Rome with kids, a great adventure

The little ones will love Rome, just like their parents, because there are many attractions for them. They’ll probably be seduced by the splendor of the Eternal City- we are sure they will never forget anything- but there’s even something more if they want to have fun. You only have to choose what you want to do first: be prepared to check an exciting to-do list.

Ready to start?

LUNEUR PARK

Once it was one of the most famous park in Italy. It has been closed for a while, but the Luneur Park in Rome’s southern EUR suburb reopened on 27 October. There are 25 attractions at the seven-hectare park, including the original 23m-high ferris wheel- the Brucomela roller coaster-, carousel horses and teacups, as well as new attractions such as the bamboo tunnel, the giant swing and the Wizard of Oz-style farm. Moreover, you can also find shows, events and workshops for children.  

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Luneur (Photo credit: @emanu_ela75-Instagram)

THE ZOO OF VILLA BORGHESE

Kids love animals, so why don’t you plan a visit to the “Bioparco” of Rome? 200 different species of animals from 5 continents: it offers families a rich calendar of events all year round and it is surrounded by the beauty and greenery of Villa Borghese.

EXPLORA, THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

It is the first non-profit and privately owned permanent museum conceived for children, schools and families. Explora consists of the museum’s exhibit pavilion, a free-access green area with a  well-equipped playground, a kitchen dedicated to food education workshops, a bookshop, a gift shop, a restaurant, a cafeteria and a parking area. This museum ensures unforgettable moments to your kids.

THE BOTANICAL GARDEN

The Botanical Garden of Rome is one of the Museums of the Department of Environmental Biology of the Sapienza University of Rome. It covers an area of about 30 acres in the heart of the city, close to Colle del Gianicolo, and it is full of many kinds of plants and trees. It’s a place which can teach a lot to your children and where they can admire the strength and beauty of Nature.

Botanical Garden (Photo credit: @fede_fo-Instagram)

Botanical Garden (Photo credit: @fede_fo-Instagram)

RAINBOW MAGICLAND

It’s the biggest amusement park of Rome, situated outside the city (Valmontone area) with connections from Termini station. It has 38 attractions and a wide range of shows and events, as well as restaurants, bars, gift shops and picnic areas. Close to the fun park you can find a nice outlet (Valmontone outlet). It’s a good solution to spend a whole day all together outside the city.

CINECITTA’ WORLD

Cinecittà World is also situated outside the city and has been conceived inside real film studios that have hosted international productions. On its website this park is described as “A blockbuster based on few ingredients, all successful: stunning rides, oscar-winning theming, themed dining experiences”. Events, shows and animations are also planned every day.

Monti neighborhood (Photo credit: @alessandra.bedendo-Instagram)

Monti neighborhood (Photo credit: @alessandra.bedendo-Instagram)

And after a pleasant day, Monti neighborhood will welcome you for your dinner: a truly Roman atmosphere and nice restaurants for families.

 

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Halloween in Rome: are you ready?

The scariest night of the year is coming….It’s Halloween, the festival loved by both adults and kids. If you want to dress up and celebrate, Rome is the right place, you’ll find plenty of things to do. Are you ready for a Roman trick or treat (dolcetto o scherzetto)?

halloween Rainbow Magicland, the biggest amusement park of Rome, is organizing a special “Halloween Party” from 29 to 31 October. Music, tricks, scary shows and special guests for three days of fun and…fear!

The zoo-Bioparco of Villa Borghese hosts a special party on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 October for all those kids who want to spend some time with their favourite animals. Special discount for children under 12 years of age.

Halloween is more terrifying than ever with the theme of the movie “Shining” for the Hard Rock Cafè party: horrific entertainment, dj set and a buffet with the “All you can eat” formula.

Eataly at Ostiense station is holding a  party for children from 4 to 5.30 pm.

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If you prefer dancing and drinking, you only have to choose: Muccassassina on via di Portonaccio 212; Planet on via del Commercio 36 or Stazione Birra on via Placanica 172 for a cartoon party.

Otherwise, a walk in the heart of Rome is always a good idea…Lights, people and history: what else?

Have you already chosen what to do? Come on, plan your amazing Roman Halloween!