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Six Things to Do with the Kids in Rome

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Six Things to Do with the Kids in Rome

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Rome is one of those cities with a never-ending list of things to do and see, which is why it's so great for families. 

Keep everybody entertained with a visit to this historic city, with its fascinating buildings, culture, food and art. Here are some activities that everyone can enjoy.

The Roman Time Elevator
Enjoy an immersive and interactive discovery of Rome's history with the Time Elevator. 

Be catapulted through time in the exciting 3D - and even 5D - show that with take you back to the beginnings of the city, all the way through the rule of Julius Caesar, the work of Michelangelo, through the Renaissance and to the present day. 

With thrilling effects and a big dose of history and culture, there's something for the whole family to take away from this experience. 
Find it at the Via dei SS. Apostoli, just a couple of minutes' walk from Piazza Venezia. 

Il Museo dei Bambini
This museum, located at Via Flaminia, is geared towards kids and features all sorts of exciting and interactive exhibits. From water play areas to gardens and exhibitions on the environment, you can spend hours exploring the various fun activities on offer.

With so many hands-on things to discover, it's hard to pry the kids away! Keep an eye on the events' calendar in the days leading up to your visit too, as there may be special shows or displays on. 

Aquapiper Water Park
Every kid loves splashing about in the summer, so if the weather's hot, head to the Aquapiper Water Park.

Full of fun water slides, pools and events, a whole day can be spent here. 

It boasts family-friendly features including waterfalls, fun decor such as turtles and dinosaurs, inflatable toys and dinghies and much, much more. 

There are heaps of eateries on site serving up everything from pizza to gelato - and there are even bars for the adults. 

It can be easily accessed by train. 

Villa Borghese
The Villa Borghese in Rome is a stunning residence and park. It features gorgeous historical buildings such as the Neo-Classical Casino, Clock Fortezzuola, and many pristine gardens. 

With museums, play areas for kids and beautiful grounds, it's perfect for families. During the summer, hire bikes and pedal leisurely down the park's walkways, ride on the carousel or head to the zoo on site! There's a thrilling range of animals, such as alligators, anacondas, elephants, giraffes and more. 

The Colosseum and Roman Forum
A trip to Rome isn't complete without a visit to the Colosseum and the ruins of the ancient Roman Forum, which both adults and kids will find fascinating and enlightening.

From wandering the famous arena and envisioning the gladiator fights once held there, to strolling the old grounds of the Forum where society once came together to worship at towering temples and do business, it's an incredible, eye-opening experience for all ages. 

Take a guided tour or pick up some information and embark upon a self-guided experience. 

Gelato making lessons
What child wouldn't love learning to make their own gelato? You're sure to taste plenty of this sweet treat while travelling around Italy, so why not take the experience to the next level?

Lessons are available in English in a renowned gelato parlour under the careful watch of experienced and professional gelato connoisseurs. Of course, there will be plenty of chances to have a taste of what they're creating! 

Italy, and Rome in particular, is a fascinating destination teeming with attraction and entertainment. With so much to do, it's a wonderful holiday destination for families, so take yourselves on the trip of a lifetime and indulge in some of these fun activities.

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