10 Things to do with Children in Peñíscola

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10 Things to do with Children in Peñíscola

Discover 10 Things to Do with Kids in Peñíscola, from themed routes and children’s workshops to magic museums. Peñíscola is the ideal destination for the whole family to enjoy its stunning beaches, rich history and culture. Don’t miss these plans with children to make your family holidays perfect.

10 Things to do with Children in Peñíscola

1. Family route through Peñíscola

Pirate Route

Explore Peñíscola with this route designed for the little ones to have fun. At each point of this excursion you will learn about the adventure of the pirate Mar, who is trying to find out if Peñiscola is a pirate settlement.

Do you dare to join Mar on her quest?

Duration: 1hour 15 minutes

Adventure Route

Explore historic Peñiscola with this route for young adventurers.

The Knight Roque has the mission to hide the treasure of King Bueno, in a perfect fortress. Join the knight Roque on his adventure and help him find the best place to hide the treasure.

Duration: 1 hour

2. Children’s Workshops in the Castle of Peñíscola

At Peñíscola Castle, children’s workshops are organised so that the youngest visitors can learn about the history of the city in a fun way. These historical workshops are designed to introduce children to Castellón’s rich heritage in an accessible and entertaining way.

If you would like more information about these workshops, we recommend you visit the official tourism website or contact the Peñíscola tourist office. They will be happy to provide you with further details and help you with any queries you may have.

3. Magic Museum by Junke

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of magic with a visit to the Magic Museum by Yunke, a unique experience in Spain that offers a historical journey through the magical universe. Run by renowned illusionist Yunke, this museum presents an exclusive collection of magical artefacts from around the world, revealing the best-kept secrets of some of the most famous magicians of all time, such as Robert-Houdin and Harry Houdini.

Discover magic tricks and tricks of yesteryear as you explore this museum with your children, who will marvel at the amazing pieces and learn about the history of magic in an exciting and fun way. The expert-guided tour lasts approximately 30-40 minutes, and offers a unique experience you won’t want to miss during your visit to Peñíscola.

Also, don’t miss the exciting live magic shows that will be presented during the summer of 2024 at the Magic Museum by Yunke. Enjoy the best Spanish and international magicians in a magical plan that will delight the whole family. Don’t hesitate to include this activity in your itinerary for an unforgettable holiday in Peñíscola!

Magic Museum by Junke – Gran Hotel Peñíscola

4. Peñíscola Labyrinth

Discover the exciting Peñíscola Labyrinth, the largest in Spain and the third largest in Europe. With an extension of 7000 square metres and more than three kilometres of streets and crossroads.

This labyrinth offers a fun challenge for the whole family, with a dinosaur sculpture in the centre, it is an excellent choice for nature lovers and those looking for outdoor adventure in Castellón.

With a challenging course and an impressive variety of plants, the maze offers exciting play for children and adults alike.

5. Parrot Garden

Discover the Parrot Garden, an exciting exotic bird paradise where you can stroll among toucans, parakeets and even kangaroos from Australia. With more than 50 species of parrots in a subtropical garden of great biological value, this zoo offers the opportunity to interact with the parrots, pet them and feed them, as well as enjoy entertaining shows starring these birds.

In this unique place, you can observe the first evolutions of the baby parrots in the incubators, a wonderful experience for the most curious! The zoo also has an area dedicated to reptiles, where you can interact with them.

The Parrot Garden offers an unforgettable experience for the whole family, with the perfect combination of fun and learning about birds in a privileged environment.

Parrot Garden – Gran Hotel Peñíscola

6. Peñíscola Water Park

The Peñíscola Floating Park is located on the North Beach and is a perfect option for the whole family to enjoy. With guaranteed fun for all ages, this water park offers a unique and exciting experience in a spectacular setting.

With water inflatables and life jackets to ensure safety, you can enjoy the beach like never before. In addition, the park has lifeguards on the platform to supervise and monitor visitors, ensuring a safe and exciting experience for all.

Please note that children must be at least 4 years old and 1.10 metres tall to enter the park.

Floating Water Park – Gran Hotel Peñíscola

7. Tourist Train

Discover Peñíscola in a comfortable and entertaining way with the Tourist Train, a service that offers you four exciting routes to explore the most beautiful corners of this historic town in Castellón.

With an audio guide in English and 6 other languages, this train will take you on different itineraries:

  • Cerromar: Enjoy panoramic views of Peñíscola from a residential area, descending the hillside to appreciate the natural surroundings of the Sierra de Irta.
  • Atalayas: Enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the old town and the Papa Luna Castle from the highest part of the city.
  • Villa de Peñíscola: Explore the historic centre, promenade and port, enjoying the sea breeze.
  • Sierra de Irta: Visit the Sierra de Irta Natural Park, a natural paradise with wild coves and cliffs, with a short stop at a charming cove on the way back.

The train offers three types of tickets:

  • One day, two routes: Choose two itineraries to enjoy until the close of service on the same day.
  • Two days, hop on-hop off: Unlimited use of the train for two days.
  • Three days, hop on-hop off: Unlimited use for three days.

Includes audio guide in Spanish and other languages, as well as use of the tourist train for the selected time. Don’t miss this fun way to get to know Peñíscola during your holidays.

8. Golondrina Cruise

Embark on an exciting maritime adventure from the port of Peñíscola with a short cruise aboard the Olimpia swallow. During this ride of approximately 30 minutes, you will be able to admire:

  • The imposing castle, former residence of Pope Benedict XIII.
  • The famous staircase and the characteristic “Bufadó”.
  • Explore the deep caves and the huge rock on which the historic town of Peñíscola, known as the “CITY IN THE SEA”, is built.

Enjoy a unique experience for the whole family as you discover Peñíscola’s best kept secrets from the sea. The meeting point is at the Port of Peñíscola.

For more information visit the official website of Golondrinas Clavel.

9. Boabab Natura

Baobab Natura is a natural space located in the Serra d’Irta, dedicated to environmental awareness and the enjoyment of nature.

They offer activities and workshops for children and adults, including birthday parties and school trips. Their focus is on encouraging activity in the natural environment and the development of scientific and sensory thinking through play.

They have created sensory circuits that combine nature with innovative technologies, where each natural element produces a different sound when touched. They also offer adventure activities such as archery and bumperball, artistic activities such as sensory tables and Land Art, and water activities for the hottest days. It is an excellent option to disconnect from the city and enjoy the natural environment while having fun and learning.

For more information visit the official Paintball Peñíscola website.

10. Youth Paintball

Discover the thrill of junior paintball in Peñíscola!

Suitable for children from 6 years old, this activity offers an exciting experience. Includes full equipment, 100 balls, JT marker, instructor during the game and RC insurance. You will have access to the picnic area to recharge your batteries.

We have four game scenarios in the middle of nature next to the natural park of the Sierra de Irta. One of them is a labyrinth with natural and artificial obstacles, while another is full of vegetation with wooden huts and strategic watchtowers.

For more information visit the official Paintball Peñíscola website.

Where to stay in Peñíscola?

Book your stay at Gran Hotel Peñíscola, the ideal hotel for families.

We have a wide variety of facilities and services for the whole family, events, live shows, children’s performances, sports activities, children’s entertainment and even a Funny Club.

In addition to the Free Children’s Offer, click on the “Free Children’s Offer” button to see the conditions of the offer.

Book your best family holiday now!

Make your reservation through the web www.granhotelpeniscola.com

If you prefer, you can call the Reservations Department on 964 46 90 06 to make your reservation or to answer any queries.

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