Rome for the kids

Yes its holiday time and you have decided to come to Rome. The whole family is coming and that means the kids too. However your motives for going and theirs may be a bit different.
This brings up the whole exciting issue of you entertaining them and trying not to tear your hair out at the same time. To make things a little easier here are a couple of ideas of places to go and things to do. segway.jpg



Fortunately Rome has quite a few open spaces and very nice parks. There are pedal go-karts and bicycles available for hire in Villa Borghese as well as roller-blades and the big 4 seater family pedal bikes. If your kids are still quite small a better option would definately be the family bicycles. That way you dont have to run like a crazy person after them when they pick up a bit of speed. Another spot you can also go to for some fun is to Piazza del Popolo, which is right next to the park. Here you can hire segways and go all around the piazza and down Via del Corso too.




There are also fun rides like merry-go-rounds and the other usual stuff that will entertain them and make some great memories too. There is also a bio park and zoo located in Borghese park. There is also a kids museum called Explora at Via Flaminia 60. I have seen it packed all the time with kids so it must be pretty popular.




Another really nice idea would be to take a carriage ride from Piazza di Spagna. There is space for about 5 or 6 people. Cost varies, please make sure you find out prices  before you get on and exactly how much it is going to cost to where you want to go.

There is another place to take them which is down Via del Corso. The time elevator is here and it will take the kids on a journey through Romes 2500 year history. The nice thing about all these places and activities is that they are really very close together and they are also near the other things that the big people, like you, may find a lot more interesting.

To avoid disapointment another word of advice i would suggest is to find good accomendation which is well located in Rome.