10 Best Places to Visit with kids and family in Lima
Lima is a beautiful part of Peru, and it always attracts tourists to this place for paying a visit to one of the most exquisite and beautiful places of Peru. There are many attractive places for adults like museums, art galleries, and adobe-archeological sites in Lima, but kids have their own different interests, and they may find it boring to visit such places. What can be more amazing if you can find places that are equally loved by adults and children? Lima, Peru is open to some wonderful destinations to enjoy with your family. This city is popular for its wonderful nightlife, vibrant and attractive culture, tasty food from world-famous chefs and awesome historical heritage.
Here are the top 10 places that are perfect for you and your kids which will attract you more to this place:
- Magic Water Circuit
Magic Water Circuit is a huge and interactive series of 13 fountains that will wet you from inside. This illuminated fountain series is named as magic water circuit, and you can find it at Parque de la Reserva. Your heart will dance with beautiful lights and water plus your kids will love that place most. This magic park is open from Wednesday to Sunday. You can enjoy anytime between 4 pm to 10 pm, and you can also enjoy the light show after sunset. Tourists find it as one of the most surprising places, and I bet you will surely agree to this after visiting. This show lovable to every age group is open for you at just $1.50.
- Catacombs of the San Francisco Monastery
Not all kids fear of adventure and I hope your kids will love to explore something new. Dark passages and piles of bones may scare kids to fullest, but some children can find it adventurous too. San Francisco Monastery attracts you with its mind blowing catacombs plus the church pulls you towards its religious beliefs. Huge library of this colonial church is an amazing collection of ancient facts, religious books, and many other interesting texts to give you a deep knowledge of place, if you want to know. With a small entrance fee of $2, it is open during the whole week from 9.30 am to 5.45 pm.
- Parque de las Leyendas
Animals and birds are a great attraction for children. They might fear of dangerous animal but they find it exciting to watch them from a distance. The zoo is the best place for children to enjoy such things. Parque de las Leyendas is the first zoo of Lima and is one of the most exciting places to visit. This zoo is divided into four zones that are coast, highlands, jungle and fourth is international species. This awesome zoo surrounds an archeological building and this building consist of an on-site museum. Bloating lake, botanical garden and playground keep your children occupied and make the trip awesome for them. This grand attraction is open to visitors from Monday to Sunday and timings are 9 am to 5.30 pm.
- Iceland Park
Playing with ice is a great adventure and no doubt, everyone including kids love to play with ice. Iceland park is hopefully the only place to go for ice skating, and that’s why it is not so easy to get your tickets. Every visitor loves to have fun with ice and so the competition is really hard. Ice skating is an exciting and adventurous thing to enjoy, but your kids can only enjoy if they are aged seven years or older. This popular Iceland park of Peru is open for all the seven days but skating timings are different for different days. From Monday to Fridays it’s 3 pm to 11 pm and for the other two days, Saturday and Sunday its 11 am to 11 pm. Entry charges depend on how much time you want to spend in skating. You can buy your entry tickets for half hour or one hour depending upon how much time you have.
- Choco Museo
There is nothing about chocolate to hate; in fact, chocolate is loved by you, me and everyone. Children are the biggest fan of chocolate and they can do anything for chocolates. If you want to make the trip memorable for your kids than Choco Museo is the destination. There are two Choco Museo in Lima and are situated at different places. One is in Barranco and another one in Miraflores plus both of these represent various exciting events. The various attractions of this place include chocolate workshops, chocolate museums, and interesting activities. Choco Museo presents activities for both adults and children and thus makes it a place worth visiting for both kids and adults. From 11 am to 7.30 pm it’s open to you and your family and you can visit the place from any day from Monday to Sunday. This wonderful place seems more wonderful when you find that it’s completely free to enjoy.
- Parque de la Imaginacion
Learning is easy when we find things interesting. Park of imagination “Parque de la Imaginacion” makes science and technology interesting for kids. The trip will become a source of knowledge along with adventure and fun when you visit this amazing place. This interactive place helps children in exploring different principles of physics in fun manner. The park allows children to explore facts about human body and water world in a different and interesting way. The experiment will seem like a great source of fun to your kids at this place. They make it easy for children to learn with their various interesting exhibitions. Facebook page or online websites of this place can help you get more knowledge about their events and exhibitions. You can make your visit to this place from Monday to Sunday anytime between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. Entry fee to this amazing place full of knowledge and fun is very nominal and that makes it more awesome and a must visit for everyone.
- Parque de la Amistad
“Parque de la Amistad” means the park of friendship and it’s the best place to relax and enjoy things in a relaxing manner. The main attraction of this park is a steam train that takes you on a ride around the park. In this train, you can enjoy every inch of this fascinating place. Ducks, geese, and fish can be seen in the lake of this park plus you can enjoy boating with your family. The paddle boats can be hired near the lake and they have a place for 4 people. Other attractions include fountains and Arco de la Amistad which is 100-meter tall and is worth watching. A playground is there to keep children busy playing and a restaurant to taste amazing food recipes of Lima. The cultural center is another attraction of the place that must be counted. Park is open from Tuesday to Sunday and timings are 9 am to 9 pm for all the days. Entrance to this park is free but train rides and paddle boats ride will cost you little money.
- El Malecòn
The bicycle ride is the best childhood fun, and every kid can love this ride to its fullest. Lima’s coastal cliff is best for a bicycle ride and that is El Malecòn. You will see interesting sculptures on your way that will offer views of Pacific coastline of the city. Another attraction of the place is paragliding, but the minimum age is 14 years. Even if your kids can’t do this but they will surely enjoy watching it. They will find it amazing to watch you jumping off the cliff. There are agencies that offer bike tours if you don’t want to go for cycling. It is open for free and you can go anytime and any day.
- Museo de Sitio Naval Submarino Abtao
Some kids find it interesting to know about ships and sailors. If your kid is one of them, submarine ABTAO is the place you must visit. It is a war and military museum and they offer tours to have a detaled look at the different parts of submarines. A group of 30 people is taken in one tour, and they can have a look at the torpedo, engine rooms, battery and central command post. Tours of 30 people leave after every 20 minutes and thus you don’t need to wait for very long. You can visit the place from Tuesday to Sunday and timings are 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Younger kids below the age of five can enter and enjoy the place without any fee.
After exploring sites and food joints, shopping is what your family and kids will love most next. Larcomar is a modern entertainment and shopping complex and it has everything your little ones will love. It is the second best attraction of Miraflores including Choco Museo. Cinemas, ice cream, bowling alley, and amusement park arcade are some best attractions of this place. Entry is free but entertainment inside the complex is charged. You can get complete information on various schedules on the website of Larcomar.