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Best Children’s Parks and Playgrounds in Madrid

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Written by Daniella

When it comes to feeling at home and enjoying yourself in a big city, it is certain that some of the things you value most are the services the city offers in your own neighborhood.

And if you are living in Madrid with a family with children, then playgrounds in the vicinity can make a big difference when choosing a specific place of residence.

Today, this article by ShMadrid would like to share some information with you on the best playgrounds in the capital. These are the perfect parks for children, as they have playgrounds that are ideal for your children if they want to enjoy some time outdoors or play.

Related article: Madrid’s Best Parks with Children

Parks with playgrounds for children

Parque del Castillo de Leganés

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Parque del Castillo de Leganés is an incredible playground in Madrid, and it is located next to the San Nicasio metro station. This is an ideal location for your children, as the playground equipment will have them inventing stories and experiencing great adventures.

Your children can play for a few hours pretending to be knights and princesses, so don’t miss the opportunity to take them to Parque del Castillo.

This original park will be a joy for both parents and children, as you will find different kinds of swings and up to 21 different types of playground elements for you to enjoy.

There are slides, monkey bars, climbing walls, suspension bridges, a labyrinth and even an elevator to climb up and down smaller objects.

The setting is an authentic and real castle, and it looks exactly like the ones in fairytales. This is a large space that is designed especially for children between the age of 5 and 12.

Parque Europa in Torrejón de Ardoz

Parque Europa is the largest green and leisure area in Torrejón de Ardoz. The park is over 233,000 square meters big, and it is located between the neighborhood of Torrenieve and the Ronda Sur.

You will find reproductions of the most iconic monuments of major European cities in the park, as well as different leisure and adventure areas and a spectacular fountain that you will see nowhere else in Europe. It consists of a large fountain, with jets of water, a laser light show and, of course, music.

This is a unique park in Spain, and it has actually been part of the most important urban transformation processes in the city.

More than 5,000 trees, 60,000 shrubs and 120,000 seasonal flowers have been planted. In addition, 190,000 square meters of green lawns have been grown. These are all kept in perfect condition by drip irrigation and sprinkler systems.

You can also enjoy its three lakes, and the largest is almost 12,000 square meters big and has a depth of 60 centimeters.

Related article: Swimming in Rivers near Madrid

Parque Gran Tobogán in Rivas-Vaciamadrid

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This park is located in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, in between Carrer de Electrodo and Avinguda de la Técnica. Compared to other playgrounds you might be used to, this is a very large park, and its main attractions are its long slides.

It also has swings that are big enough to lie down in. Nearby you will see the energy efficiency visitor and educational center called Ecópolis Plaza. You should take at least half an hour to fully explore Parque Gran Tobogán.

Madrid Río

The new leisure park on the Manzanares riverbanks offers an extraordinary experience from a recreational point of view. You will definitely enjoy your time here with your entire family.

Children can enjoy themselves in the 17 different children’s play zones that can be found along the Salón de Pinos, and you will notice that the swings are all made of sustainable and natural materials, such as wood and hemp rope.

These materials are also used for spider webs, hammocks, hanging bridges and lianas to climb in.

Is there another park or playground in Madrid you can recommend?

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Daniella loves to write and translate. Her bucket list is filled with beautiful places she still needs to visit.

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