Parque de Atracciones
Parque de Atracciones © Pavlemadrid commons
Parque de Atracciones is a fantastic amusement park in Madrid, and a particularly good option for those travelling with kids. The park is big and modern and offers a number of rides and attractions for all ages. There is plenty for the thrill-seekers to enjoy, but also some more relaxed rides. The park is divided into five large sections: Maquinismo (machinery), where many large rides can be found; the Gran Avenida (main avenue), which boasts shops, restaurants, shows and street performers; Naturaleza (nature); Tranquilidad (relaxation); and Infantile, an area designed for young kids. There are a number of shows, games and spectacles to keep everybody entertained. The Virtual Cinema is a simulator with moving chairs that kids will love, and the Spectacle of Sound, Light and Water show has fireworks and lasers that are also a favourite. There are about 15 food outlets in the park, including restaurants, fast food joints and snack kiosks. Booking tickets online (at least three days in advance) allows you to skip queues at the entrance and earns you substantial discounts. It is best to arrive early as queues can get long in the park.
Address: Casa de Campo
Telephone: 91 463 2900
Transport: Batan (Line 10); bus lines 33 and 65; by car, Carretera de Extremadura (N-V) or exit 18B 'Casa de Campo' from M-30
Opening times: Opening times vary according to season and day - check the official website for a calendar.
Admission: €28,90 (adults); €11,95 (children). Concessions available. Discounts for online booking and family groups.