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Traveling with children in Asturias

Traveling with children in Asturias

What to see in Asturias with children

What to see in Asturias with children

We propose here a number of routes and excursions, museums ... ideas that can help you plan and spend a vacation with children in Asturias.

It is not always easy to know what to do when traveling with small children, here we give you a clue places dotted by Asturian geography that offer alternatives for children's leisure.


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We have divided our proposal into four blocks, the Asturian museums that children like the most and that fulfill a great educational function. Other types of facilities and activities that promote education in direct contact with nature, the most suitable routes for the whole family, and finally the most suitable and fun adventure activities for children. We hope that the list meets your expectations. We are increasing it little by little.

1 Museums and cultural centers

jurassic museum
In a privileged place on the coast, the Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA) is located, a unique museum that, in the form of a large dinosaur footprint, hosts one of the most complete and didactic samples of the world on these reptiles. . El Muja offers a wide range of information about the different aspects of the dinosaurs' lives, through the footprints that today are conserved in the Asturian coast that goes from Gijón to Ribadesella.

Jurassic Museum – MUJA

Jurassic Museum - MUJA

In a privileged place on the coast of Asturias a few meters above sea level, is located the ...

Park of Prehistory
Located to 40 kilometers from Oviedo, the Prehistory Park is the largest set of replicas of this exciting stage of humanity, with exact copies of the main European sites of wall painting and furniture art.

The Park of Prehistory

The Park of Prehistory

The Teverga Prehistory Park is the ancestral art gallery par excellence, houses the ...

Glacial Wildlife Center
A great little museum, this is how this educational facility could be defined, great for families with children and a great alternative for one of those rainy days that are common in Asturias. We walk along an artificial footbridge while an internal stream flows through the cavern, and we get closer to several reproductions of mammoths, giant deer or woolly rhinos, typical of the megafauna that inhabited the area during the Pleistocene.

Glacial Fauna Center

Glacial Fauna Center

Human beings who arrived in Europe from the African continent, 40.000 years ago, suffered a climate...

Tito Bustillo Art Center

Throughout the year they organize all kinds of workshops for children and young people. Activities related to cave art, painting, ancestral ornaments, making objects with clay, experiments with airbrushes, pigments and colored stones to become artists of Prehistory and discover how our ancestors painted caves like Tito Bustillo. There are also family activities.

Tito Bustillo Rock Art Center

Tito Bustillo Rock Art Center

The rock art center of Tito Bustillo is an ideal place to get to know first hand one of ...

Giant Squid Museum
the kraken he took the ships to the bottom of the sea and ate their crews. This cephalopod also attacked the Nautilus in Jules Verne's work. Since the origin of navigation there are references to this legendary beast that in reality is only a harmless creature with a monstrous appearance. Now we can observe it in detail in this new museum in Luarca.

Giant Squid Museum

Giant Squid Museum

The kraken, as Scandinavians and Norwegians knew giant squid, was an imagined monster that...

Fernando Alonso Museum
The complex, located at the Morgal, 12 kilometers from Oviedo, has a surface area of ​​95.442 square metres, distributed among the museum, a spectacular go-kart circuit, with a traffic education area and a section for specialized driving.

Fernando Alonso Museum

Fernando Alonso Museum

The warrior does not say, even in jest, words that denote weakness of spirit. The deepest part of the heart is…

2 ·Learning from nature

Botanical Garden of Gijón
It is a living space, recreated but natural as can be, which occupies 15 perfectly designed hectares of land, a green and flowery microcosm in which more than 15.000 plants and trees.

Gijón Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden of Gijón

A visit to the Atlantic Botanical Garden is an authentic experience, an excursion to a…

Gijón Aquarium
after about two hours of travel, the visit will have passed in a sigh, because the time we have spent «underwater», trapped by color and biodiversity, is a relative time, tiny, that runs much faster than the one that sets the clock.

Gijon Aquarium

Gijón Aquarium

To be like a fish in water you just have to go with the flow. The aquarium of…

Farm school in Onís
An excellent place to get up close to the animals of an Asturian farm and interact with them. To carry out these activities you will always have very good guides who are, in addition to great professionals, good people from the council of Onís.

Fun activities with children in Onís

Fun activities with children in Onís

Onís is a great nature classroom for children, an enviable ecosystem. An excellent place to…

Taramundi: rural family tourism
A total learning that children love. The calm that the landscapes transmit, the hospitality of its people, the artisan stamp that supports a whole way of understanding life. Here sustainability is the norm, not a declaration of intent that nobody puts into practice. Its inhabitants firmly believe in what they do, they want to keep their rural world alive and avoid depopulation. They have been betting for years on the conservation of watermills and for the traditional crafts associated with hydraulic devices, with numerous workshops and live exhibits.

Taramundi

Taramundi

Sometimes we come across places that are a real balm for our stressed head, overwhelmed by…

3 Routes that children love

The Path of the Bear
The route is perfect for families. It has a Greek "y" layout and can be done in sections. For a more interpretive itinerary, we recommend the first part of the path, from Tuñón (Santo Adriano) to Proaza, about 6 kilometers long. We can opt for an even shorter route, of 2 kilometers, taking the Buyera recreational area as a starting point, passing through the osero fence and reaching Proaza, where the House of the Bear.

Tuñón - Proaza: 6 kms. // Proaza - Valdemurio: 8 kms. // Proaza - Entrago: 14 kms.

The Path of the Bear

The Path of the Bear

It constitutes an ideal route for trekkers and cyclists. Its great natural wealth and…

The Route of Dawn
The route of the Dawn is one of the most affordable and beautiful tours that can be undertaken through Asturian nature. It runs parallel to the river Alba along an old path for shepherds and muleteers that connected Sobrescobio with the neighboring council of Aller.

Route of the Alba

Route of the Alba

It seems more like the title of a collection of poems but it is a real walk. The Alba route is one of…

The enchanted path
A magical route, where wooden carvings with characters from Asturian mythology blend into the thickness of the forests, playing hide-and-seek, and surprise us along the way with a unique bearing.

The Enchanted Road

The Encantau Trail

The Camín Encantau, which runs through beautiful landscapes of the Valley of Ardisana, in LLanes, is a route…

The route of the mills in Villaviciosa

All the ethnographic and cultural richness of the water mills in Asturias is perfectly represented in the Route of the Profundu. A shady path -in summer it is appreciated- but very beautiful that runs parallel to the river.

The route of the mills in Villaviciosa

The route of the mills in Villaviciosa

In Asturias it will be difficult for us to come across a windmill. Due to its geographical configuration,…

St. Vincent pot

Few opportunities does the mountain hold to find a mighty and deep natural pool. The pot of San Vicente is worth a visit. The bathroom is guaranteed at the end of this route for all audiences, the beauty of the place as well.

Dobra River, San Vicente Pot

Dobra River, San Vicente Pot

Here we propose an affordable, simple route, without major unevenness, but no less attractive for that reason…

Biescona beech forest

The excursion to La Biescona is simple and so is its purpose: it is about following the well-marked path that crosses the forest to experience first-hand one of the most beautiful natural spectacles in Asturias. A forest located on the north face of the Sierra del Sueve, natural habitat of the famous Asturcone horses and a large population of fallow deer.

The beech forest of La Biescona

The beech forest of La Biescona

The low elevation at which it is located (about 200 meters of altitude) makes it the beech forest that grows ...

4 Adventure Activities for them

1/Descent of the Sella
Now a summer classic in Asturias. Who does not know the Sella River and its famous "International Descent" in early August?
Can be done with small children, of 5 / 6 years, a fluvial tour with picnic lunch that you will surely enjoy. There are many companies in the area that offer this activity.

Descent of the Sella

Descent of the Sella

25
person

Water, nature, fun and sports for everyone: children, adults and pets. A sporting and recreational experience that millions of people have already experienced….

2/Jet ski excursions
Ribadesella Adventure designs routes in a spectacular setting from the dock itself Ribadesella, passing between the Mount of Guía and the beach to turn to starboard and focus on the area of ​​Socampo, Borines and the La Atalaya pedral, continuing in a straight line until reaching the island of Palo Verde or Isla de las Gaviotas. They are jet skis, they are the latest generation of the SEE DOO 21 brand, they also provide you with all the necessary accessories for the activity such as wetsuits, vests, changing rooms with lockers and showers.

Aquatic bikes

Aquatic bikes

110
double motorcycle

Discover the cliffed coast of the dinosaurs on a jet ski. An unforgettable experience along the coast of Ribadesella and Llanes….

3/Descent of the Nalón River and much more
Don't you know this activity yet? It's a fun Guided kayak descent from the town of Las Caldas, near Oviedo. Super small groups are organized, fun is guaranteed because in its 7 kilometers of route there are 6 areas of mini rapids, and a landscape that will leave you dazed.

Naturaller also organizes, in addition to the descent of the Nalón, hiking routes for children that include an accompanying guide, educational route booklet for children, prizes, and insurance. The routes help improve children's physical health in a natural environment while they explore, learn, have fun and share experiences with others. They run, jump and move freely, enhancing their motor skills and becoming more balanced children. They breathe clean air that helps protect them from possible respiratory diseases.

Naturaller

Naturaller

Guided hiking, canoeing, mountain biking and snowshoeing routes through the Cantabrian Mountains and…

4/Hiking and cycling 

The S-cape Travel agency offers different hiking and cycling packages in Asturias designed for families. It takes care of accommodation, bike rental, luggage transfer, routes and other logistical details.

  • Picos de Europa, family multi-activity (6 days)
  • Picos de Europa and Llanes beaches with children (8 days)
  • Asturias coast by bike for families (8 days)
  • Bear and Somiedo Path with children (4 days)

S-cape Travel

S-cape Travel

S-cape Travel is an agency…

5/Through the Picos de Europa 

Towards Peaks offers you a program of activities designed to enjoy some vacation in contact with nature and live small family adventures.
You can perform these activities with children from 7 yearsFive-day program with several activities: canoeing down the Cares-Deva river, pastures of the Lakes of Covadonga and visits to the cider winery, initiation to the descent of canyons ... from 235 €. Request information about the dates planned for this summer.

Towards Peaks

Towards Peaks

We are a company located in…

6/Surf and Paddle surf

Surf Camps for children
Several companies offer Surf Camps for children of varying durations with beachside accommodation. Full board. 2 hours of class every day and free surfing always supervised by the monitor. Material included (Victory or NSP Boards + Quiksilver/Roxy suits). Longboard and skateboard classes. Correction and video recording. Multiple activities. Paddlesurf routes. Barbecues and fun on the terrace. Accident and civil liability insurance. professional video.

Surf Camps for school groups
They also organize Surf Camps for school groups, offering different accommodation possibilities: hostel, cabins or hotel. Surf lessons and other activities on the beach, completing the offer with scheduled visits. All the necessary material for the activities is provided by us, they must bring their clothes to change, swimsuit and towel.

Ribadesella Surf School

Ribadesella Surf School

Surf Camp Ribadesella as a…

Llanes Surf School and Camp

Llanes Surf School and Camp

The Surf School of…

MarOceana & Sup Nature

MarOceana & Sup Nature

If you have never tried…

7/Children's camps

North Adventure offers us children, youth and family camps. To spend the holidays with family and have fun a lot. Summer camps in Asturias for boys / girls aged between 9 and 15 years. A healthy, fun and educational leisure time. A family camp, with activities in which adults and minors will enjoy multi-adventure activities and entertainment all together, yinkanas, thematic workshops, evening evenings ...

Asturias summer camps

Asturias summer camps

The time has come to look for a camp for your little ones, to give them an experience that you know they will…

More activities

Canyoning Baptism

Canyoning Baptism

45
person

Very simple, ideal for families with children or for groups that above all want fun. It is a ravine with slides and jumps into small pools….

Caving Picos de Europa

Caving Picos de Europa

27
person

Enjoy the most impressive caves in Asturias, a risk-free underground adventure in easily accessible caverns...

Book Paddle Surfing

Book Paddle Surfing

30
person

In the Ribadesella estuary you can enjoy and navigate with paddle surfers for two intense hours…

Information:

Things to keep in mind: Bring water, snacks, travel games, jacket, socks, wipes, bandages, betadine ... everything you need so that an unforeseen event does not ruin a special day. Don't forget the photo / video camera will help you remember the good things about the trip once you have returned home.


Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com Copyright Ramón Molleda



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