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Activities for Kids in Tarragona

Tarragona boasts two fabulous water parks - Port Aventura & Aquapolis, but the region has loads more to offer kids including Roman Ruins and Nature Tours. Here we have listed our members recommendations but we are always after more suggestions so please do let us know

  • Aquopolis

    Recommended by Claire Downe

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  • Horse Riding - Mas de Teret

    Recommended by The Catalan Tourist Board

    Mas de Teret is primarily a riding school but still offers a variety of activities to please all the family. In addition to pony treks, there is a mini zoo, volley ball, archery, table tennis, swimming pool and a restaurant serving local specialities.
    43764 El Catllar 629777444 info@masdeteret.com www.masdeteret.com

    Comments:
    "This really is a family day out (especially for those with pony mad kids). For siblings who aren´t too keen on horses there are other activites to keep them occupied but the focus is really on riding. During the summer there are plenty of kids running around as they offer summer camp for local children from 5-16 in English."

  • Jungle Trek

    Recommended by The Catalan Tourist Board

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    Under the supervision of trained instructors, children can participate in fun and challenging obstacle courses in the woods. There are three different courses depending on the age group. One course for 4-6 year olds, one for 7-11 year olds and one for 12 years
    C/Limonium - Cala Tamarit. 977658116 info@jungle-trek.com www.jungle-trek.com

    Comments:
    "This really is a fun (and tiring) day out for kids - they just love climbing through the trees and swinging on the ropes. There is an outside bar for those who dont wish to participate!"

  • Water Sports

    Recommended by The Catalan Tourist Board

    Estació Nàutica Salou-Cambril offer a huge range of nautical activities such as sailing, water skiing, catamaran sailing, underwater diving, parasailing, ski busing, kayaking, windsurfing, jetskiing and boat rides at sea.
    Passeig de les Palmeres, I 43850 Cambrils, Baix Camp, Tarragona 902361724 info@estacionautica.info www.estacionautica.info

    Comments:
    "There is really a water based activity to please everybody at the Estacio Nautica. Plus, you can round off the day by following a route on a mountain bike or quad, by going on a trek. The activities are not suitable for very young children."

  • Glass Bottomed Boats

    Recommended by The Catalan Tourist Board

    Creuers Costa Daurada catamarans sail along the Costa Daurada and give you the chance to discover breathtaking landscapes, cliffs and hidden caves. You’ll also be able to admire the sea depth from aboard as they all have an underwater viewing point. Departing from Cambrils/ Salou all year round.
    977363090 www.creuerscostadaurada.com/uk/info.php

    Comments:
    "Children love these boats as they really enjoy the glass bottoms and seeing the sea life beneath. Open all year and you can even hire one of the boats for a private exursion / birthday party."

  • Adventure with Nature

    Recommended by The Catalan Tourist Board

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    Prades Aventura offers the chance to discover the nature around you (following animal tracks, studying orchids, beetles etc) in the company of biologists, who will introduce you to the natural environment of the mountains of Prades and Montsant. You can also opt for multi-adventure activities such as paintballing, climbing, snowshoe walking through the Pyrenees guided by mountain and climbing instructors, potholing, canyoning, orienteering, quad biking and archery.
    Sant Llorenç, 8, 43364 Prades, Baix Camp, 977868096  www.pradesaventura.com

    Comments:
    "Prior booking is required and this is not recommended for toddlers or babies!"

  • Boat Rides and Nature Tours - Beniemocions

    Beniemocions offers a variety of kayak and canoe routes over calm waters and under maximum safety conditions, surrounded by the most astounding scenery. You will be accompanied by instructors who are experts in sailing the river, and who will show you the most beautiful spots along the River Ebro and the local flora and fauna, as well as telling you about local history
    Doctor Sastre, 10, 43512 Benifallet Baix Ebre, Tarragona 619334384

    Comments:
    "Other activities include: potholing in the Benifallet caves, walking and hiking routes around the area, and cycling routes with professional instructors and guides. This is not recommended for children under the age of 5"

  • Port Aventura

    Recommended by Rebecca Laidlaw

    Hugely popular theme park. You can go for a day, a weekend or an even longer break if you fancy as they have hotels on site. You can be flung around eight inverted loops on Dragon Khan (supposedly the largest roller-coaster in Europe) or get soaked on Tutuki Splash. There are also shows with bubbles, birds of paradise, Mexican and Chinese themes.
    www.portaventura.es

    Comments:
    "The park also has areas designated for small children such as play areas, small rides, children´s swimming pools and the hotels offer special services for children such as menus, entertainment and monitor led activities. There are many baby changing facilities at the park and you are also able to rent prams." (RL, Aug 08)

  • Montsant Natura - Climbing Planet

    Recommended by The Catalan Tourist Board

    Climbing Planet offer a variety of outdoor activities for all the family such as archery, rockclimbing, guided tours to Siurana, 4x4 experiences, ecotourism nature itineraries and workshops, paintball, absailing, canyoning and hiking.
    Calle Comte de Rius s/n Cornudella de Montsant 977821313 info@climbing-planet.com www.climbing-planet.com

  • Altafulla library

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Currently open Mon to Friday from 4 to 8pm. Free membership, books in Catalan and Spanish for children, local press and PCs for public use with internet access.
    Carrer Escoles s/n
    T. 977651176
    43893 Altafulla
    eMail: altafullallegeix@gmail.com
    http://bibliotecaltafulla.blogspot.com/

  • Planet Magic, Tarragona

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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  • Torredembarra library

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  • Aqua Leon

    Recommended by Claire Downe

    A great water park with an animal safari. Located in the Baix Penedes region, the park offers more than 60.000 m2 of water park as well as 600 animals of 50 different species which you will be able to see up-close from a double decker Safari
    Finca les Basses s/n 43716 Albinyana - Tarragona. 977687656 www.aqualeon.es

    Comments:
    "Children love it here as there are such a variety of activities such as a nature school, mini zoo, swimming pools (including one wave swimming pool) and water toboggans" (CD, July 08)

  • Tarragona - Roman Ruins

    Recommended by The Catalan Tourist Board

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    Tarragona has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its ancient Roman monuments and ruins. A tourist train offers a scenic ride through the Tarragona port and the High District. Visitors can pick it up at its only stop, at the top of Rambla Vella, where the ride begins and ends. Headsets are available offering detailed descriptions in 8 different languages of the many sites included on the route. Please contact 669765199 for an up to date timetable.

    Comments:
    "It really is worth visiting these Roman ruins as they are by far the most well preserved Roman ruins in Spain. The amphitheatre, aqueduct and many other ruins remain impressively intact"

  • Penya ciclista infantil , Tarragona

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Cycling Club with children´s group
    www.pcaltafulla.org

  • The Roman Amphitheatre, Tarragona

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    This fabulous monument is well worth a visit, free entry for under 16s and less than 3 Euros for adults
    www.tarragona.cat

  • Tarragona museums and monuments

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Tarragona has several museums including the Archaeological and History museums.
    www.museutgn.com

    Comments:
    "There are also many annual events under the heading Tarraco Viva, reenactments of famous historical events in the city which has a fascinating history and many Roman remains."
    www.tarracoviva.com/el_festival_roma_de_tarragona.php

  • Ebro Delta Walking Tours

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Ebro Delta Walking Tours (some suitable for families with children over 5) are nature walks through the River Ebro Delta region of Tarragona www.creuersdeltaebre.com/ca/activitats.html

  • Walking with children, Altafulla

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    The Nature Reserve trail at the Tamarit end of Altafulla encompasses the fertile banks of the River Gaia with plaques indicating interesting wildlife and plants to be seen on route and the Eco centre Hort de la Sinia along its path, terminating at the Tamarit end of Altafulla beach. See walking signs on opposite side of main road from Eroski supermarket or follow the trai from the beach. There are other paths to the village of Ferran, Nou de Gaia and Riera de Gaia from the Ronda de Altafulla back of Eroski and from the high point at the back of the Hermitage of San Antonio which also has a picnic area.

  • Environmental Activities for kids, Tarragona

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Environmental Activities on Conservation beach at Cal Bofill, Los Muntanyans. Guided tours available to find out more about projects on this beach conservation area.
    Patronat Municipal de Turisme de Torredembarra Av. de Montserrat 28, baixos Torredembarra 977 644 580 977 644 294 
    turisme@torredembarra.org turisme@ajtorredembarra.org
    www.torredembarra.org

  • Parque Agroecológico del Baix Gaià, Tarragona

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    El Hort de la Sínia (Parque Agroecológico del Baix Gaià) guided tours available, find out about solar energy, alotment gardening, bee keeping and fruit tree cultivation.
    Associació Mediambiental La Sínia
    C. de Dalt 45 Altafulla 977 652 212 655 486 115
    sinia@siniadelgaia www.siniadelgaia.com

  • Karting Altafulla

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    A well established Go Kart track can be found off the main road between Altafulla and Torredembarra near the roundabout towards Campings Eulalia and Don Quixote
    Tel 977 652 277 / 977 612 754
    www.kartingaltafulla.com

  • Fiestas in Tarragona

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Fiestas in Tarragona, For the local listing of events in Tarragona including late September´s week long celebration of Santa Tecla see www.tarragona.cat/lajuntament/conselleries/cultura/festes/

  • Bowling Diverland. Tarragona

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

    Bowling Alleys at different locations in Tarragona . Can host birthday parties

    LES GAVARRES (TARRAGONA) Tel. 977 55 44 33
    PORT HALLEY (VILA-SECA)
    Tel. 977 32 55 55
    LES BRUIXES (ALTAFULLA)
    Tel. 977 65 17 65
    info@bowlingdiverland.com
    www.bowlingdiverland.com/altafulla.html

  • International Cinema Festival of Tarragona

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Takes place April-May and shows some English films in original language as well as short animations etc.
    http://rec11.festivalrec.com/

  • Children`s cinema Altafulla

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Situated to the back of Eroski supermarket along the main road. Films shown in only Catalan or Spanish.
    Ctra Nac 340, Km. 1.173 Centro Lúdico Les Bruixes. Altafulla, 43893,
    Tel 977651422.

  • Sailing club, Altafulla

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    This complex also has tennis courts for hire in addition to sailing, watersports and kayak classes and boat hire.
    Club Marítim Altafulla
    C/Pescadors, s/n
    43893 Altafulla (Spain)
    Tel & Fax.: +34.977.650.263
    cma@clubmaritimaltafulla.com
    www.clubmaritimaltafulla.com

  • Football Club, Altafulla

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Altafulla has a good football stadium and team.
    Sede en Plaça de la Pedrera, 3 de Altafulla (Tarragona). Telf.: 625659271 / E-mail: altafullacfs@gmail.com
    http://es-es.facebook.com/pages/Futbol-Sala-Altafulla/162366436022

  • Athletes Group Altafulla

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    The Penya infantil can be contacted via www.atletesaltafulla.com/Atletes/

  • Altafulla Music School

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Singing and musical instrument instruction.
    Escola de Música Carrer de Sant Antoni Abad, 11, telf : 977652060

  • Parque Sama

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Park and Botanical Gardens, Parque Sama is open all year round located between Cambrils y Montbrio del Camp. It has a lake and aviary, interesting flora, fauna, follies and pony cart rides.
    Ctra. T- 314 Vinyols i els Arcs s/n
    Telefono: 977-826-514
    e-mail: info@parc-sama.es
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  • Yoga & dance for children, Altafulla

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    As well as dance classes for children Alnatur is an alternative health centre, shop and practice rooms
    ALNATUR 977651549see their programme online Dansa Per A Nens
    www.alnatur.org/index.php?

  • Bastons group, Tarragona

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Bastons is a variety of folk dancing with sticks and there are groups of different ages who practice one or two Sundays per month and then perform in local and regional events.
    Contact: Margarita Aniorte
    Tlf. 676482892
    info@bastonsaltafulla.es
    www.bastonsaltafulla.es/Ball_de_Bastons_dAltafulla/Inici.html

  • Castellers group, Altafulla

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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     Castellers meet and practice regularly, perform in local and regional fiestas and also do other fun things together such as excursions and picnics
    www.castellersaltafulla.cat/

  • Childrens swimming - Altafulla municipal pool

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Swimming classes in summer only at Altafulla municipal pool, contact the Town Hall in June
    Also open to the public from June to September with a good café and boules area under pine trees
    Piscina Municipal, Carrer de l Alcalde Pijoan, telf : 977652110

  • Altafulla Dance centre

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    Altafulla Dance centre offers  children´s classes
    Located on the main road Carretera Marqués de Tamarit
    Centre de Dansa i Moviment
    Marquès de Tamarit, 3, casa D
    43893 Altafulla, Tarragona
    T: 977 65 14 31
    M: 647 733 205

    E-mail: info@allegro.cat
    www.allegro.cat/inici/inici.php?lg=es

  • Horseriding Centre, Torredembarra

    Recommended by Heather Ashdown

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    This centre offers children´s groups competitions, pony club and horseriding centre for all ages, holds regular gymkanas. English spoken.
    Ctra. La Riera s/n
    43830 - TORREDEMBARRA
    TARRAGONA
    Tel: 977 64 02 82
    E-mail: rpons@tinet.org
    http://www.hipicacet.com/contacto