When visiting Rome with kids, don’t miss the opportunity to explore some of Rome’s incredible parks and playgrounds! You might be surprised to find that just around the corner from the busy sights, there are fun jungle gyms with incredible views.
Just behind the castello down a ramp to the right there is a wonderful shady park with swings and a climbing structure, surrounded by ancient cypress trees in the shadow of this great monument that captures kids imaginations in itself. There is also a nice track for jogging around, and lawn for playing soccer.
The Appian Way and surrounding natural park offer a well-preserved glimpse into the ancient Roman way of life. Children’s imaginations run wild on this most ancient of roads.
Just beyond the bus stop you will find a bike rental office that is very helpful and provides informative maps and guides.
The Archeobus departs for the Appian Way from Piazza Venezia, Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00
tel. 06 46954695
Enter the gardens at Porta Pincio, and hop on the electric train, which enables you to see all of the park’s family-friendly attractions: a lake with row boats, a small arcade with rides and games, a children’s theater, Raphael’s House puppet theater and bookshop with play areas outside, and vast gardens to run around in. You can also rent surrey bicycles for 4 people at the entrance, and there is a nice cafe near the theater.
On top of the Janiculum Hill, with a beautiful view of the city, puppet shows off Piazza Garibaldi, and plenty of room to explore
Via delle Tre
tel. 06 5925933
Via Tarquinio Collatino 56
tel. 06 76962112
Parco Giochi Monte Celio
off of Via della Navicella (from Colosseum, take Via Claudia, and continue straight to Via della Navicella)
Playground and miniature pony rides
shady park with playground and swings off of Via Claudia, near Colosseum. A nice oasis to visit after the Colosseum. In the afternoon/evening there is also a donkey cart ride that tours the larger grounds of the Parco Villa Celimontana.
Piazza San Cosimato
Jungle gym in quaint square in Trastevere
off Via Natale Del Grande
Villa Doria Pamphili
On the Janiculum Hill
Via San Pancrazio
Lovely park with playground, skating rink, soccer fields, and pony rides
On the Janiculum Hill
35 Via Dandolo
Park with playground and game area with small rollercoaster
Have a look at our tips for Florence Parks and Playgrounds!