What to do in Emilia with children

Always on the hunt for fun and excitement

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A game board en plein air and three pawns: Piacenza, Parma or Reggio Emilia? 

Just choose where to start, then the move will always be the right one: the cities of Parma, Piacenza and Reggio Emilia take children and young people by the hand to discover exciting adventures.

  • Duration
    72 hours
  • Interests
    Culture & Castles
  • Target
  • First stop - Trebbia Valley Coli

    The Trebbia Valley is a burst of energy: the Adventure Park promises relaxing weekends for parents, but challenging ones for baby climbers who can try their hand at suspended catwalks and zip lines.

    In Travo, on the other hand, the Neolithic Archaeological Park has ancient stories to tell. In fact, it is one of the most important prehistoric sites in northern Italy.

  • Second stop - Gropparello Gropparello

    The Gropparello Fairy Tale Park is the right place to daydream and brush up on history. Watchword: the Middle Ages.

    Costume games, markets of ancient professions, themed festivals. The park is located in the woods near Gropparello Castle, where it will be possible to enjoy a fantastic and exciting experience together with many fantasy characters.

  • Third stop - Val d'Arda Castell'Arquato

    There is no game without a castle, and in the Piacenza area you will be spoilt for choice.

    Starting from the Rocca Visconti of Castell'Arquato, an imposing fortress that dominates the surrounding valley, used several times in the past as a film set, we move on to the Mastio and Teatrino of the Vigoleno Castle, one of the most beautiful and smallest villages in Italy.

    Not to be missed is a visit to the neo-Gothic village of Grazzano Visconti, where the doors of the Hogwarts school are opened for magic tournaments dedicated to Harry Potter.

  • Fourth stop - Parma Parma

    In Parma there is a castle populated not by ladies and knights, but by very nice pop puppets: they are the family of the historic Ferrari family collection. 

    The Castle of Puppets is one of the most important collections of puppet theatre in Emilia-Romagna, a perfect destination for families and children.

  • Fifth stop - Fontanellato Fontanellato

    In addition to castles, Parma also boasts a labyrinth: in Fontanellato, not far from Fidenza, young and old get lost and find themselves, amidst excitement and surprises, in the Labirinto della Masone

    The labyrinth, the world's largest one composed entirely of bamboo plants, offers a variety of fun activities, including themed trails for even the youngest adventurers.

  • Sixth stop - Parma Apennines Monchio delle Corti

    At Prato Spilla, in the heart of the Parco dei Cento Laghi, there is a raccoon waiting for the park's little explorers. 

    The friendly mascot is the guide of the Adventure Park, which boasts 14 highly exciting trails suspended in the trees to make you feel a bit like Tarzan and Jane.

    Scurano, on the other hand, at the foot of Monte Fuso, responds to this call of the forest with its all-natural menu: in addition to a forest adventure park, there is also a wildlife centre.

  • Seventh stop - Parma and its province Parma

    The capital of the Food Valley does not forget that food is an art that should be learned, respected and known from an early age.

    In the various venues of the Food Museums circuit - 8 museums, not only beautiful but also good - don't miss the opportunity to take part in one of the many regular workshops, scheduled on request.

  • Eighth stop - Reggio Emilia Reggio nell'Emilia

    Reggio Emilia is the city of the Tricolour with the Hall and its modern Tricolour Museum, which has always known how to talk about Europe and international issues at all levels and for all ages.

    The suggestions of the festival organised by Palazzo Magnani also extend to the other spaces of the Reggio Emilia Civic Museums with family itineraries and workshops for the summer period that take inspiration from the museum's lesser-known masterpieces, such as the naturalistic collections of the scientist Lazzaro Spallanzani.

  • Ninth stop - Appennino Reggiano: fun for all ages Cervarezza Terme

    Initiation into grown-up life continues in the cool of the Apennines at Cervarezza Terme, where you can already breathe in the summer in the Cerwood forests, which wink at Robin Hood, the mischievous hero.

    Here you will find numerous adventure trails with different levels of difficulty, as well as various activities such as archery, miniature golf, free jumping and much more.

Last update 20/12/2023


IAT Bobbio
Piazza San Francesco Bobbio (PC)
+ 39 0523 962815 iat@comune.bobbio.pc.it Opening: Annual
Tourist Information Office Castell'Arquato
Piazza del Municipio Castell'Arquato (PC)
+ 39 0523 803215 + 39 0523 803563 iatcastellarquato@gmail.com
Tourist Information and Reservation Office Parma
Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi Parma (PR)
+ 39 0521 218889 turismo@comune.parma.it
Tourist Information Office Fontanellato
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 1 Fontanellato (PR)
+ 39 0521 829055 iat@fontanellato.org + 39 0521 824042
Tourist Information Office Monchio delle Corti
Strada Parco dei Cento Laghi 4 Monchio delle Corti (PR)
+ 39 0521 896618 m.leni@parchiemiliaoccidentale.it
IAT Reggio Emilia
Via Luigi Carlo Farini 1/A Reggio nell'Emilia (RE)
+ 39 0522 451152 iat@comune.re.it Opening: Annual

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