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Catalunya

  • Kung Fu classes

    Recommended by Sue Crampton

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    White Crane Silat is a Chinese-Indonesian style Kung-Fu. Classes for children are held at the Centre Civic de Porqueres near Banyoles every week. They currently offer classes for children (6-12 years) and adolescents (13-17 years). Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm. Price: 25 euros a month.
    Contact Susan Baker 972551705 or 629182751
    www.centrecivicporqueres.cat   

    Comments: 
    Classes include: stretching, acrobatics, aerobic exercise, and interactive games. In addition to physical benefits, the training is believed to aid self-discipline, attention, cooperation, and self-confidence.

  • 02 Centre Wellness Parc del Migdia

    Recommended by Jane Vernon

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    Swimming classes for babies from 3 months upwards. There are also a range of water-based activities for children from 3-14 years.
    Calle Pau i Vila Dinarès 20, 17003, Girona
    Tel 972 210 268
    www.facebook.com/O2CentroWellnessParcdelMigdiaGirona
    www.o2centrowellness.com/Site/Home.aspx

  • Girona Excursion & Sporting Group

    Recommended by Jane Vernon

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    The GEiEG is the Girona Excursion and Sporting Group and organizes a whole host of activities and excursions for children including tennis, rugby, mountaineering, judo, water polo, swimming, gymnastics, a choir and traditional Sardanas dancing.  
    Calle Empúries, 47
    972234459
    www.geieg.net

    Comments:  
    In the summer they offer casals.

  • Girona Grapevine

    Recommended by Helen Scott

    Probably the main group for expats to meet in and around Girona. Mainly English-speaking, they meet once a week for a coffee morning and also offer the likes of art classes, lunches and outdoor activities such as skiing, swimming and horseriding for families too.
    Carlemany Hotel coffee bar (the Pati Verd) from 11.30 every Wednesday
    grapevine@gironagrapevine.co.uk
    www.gironagrapevine.co.uk

    Comments:
    "It can be a great source for information and to meet new people. They have a member who teaches art, she does classes around Girona itself, Sat am and I know some older children have been along to that and enjoyed it!" (HS, Jan 2009)

  • Yoga for children

    Recommended by Kate Michelin

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    Happy Yoga is a chain of yoga centres in Spain and South America. They offer children´s yoga in their centre in Girona.
    Calle Sant Augusti, 40, Girona
    934869166 and girona@happyyoga.com
    www.happyyogagirona.com

    Comments:
    "I can recommend Happy Yoga in Girona for both mother and baby classes and for children´s classes. Nice, friendly studio" (KM, Feb 2009)

  • Coqui Parc, Palafrugell

    Recommended by Jana Gautesen

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    Kids indoor play park in Palafrugell. Offers different atractions for kids between 1 and 9. Small cafeteria. They also do childrens birthday parties.
    Avda. dEspanya 2, Palafrugell
    coqui.cat

    Comments:
    "If your kids need to run around on a rainy day, this is the place to go to. There is a small section for toddlers and lots of things for bigger kids. Kids play while you can watch them and enjoy coffee and snack at the cafeteria." (JG, Jan 2015)

  • Hipica Begur

    Recommended by Jana Gautesen

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    Small hipica in the Begur forest. Open all year round.
    www.hipicabegur.com/

    Comments:
    "This hipica offers pony rides for children as well as horseback riding for adults. Friendly stuff. If you come, bring some apples!" (JG, Nov 2014)

  • Centre Ecuestro J.M.Caballero

    Recommended by Jana Gautesen

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    Stables and riding school in Esclanya (between Palafrugell and Begur).
    Cami del Pedregar s/n
    17213 Esclanya
    http://hipicajmcaballero.com/
    www.facebook.com/susagna.costa

    Comments
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    "This centre is well equipped, provides very good riding lessons for kids and adults. Very friendly owners. Also does days where small kids get to know ponnies by getting them ready, claening etc and then riding. Great fun!" (JG, Nov 2014)