Madrid free with children: weekend plans

Having children and starting a family is a wonderful experience, but it is also true that it bringsn increase in expenses and difficulties to save: it is not the same to pay one or two tickets for the theater that pay the price of five, for example. Even so, there are multiple options designed for the family, and in Madrid there are a lot of free or very cheap plans to enjoy with children.

Whether you live in the capital or want to visit it on a weekend, there are plenty of visitors throughout the year. Free options for the whole family, especially the little ones. Opportunities to bring them art, make excursions or show them Madrid in a different way. Here we leave 10 free plans to enjoy Madrid with children:


Museum of San Isidro. The origins of Madrid

Motivate our children for the story It becomes very easy in places like the Museum of San Isidro, which is a trip to the origins of the capital of Spain since prehistory. Let your child be surprised to see the skull of a rhinoceros and enjoy its beautiful garden, among many other things.

Activities for families in the Templo de Debod

Every Saturday, with the exception of July, August and September, there is a fantastic program at the Templo de Debod. Children activities between five and 12 years old. You only have to book in advance and you can visit the temple (free of charge) with an educational guide to discover ancient Egypt.

Retreat and Crystal Palace

A walk in the Retirement It is another perfect option to spend a family day in the nature without leaving Madrid, In addition, you can take the walk in the park to look for the many animals that have their home there and visit the Palacio de Cristal or Velazquez.

Air Museum

What child would not want to fly? At the Air Museum, open only in the mornings, you can imagine driving an airplane and observe the impressive collection of weapons and flags from the beginning of aviation.

Burrolandia (Tres Cantos)

On this occasion, we are going to leave a bit of the capital to go to Tres Cantos, although we can reach this town perfectly in the vicinity. Here, every Sunday from 10.30 to 14.30 we will find Burroland, where our son can ride a donkey and learn a lot of curiosities about the animal world.

ONCE Tiflological Museum

When children are taken to museums, what they like is to touch what they are seeing. Thus, the ONCE's Tiflológico museum is the solution: it is a space conceived so that visitors can see and touch the exhibited pieces, and also houses exhibitions of blind artists who will teach your child the importance of sight.

Museum of Romanticism

Free on Saturday afternoons and for 1.5 euros for the rest of the days for children, let your child explore what the world was like during the 19th century. the treasures that are hidden in the rooms of the museum and play in the interactive area. He will love it

Blanquerna Cultural Center

The Blanquerna Cultural Center organizes many exhibitions and workshops (in Catalan and Spanish) aimed at children and adults. For example, until the end of April you can visit the exhibition 'Mollerussa paper dresses' and have organized paper workshops for children to teach them how to use this material creatively.

Dramatized visits to the San Antonio de la Florida museum

Can you imagine visiting a church with an animated guide like a puppet story? Know Goya and its frescoes? The dramatized visits from the museum of San Antonio de la Florida will transport you with your children centuries ago. Of course, unfortunately, only Saturdays are held between September and December. Sign it up after the summer!

Angela R. Bonachera

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