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The Best Playgrounds in Barcelona

In Barcelona, you never have to look far for a fun playground. Almost every square and city park in Barcelona has a playground. But where do you find the coolest playgrounds with the most awesome slides and play equipment in Barcelona? That’s exactly what I’ve researched for you and gathered all in this post.

Latest update: 11/06/2024

Our 9 Favorite Playgrounds in Barcelona

As a mother of a little boy, I often find myself in the playgrounds of Barcelona. By now, we have seen and tested quite a few playgrounds, and we’ve found our own favorites. Grab some paper and a pen and note down the tips I am going to share with you. Below, I’ll show you the most fun playgrounds in Barcelona, so you’ll know where to find them!

1. Parc de la Colònia Castells: The Sea Urchin Playground

    Parc de la Colònia Castells is located in the Les Corts district, on the site where the workers’ houses of the Colònia Castells textile colony once stood.

    The park covers an area of more than 9,000 m² and is designed around a central square. There are communal urban gardens, trees and shrubs, plus a health and sports area for the elderly.

    The most fun part for the children is, of course, the large children’s play area with various swings, slides, and a big sandbox. The most striking feature of Parc de la Colònia Castells is the large play structure shaped like a sea urchin, which children can climb on and slide down from.

    This playground was opened in 2024 and is a fantastic place for both young and older children to play.

    Tip: Combine your visit to this park with a visit to the Illa Diagonal shopping center, where you can enjoy food and shopping. There’s even a Lego store!

    • Address: Passatge Barnola, 15
      Metro: Entença (L5)
    Parc de la Colonia Castells Barcelona
    Parc de la Colònia Castells

    2. Jardins de la Indústria: The Farmer’s Swallow Playground

    This playground is hidden behind a block house in the Eixample district and is ideal for those traveling with small children, as the park is small-scale and manageable.

    Jardins de la Indústria has numerous play structures that both young and older children can enjoy. Especially fun is the treehouse placed among the trees. Classics like swings, slides, a seesaw, and a sandbox are also present.

    But the star of the park is undoubtedly the giant wooden farmer’s swallow, named L’Oreneta, which serves as a climbing frame and slide, and which most children adore.

    For parents, there’s even a bar with a terrace. This makes Jardins de la Indústria a top spot to go with children, even with a stroller. It’s also very close to the Sagrada Família.

    • Address: Carrer de la Marina, 358
      Metro: Sagrada Família (L2, L5) en Alfons X (L4)
    Jardins de la Industria - Leuke speeltuinen in Barcelona
    Jardins de la Indústria

    3. Parc de la Pegaso: The Octopus Playground and Traffic Park

    Another park that has recently undergone a total makeover is Parc de la Pegaso in the district of Sant Andreu. Here, you’ll find the structure of a giant octopus (El Pop) on which children can climb and slide down various slides.

    The park also has multiple playgrounds where children of all ages can play, including swings, slides, climbing structures, play castles, and even a giant zip line.

    There’s also a small traffic park with real streets and traffic lights where local children learn to cycle.

    Additionally, there’s a romantic Japanese-style garden with a large pond and walking path for relaxing strolls.

    This park is also suitable for strollers.

    • Address: Carrer Sagrera, 179
      Metro: Fabra i Puig (L1), Onze de Setembre (L9N, L10N)
    Parc de la Pegaso - Leukste speeltuinen in Barcelona
    Parc de la Pegaso

    4. Parc Central de Nou Barris: The Whale Playground and Fountains

    Parc Central de Nou Barris is a sprawling city park with multiple fountains, two large lakes, green areas, and playgrounds.

    Located in the Nou Barris district, the park is known for the large whale structure (La Balena), where children can climb, slide, and have hours of fun.

    Around the whale, there are many fun play structures like trampolines and a zip line.

    It’s interesting to know that local children helped design this playground.

    Throughout the park, there are also a few playgrounds with wooden fences for younger children. There, you’ll find slides, swings, play castles, and seesaws.

    The park also has several fountains, a shaded picnic area where locals meet, and interesting buildings, like remnants of a Roman aqueduct, an old farmhouse, and a former insane asylum.

    Due to its beautiful location, landscape variations, and tranquility, the park is a pleasant place for a walk, even with a stroller.

    • Address: Plaça Major de Nou Barris, 1
      Metro: Llucmajor (L4)
    Parc Central de Nou Barris - Leuke speeltuinen in Barcelona
    Parc Central de Nou Barris

    5. Parc del Castell de l’Oreneta: Nature Playground with a Train

    For a day of play in nature, Parc del Castell de l’Oreneta is the best choice. This park, located on a hill at the edge of the city in the district of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, is a beautiful spot for a family outing.

    In this wooded area, you’ll find various playgrounds, some more challenging than others, offering something fun for everyone. While the younger kids enjoy the themed playground of knights and castles, older kids can climb high wooden castles, slide on the zip line, or jump from the springboards. And all in nature!

    But the star of the park is undoubtedly the old miniature steam train that runs through the park every Sunday and is a hit with small children!

    The park also has a large esplanade for picnics, and from many spots, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city.

    Parc del Castell de l’Oreneta, due to its location on a hill, is less suitable for strollers. It’s best to go with two people or use a baby carrier if you’re going with a baby.

    • Address: Carrer de Montevideo, 45
      Metro: Reina Elisenda (L12)
    Speeltuinen bij Parc de l'Oreneta in Barcelona
    Speeltuinen bij Parc de l’Oreneta

    6. Parc de les Rieres d’Horta: Water and Sand Playground

    This beautiful and peaceful city park is located in the Horta district and features an amazing sand playground where children can have hours of fun.

    This playground reminds me of the ones you can find in the Netherlands, with lots of wood, sand, and various equipment for climbing, scrambling, and exploring. It includes different musical springboards, climbing walls, a wide slide, swings, balance beams, and much more fun!

    Younger children especially enjoy playing with the sand here: scooping sand, making sand cakes, building sandcastles… So bring a shovel and bucket and prepare for some mess!

    The playground also has a wooden fence and several benches for adults to sit and keep an eye on the kids.

    In the summer, children can cool off at the fountain at the beginning of the park. This fountain spouts water from the ground, which children love to walk through. And in the evenings, the fountain is beautifully illuminated.

    Parc de les Rieres d’Horta is a well-maintained city park that runs from top to bottom (or vice versa). This creates different squares where, besides a children’s playground, there is also space for fitness equipment, petanque, and much more.

    Children can also learn to ride bikes safely in various spots in the park.

    If you are looking for a slightly less known city park with a fun playground, then this might also be for you.

    • Adres: Avinguda Estatut de Catalunya, 21
      Metro: Horta (L5)
    Parc de les Rieres d'Horta - Leuke speeltuinen in Barcelona
    Parc de les Rieres d’Horta

    7. Gran Clariana: Green Esplanade with Giant Slides

    Another hugely popular playground in Barcelona is Gran Clariana at Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes. This square now has a large green esplanade, including a playground with several giant slides.

    The slides are on a kind of soft-material hill filled with challenging activities, like a climbing wall, a crawl tunnel, a spinning chair, and much more!

    The green esplanade is also a great place for a family walk or to let the kids ride bikes and scooters. This park is also very suitable for strollers.

    • Adres: Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes
      Metro: Glòries (L1)
    La Gran Clariana - Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes Barcelona
    La Gran Clariana

    8. Parc de la Diagonal Mar: Magical Hill with Slides

    Barcelona’s second-largest city park, Parc de la Diagonal Mar, designed by the famous architect duo Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue, is located in the Sant Martí district and offers a lot for children.

    For example, there’s the so-called “magical hill” (Muntanya màgica) with various large slides for children to slide down. Unlike the slides at Gran Clariana, these are more shaded, making them suitable even in the summer months. It’s a good idea to bring an extra vest or towel or a piece of cardboard to help kids slide better.

    On the other side of the park, towards the coast, there’s also a large playground with various equipment for children of all ages to swing, climb, and scramble and much more fun.

    For older children, there are also soccer and basketball fields and ping pong tables.

    What makes this park extra special is its location near the sea, with a large lake in the middle, the surrounding skyscrapers, and the beautiful vegetation.

    • Adres: Carrer de Llull, 356 – 360
      Metro: Selva de Mar (L4)
    Parc de la Diagonal Mar - Leuke speeltuinen in Barcelona
    Parc de la Diagonal Mar

    9. Superàrea de joc infantil de Can Batlló: Impressive Slide and Inclusive Facilities

      For the real daredevil, nothing is more fun and exciting than the slides of the new Superàrea de joc infantil de Can Batlló. This playground is known for its 11-meter high slide, one of the highest in all of Barcelona.

      In addition to this impressive slide, the park also offers swings, trampolines, and seesaws, all in a modern and playful setting. This is a place where children can climb, scramble, and explore to their heart’s content.

      What’s special about this playground is that it has facilities for children with limited mobility, making the playground inclusive for all children. There are also several canopies providing shade, creating a comfortable play environment even on sunny days.

      Tip: Combine your visit to the playground with exploring the rest of Can Batlló. This area, which used to be a factory, has now been transformed into a place where cultural events, markets, and other activities regularly take place. The mix of historical and modern elements makes it a unique place in Barcelona and an interesting destination for the whole family.

      • Address: Carrer de Bartomeu Pi, 19
        Metro: Magòria La Campana (L8)

      These were our favorite playgrounds in Barcelona for now. As soon as we come across a new playground that is worth mentioning here, it will of course be added to the list. If you have any additional tips, please leave a comment below so that everyone can see.

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      Hello! My name is Marta, and I am a born and raised Barcelonian. I love introducing people to Barcelona, especially the Barcelona known to locals. In Barcelona, I am always looking for fun places and tips that I can then share with you, with the goal of helping you experience Barcelona like a local.

      Marta Rubio

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