Best Things to do with Kids in Tarragona, Spain — PortAventura, Roman Remains and a Train Ride

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PortAventura is the most popular place in Tarragona for families and kids. It’s fun too!

The best things to do with kids in Tarragona, Spain include horseriding, Roman ruins and Port Aventura

Planning a trip to Tarragona, Spain with your kids, or even moving there with your family? Then you’re probably wanting to know what are the best things to do with kids in Tarragona. Don’t worry — there are hundreds of awesome children-related attractions and things to do, that will keep you and your kids busy for months.

Here are just a few of them.

Mas de Teret

If your children love horse riding or have always wanted to try, Mas de Teret is the place to go. It’s a restaurant that has added lots of other kid-related attractions so there are things to do for the whole family.

At Mas de Teret, you can go pony trekking, visit the mini zoo and feed the animals, play table tennis, volleyball, football or archery and there’s a swimming pool for those hot Spanish days.

You’ll find more about Mas de Teret at their website. It is in Spanish but, if you run it through Google Translate, you will get all the information you need. They’re open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

43764 El Catllar Phone: 629 777 444


Probably the most popular of the best things to do with kids in Tarragona, and the most visited theme park in Spain, PortAventura is a massive theme park where you can literally spend days. The park is split up into different sections — the Mediterranean, the Far West, Mexico, China and Polynesia. Each section has its own rides, attractions, and restaurants. It also features Dragon Khan, one of Europe’s biggest roller coasters.

Other attractions include Ferrari Land, an Italian-themed section of the park built around the famous Italian sports car.

At each of the park’s sections, you will also find shows with birds of paradise, singers and dancers, and even a wild west show complete with a gun fight.

In 2017, Cirque de Soleil will be performing at PortAventura from 6th July till 13th August.

Find out more and get directions at the PortAventura website, including what special offers they are currently running.


Spain is hot much of the year which means, if you want to cool down with the kids, Aqualeon is the perfect place.

A 60.000 m2 water park, Aqualeon has swimming pools, slides, a speed boat water ride, a surf pool, a mini park for the little kids and a crazy race water track where you can try to get down a huge slide faster than your friends.

There’s also an animal safari with more than 600 animals. Jump on a double decker bus and see them all.

Finca les Basses s/n 43716 Albinyana – Tarragona. Phone: 977 687 656 Aqualeon website

tarraco roman amphitheater

Roman Remains of Tarraco

Tarragona is home to the Roman Remains of Tarraco — a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, if your kids are even remotely interest in history, they will love it here.

On the site, there’s a 2nd century amphitheater where the gladiators used to fight, the remains of a Roman aquaduct, several religious buildings, and the old city walls. These remains are some of the best preserved Roman remains you will find anywhere in the world, which is why hundreds of thousands of people visit them every year.

The remains are also right by the beach, so in a stunning location.

The Spanish Tourist Board has more info.

Salou Tourist Train

While you’re in Tarragona with the kids, don’t miss a side trip to Salou either. It’s a lovely beach town about 6 miles from Tarragona, and is specifically perfect for kids as it has a tourist train that runs all the way around the town.

Get on the train for one of its two circular routes, put on your headphones with English commentary and be taken all around the city to see places like Salou’s lighthouse, the Fountains of Salou, the harbor, and various coves and beaches. Kids love it, especially on a hot day, as they get a fun train ride plus can see a lot of the city without having to walk for miles. They even have special rates for families.

The Salou Tourist Board has more on the Salou Tourist Train.

Now all you have to do is book a hotel in Tarragona, and you’re ready to go.