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Parks and Outdoor Activities for Kids


Located on the Janiculum hill, up high, from where you can enjoy an incredible view of the city. This park is one of the best options for kids to spend a great time on the bumper cars, riding ponies, watching the regular puppet shows and a large variety of games. Visiting the park will also be a cultural time because of the wall on which you can read the entire text of the Constitution.

You can get there by trekking up the second tallest hill of Rome, Gianicolo, following the walk that starts from Piazzale Aurelio.

Luna Park

The free-entrance Luna Park, has Rome’s biggest scale amusements where to have an exceptional free day; on the rollercoaster, the haunted house, Ferris wheel, fairground rides, and many other options for entertainment offered in this popular place.

Find it open in Via delle Tre Fontane, EUR disctrict, from Monday to Friday, from 15:00 to 20:00 hours. On Sundays from 10:00 to 13:00 hours, and in the afternoon from 15:00 to 22:00 hours.

Villa Ada

The north side of the city has this beautiful park with nice grounds, where you can find an exciting roller-skating rink, bike paths, two playgrounds, bike paths, playgrounds, and ponds. It’s ideal to relax sitting by the ponds or spending a great day on a bench.

Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese is a park with great amusements and entertainment, where youngsters can have captivating pony rides, and entering at the Viale delle Belle Arti, they can find a train for children, swings and fascinating paddleboats. Enjoy the 17th-century-dated gardens, though redesigned, with their natural look. It has the Piazzo di Siena amphitheatre, a botanical garden in which you’ll find a lake and the Temple of Aesculapius, a children Movie Theater, a café, and much more.

The park of museums houses the Museo e Galleria Borghese, exhibiting a great art collection of paintings and sculptures, as well as the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna and the Museo Nazionale Etrusco which is home of a collection of pre-Roman elements. In the park grounds there is also an interesting zoo, on Via del Giardino Zooligico, the Biaparco, which is open daily from 09:00 to 18:00 hours. At weekends it is possible to get face painting.

The park is located north of the Spanish Steps. You can get there from Piazza del Popolo and Porta Pincian (end of Via Veneto) main entrances.

Contact Villa Borghese at: 06 0360 8211.

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