Seville, in the Andalucia region of Spain makes a great destination for a family holiday. The size of the city is not too overwhelming for little ones, is easy to navigate and has plenty to see, do and eat, suitable for all age groups. If you’re planning on visiting in the summer pack appropriately as temperatures can rise! Keep the kids comfy and cool, with great boys sandals and light summer clothes. For fab ideas to keep the whole family entertained, read on!
If you are visiting Seville in the height of summer, traipsing round streets during the day can be hard work for little ones, so wait until the sun goes down and take a night tour instead. Viator offers tours with English speaking guides which include a pick-up service from your hotel. If you have older children book a tour which culminates in a traditional flamenco show – some tours even include free drinks, perfect for the parents!
Parque de María Luisa & Plaza de España
Kids will love to run around the open space at this park. The Plaza features notable art deco buildings, as well as a moat and bridges. On a hot day children can cool off by dipping their hands in the large fountain which lies at the centre of the Plaza. Beautiful frescoes and tiled buildings are also attractions in this park, meaning parents can soak up the history and architecture whilst the kids enjoy a run around.
This restaurant, located in Plaza Cristo de Burgos has indoor and outdoor seating, perfect for keeping cool in the hot weather. The restaurant serves a huge variety of traditional tapas, so there is bound to be something on the menu to suit the tastes of all family members. Better still, the portions are generous, which makes feeding a large family inexpensive. Service is quick so the kids won’t get impatient and mums and dads can enjoy local Spanish wines, which also feature at Coloniales.
This is the largest of Seville’s public swimming pools and is popular with local families and tourists alike. Located at Poligono del Aeropuerto, this huge water park features slides, fountains and various pools. If you fancy a more relaxing day, you can stroll through the gardens at Aquopolis or enjoy a drink in the café, whilst the kids have fun splashing about.
Visit in June to catch this annual circus, which will delight the whole family. Watch acrobats, unicyclists and contortionists as well as traditional clowns supplying the laughs. The circus takes place in various locations across the cities, including parks, theatres and squares. Each year has a different theme, and acts come courtesy of a number of different performance companies.
El Patio San Eloy
This relaxed café sells filled rolls and provides a perfect shady pitstop whilst sightseeing around the city with your family. Plate are small and inexpensive meaning you can pick and choose from a variety of local specialities.