Best plans for a family picnic in Madrid

Living in a big, hectic city doesn’t mean you can’t find amazing places to relax with your family in the outdoors to make the most of the beautiful weather and the long sunny evenings. Madrid is full of green spaces that are perfect for sitting in the shade, eating tortilla and sharing special moments with your family. Keep on reading and find out which are the 5 places we like most for a nice family picnic in Madrid!

Retiro Park

Located in the centre of the city, this beautiful park never disappoints! It is perfect to go for a stroll, visit the Palacio de Cristal, rent a little boat in the lake and once you need a break, find the perfect spot to enjoy your picnic! The greatest thing about this park is that you can always find a spot with different views… you’ve got 118 hectares to choose from!

Best plans for a family picnic in Madrid - Templo DebodTemplo de Debod

Travel to Egypt without moving from Madrid! In this amazing park, really close to Plaza de España, you will find an Egyptian monument and a museum that you can enjoy with your kids. Break time? There are several spots with brilliant views that will provide the perfect setting for you to enjoy some drinks and food.

Buitrago de Lozoya

Fancy spending the day in the Sierra de Madrid? Then Buitrago de Lozoya is a must! Here you will be able to go hiking, visit the natural swimming pools and take a well-deserved break in a beautiful and natural environment.

Parque del Rey Emérito

Located in Campo de las Naciones, this park offers the perfect alternative when you feel like getting away from it all, without going too far. Here you will find a stunning lake and even a small river where you can go canoeing. You can also rent bicycles or take the train that goes around the park! After all of these activities, time for some food! Choose a nice spot, get out your blanket and food and enjoy!

 Best plans for a family picnic in Madrid - Sierra de GuadarramaSierra de Guadarrama

Only an hour from Madrid, you’ll be surrounded by nature and history. We recommend you go up the Monte Abantos and enjoy your picnic while enjoying the views of the monastery. You can also visit Arboreto Luis Ceballos and many other places!


So, which one are you going to visit first? What are you going to pack in your picnic basket? Let us know what are the essentials for you when it comes to spending a day out with your family. Follow us on Facebook and leave a comment or take a look at our blog for more useful information about Madrid!

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