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What To See And Do With Children In Trapani

The Sicilian city is ideal for those who want to enjoy
a family holiday

If you want to spend an unforgettable holiday with your children, Trapani is the right solution for you: the Sicilian city is ideal for those who want to enjoy a holiday with the whole family, including visits, relaxation and fun, without giving up learning. There are so many things to see and do with your children, whether they are 3 or 13 years old. Trapani offers the possibility of combining routes for adults and attractions for children in a perfect mix that ultimately pleases everyone.

Here are all the ideas for a family-friendly trip!

Sea & Beaches

Trapani is famous for its beautiful sea and picture-postcard beaches, so your holiday with children in tow can only start with a nice swim. And many of these beaches have gently sloping seabeds, perfect as a destination for families with small children. Don’t miss the San Giuliano Beach in Trapani, the Zingaro Nature Reserve in San Vito Lo Capo and the Tre Fontane Beach in Campobello di Mazara. As proof that the beaches on the Trapani coast are particularly suitable for children, there are many that each year obtain the Green Flag, the recognition that indicates child-friendly beaches and seaside resorts, selected through a survey conducted among a sample of paediatricians. Among the beaches in the province of Trapani that have obtained the prestigious award for summer 2019 are: San Vito Lo Capo, Tre Fontane and Torretta Granitola in Campobello di Mazara, and Signorino in Marsala.

Sea & Beaches

Trapani is famous for its beautiful sea and picture-postcard beaches, so your holiday with children in tow can only start with a nice swim. And many of these beaches have gently sloping seabeds, perfect as a destination for families with small children. Don’t miss the San Giuliano Beach in Trapani, the Zingaro Nature Reserve in San Vito Lo Capo and the Tre Fontane Beach in Campobello di Mazara. As proof that the beaches on the Trapani coast are particularly suitable for children, there are many that each year obtain the Green Flag, the recognition that indicates child-friendly beaches and seaside resorts, selected through a survey conducted among a sample of paediatricians. Among the beaches in the province of Trapani that have obtained the prestigious award for summer 2019 are: San Vito Lo Capo, Tre Fontane and Torretta Granitola in Campobello di Mazara, and Signorino in Marsala.

Nature & Parks

If your children love adventure and are always ready to explore nature, you absolutely must take them to the Erice Adventure Park, located just a few minutes from our villa. Set in the pine forest of Martogna Park, it features a series of acrobatic courses set in the trees at different heights depending on the degree of difficulty, where you can test your balance, speed, ability to overcome obstacles and desire for adventure. For the little ones there is the Mini Junior, a course less than 100 cm above the ground, with a safety cable, but which can also be walked without a harness. Here, not only children but also older people can enjoy acrobatic courses, archery or experience the thrill of visiting the forest by mountain bike. There is also a picnic area (you can take advantage of our ready-to-eat picnic baskets) and an area reserved for animals.

For those who want to enjoy the outdoors in Trapani there is also Villa Margherita, one of the most important ‘green’ monuments in the Sicilian city. The park, which covers an area of 21,000 square metres, has ample space dedicated to different animal species, such as aviaries with birds and parrots, and a remarkable pond with swans, geese and ducks, which your little ones will certainly enjoy. A little further away from our boutique hotel, on the road from Palermo airport to Trapani, specifically in Carini, is the Bioparco di Sicilia. It is a wonderful nature park within which you will find: the Zoological Garden, inhabited by more than 60 different animal species including chimpanzees, bertucas, lemurs, Benneth’s wallabies, Grant’s zebras, coati, meerkats, Tibetan goats, Sicilian grey donkeys, dromedaries and llamas the Botanical Garden, which is a veritable living museum; and the Dinosaur Land, with over twenty life-size reconstructed dinosaur models, from Tyrannosaurus Rex to Stegosaurus, from Oviraptor to Brachiosaurus.

Museums

If you are travelling with curious children, you can take them to MOOI – Museum Of Optical Illusions in Trapani, the first and only facility in Italy entirely dedicated to optical illusions. The museum, where touching is not forbidden and where you can play with your imagination and fantasy, will amaze your little ones more than an illusionist could ever do with his tricks. Divided into five different and bizarre environments, it offers educational tours aimed at understanding the different mechanisms behind optical illusions. Another museum where you can take them is the Agostino Pepoli Museum, which might seem unsuitable for children, but where there are workshops and educational activities for the whole family that allow the little ones not to get bored and above all to learn. One of the most engaging and exciting activities is the animated visit ‘The Pepoli Museum enchanting place for a fairy tale’, designed to tell children about the history of the collections.

Also in Trapani, interesting educational workshops for young and old are organised by the Labalquadrato association at the La Salerniana contemporary art gallery and the DiART San Rocco Museum. The workshop activities are periodic and are designed to be experienced as a playful, creative and relational time with others. At the Galleria d’Arte Leonardo Da Vinci in Trapani, painting courses (booking required) are offered for adults and children with the talented artist Giovanna Colomba.

Museums

If you are travelling with curious children, you can take them to MOOI – Museum Of Optical Illusions in Trapani, the first and only facility in Italy entirely dedicated to optical illusions. The museum, where touching is not forbidden and where you can play with your imagination and fantasy, will amaze your little ones more than an illusionist could ever do with his tricks. Divided into five different and bizarre environments, it offers educational tours aimed at understanding the different mechanisms behind optical illusions. Another museum where you can take them is the Agostino Pepoli Museum, which might seem unsuitable for children, but where there are workshops and educational activities for the whole family that allow the little ones not to get bored and above all to learn. One of the most engaging and exciting activities is the animated visit ‘The Pepoli Museum enchanting place for a fairy tale’, designed to tell children about the history of the collections.

Also in Trapani, interesting educational workshops for young and old are organised by the Labalquadrato association at the La Salerniana contemporary art gallery and the DiART San Rocco Museum. The workshop activities are periodic and are designed to be experienced as a playful, creative and relational time with others. At the Galleria d’Arte Leonardo Da Vinci in Trapani, painting courses (booking required) are offered for adults and children with the talented artist Giovanna Colomba.

Sweets & Pastries

Also not to be underestimated is the gourmet side of the experience: Sicilian pastry, perhaps the most famous and at the same time most recognisable in Italy, offers a wide variety of confectionery specialities stemming from an emblazoned tradition. It will be almost impossible to stop your children from bingeing on ice creams, granitas, cannoli and carob candies (typical Trapani candies). A must in the historical centre of Trapani is Pasticceria Colicchia, one of the most famous in the entire region, offering the best of Trapani’s pastry tradition. For those who want to learn the secrets and recipes of Sicilian cuisine, the Nuara – Cook Sicily centre of gastronomic culture in the heart of Trapani offers a wide range of cooking courses for adults, children and teenagers, with practical lessons and workshops in direct contact with local produce.

So if you want to spend an unforgettable holiday with your children, you absolutely must take them to Trapani, a truly family-friendly city!

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