Sardinia, a unique experience

Nice trips with children in Sardinia

On holiday to Sardinia with children? Besides wonderful relaxing moments in a beautiful and child-friendly beach there are also various activities and fun attractions for children in Sardinia. Various water parks, both north and south, guarantee water fun. You can also choose one of the interesting excursions that are also suitable for the younger holidaymakers. Sardinia4all has listed a number of trips and hotspots, so that you can fully enjoy your stay with the kids in Sardinia!

Alghero: Grotte di Nettuno

One of the many beautiful excursions you can make in Sardinia is to the stalactite caves of Neptune, the "Grotte di Nettuno", in Alghero. This cave, decorated by many stalactites and stalagmites, is located at the tip of Capo Caccia, an imposing limestone cliff close to the pleasant town. In good weather you can take a boat trip to these caves from the port of Alghero. In less than 45 minutes you sail along the imposing cliffs of Capo Caccia to the Neptune caves. The boat trip to the Grotte di Nettuno departs from the tourist harbor of Alghero. The trip, including a tour, takes about three hours. Note; boat trips are not available during high waves. With older children who like to walk, you can alternatively drive to the caves of Neptune. Via a panoramic route from Alghero you arrive at the parking lot near the lighthouse. Due a "goat staircase", which is completely carved out of the rock and consists of no less than 655 steps, you arrive at the entrance of the cave. If you decide to visit the Neptune Cave on foot, you can go all day long, the guided tours are starting every hour.

During the boat excursion as well as during the walking tour you can enjoy beautiful views, so don't foget your camera!
Le Ragnatele

Alghero: Le Ragnatele Adventure Park

During a family holiday in the Alghero area, it is fun with the kids to visit Le Ragnatele Adventure Park, where you can squeeze yourself through the web like a spider in this new form of exciting tree climbing and past various obstacles in a pine forest. This park, suitable for young and old, is located about 50 meters from Le Bombarde and Lazzaretto beach. The playground is open all summer season. More information about Le Ragnatele Adventure Park can be found here.
Excursie Andrea Jensen

Alghero: A day of sailing with the family

For a wonderful day of sailing in Sardinia, you are also in the right place with the children on board the ship Andrea Jensen! In the morning the boat leaves from the tourist port of Alghero for a unique day trip. From the wooden sailing ship from 1939, you can enjoy the spectacular view over the rugged coastline of Alghero. The route leads along the coast to the national park, where the ship will anchor. Time for a refreshing swim in the clear blue water or explore the underwater world while snorkeling! During the spectacular sunset that gives the city of Alghero a red color, you will sail back to the port at the end of the afternoon. The Andrea Jensen sailing trip can be booked from April to mid-October. More information about Andrea Jensen's boat excursion can be found here.


Asinara: Tour through the nature reserve

During a holiday with the children on the northwest coast of Sardinia, a boat excursion to the beautiful nature reserve Asinara is an absolute experience. From the small harbor in the fishing village of Stintino you will be transferred to the island of Asinara in 15 minutes. The journey there, through the azure waters, is already a true spectacle. While you enjoy the view over Stintino, the island of Isola Piano and the beautiful bounty beach La Pelosa, you arrive at the harbor of Fornelli. After a visit to the turtle rescue center, you can go around the island on foot or with an electric train. Asinara, which functioned as a prison for many years, is today a recognized natural area. In addition to beautiful hilly landscapes, breathtaking bays and beaches, the island is rich in many animal species, including the little white donkeys that happily hop around in the wild, which gave the island its name. A visit to Asinara must be booked in advance on site as there are a maximum number of visits per day allowed. At the end of the afternoon, around 5:00 PM, the last boat departs back to Stintino. More information about Isola dell’Asinara can be found here.
Water Paradise

Sorso: Water Paradise Water Park

A visit to this swimming paradise near Sorso will undoubtedly appeal to younger holidaymakers. In addition to swimming pools, the amusement park also offers many different water slides and numerous facilities. The perfect activity for refreshment and fun during the warm summer months! The Water Paradise water park is open from June to September. More information about the Water Paradise Sorso can be found here.

Baja Sardinia: Aquadream water park

Aquadream is an amazing water amusement park in the northeast of Sardinia. Set up in 1987, this park in Baja Sardinia was the first water park in Sardinia. The amusement park offers many different water slides and numerous facilities for young and old. Picnic areas, gardens, chairs and sunbeds are provided for relaxation after the adrenaline rush. A fast food restaurant gives you the option for a nice piece of pizza, ice cream or a snack. A nice park for a day out with the children, for example! The park also has a games room with billiards and ping pong table, video games, mini basket and much more! Opening hours: From June to early September, the park is open from 10.30am to 6pm / 7pm. Accessibility: the park is located in the tourist town of Baja Sardinia, in the heart of the Costa Smeralda. More information about the Aquadream water park can be found here.
Berenrots (Foto Marieke)

Palau: Climb the bear rock

Northern Sardinia is known for its many impressive rock formations. The Roccia dell'Orso (Bear Rock) is a good example of this and is well worth a visit. This huge piece of granite is located atop a 120 meter high hill near Palau. The wind has worked the rock for thousands of years, giving it the shape of a bear today. The Bear Rock can be reached for a fee due a long path with several wide stairs. During the walk, which is also easy to do with older children, you can already enjoy a fantastic view over an old naval area and over sea, but once at the top it is completely spectacular. You can look up to the Maddalena Islands and in good weather you can even see the French neighboring island of Corsica. Nice to see!
Bootexcursie Lady Luna

The La Maddalena Islands: Discover the archipelago on a boat excursion

Visit the most beautiful islands in the National Park of La Maddalena on a full-day excursion with the 22-meter ship Lady Luna. During this trip you will get to know the beautiful nature park and in between you can swim at the breathtaking beaches of the islands of Budelli and La Maddalena. This excursion is also great to do with children! More information about Lady Luna boat excursion can be found here.
Bue Marino grotten in Cala Gonone

Cala Gonone: Grotte del Bue Marino

From the marina in Cala Gonone, you can also take the children on a boat excursion to the hidden caves of Bue Marino. These caves served as nesting sites for seals for centuries and can only be reached by boat. If desired, you can also combine the caves with a boat excursion to the sandy bay of Cala Luna for a refreshing dip in the clear blue seawater. Watch the video of the Bue Marino cave on YouTube
Zee aquarium Cala Gonone

Cala Gonone: Sea Aquarium

A visit with the children to the aquarium of Cala Gonone in the gulf of Orosei is definitely worth it! Overlooking the picturesque bay of Cala Gonone among olive trees and Mediterranean maquis, you will discover the secrets of the Mediterranean. Plenty of flora, fauna, entertainment, fun and learning moments for the whole family! More information about the Aquarium in Cala Gonone
Museum park S'Abba Frisca

Dorgali: Museum park S'Abba Frisca

The park museum "S'Abba Frisca" is located in the valley in the countryside of Littu Dorgali on the slopes of the mountain Bardia. "S'Abba Frisca" is located in the Gulf of Orosei in one of the most beautiful regions of Sardinia, between Dorgali, Ispinigoli and Cala Gonone. The route consists of two aspects: a natural and an ethnographic one. The museum contains more than 4000 objects from the civilization of the countryside and 450 species from the Mediterranean. Everything has been thought of, here you can really discover the history of Sardinia. Worthy of a visit! More information about the S'Abba Frisca Museum Park
Sneeuw Gennargentu

Fonni: Skiing in Sardinia

Is your holiday in Sardinia in winter? With a bit of luck you can spend a day "skiing" with the children in the Gennargentu mountain range of Fonni. The peaks of the mountain range are over 1800 m high, which means that snow often falls between December and February. The village of Fonni at 1000m altitude is the largest winter resort in Sardinia. Fonni also provides access to the three small slopes. It is equipped with two ski lifts and there are three runs (blue, red and black), a total of 3 km. ski slope. Not far from Fonni we also find the Monte Spada, where the slopes are especially suitable for beginners and children. This small resort has a slope with a total length of 400 meters and snow cannons. There is a cafeteria and dining facility. Bruncu S'Arena is another small winter resort with all mod cons. Its elevation varies from 1400-1600 meters above sea level. Equipment rental as well as options for dinner are available. More information about skiing in Sardinia
Residence Hotel Stella dell'Est

Arbatax: A ride on the steam train

One of the best ways to explore the different aspects of the beautiful island of Sardinia is by “Trenino Verde” or “green train”. The green train passes a landscape rich in vegetation and mountain areas. Bridges, stations, houses perfectly placed in an environment, sometimes only accessible by rail. The train is moving on the track at the correct speed. During the trip, the traveler does not have to miss the beautiful views and impressive surroundings that the beautiful island of Sardinia has. The distance between the rails is only 945 mm instead of 1435 mm for standard gauge and was built in the late 1800's. “Treno Verde” is one of the largest small railways in the world. When visiting Sardinia, you should definitely not miss this special trip! The Trenino Verde runs four different tourist routes;
Nulvi - Palau
Mandas - Arbatax
Macomer - Bosa Marina
Isili - Sorgono
More information about the green train

Montarbu (Foto S4A)

Montarbu: An open air zoo

Sardinia does not have a zoo, but in the Foresta of Montarbu you will find many animals that roam the wild. The road through the mountains is also incredibly beautiful. On the way you will have to avoid stray donkeys, horses, pigs, cows, bulls, sheep and goats. You reach this plateau by following the SS 198 from Seui in the direction of Ussassai. Past the cottage “Cantoniera Arcuerì”, turn left onto the mountain road towards alto Flumendosa. After 6.5 kilometers you turn right to Montearbu.
Sella del Diavolo

Cagliari: Hike to the Sella del Diavolo

Are your children a bit older and do not dread a walk? Then it is certainly fun to climb the devil's saddle. The beautiful promontory separates Poetto beach and Calamosca beach. Part of the area has now been released and gives you the opportunity to make a nice climb up and enjoy a truly magnificent view of the sea and city!
More information about La Sella del diavolo
Molentargius (Foto S4A)

Cagliari: Cycle tour along flamingos

In the nature park of Molentargius you can rent (children's) bicycles or cycle with a child seat to cycle with the family along the salt lakes of the city. This regional park is located between Cagliari and Quartu Sant’Elena and was used for salt production until 1985. The uniqueness of this area is the presence of fresh and salt water reservoirs and in 1999 it became a protected area because of the resting places, wintering and nests of many types of water birds including the graceful pink flamingo.
More information about Parco di Molentargius
Ape Calessio  (E. Geurts)

Cagliari: A ride on the Ape Calessino

A visit to the beautiful town of Cagliari is a must. If you want to discover more of the city in a short time and at the same time want to receive nice background information, then you are in the right place on board the Ape Calessino. Claudio drives you through the narrowest alleys and is happy to show you the most beautiful spots in the city!
More information about this city tour
S. Margherita di Pula

Villa San Pietro: Blufan water park

Waterpark Blufan in southern Sardinia is a fun family tip in addition to spending days at the sea. This large swimming paradise, with various water attractions and swimming pools, is located just before the town of Villa San Pietro on the road to Pula. In the first part of the water park is a swimming pool for the little ones, followed by a hydro massage bath. If you walk further into the park, along the wave pool, you will find several high slides. These are suitable for older children. Sun beds and umbrellas can be used in the water park. There is also a bar and restaurant in Blufan. More information about the Blufan Water Park

Quartucciu: Diverland water park

Just 10 km from Cagliari, take the SS 125 road towards Villasimius to Quartucciu at the 100,000 square meter Diverland water park. Open during the summer season, this outdoor swimming paradise has several swimming pools, water attractions, restaurants and bars. Water fun for young & old! A little Italian in this park is that the staff has an hour break at noon. The slides are therefore closed for an hour. More information about the Diverland water park

Pula: Laguna di Nora

Laguna di Nora is an ecological center located in a large lagoon at Sant Efisio in the south of Sardinia. Since 1985, the ecological center has been restructured to restore the previously neglected lagoon. Are you interested in nature with all accessories and the environment, then you can spend an educational day here. Large aquariums and also rescue centers for whales, dolphins and turtles are present here. Enough to see and experience and an educational day for parents and children!
There is much more to do in this beautiful area such as snorkeling and canoeing! Learn more about Laguna di Nora
Santadi - Is Zuddas

Santadi: Le Grotte di Is Zuddas

Close to Santadi, with the entrance on the side of Monte Meana, the origins of Is Zuddas Caves go back hundreds of millions of years. While it can be scorching outside during the summer months, the stalactite cave is always wonderfully cool with a constant temperature of 16 ° C regardless of the season. You can go for 0.5 km via a few stairs and some slopes, get acquainted with the various impressive stalagmites and stalactites and wonderful, intriguing formations. The caves can be visited daily from April to September between 9.30 am and 12 noon or in the afternoon from 2.30 pm to 6 pm. During the months from October to March, the caves are open on public holidays according to the above times and on weekends from 12:00 to 16:00. More information about the caves of Is Zuddas

Giba: Parco degli Angeli animal park

Sardinia does not have a "real" zoo as we know. You can meet animals in the wild or in an agriturismo, but these are of course farm animals. There is, however, a nature park with animals in the small town of Giba in southern Sardinia. Nice to spend a few hours with the kids. In the zoo you can get acquainted with different animal and plant species. There is both a small playground and a restaurant. You can also bring your own sandwiches and use the shady picnic zone. Parco degli Angeli is open on weekends from March to September. During the high season from Tuesday to Sunday. More information about the animal park Parco degli Angeli
Sardegna in Miniatura

Barumini: Sardinia in miniature

Sardinia in miniature is a theme park, where Sardinia can be experienced in miniature, in an area of ​​approximately 30,000 m2. The layout of the amusement park can be compared to Madurodam. You can view the most famous and scaled Sardinian monuments or take a trail through the botanical garden. A small boat trip can also be made with an Electro boat. Those who want to look higher will enjoy it from the watchtower. From here you have a magnificent view over the hilly Barumini. Sardegna in miniature is located near the Nuraghe Su Nuraxi in Barumini. The park is open daily from April 1 to September 30 from 9:00 am until sunset. During the rest of the year, the park is open from 10 am with the exception of the period January 12. until February 14, the park is closed. A restaurant is available. More information about Sardegna in Miniatura

Montiferro Scano: Il Parco degli Uccelli

The bird park, Il Parco degli Uccelli, of over 20,000 square meters, is located in the Montiferru area in the west of Sardinia at an altitude of 400 meters. Due to the favorable climate and vegetation, a special place for a large collection of exotic animals has been chosen in this area. The main purpose of the park is the conservation of rare animal species.
More than two hundred animals live in this beautiful park, many of which are parrots. The following bird species can be viewed; peacocks, sacred ibis, cranes, marabou, magpies, flamingos, parrots, swans, geese, shelducks and many other special bird species. In addition to birds, deer, emus, Sardinian donkeys and Giara horses can also be seen here. Ideal for a wonderful day out to enjoy all the beautiful bird species with children and especially to view it up close. But this is certainly also a nice place for nature lovers!
Opening hours: April to October from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Il Parco degli Ucelli is closed on Mondays. Accessible via: the SS 131 (Cagliari-Sassari), then take the Macon-Scano Montiferro exit. The bird park is located about three kilometers north of Scano (in the direction of Suni). More information about Il Parco degli Uccelli in Sardegna

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