Ideas to visit Cantabria with children

The north of Spain has a lot of corners that are worth knowing with children, both for a long holiday or for a weekend getaway. The possibilities of family leisure in Cantabria They are almost immense, so if you are organizing a trip, it is likely that this is one of your ideal destinations, do not miss it!

The region is one incredible beauty, and in it you will be able to enjoy a great variety of different attractions, both monuments and cultural assets that stand out for their cultural and artistic richness. Of course, if you stand out for something, it's because its incredible landscapes that limit with other similarly beautiful autonomous communities.


Do not miss this selection of almost essential places that you can not miss if you visit this autonomous community in the north of Spain, where in summer you can also shelter from the suffocating heat of the south of the Peninsula. What do you think?

Visit Santander with children

Santander is a great city to visit with children. It has a multitude of parks and gardens with playgrounds, beaches and walks with beautiful views that are a magnificent place "to which you can go to oxygenate and avoid the visit becomes tedious", as explained by Turismo de Santander .


You can not miss the Mataleñas park, one of the most beautiful in the city, nor the Maritime Museum of the Cantabrian Sea, ideal to teach the marine world and its relationship with man to the smallest of the house.

Museum of Altamira, incredible trip through prehistory for families

Visiting the greatest exponent of the Upper Paleolithic rock art is almost obligatory if you go through Cantabria. Further, the museum is specially designed for children thanks to its multitude of spaces for families: in the exhibition "The times of Altamira " you will be able to know the objects, tools and inventions of this prehistoric era through movies and cartoons. Also the Museoteca and the Workshops for families They are great for a day in this museum.

Cueva El Soplao, spectacular to visit with children


Another place spectacular is the cave El Soplao, that will surely surprise big and small for its amazing spaces. It is considered one of the great wonders of geology, treasuring an authentic paradise of speleothems (eccentric, stalactites, stalagmites, castings, columns, pearls of the caverns, dog teeth, etc.).

"The Soplao constitutes a delight for everyone who comes to visit him, that you will be able to enjoy a tour that will be overwhelmed by the spectacular, abundance and diversity of its eccentric formations, which are what make El Soplao a unique cavity, "they explain from the cave.

Picos de Europa, a park to get lost

It is another of the best Natural Parks in Spain.Peaks of Europe, is a magnificent place located in the Cantabrian mountain range. Are a great place to travel with children since we will be able to show them amazing geological formations, as well as their flora and fauna and enjoy their breathtaking views.

Parque de la Naturaleza Cabárceno, a dream for children

What child does not like animals? However, zoos are sometimes sad places because animals are locked up ... how do we do then? "The Cabárceno Nature Park is not a conventional zoo or a natural park", they explain from this place, that they invite to discover it.

"It is a space naturalized by the hand of man, from the primitive beauty of its karstic landscape, on the 750 hectares of an old mining open sky. "In it you will find more than a hundred animal species from the five continents in semi-liberty regime. Awesome!

Angela R. Bonachera

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