Whilst on holiday in Valencia you may decide that you would like to take the kids out of the city and bring them on a day trip. The whole region of Valencia has areas of great beauty and interest to discover. On this page, we will provide you with suggestions of theme parks, water parks and beaches close to Valencia where you can head to for a day outside the city.
For ideas that might appeal more to the grown-ups, see our Guide to Excursions from Valencia. Here you will find an area by area guide to the region of Valencia with information on what walks, buildings and other features if interest can be found in each area.
In a place where there is endless sunshine and heat, what better place to take the kids to cool down and have some fun than a water park. Throughout the region of Valencia you will find water parks. Here we have listed some of the most popular options.
Aquapolis is a water park with attractions including the river rapids, kamikaze slides, wave machine and a hydro massage.
Carretera Nazaret-Oliva, Km 33
46400 Valencia, España.
Tel: +34 96 173 8052
The Aqua Park Valencia is situated on a natural stream bed in the Quesada Rojales. It offers 4 gentle slides, 2 kamikaze slides, 3 children's pools and a large swimming pool.
Aqua Park Valencia
Carrer del Norte
03170 Ciudad Quesada, España.
Tel: +34 96 671 8612
Web: Official Aqua Park Website
If you are willing to travel a little further you can head to Benidorm and to the theme park called Terra Mitica. The park is made up of different sections covering legendary civilisations, including Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia and The Islands. You will find rides and attractions to suit all ages.
Terra Mitica Theme Park
Carretera de Benidorm a Finestrat
Partida de Moralet
03502 Benidorm, Alicante, España.
Tel: +34 96 500 4300
There is a beach that sits close to Valencia's city centre - Las Arenas is less than a twenty minute bus ride from Valencia's old town. However, if you would like to take the kids to somewhere more secluded or picturesque, it may be worth making the effort to head to one of Valencia's beaches that is further from the city centre. For a guide to the beaches that surround Valencia, with information on the services that they offer and advice on how to get to some of them from the old town, see our Guide to Valencia Beaches.
It is worth noting that you don't even need to leave Valencia to take the kids somewhere exciting for the day. Valencia city is dotted with places where you can get away from the hustle bustle of the city centre and enjoy some family time. If you would like some peace and quiet, you could head to green spaces such as the Albufera Nature reserve and other gardens around Valencia - see our Guide to Valencia Parks.
During a trip away it is important to know that you can get out of the city and take the family on a day trip somewhere. Whether you want to treat the kids, the grown-ups or both, there is a great to deal to discover in the region of Valencia. Have a look at what is on offer prior to your trip and you can break up your city holiday with a relaxing trip out of town.