Kid friendly things to do can be found in and around Florence. Florence through the eyes of a child is definitely not Disney World. Art museums and churches are not fun for the young travelers to visit in general. There are other options though. Such as the Museo Galileo has a great exhibits explaining astronomy through Galileo and looking at old artifacts of how people discovered what was gazing down on us. Florence has many parks and playgrounds for kids to be kids. During the summer, there are also a handful of public pool you can visit. Parco delle Cascine holds a large picnic area with plenty of shade. There is a public pool in this park that is very busy in the summer but worth a visit if the kids are dying of heat.
Outside Florence, there are attractions your kids will enjoy. Parco Avventura Il Gigangte is located in Vaglia, right before Pratolino. You may take the city ATAF bus from Piazza San Marco to reach this park. It will take you about 20 minutes give or take traffic. This park contains 7 courses of repelling from trees with the assistance of harnesses and rope. There are train professionals that oversee the park, so no worries on the safety of it. There are easy courses for the little ones, with the assistance of a parent. Another park about 1 hour and half from Florence by car is Parco di Pinocchio. It is a lively park full of masterpieces done by artists to recreate the story of Pinocchio. There are puppet shows and puppet-making workshops to entertain the kiddies.
Cooking pasta from scratch with the Handmade Italian Pasta Cooking Course in Florence might get your children all excited as well. Learning from a English-speaking chef of Florence, your children can bring back with them a skill that can repeat. As you plan your trip to Florence, think of all the things that might tickle your inner child. Have fun with it!
Via dei Servi, 13, 50121 Firenze (FI), Italy
A way to see the city like a local, on a bike...
Piazza dei Giudici 1
Next to the Uffizi at the Arno end of Via dei Castellani
Galileo famous instruments are on display here...