Running since 2011, this is the first walking tour in Barcelona specialised for children. A fun stroll for all the family with a friendly guide through the magical background of the Gothic Quarter. Filled with activities for the young ones, stories, games and songs, it will keep your kids begging you to bring them back to Barcelona.
- April 1st to June 30th: Saturdays at 10 AM
- July 1st to August 31st: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 AM
- September 1st to October 31st: Saturdays at 10 AM
- November 1st to March 30th: No scheduled group tour (available as a private tour all year round)
- Adult/child: €16*
- Children 3 or under: Free (This tour is suited to children from 4 to 12 years old)
- (*) An additional voluntary donation of €1 per person is recommended for the Giants Museum, a small local project
- We also offer this tour as a Private Tour all year around (from €170)
Via Laietana, outside metro Jaume I (in front of Hotel Suizo)More details +
Tour itinerary (it can vary slightly)
Plaça de l’Angel / Plaça Sant Jaume / Roman Temple / Medieval Plaça del Rei / Barcelona Cathedral / Giants Museum / Roman wall / Plaça del Pi / Candy storeMore details +
FABULOUS AND RELAXED CHILD-FRIENDLY TOUR
"We really enjoyed this tour and found it a perfectly-paced and entertaining way to see some of the sights of Barcelona" Read on Trip Advisor
YOU MUST DO THIS IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN
"Stunningly simple idea to entertain children for 3 hours with a wonderful and enthusiastic guide (Tati) who absolutely related to all the children who ranged from 4 years to 12 years old. Why aren't similar activities available in other cities?" Read on Trip Advisor
A GREAT ACTIVITY FOR KIDS ON HOLIDAY IN BARCELONA
"Tatiana was a brilliant guide and I would not hesitate to recommend this children's tour as we found it a brilliant addition to our short holiday in Barcelona." Read on Trip Advisor
BEST THING WE HAVE DONE IN ALL OF EUROPE
"It's educational and entertaining for the parents, too, but the best part was seeing my boys having a great time and learning about Barcelona's history and culture. If only there was a Runner Bean kids tour in every major city in Europe!! Ann-Marie was awesome! The boys loved her" Read on Trip Advisor
THOROUGHLY ENGAGING FOR THE KIDS AND ADULTS
"Three hours flew by with stories, the activity book, stops in shops and the giant puppet museum. My five year old said she wanted to do it again - high praise." Read on Trip Advisor
Via Laietana, outside metro Jaume I
(in front of Hotel Suizo)
How to get to the meeting point
Nearest metro stop: Jaume I (L4). Take the the exit named “Sortida: Plaça de l’Angel” and look for the Hotel Suizo on the square.
How to find the guide
Your family friendly guide will be waiting at the entrance of Hotel Suizo wearing a bright green vest and a name tag.
Other tours start at the same meeting point. Please be sure that you join the Runner Bean Kids & Family Walking Tour.
OUR LOCAL SHOPS AND TREATS
Follow your family friendly guide into traditional old shops trying treats like tasty candy or Christmas desserts while learning all about them. We include the oldest shop of Barcelona and you’ll have to guess what they sell.
THE ANCIENT ROMAN CITY
Have fun doing word search to find the Roman name of the city, marvel at the old fortified wall standing since the 3rd century and use our activity book to solve the mystery of the ancient temple.
WHERE THE PRESIDENT WORKS
Let’s go to the heart of power in Barcelona. Hear the fantastic legend of our patron saint and see if you can spot him in the square. Find out where the president and major work while learning about the flags of the city.
AMAZING GIANTS MUSEUM
Hold on to your hats! Let’s visit a hidden cultural gem where Giants and beasts come alive. Learn about the different giants and the roles they play during Barcelona’s festivals. Maybe dad is as tall as them?
THE MEDIEVAL KING'S SQUARE
Ferdinand and Isabella, here we come. This is where we can use our imagination and become kings, queens, princes and princesses re-enacting the stories that helped shape the city. Step into our time machine!
- Suited to children from 4 to 12 years old.
- This is a family tour so all children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child.
- Pre-booking is essential for this tour.
- Numbers are limited to 20 people per tour so it is recommended to book early.
- Price doesn’t include a small voluntary donation to the Giants Museum.
Can older or younger siblings join the tour without feeling out of place?
All are welcome on tour. Although the tour is geared towards families with 4 to 12 year old kids, we always try to include everyone. Older brothers and sisters can become involved on a more adult level by helping their younger siblings. Toddlers (3 and younger) can join along with their brothers and sisters for free.
Do I need to make a reservation?
Number are limited to 20 people per group, including adults and children so reservations are essential if you want to ensure your place on the tour. Also, an activity pack is given to each child so we need to know the number of people attending.
Is there a lot of walking involved?
It is not a huge amount of walking and it is broken into easy stages for the children. However, we recommend strollers for younger siblings coming along on the tour.
What should I bring?
Strollers for younger children are recommended (the tour is stroller friendly).
Snacks and drinks are also highly advisable to keep up your children's energy as we do not stop for a food break.
Summers can be very hot in Barcelona so a good sun hat and sun cream are essential.
Lastly, please bring a few small coins as a voluntary donation entrance to the Giants Museum to support this local project.
What if I arrive late to the meeting point?
The tour will start on time out of respect for the other families and our office is closed on Saturdays for phone enquiries. The first stop takes approximately 10 minutes at the meeting point and then we will continue in the patisserie on the square and then to Plaça de Sant Jaume. After that time, we will enter the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and finding the guide might be tricky so please arrive on time so you don't miss out.
How about a toilet break if needed?
We do stop for a toilet break half way through the tour and we can, of course, also stop for emergencies ;-)
What if it rains?
Our Walking Tours run in all kinds of weather. In the case of heavy rain the tour will run as usual so please bring suitable rain gear.