Valencia Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Valencia Family-friendly activities

Valencia: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus & Oceanogràfic Ticket

1. Valencia: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus & Oceanogràfic Ticket

With this combined ticket, take advantage of a convenient hop-on-hop-off bus tour through the city of Valencia on a double-decker sightseeing bus.  There are 17 stops and you can use both lines and get on and off at all of the stops around the city for a validity of 48 hours. Get off at a stop in total which cover all of Valencia's main attractions. As you cruise through the city, listen to the audio guide in one of the 10 available languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Valencian, and Russian. Get off at the "Route B Valencia marítima" stop to discover the famous Oceanografic Center, one of the largest aquariums in the worlds with more than 500 species of different animals. Don't miss the spectacular dolphin show which is included in your ticket price.

Valencia: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Swim Stop

2. Valencia: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Swim Stop

Escape the busy beaches of Valencia and embark on this scenic catamaran cruise. Sail around the stunning coastline and work on your tan as you sunbathe on the boat's suspended net. Along the way, marvel at the panoramic views that surround you and get to know the city from a new perspective.  Cool off with a refreshing swim in the sea. Then the catamaran returns to the pickup point.

Valencia: Sailing Catamaran Excursion

3. Valencia: Sailing Catamaran Excursion

Accompanied by an expert crew, enjoy a sailing experience that will take you along the coast of Valencia. Let the winds guide you as they take hold of the boat's sails and sweep you along the Mediterranean Sea. After leaving the dock in Valencia, enjoy the sea breeze and views as the catamaran sails along the coast. From your ocean vantage point, you’ll be able to admire iconic monuments such as the City of Arts, the Miquelet, and the skyline of Valencia.

Valencia: Complete Tuk-Tuk Tour Around the City

4. Valencia: Complete Tuk-Tuk Tour Around the City

Visit the main historical and cultural points of the city center by tuk-tuk on this guided tour of Valencia. See top city sights like Malvarrosa beach, the harbor, and the Valencian Art Nouveau Colón Market.   Start at the Tourism Hub office at the Valencia North Station. Pass by historical places such as the old Torres de Quart, the Torres de Serranos, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the old Hospital of Valencia, a library that was once the first mental sanatorium in Europe.  Explore the modern port of Valencia, La Marina Real, and stroll along the extensive Malvarrosa beach. Discover the avant-garde and artistic character of Valencia at the City of Arts and Sciences.  See the Oceanogràfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, the Museum of Sciences, the Hemispheric, and the Reina Sofía Palace of the Arts. Follow the old Turia riverbed, and see sights like the Ciutat Vella, Mercado de Colón, the Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas. Drive by the famed Plaza de Toros. Take advantage of commentary from your guide and enjoy the unobstructed views offered by tuk-tuk without the need to getting out of the vehicle.

Valencia: Orange Farm and Orchard Trip with Tastings

5. Valencia: Orange Farm and Orchard Trip with Tastings

Come and enjoy Huerto Ribera experience! Carcaixent, known as "the orange cradle" is 35km from Valencia. Start the tour in Huerto Ribera discovering our eclectic style 19th century modernist house (exterior), walk through its wonderful gardens and orange groves learning about citrus cultivation, its history, varieties, pruning, grafting, flowering... Walk among our fruit trees (oranges, tangerines, avocados, Buddha's hand, citrus caviar, lemons, kumquats, grapefruit, pomegranates, papayas, medlars...). Collect your own oranges (in season, from October till June) and take part in our Naranjas Ribera warehouse and learn how we calibrate and select our oranges before sending them in boxes to all Europe. You will know first-hand the current situation of Valencian citrus growing in an unbeatable environment. Finally, we will visit the well from which the orange orchard is irrigated nodaways. At the end of the visit you will be able to taste typical Valencian products, such as orange juice, tangerines (in season), Valencian liqueurs, homemade jams and orange blossom honey. Valencian liqueurs, homemade jams and orange blossom honey. Come, enjoy and learn about the most traditional crop in Valencia!

Valencia: Traditional Paella Cooking Class and Dinner

6. Valencia: Traditional Paella Cooking Class and Dinner

Learn the secrets of the authentic paella Valenciana from a professional local chef in a warm and welcoming Valencian kitchen. Work with local ingredients and try your hand at preparing your own delicious traditional dinner. In the kitchen, your chef will teach you the best kept secrets of paelle. As you are introduced to the local ingredients that will go into your meal, learn how to properly the ingredients, including the different varieties of rice and cooking techniques to ensure a perfect paella. As you work under the supervision of the chef enjoy some delicious Mediterranean starters and cheers with the traditional sangria. Once your paella is cooked sit down and enjoy a three course meal. After the class you will have a new delicious recipe to share with friends and family.

Valencia: Guided Family Walking Tour

7. Valencia: Guided Family Walking Tour

Explore Valencia with the elements to keep anyone from getting bored, whether that be the kids or the grown-ups. The guide will lead a tour for the whole group to enjoy. Discover the most important sites in Valencia while completing activities, drawing challenges, and quizzes. Learning and fun go hand in hand.  See the city’s most emblematic sites including the Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange), the Cathedral, the City Hall, and the North Station. You will not miss the little secrets and curiosities that sometimes go unnoticed.

Valencia: Malvarrosa Beach Standup Paddleboard Rental

8. Valencia: Malvarrosa Beach Standup Paddleboard Rental

Spend some time in the Valencian sun and make a splash at Malvarrosa beach with standup paddleboard rental. Suited for beginners and pros alike just take your board and enter the ocean. Have the chance to explore up and down the coast with your friends or go on a solo adventure. Make your way to the marina located just at the end of the beach and pick up your paddleboard from the store. Check the weather and sea conditions are okay and then get ready for some coastal exploration. Feel the warm sand under your feet and the sun on your skin as you jump into the waves and stand up on your board. Look for marine life as you paddle and if you're luck you might even spot a dolphin.

Valencia Park Segway Tour

9. Valencia Park Segway Tour

After a short training to drive the Segway, you will start a tour of 2 hours that takes you to Serranos towers, Serranos bridge, San José bridge, Las Artes bridge, Casa del Agua and Azud de Rovella, 9 d'Octubre bridge, Cabecera Park, Cabecera lake and Bioparc.  Helmets will be provided for the tour (obligatory use) as well as a bilingual guide (Spanish/English, other languages on request). A short training to drive the Segway will be practiced before the departure of the tour.

Valencia: Turia & Cabecera Park Private Segway Tour

10. Valencia: Turia & Cabecera Park Private Segway Tour

Meet your guide at the Serrano Gate to begin your tour of Turia Park Valencia, where you will find all kinds of sports facilities, playgrounds, dog parks, and green zones for relaxing or picnicking. If you get hungry or thirsty, one of the many outdoor cafés is sure to have something for you. A segway tour in Turia Park is very fun thanks to the smoothly paved paths. There are different lanes for running, cycling, or just strolling through the park, so you will never have to worry about colliding with pedestrians. Even on a busy day the park has enough space for everyone. Not only will this tour take you through beautiful and lush greenery, you'll also stop at key places of interest, such as the six bridges that cross the former river. Next, continue along to Parque de Cabecera. This beautiful park marks the beginning of the River Turia, and the main idea of its developers was to maintain the original atmosphere of the ancient riverbed. The paths are surrounded by romantic stonewalls, shady trees, and perfect picnic spots. Boat rental is available on the lake, a perfect activity for children and adults alike. The Parque de Cabecera is also the home of the Bioparc, which is said to be one of the most beautiful places to spot wild animals. Different groups of animals live together as they would in nature, and observing them makes this visit an unforgettable experience. 

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What people are saying about Valencia

A very great experience. We were a group of 8 people with our guide, Grego. He is very personable and not only showed us how to prepare the "best" paella, but also explained what to look out for with the rice and the other ingredients. After a short introduction we were able to lend a hand and prepare the paella. It was great fun and the paella was excellent. Would recommend it to anyone who wants to know how to make a typical Valencian paella. And great cooking skills are not a prerequisite for this experience.

We had a wonderful experience and learned so much. Train there takes about 40 mins from Valencia and taxi 5 mins from Carcaixent to Huberto Ribero. Be sure to check train times for return journey as we just missed one and had to wait 40 mins in the freezing cold and there is nothing, absolutely nothing at the station.

If I could I’d give them 6 stars, Teresa was extreamly nice, and she explaind us everything what was necessery to know about oranges and the other fruits in their garden. It was beautiful and I would 10/100 to recommend it to others, if you near to Valencia this activity is a MUST!!! Thank you!!

We really enjoyed our tour. It gave us a feel for Valencia and its history. Our guide, Matteo, was really good. Friendly, helpful and very knowledgable. We learned a lot. We were given ample opportunities to stop for photos and to explore selected sites. Thanks for a great tour.

We were very happy to have Monica as our Valencia tour guide. She was most pleasant, happy and informative. A good safe driver that loves her adopted city and made us feel her love of the area. A very pleasant time well spent. Rob and Cam Fallow