Family and Kids in Venice

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Venice? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Venice, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Venice.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Venice for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Grand Canal

    Family and Kids

    Nearly four kilometres long, this canal is the lifeline of Venice’s water traffic (of private boats, vaporetti (water buses), and the gondolas), and one of the prettiest sights in this pretty city. It’s supposed to follow the course of an ancient river, and the area near the Rialto Bridge is supposed to be one of the first sites colonised around the river. Speaking of bridges, the ...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    St Mark's Square

    Family and Kids

    St. Mark’s Square, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace all grew up together the ninth century onwards. Once, it was only a little square and chapel! Throw in a canal and a dock, some important government buildings, incredible architecture (the National Library of St. Mark's; the Museum of Archaeology, the Correr Museum, Procuratie Nuovo, Procuratie Vecchie, and others),...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Saint Mark's Basilica

    Family and Kids

    The name ‘Church of Gold’ is well deserved. This magnificent Byzantine building is the most opulent, elaborate and lavishly designed/decorated/gifted building in all of Venice. And until the early 18th century, it used to be the Doge’s private little chapel. The only one who had a better building to pray in in the world was the Pope. You are only allowed 10 minutes inside, so...Read more
  4. Amazing Venice attraction for kids
    Doge's Palace

    Family and Kids

    The Palace, like its accompanying basilica, was built large to showcase Venice’s indomitable power. The city was ruled from this seat for over a hundred years, and despite its obvious wealth, there’s barely any fortification to the palace, as if the Doge was unconcerned of harm. The architecture is distinctly Venetian, and departs from the styles of most medieval palaces. Highlight...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    St Mark's Campanile

    Observatory

    This Baroque Tower is undisputedly Venice’s most recognisable landmark. That’s why the city won’t let it die. Since the first tower was erected in the 10th century, it’s been repeated struck down by calamity after calamity (usually fires and earthquakes), and each time they just built it back up again, adding a little extra detail here and there each time. In this way w...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Venice
    Peggy Guggenheim Collection

    Family and Kids

    The American heiress Peggy Guggenheim made collecting tasteful art and hosting seasonal exhibitions a habit of hers. She lived here, at the 18th century Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, for over 30 years, and her influence has elevated the museum to a premier modern art museum. Picasso, Calder, Ernst, Pollock, Dali, Chagall, Giacometti, Klee, and some Italian Futurists – they’re all here....Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Rialto Bridge

    Family and Kids

    Soaring over the Grand Canal, and connecting San Polo and San Marco, the Rialto Bridge is Venice’s pride and joy. After several wooden bridges in the medieval ages collapsed, Anthony da Ponte took three years to leave behind this beautiful architectural marvel. Once upon a time, merchants would set up day long shops here… now it’s tourists. The bridge’s high arch (7.5 ...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    The Phoenix Theatre

    Family and Kids

    Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi – bel canto extraordinaires – made this theatre famous by frequently premiering their works here. The name is vell deserved – the building rose from the ashes after being burned down three different time (the last time by arson and only in 1996). Each time it has resurrected. Today’s building is very 19th century, with Baroque and ...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    St Mary Of The Friars

    Family and Kids

    This church, also called the Frari, is practically an honorary basilica. The Franciscans built in Italian Gothic style. It’s big, made of brick, and dedicated to the Assumption. It was completed in the 14th century. Despite it’s reputation, it’s rather plain to look at from the outside, though still imposing. It’s tower is the second highest in the city. Crypts, statues...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Church Of San Giorgio Maggiore

    Family and Kids

    This 16th-century Benedictine basilica sits on the island that shares its name. It’s beautiful: classical renaissance, white marble, with a proud bell tower, right in the middle of a blue lagoon. The first church here was built in the late 8th century. Palladio designed the current building, but died before he could see his completed project in 1610. The monks by and large controlled dec...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Cannaregio

    Family and Kids

    Almost no famous European town is complete without it’s own dark history of Jew bullying. Well, this particular district is Venice’s claim to that fame. Until Napoleon Bonaparte conquered the Venetian Republic in 1797, the Jews spent 270 years living under severely oppressive laws, despite which they managed to establish a position of great influence within the city. Now, the elega...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Interpreti Veneziani

    Family and Kids

    This pretty little 10th century church has been transformed into a concert hall for the chamber music group Interpreti Veneziani. And though the funeral for the composer Baldassarre Galuppi was held in another church, the composer was buried here instead. Important paintings at the church include: Annunciation by Sebastiano Ricci Guardian Angel with St Anthony of Padua and St Gaetano...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Scuola Grande Di San Rocco

    Family and Kids

    So there’s two deals happening here: one is a dedication to the evergreen Tintoretto, and the other is a church. Tintoretto was actually commissioned to paint for the church, and most of the works here are by him, or his assistants, including his son. And they are incredible. The church too has a nice history, and is once of the finest architectural accomplishments in the city (it has it...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Basilica Of St. Mary Of Health

    Family and Kids

    They decided to build this Baroque church when the prayers against’ the plague were apparently heard and delivered. It took nearly half a century to build, but at the end of it, they had one of the largest churches in the city, and is considered a minor-basilica. Highlights include: Marian symbolism Baroque high altar Tintoretto’s Marriage at Cana A number of great works by Titian,...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Ca' Rezzonico

    Family and Kids

    As often happens when attempting to construct palaces in Europe, the builders died (1649) before completing the project. It’s subsequent owner left the building only his name. After being used as a rental for the rich and noble through the 19th and 20th century, the city of Venice finally acquired the building to house art. Throughout it’s history though, its tenants did their best...Read more