Things to do in Rome with Kids
Rome is not considered an especially child-friendly destination, however there are fun and exciting options. The first thing to consider perhaps is accommodation, with renting an apartment a wise decision. With plently of ideas available online through sites such as booking.com and airb&b, an apartment offers more family friendly options. Apartments offer more space as well as cooking possibilities, which can help provide families with more relaxation and comfort whilst on vacation. Take a trip to the local market to purchase local produce to enjoy delicious meals and snacks when its meal time for your children.
Being extra preparing to visit popular sites with pre-booked tickets, will saves frustrating ticket lines for your children to have to wait in. For suggestions on how to avoid tickets lines see our blog on skipping lines to learn more.
A comfortable and relaxing way to see the city with children is with the hop-on hop-off bus. Try to get an early to start to avoid the crowds and guarantee seats on the upper level, providing good views with interesting commentary.
The Villa Borgese park is a fantastic place to take children. There is the option to rent bikes, group bikes and go-karts to drive around the lanes in the park. In addition there is a lake where you can hire small boats to paddle around.
The Gladiator School, offers kids and adults the chance to be gladiators. Visitors are taught about the ancient Roman fighters by demonstrating how the gladiators battled. Visitors then put those moves into practice themselves. The duration of the gladiator school experience lasts around two hours.
The Explora museum for children offers a fun, interactive indoor playground, located near Piazza del Popolo. There are a variety of different settings such as a bank, grocery store and post office allowing children to play “grown up”. There are also numerous educational events on the first level.
For the perfect treat search for an artisanal gelateria for delicious gelato. The Fatamorgana gelateria is a great option, with a handful of outlets throughout the city.