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Activities for Kids in Sant Cugat

Whether it be dance schools, tennis clubs, horseriding or swimming, there are plenty of activities available for children in Sant Cugat. Let us know if you have any more suggestions

  • Centro Hipica Can Caldés

    Recommended by Rachael West

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    Can Caldés is a sports and social club that embraces both the amateur and professional horse worlds. Their facilities extend to over 15 hectares of land. They offer different services and activities related to horsemanship: horse riding classes for children and adults of all levels, show jumping and dressage, pony rides, equine therapy, coaching with horses, natural horsemanship, parties birthdays and business meetings.
    Avda. Corts Catalanes, s/n, 08173 Sant Cugat del Vallès
    T: 93 553 11 83
    M: 618 81 58 00

  • Junior Sport and Spa

    Recommended by Rachael West

    Junior Sport and Spa is by far the biggest and most complete sports centre in St. Cugat, catering for almost all sports from tennis to football, swimming, hockey, fitness etc and all of which have children's clubs and classes.
    Ctra. de St. Cugat a Rubí s/n
    Tel: 936741359

  • Parks in Sant Cugat

    Recommended by Victoria Hunt

    There are lots of parks in Sant Cugat and large parts of  the town have dedicated cycling paths that make it very safe for families. A favourite park with our children is Parc Central - the largest urban park in Spain with three playgrounds,  bike tracks etc.  Really well maintained and great for children. The Monastry square Placa Octavia is a lovely place to hang-out with a coffee or Tapas - they often have childrens activities on here during weekends and in the summer its full of children every evening playing. On Passeig Francesc Macia behind the Monastry are trampolines and a Merry-go round.

  • Color Dansa

    Recommended by Jemma Trobe

    Color Dansa is a dance school in Sant Cugat where children can start ballet from the age of 4. As well as classicla dance they offer classes in famenco, contempory, moder-jazz and hip-hop.
    Avda. Cerdanyola 88, Local 2, 08172, Sant Cugat de Vallès
    Tel: 936759201

    "My daughter goes to Color Dansa - its a happy small school with wonderful end of year show" (JT, March 2008)

  • Planeta Magic

    Recommended by Victoria Hunt

    Planeta Magic is a large indoor play centre for kids.
    Avda Corts Catalanes 8, nau 13, Sant Cugat de Vallès
    Tel: 936749928

    "Busy and noisy but good for birthday parties and rainy days. Run by an English guy." (VT, June 08)

    "Planeta Magic in Sant Cugat is fantastic fun and SAFE! They are proud of their safety certificates, which I understand is not always the case in Spain! Run by an English guy, the park is amazing - inflatable slides, balls, bouncy castles etc. There is a coffee bar and it is licensed for evening parties (when the adults can have fun on the toys!!)." (RD, Jan 08)

  • Children´s Theatre in Sant Cugat

    Recommended by Jemma Trobe

    There are 2 main theatres in Sant Cugat, which have shows and performances specifically for children.

    Teatre Auditori Sant Cugat - Runs a regular programme of "familia" shows for children.
    Pl. Centre Cultural, s/n 935891268

    Teatre la Unio - Runs regular programme of childrens theatre and dance.
    Av. Anselm clave, 17 935171380

  • Walks in Sant Cugat

    Recommended by Rachael West

    Collserola Walk
    There is a great walk for children of all ages called "Pi d´en Xandri", which begins right next to the Europa International Schoool. The ground is firm enough so you can take a buggy / pram along and it can also be done by bike. You can go as far as you like and the more energetic tend to end up at the Masia for lunch.

    Baixador de Vallvidrera Walk
    A favourite outing is to take the train from St Cugat 4 stops (about 7 mins) towards Barcelona to Baixador de Vallvidrera. Here you literally get straight out of the train and into the woods with numerous routest to explore. You can make the walks as long or short as you like. Taking the train is definitely part of the fun for children. Recommended for children of waking age (18 months up is fine).

  • Club Esportiu Valldoreix

    Recommended by Rachael West

    Club Esportiu Valldoreix is a tennis club slightly hidden away in the middle of a beautiful pine wood. The main activity is tennis but there is a pool, gym, padel courts and a great children's play area. They run a good July course for children aged 4 upwards (half or full days) with the option of doing other activities as well as tennis on the premises.
    Pintor Goya S/N, 08197 Valldoreix
    Tel: 936 741 117

  • Club Hipica Collserola

    Recommended by Rachael West

    Club Hipica Collserolla run children's horse riding courses all year round. Pupils aged between 6 and 10 years ride on ponies. Children older than 10 (depending on the size of the child) and adults ride horses. Adult classes are beginners, intermediae and advanced. They also run full day summer courses for children.
    C/Oceano Atlantic 80, 08173, Sant Cugat de Vallès
    Tel: 935898989

  • Parc Central - summer swimming

    Recommended by Rachael West

    Parc Central is a municipal, outdoor swimming pool open from June to September. Check the link below for dates, opening times and prices.
    Carrer de Rovellat 37, 08173 Sant Cugat del Vallès
    Tel: 935 879 783

    "Ideal for children because of its enormous child splash pool. It is well looked after and very clean. The bar is ideally set on a large patio in front of the grass so very convenient for those with small children." (RW)

  • Cooking with children

    Recommended by Jemma Trobe

    This course, in Valldoreix is for mothers and children where you prepare easy, fun recipes and YOU do NOT have to clean up the mess!!
    Tel: 936 745 160

    "The recipes are easy but they are not the typical biscuits or cookies, they are recipes where children learn to experiment with different foods and tastes. You then take home all you have prepared. Max 6 children and 6 adults. Price 40 euros per adult and child. Includes recipes, chef hat and ingredients."

  • Artes Marciales MAC

    Recommended by Rachael West

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    The Martial Arts Centre in Sant Cugat offers a variety of martial arts courses for children of all ages.
    MAC1- C/ Del Sol 19, Sant Cugat de Vallés
    MAC2 - Avda Cerdanyola 88, Sant Cugat de Vallés

    "It's brilliant!! And they talk near perfect English there, so for any new arrivals, the teacher will happily explain in English during the class. Taekwondo is meant to be excellent for kids, especially works on their self-esteem, dicipline, concentration, self control, as well as obviously improving their coordination and motor skills. They have 2 centres in the centre of Sant Cugat and offer Xmas holiday and summer courses for kids." (RW, Dec 2010)

  • Arabesc Dance School

    Recommended by Paula Dietz Rauber

    Arabesc Dance School is situated in the centre of Sant Cugat and offers classical ballet and “iniciación a la dansa”  for children from the age of three years old. They also offer intensive summer school in July. There are also Hatha Yoga classes for adults.
    Carrer del Migdia 13, 08172, Sant Cugat del Vallès
    Tel: 935 892 517

    "My daughter started 4 years ago at the Arabesc Dance School and she really loves it!" (PDR, June 07)

  • Alien Zone

    Recommended by Rebecca Laidlaw

    Alien Zone offers children and adults an amazing adventure in a futuristic world where past and future meet and you have to survive. At the beginning the players are explained the game and the rules and then they are put into teams with all the participants wearing laser guns and computerised vests. The game takes place in a large maze with fog and special lighting effect. You have to target your enemy and their bases and shoot them whilst defending your base. All the excitement of computer games but with the added benefit of physical exercise!
    C/Francesc Villa 22, Polígono Ind. Can Magi. Sant Cugat del Valles
    Tel:  935836446

    "Alien Zone also organises birthday parties with several options of menus and number of games (prices between 15€ and 30€ for person)."

  • Viviana Hounie Dance School

    Recommended by Paula Dietz Rauber

    Besides classical ballet, Viviana Hounie offers jazz and hip hop for kids. For adults she offers salsa, oriental dance, jazz and ballet.
    C/ Vic, 28 2ª planta, Sant Cugat del Vallès
    Tel. 93 675 26 04 / 650.223.234

  • Set Ball Tennis

    Recommended by Isabelle Gorgue

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    Family friendly tennis club - individual classes or group clases for adults and kids. Facilities include tennis and padel courts, children's play area and swimming pool. They also offer summer school for children from 4 to 15 years old.
    Carretera de Cerdanyola, Sant Cugat, km. 4,6

    "They have the best external swimming pool area, they staff are very friendly, great ambiance, the one that makes you feel that this is YOUR club!"
    (IG, Sep 10)