From paint balling and karting to adventure parks and water sports there is something for all the family in Maresme

The Top Ten Activities for Kids in Maresme

The Maresme coast is a children’s playground with long stretches of sandy beaches, dynamic mountain ranges, hiking trails and cycle paths at every turn. It is no wonder why so many families choose to make this beautiful region their home. Aside from what is available on your doorstep the Maresme also offers kids a range of different types of activities from adventure parks and water sports to paint balling and Karting.  We’ve put together a range of different activities for kids in Maresme to ensure that the whole family is entertained throughout the year.

Jalpi Adventure Centre, Arenys

Jalpi Aventura

An extensive adventure park located in the treetops, Jalpi adventure centre consists of different circuits in the trees depending on the height + skill level of the participant. It is suitable for everyone from the age of 3 upwards and has nearly 90 activities which are divided into 6 routes through the trees. A monkey bridge, net, zipline, Tarzan jump and many more exciting aspects make up the suspended path in the forest, providing endless amounts of entertainment.  The park is located between the towns of Arenys de Mut and Arenys de Mar.. Jalpi Aventura also offers visitors a pleasant walk through the forest, a children’s play area, bar service and toilets, meaning there is something for everyone.

Carrer Batlle Trias
08358 Arenys de Munt
T: +34 637 854 404


Jumping Extreme, Mataró

jumping extreme mataro


Jumping Extreme is a large trampoline park in Mataro, with both beginner and professional trampolines, making it suited to people of all ages and abilities. The park has both standard trampolines and high elasticity trampolines which allow you to reach even greater heights. The addition of a basketball area, podium for combined acrobatics, rebound walls and a foam pit means there is something for everyone to enjoy. Perfect not only for days out but also celebrations and parties, trampolining is bound to entertain the kids for a whole day.

Carrer Alcalde Josep Abril, 34
08302 Mataró, Barcelona
T:  +34 655 552 361


Monkey Paintball, Dosrius

Monkey paintball is located in Dosrius, an activity suiting any type of occasion. Their paintball field is extensive and is catered to both those looking for a fun day out with friends and family and those wanting to practice the sport more regularly. It is also well suited to both beginners and professionals and runs several different activities including; capture the flag, central flag, all against all, and more, guaranteeing there is something for everyone.  Paintballing is the perfect activity for taking the kids for a day out with friends, but also for birthday parties and celebrations.

C/ Granollers, 1
08319 Dosrius (Barcelona)
T: +34 657 085 131


Illa Fantasia, Premià de Dalt

Illa Fantasia is a waterpark consisting of more than 22 slides close to both Villassar de Dalt and Premia de Mar, and is the ideal place to enjoy a fun day out with family or friends. Being one of the largest waterparks in the country, it has a great range of attractions on offer; as well as the 3 giant pools and huge number of waterslides you will also have access to a picnicking area, children’s playground, minigolf, shops, restaurants and much more. The park also has 35 water monitors to ensure the children’s safety whilst maintaining the fun atmosphere of the park. As well as free parking there are also buses to and from Barcelona, making it easily accessible. The park is perfect for group days out, school trips, summer camps and childrens’ parties.

Premià de Dalt
08338 Barcelona
T: +34 937 514 553


Bosc Vertical, Mataró

Bosc Vertical is an adventure park in the trees, where you can enjoy both good views and thrilling adventures. There are 8 circuits ranging in difficulty, and 160 fun activities to enjoy whilst experiencing direct contact with nature; meaning there is something for everyone to enjoy. The park also includes many other activities such as laser combat, segways and electric bicycles allowing you to enjoy the paths and landscapes of the Corredor-El Montnegre Natural park. It is the perfect place for both family days out and childrens’ parties, as the activities are suitable for kids and adults!

Av. del Parc Forestal, s/n
08304 Mataró
T: +34 666 591 988


Karting, Cardadeu

Karting Cardadeu offers go-karting races for all ages and abilities, a perfect activity to enjoy with friends and family. There are several different circuits + races of differing difficulty and length, meaning children can be entertained for birthday parties or full days. The circuit is 750m long and 8m wide, ideal for both fun and professional driving.

Carretera Granollers a Sant Celoni (C-251, Km 5.300
08440 Cardedeu, Barcelona
T: +34 938 712 453


Marineland, Palafolls

Marineland Catalonia is home to both a waterpark and aquariums whilst offering exhibitions of dolphins, numerous shows of sea lions, parrots and exotic birds. The park is situated in Palafolls and offers entertainment for the whole family, home to some of the best exhibitions of dolphins worldwide. There is also a restaurant on site and many other facilities, making it the perfect place to spend a day of endless fun. The 80 metre-long transparent tunnel allows you to not only experience the amazing sea creatures from only a few centimetres away but also be able to walk directly underneath them. The childrens’ zone consists of more than 50 activites to enjoy, meaning all members of the family can discover the deep sea world. Qualified divers are even able to take a plunge into the oceanarium and swim with the sharks!

Ctra. Malgrat a Palafolls s/n
08389 Palafolls, Barcelona
T: +34 93 765 48 02


Parc Francesc Macia, Malgret de Mar

The Francesc Macia park is one of the most popular attractions in the Maresme area, and is located along the Palafolls creek on old, cultivated fields. There are many different areas including a skateboard park, areas for sensory play, shelters + games for kids. It also has all the services needed for full days to be enjoyed in the park; drinking water fountains and toilets are hidden among the beautiful vegetation. Signs are located throughout the park identifying the vast variety of plant species; from deciduous to evergreen trees, turning the park into an educational garden whilst also mostly having the aim to entertain children.
Av. de la Costa Brava, 77
08380 Malgrat de Mar, Barcelona
T: +34 93 765 33 00


Cycle from Santa Susana to Blanes

Maresme Cycle

This cycle route takes approximately 45 minutes, whilst allowing you to get to know the towns of Santa Susanna, Malgrat de Mar and Blanes and see all the beautiful views! The easy route is through dirt roads making it safe for kids as there is little traffic due to the lack of main roads. The route begins at the Santa Susanna Tourist Office, before passing through Malgrat de Mar towards the area where campsites and dirt roads are found. You then finish cycling on the Blanes seafront promenade until you reach La Palomera, the rock that famously characterises this town and signals where the Costa Brava begins.

Plaza Catalunya, s/n
08398 Santa Susanna, Barcelona 


Watersports at Cercle Aventura


This sailing school offers both beginner and advanced courses/lesson in windsurfing, paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking, snorkelling. The wide variety of activities available makes it the perfect day out for the family as well as for school trips and birthday parties!

Platja de Llevant
Camí Ral, s/n
08330, Barcelona
T: +34 610 116 812