October 26th "Sevilla for kids"
Having my 13 year-old nephew, Ean, in Sevilla with us
was a great experience, and we have learned of several activities for
children. I wanted to post this a while ago, but well, things got a little
behind. For those of you out there who are parents it comes as no surprise
that video games and television often win out over cathedrals, museums
and historic sites. Walking is another problem – even if we are
5 minutes from home a taxi or bus is wanted. Still it’s fun to have
a good kid to drag around and any of the issues we’ve had have been
small and typical of his age. Some things which we’ve done or will
be doing in the next days:
- Paddle boats on
- Many movies. If
there are children who don’t speak Spanish then consider these
possibilities for English movies:
- DVD –
most have the original audio tracks
- V.O. Theatres
– where movies are subtitled and shown in their original version
(ie: English, Italian, German). There are two in Sevilla: Corona
Center in Triana and Avenida 5 Cines on Marques de Parada.
- Isla Magica –
a day in an amusement park is always fun, although the rides seem a
little disappointing comparing to other parks. Still, plenty of water
rides and one rollercoaster.
- Food: a taste of
home or something different after several days of tapas is always a
good idea. Whether pizza, hamburgers, Chinese or other there are plenty
of choices in Sevilla.
- Bikes in Parque
Maria Luis – renting one of the tandem bikes in the park is good
for a few hours
- Pigeons in the
park – who doesn’t love a bunch of pigeons crawling all
over you? I don’t, but it’s fun one time to feed the pigeons
in Plaza America.
- Football match
– make a Betis one, but either will do so they can get a taste
of professional sports in Spain.