If you are planing to visit Athens with your family, then there are a number of attractions for children that you might consider visiting. We'll start with a list of playgrounds in the center of the city.
Athens Things to do with Kids
Eugenides Foundation> www.eugenfound.edu.gr
The main attraction at the Eugenides Foundation is the planetarium. With it’s dome of 25 meters and 280-seat capacity, it is one of the largest and best equipped planetariums in the world.
Attica Zoological Parkwww.atticapark.com
This is an ideal destination for on a one day excursion in weekends. It is located near Spata which is about one hour drive from the center of Athens. There, you will find in a 20 hectares area a big variety of animals including birds, bears, monkeys, lions, reptiles and dolphins, making it an ideal place for children and for photography. Read more at the following link: A day at the Attica Zoological Park
Allou Fun Parkwww.allou.gr
This is a large amusement park in the southern suburbs of Athens. It consists of two separate areas: The first is called Allou Kidom and is intended for small kids. The second area with the consists of attractions for both the adults and children.
Foundation of the Hellenic Worldwww.hellenic-cosmos.gr
This is a cultural center where you can experience the Hellenic history and culture through interactive exhibitions and virtual reality tours. Special educational programs for children between 5 and 12 years old, are held every Sunday at the center.
Stavros Niarxos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)www.snccf.org
The complex in the southern suburbs of Athens comprises of a 210,000 m² Park, and new facilities for the National Library of Greece, and the Greek National Opera. The park is a great place for children with green spaces which includes a sports and leisure park. Every month a program with events such as exhibitions and concerts is published. A lot of these event are dedicated for children, like the sailing event in the canal. The full program can be accessed at EVENTS AT THE SNFCC foundation web page.
Onasis Cultural Centerwww.sgt.gr
Among the numerous programs and events of the Onasis Cultural center, some are dedicated for the youth. When available, the programs and workshops for children are announced at center web site at the following link: Youth and Family Programs.
Hellenic Children Museumwww.hcm.gr
The museum organizes during the weekend different workshops for children from 1 to 12 years old. The list of activities can be found at the following link and are subject to a participation fee. The site is currently available in Greek only but an English version is been announced for soon.
Aside the organized activities, the museum is composed of different rooms with dedicated subjects where the children can learn and play. There is a supermarket space where kids play buying different food and vegetables products. Another room is dedicated to construction, where the kids are invited to repair a reduced model house with different DIY tools. Some of the rooms contain books and different instructive games. Animators and educators are present in every space to accompany your kids in a world of adventure and discovery. Entrance to the museum is free.
Within the large selection of movies played at the Village Cinemas, there is always some dedicated to children. There are six centers of Village Cinemas across Athens and one summer open air cinema at the Zappion Park.
Museum of Greek Children's Artwww.childrensartmuseum.gr
The museum original approach is to exhibit artwork of children aged between 5 and 14 years. The museum offers multiple art workshops for children which are held in Greek language only. Workshop duration vary from 8 months to 2 hours.
Playmobil Fun Parkplaymobil-gr
The Playmobil® Fun Park moved recently to a new location in northern suburbs of Athens. The brand new space is very well organized with tables for the parents to sit, and watch their children, while consuming snacks and beverages from the self service cafeteria. The Playmobil® Fun Park is a space with all kind, if not all Playmobil® toys. This is the occasion for your kid to play with one of his favorite themes: Dinos, Future Planet or Knights for boys, and Princess Fantasy Castle for girls. On your way out, the Playmobil® store allows you to purchase one of the toys.
Kaliviotis Lego Shoplocation on Google maps
This store is specialized in Lego systems.
The multi-store at Syntagma Square in the center of Athens, has a whole roof dedicated for children toys.
Puzzle WorldOmirou 27, 10672 Athens
This shop in the center of Athens is specialized in puzzles for all ages. The inventory includes more than 3000 puzzle boxes of well know brands such as: Clementoni, Schmidt, Heye and Educa.
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