Traveling with little ones in tow can be a challenge, especially when it comes time to eat.
However, one of our favorite solutions to that situation is to take a food tour! There’s no better way to immerse the whole family in local culture than by spending a few hours exploring with an expert local guide and small, intimate group—all of whom will soon feel like lifelong friends by the time the tour is over. Here, we’re highlighting one of our favorite Barcelona food tours for kids: our Tastes & Traditions of Barcelona Tour. There are plenty of reasons why kids love this experience, but here are just a few!
1. It’s a feast for the senses
Kids will be amazed by the sights, sounds and tastes they’ll experience on tour. From a colorful, vibrant local market to mouthwatering homemade goodies, every aspect of the experience will keep them rapt with attention. Parents, too, will appreciate the opportunities to learn about where Barcelona’s traditional food comes from and how these traditions have lasted through generations.
2. We provide kid-friendly food options
From delicious homemade pastries to Spain’s iconic Iberian ham, the tastes we’ll discover on one of the best Barcelona food tours for kids are completely child-friendly. After all, Spanish and Catalan cuisine is all about simplicity: you won’t find any weird ingredients or exotic cooking methods here! As a result, even the pickiest little eaters are sure to discover something they’ll love along the way.
3. It will get them moving…
Barcelona has become known as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. As one of the best Barcelona food tours for kids, this experience will help even the littlest travelers see why! Your family will discover two of the city’s most emblematic neighborhoods: the medieval Born district and the historic fishermen’s quarter of Barceloneta. This light walking tour is a great way for kids to stay active and discover the city’s most beautiful sights!
4. …but not wear them out!
The tour lasts about 3 and a half hours, give or take 15 minutes. During that time, we’ll walk approximately 1.8 kilometers (1.1 miles). Each short section of walking is punctuated by short breaks for food at 7 iconic establishments in Born and Barceloneta. Kids will be able to relax as they enjoy their food, so they won’t get tired from walking too much at once.
5. Kids get special materials to keep them engaged
We know that walking around a city for several hours might not keep kids’ attention. That’s why our Tastes & Traditions Tour includes free supplementary activities for the kids to complete as we go along! Your guide will come prepared with fun worksheets that allow them to apply the fun knowledge they’ve learned and even practice their Spanish. This makes Barcelona’s best food tours for kids more interactive and engaging for children of all ages.
6. They’ll feel welcomed at every stop along the way
Family takes on huge importance in the Spanish and Catalan cultures. Children are regularly included in family outings rather than left at home with a babysitter. And as many of our stops are family-run businesses, our friends you’ll meet along the way will be more than happy to welcome your kids! These locals understand the importance of family and sharing traditions with the next generation. Kids will be welcomed with open arms and feel immediately at home.
7. It’s an adventure!
As you make your way through some of Barcelona’s most storied corners, your kids will feel as if they’re walking through a fairy tale! The winding cobblestone streets and grand architecture make Barcelona look as if it were the setting of their favorite bedtime story. Who knows what fascinating treasures they’ll discover as your family explores Barcelona’s backstreets?
8. Kids get a special discount
We know that traveling as a family can get pricey very quickly. That’s why we offer special discounts for children and teens on our Barcelona food tours for kids, such as our Tastes & Traditions Tour. In fact, kids under 12 will get the full experience for just half the price of an adult ticket!
Come see for yourself why our Tastes & Traditions experience is one of the best Barcelona food tours for kids! However, the fun doesn’t just stop with the little ones. It’s the perfect experience for travelers of all ages looking to experience Barcelona like a local and discover the tastes that have contributed to the city’s rich culture. We hope to see you and your family soon in Barcelona!
Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.