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10 Fun family-friendly activities in Milan - German version

From historic streets to culinary treats Milan is packed with fun activities for kids. Experience a family Renaissance with this guide.

From royal castles to tasty gelato, you’ll discover a lot of family-friendly activities in Milan.

Marvel at the centuries old canals and architecture on a Milan city tour. Go by foot or bike or hop aboard the top of a double decker bus and feel the breeze as you cruise the streets. Scoot through Milan on a Segway for real family fun.

Experience family mealtime from a whole new perspective, with viewing of Da Vinci’s Last Supper or a family cooking class where your kids will learn to make their own pizza and gelato.

Head for an outdoor family adventure with a one-of-a-kind train trip to the Swiss Alps or check out other summer activities.

These are our top picks for the best things to do in Milan with kids.

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1. Explore the city on a private walking tour

Take your kids on a Milan city walking tour. As you play games, you’ll discover top Milan landmarks like the Palazzo Marino and Duomo of Milan. The tour also goes through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan's oldest active shopping center.

Best time to go:

The best time to take this tour is in spring or autumn. The temperatures will be pleasant during these months, making it a perfect time to walk the streets of Milan.

Address and opening hours:

P.za del Duomo, 36, 20121 Milano MI, Italy. Open Monday-Sunday, 9:30 AM-2:00 PM.

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2. Participate in a city-wide escape room adventure

Engage your kids on a Milan escape room adventure. Discover city attractions by finding clues and solving puzzles, throughout the adventure.

Best time to go:

This adventure involves a lot of walking, so pick a day with pleasant weather.

Address and opening hours:

Piazzale Stazione Genova, 20144 Milano MI, Italy. Open Monday-Sunday, 7:00 AM-11:55 PM.

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3. Experience the city on a hop-on hop-off bus tour

Explore a lot of ground with the hop-on hop-off bus tour. The double-decker bus stops at several major landmarks, including Scala, Litta, Milan Duomo, Cadorna, and Lanza, so you have time to take in every sight.

Best time to go:

Don't take this bus tour in August since you'll experience heavy traffic.

Address and opening hours:

Milan Cathedral, 20122 Milano MI, Italy. Open Monday-Sunday, from 10:40 AM-4:40 PM.

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4. Learn how to make pizza and gelato in a cooking class

Do your kids enjoy cooking delicious dishes? Then sign them up for a pizza and gelato cooking class. A professional chef will show you how to prepare the ingredients, make a dough, and prepare a zesty tomato sauce. At the end of the class, you will relax as you enjoy your meal with a soft drink or wine.

Best time to go:

Visit Milan in the summer when lots of family-friendly food festivals are held.

Address and opening hours:

Via Giovanni Battista Sammartini, 2, 20125 Milano MI, Italy. Open Monday-Saturday, from 6:00 PM.

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5. See the Last Supper mural by Leonardo da Vinci

A Last Supper Entrance Ticket and Guided Tour should be high on your list of things to do with children. This is one of the most important works by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci. It is at the center of many films, books, and even conspiracy theories.

Best time to go:

Weekdays are better to visit the museum as the crowds will be thinner.

Address and opening hours:

Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 20123 Milano MI, Italy. Open Tuesday-Sunday, from 2:00 PM.

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6. Take the Bernina train to St Moritz

Take a train adventure with a A Bernina Train, Swiss Alps & St. Moritz Day Trip. This train ride is a fun activity for kids that will take you through the incredible alpine landscapes of the Swiss Alps. You will get to see a UNESCO World Heritage site along the ride.

Best time to go:

Take the train in spring to see the colorful beauty of the farm fields. In winter you’ll get sights like frozen lakes and snow-covered mountains.

Address and opening hours:

20124 Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy. Open Monday-Sunday, from 7:35 AM.

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7. Discover the hidden gems of Milan on a bike tour

Explore the best kid-friendly attractions in the city with a Milan bike tour. Escape the main tourist spots and discover hidden gems in the neighborhoods. Experience a day in the life of Milan as your host entertains you with local legends and the history of the city.

Best time to go:

Milan can get unbearably hot in summer, so plan the tour around the cooler months.

Address and opening hours:

Via dei Carracci, 8, 20149 Milano MI, Italy. Open Monday-Sunday, from 9:30 AM.

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8. Ride a Segway to the top attractions of the city

Segway tours are among the best family-friendly activities in Milan. Follow your guide to main city landmarks like Cathedral Square and Sforza Castle. You will also get a chance to visit the serene Sempione Park. You don’t need to be an expert at riding the Segway. The tour starts with a quick orientation session for all ages.

Best time to go:

This is a relaxing tour to take on a sunny weekend.

Address and opening hours:

Via dei Chiostri, n. 1, 20121 Milano MI, Italy. Open Thursday-Monday, from 2:30 PM.

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9. Marvel at the stunning Duomo Milan

Explore fantastic Gothic architecture to inspire your kids’ imagination at the Fast-Track Milan Cathedral and Terraces Guided Tour. On the rooftop terraces of the cathedral, you will get amazing views of Milan.

Best time to go:

Go during golden hour, right before sunset to get the best views and panoramic pics.

Address and opening hours:

P.za del Duomo, 14, 20121 Milano MI, Italy. Open 11:30 AM-2:00 PM.

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10. Taste Milan’s specialties on a gourmet food tour

Savor the tastes of handmade pizza, handmade pasta, Milanese risotto, and other local favorites with your family on a gourmet food tour.

Best time to go:

Lots of family-friendly food festivals happen around the city in the warmer months.

Address and opening hours:

Piazza Cordusio, Milano MI, Italy. Open Monday-Sunday, from 11:15 AM.

FAQs

What are some of the top family-friendly attractions in Milan?

Some kid-friendly attractions in Milan are the Last Supper mural, Parco Sempione, and Branca Tower.

What are the best museums for kids in Milan?

Kids will feel like they’ve stepped into a fairy-tale at the La Scala Museum and Sforza Castle.

What are some fun outdoor activities for kids in Milan?

City bike tours, walks, outdoor escape adventures, and scavenger hunts are fun ways for kids to explore.

What are some unique and off-the-beaten-path experiences to have in Milan with kids?

If you're looking for unique experiences, take a cooking class or canal boat tour in Navigli District.

What are some fun day trips from Milan that are suitable for families with kids?

For a day trip, ride the Bernina train to St Moritz.