Buenos Aires for Kids



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Buenos Aires is a great city to bring kids to; all types of activities that will entertain the whole family are available, from street markets to fun-filled afternoons at any of the city's many parks, to interactive museums to the largest amusement park in the hemisphere.

Author: elizabeth


Day 1 - Buenos Aires


A family with children could literally spend hours at the Bosques de Palermo – from paddle boats to bike rentals, kids can definitely keep busy in the city’s biggest park. Think about taking a picnic and enjoying it next to one of the lakes. Situated next to the southern end of the park are the Japanese Gardens, where kids and parents alike will be amused by feeding the monstrous goldfish. Along with the formal Japanese tea house, there is a small café that sells ice cream and other sweet treats that can be enjoyed outside. Also nearby is the zoo; Buenos Aires has an impressive collection of animals from all over the world. Just next to the zoo are the Botanical Gardens, which are gated to prevent escaping children. The gardens are beautifully manicured and are full of tame, mostly disease-free cats that are cared for by a volunteer group who sees to their health needs. Locos por el Futbol in Recoleta is a good place to take a family for dinner, as it tends to open earlier than many of the city’s restaurants. The sports atmosphere will keep everyone entertained as you eat. Spend the evening at Punta Carrasco, a huge swimming pool complex that has both kids-only and adults-only pools that are quite well-supervised. Conveniently located along Avenida 9 de Julio is the Bristol Hotel, which has spacious rooms and buffet breakfasts that all should find suitable.


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Bosques de Palermo

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Avenues Del Libertador, Dorrego y Figueroa Alcorta
Palermo
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Japanese Garden

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Location:

2966 Casares
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contact:

tel: +54 11 4804 4922


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Jardín Zoológico

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Santa Fé y Las Heras
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: +54 11 4011 9900


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Botanical Gardens

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Location:

Santa Fe and J.L. Borges
Av. Las Heras, at Plaza Italia, across from the subway entrance
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contact:

tel: +54 11 48314527


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Locos x el Fútbol

Location:

Vicente Lopez 2098
C1128ACF Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contact:

tel: 54 11 4807 3777


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Punta Carrasco

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Avenida Costanera Norte Rafael Obligado and Avenida Sarmiento (no number), Capital Federal CP 5003, Buenos Aires
5003 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: +5411 48071010


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Bristol Hotel

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Location:

Cerrito 286
C1010AAF Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: +54 11 5252 6400
fax: +54 11 4382 3284


Day 2 - Buenos Aires


Begin day 2 with a bike ride around the Reserva Ecologica, the huge riverside nature reserve that prides itself on offering the freshest breath of air in Buenos Aires. Bike rentals (with bikes in all sizes) are available just outside the entrance. The kids will love the sights and sounds at Caminito; consider taking in one of the outdoor tango lunch shows. The next stop lies just to the north of Buenos Aires proper; Temaiken is a wildlife reserve/exotic zoo with an even more impressive collection than that at the city zoo. Upon returning to the city, make a stop at Plaza Las Heras, a true family park, complete with nice tennis and paddleball courts and a large carousel that could easily occupy kids for awhile. Want to slip in some educational value to the trip? Take the kids to the Museo de los Ninos Abasto, the children’s museum located on the top level of the Abasto shopping center. The museum has cool interactive displays on the development of Buenos Aires and the culture of Argentina – don’t be surprised if you learn something too. The interactive science museum, Museo Participativo de Ciencias, is also a definite must. Take the family for pizza the old Argentine way at Las Cuartetas before turning in to Bristol for the night.


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Reserva Ecológica (La)

Location:

Avenue Córdoba y Avenue Alicia Moreau de Justo
Costanera Sur
1007 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contact:

tel: +54 11 4893 1588


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El Caminito

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Caminito entre Magallanes y Lamadrid.
1160 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: +54 (0)11 4545 2073


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Caminito Tango Show

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Location:

Del Valle Iberlucea 1158
La Boca
1160 Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: 54 11 43011520
fax: 54 11 43011530


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Temaiken

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Location:

Ruta Provincial 25, Km 1
Escobar
B1625GKG Buenos Aires, Argentina

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tel: +54 34 8843 6900


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Plaza Las Heras

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Avenida Las Heras 3200-3500
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Museo de los Niños

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Avenida Corrientes 3247, upstairs
Shopping Abasto de Buenos Aires
1193 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contact:

tel: +54 11 4861 2325


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Museo Participativo de Ciencias

Location:

Cultural Center
Inside of the Centro Cultural de Recoleta, adjacent to the Recoleta Cemetery
1113 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contact:

tel: +54 11 4806 3456


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Las Cuartetas

Location:

Avenida Corrientes 838
C1043AAU Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contact:

tel: 54 11 4326 0171


Day 3 - Buenos Aires, Partido de Tigre


Sunday is a great day in Buenos Aires – all work stops and the fun begins. Spend a good bulk of the morning at the San Pedro Telmo Antiques Fair, watching men on stilts dance to live tango music and puppeteers guide their marionettes to tell tales. Your kids won’t believe their eyes or ears when they run into some of the children who perform at the market each week, belting out sad tangos like professionals and tinkling away on their toy accordions. At the southern end of the market lies Parque Lezama, where kids can run around a little bit and parents can enjoy the leafy, peaceful park. Grab an informal lunch at Duero before hopping on the spiffy Tren de la Costa up to the Tigre stop, where the Parque de la Costa, the largest amusement park in South America, waits. Spend the rest of the day there unless the Exposicion de Ganaderia, Agricultura e Industria Internacional is in town – the farm show to beat all farm shows showcases all of Argentina’s award-winning farm animals.


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San Pedro Telmo Antiques Fair

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Dorrego Square
Defensa and Humberto, 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Parque Lezama

Location:

Calle Defensa and Calle Brasil
1098 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contact:

tel: +54 11 4313 0187(Tourist Information) /+54 11 4315 4265(Tourist Information)


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Duero

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Location:

Avenida Santa Fe 2499
Recoleta
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contact:

tel: 54 11 4821 9084 / 0 800 444 DUERO
fax: 54 11 4821 9084


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Tren de la Costa

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Location:

J.B. Lasalle 653
Avenida Maipu 2300
Partido de Tigre, Argentina

Contact:

tel: +54 11 4002 6000


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Parque de la Costa

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Location:

Vivanco 1509
1808 Partido de Tigre, Argentina

Contact:

tel: +54 11 4002 6000


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Exposición de Ganadería, Agricultura e Industria Internacional

Location:

Avenida Sarmiento y Avenida Santa Fe
Palermo
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Contact:

tel: +54 11 4777 5500


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