Are you looking for different activities to do with your children on the weekends in Madrid? This post is perfect for you! We’ve put together some of the best towns near Madrid to go with kids and spend your time off enjoying nature and doing some sports. Take a look at and start planning your next family day out!
1. Alto de Manzanares
Located in the Northeast of Madrid, here you will find both nature and history. You will get to enjoy the Manzanares River and visit the Parque Regional de la Cuenca Alta del Manzanares. In this area you will also be able to visit places such as El Yelmo, Canto Cochino, El Tolmo and El Cancho de los Muertos, among others.
2. Las Cárcavas
This isolated place is also called “The red planet”, and it is perfect for a family trip. The route starts in Pontón de la Oliva, where you can park and then continue towards the dam. It is a place definitely worth seeing, since you and your children will feel like you are on another planet.
This little town is located only 45 km away from Madrid and it is a perfect place to spend the day with your family. Here not only you will get to enjoy their incredible gastronomy, but you will be able to walk around and visit the Plaza Mayor, the church Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, which was built in 1534, the Torre del Reloj and the Castillo de los Condes. A perfect plan to teach your children some history while enjoying the weekend.
4. Pantano de San Juan
Only 50 km away from Madrid, considered to be the beach of Madrid, it is perfect to go during Spring or Summer. In the Pantano de San Juan you will be able to practice water sports and you will also be able to go hiking, climbing, biking or even do a guided tour.
Only 31 km away from Madrid, this beautiful town it is well known for its architecture and its cuisine. In Navalcarnero you will also find the Ruta de la Pradera de San Isidro, so you can both get to know the place and enjoy the nature that surrounds it.
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