Fontana del Porcellino
For all the supertitious out there, we recommend a short stop at this famous fountain. In Italian the name literally means “fountain of the little pig” but the animal represented is actually a boar 🙂 It is told that if you are looking for a bit of luck, you just need to rub the animal’s nose. The bravest ones can challenge their fortune by letting a coin slip on the tongue of the boar and see if it drops into the grate below.
WHERE: Mercato Nuovo Square
PRICE: Only the lucky coin 🙂
4) Natural History Museum
Fan of dinosaurs? The Geology and Paleontology section of the Natural History Museum will then be your ideal destination when visiting Florence with kids. The fossils and the archaeological remains will guide you through all the geological eras.
WHERE: Via Giorgio La Pira, 4
PRICE: Full ticket – 6€, reduced – 3€. There is also a family ticket – 13 € (more info on their official website)
5) Outdoor fun in Florence with kids
If it’s sunny and warm, there’s nothing better than a walk through Florence’s streets. You will discover a series of squares, parks and monuments completely free. For example, you can visit Piazza della Signoria which is an open air art gallery. In this square you can also admire a copy of Michelangelo’s David.
If your kids enjoy walking, you can also visit the south of river Arno. You can have a good ice cream at Piazzale Michelangelo or in front of Ponte Vecchio.
If you have been to Florence with kids, write us in Instagram to share with us your experience.
Also, if you’re thinking of a weekend in Forence, don’t miss our dedicated post. Here you can also find our complete guide to all the attractions. For those travelling with kids, have a look at Natura Viva Zoo and London’s parks.
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See you soon! 🙂
Sara & Loris, @TravellingMeerkats