Embarking on a family vacation is always an adventure, and if you are traveling with children, you can bet things won´t always go as planned. That´s why LocalNomad invites you to discover some of the top activities for children in Rio de Janeiro, for a wild ride that even adults are guaranteed to enjoy!
Planetarium in Gávea
First opened in 1970, the Planetarium in Gávea (Planetário da Gávea) is the perfect place to take the whole family! With over 50 interactive experiments and activities for all ages, both children and adults are guaranteed to have a good time all the while learning about the different concepts and theories that dominate the contemporary field of astronomy and astrophysics. The Planetarium in Gávea features a theater, as well as a number of permanent exhibitions and activities for children including, “Obervaçao do Céu” (Watching the Sky), “Astros em Cena” (Stars on Stage), “Colônia de Férias” (Summer Camp) and “Dormindo com as Estrelas” (Sleeping with the Stars), amongst many others.
Ice Skating in Rio de Janeiro
This facility is equipped to welcome seasoned and novice ice skaters alike. At Barra on Ice and Norte On Ice in Rio de Janeiro visitors will find a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere with tons of games and activities organized by the local DJ´s who fire up the skating rink with special effects, lighting and music. Over certain weekends and holidays the Norte On Ice and Barra On Ice skating rinks offer a special program featuring performances by professional figure skaters, and some fantastic giveaways. They also offer skating lessons, hockey lessons and a party space.
Baixo Bebê Leblon
Located on Leblon Beach, just across from Rua Venâncio Flores, the Baixo Bebê Leblon is a popular meeting point for parents and children. On top of the many toys and child-friendly activities available, this location also offers “Baby Stroller Parking”, a baby changing station and even screens showing the games that are being played. As for the parents, they can head to the Baixo Bebê Kiosk and sit back and relax with a delicious “água de coco” (coconut water) while the kids tire themselves out. Alternatively, there is the Baixo Bebê da Lagoa at the Rodrigo Freites Lagoon (in front of the Santa Margarida Maria Church) and IpaBebê at Ipanema Beach in front of Posto 8 (Lifeguard tower 8).
Lage Park in Rio de Janeiro
Located between Corcovado Mountain and the beautiful Botanical Garden in Rio de Janeiro, Lage Park (Parque Lage) offers a fun day out and the chance to get up close with nature. The park is filled with trails, lakes, fish ponds, picnic areas and caves with artificial aquariums. Visitors to the park will even find Café du Lage (Lage Café), where a delicious breakfast with tropical fruits, breads and other local delicacies can be enjoyed. Once refreshed, visitors have the option of visiting the “palácio”, comprising an old mansion in the form of a “Palazzo Romano” which is now home to the School of Visual Arts in Lage Park. The mansion was former residence to Italian opera singer Gabriella Besanzoni. It is filled with beautiful rooms, paintings and charming features dating as far back as the 1920´s.
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