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Activities to Do in Florence With Kids

1. Take a Family Tour of the Uffizi Gallery
2. Visit Piazza Della Repubblica
3. Enjoy a Picnic in the Boboli Gardens
4. Discover Brunelleschi's Dome
5. Explore the Leonardo da Vinci Museum
6.  Learn about art at Natural History Museum
7. Dress Up Like The Medici Family at Palazzo Vecchio
8. Admire Antique Armour At The Stibbert Museum
9. Peek Through Ancient Telescopes At Museo Galileo
10. See The Sights From The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

If you are wondering about the options of things to do in Florence with kids then think no further as Florence is brimming with some excellent things which you can do with your kids. The city has several museums which make a perfect infotainment destination like the  Leonardo da Vinci museum and The Palazzo Vecchio. The Stibbert Museum has special family tours that also have activities that children will love indulging in.

Older children will be happy visiting Museo Galileo, which has exhibits from various areas of science, and the La Specola Natural History Museum, a science museum. At the Museo Galileo, children can have fun as they peek through early microscopes, globes, telescopes, and others. Some other activities are to have fun outdoors by enjoying a picnic at the Boboli Gardens or riding the antique carousel at Piazza Della Repubblica.

Here are some of the best things to do in Florence with kids:

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Dress Up Like The Medici Family at Palazzo Vecchio

  • In the list of interesting things to do in Florence with kids, dressing up like the Medici Family at Palazzo Vecchio comes on the top.
  • Reach the costume room through the secret passage and get the children to dress up like royals.
  • Let your kids enjoy themselves in activities including scavenger hunts, puppet shows, and stories.
  • If you have children above 8 years with you, embark on the Life At Court tour and learn about Medici's privileged lifestyle.

P.za della Signoria, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timing: Fri to Wed: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm;
              Thurs: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Price: around €17 per visitor      

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Take A Family Tour of The Uffizi Gallery

  • If you are travelling to Florence with kids, you can opt for a skip-the-line private Uffizi Tour for 2.5 hours.
  • Kids will also feel excited to get a chance to play educational games included in the tour.
  • The special tours designed for families also have trivia games, treasure hunts, and other interactive activities that kids will enjoy.
  • While kids enjoy games, adults can admire famous artworks such as Cimabue's Madonna Enthroned,  Botticelli's Birth of Venus, and Michelangelo's Holy Family.

: Piazzale degli Uffizi, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Time: Tue to Sun: 8:15 am to 6:30 pm; Monday closed

Price: Children up to 3 years free;
           Adults: € 105
           Children between 4 to 12: Discounted rate.

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Enjoy A Picnic In The Boboli Gardens

  • Going for a picnic to the Boboli Gardens is one of the fun activities to do in Florence with kids.
  • Watch the kids run wild while you enjoy the beauty of the garden which is located in the backyard of the Pitti Palace.
  • Let your kids have an adventure of a lifetime as they get the opportunity to climb on trees, hide behind hedges, and dart between statues.
  • Take a stroll on the winding paths and stop to admire the fountains.

Location :
Piazza de' Pitti, 1, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy 

Timing: Daily 8:15 am – 6:30 pm

Price:  around €6 per person

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Discover Brunelleschi's Dome

  • Feel awe-struck looking at Brunelleschi's Dome, a masterpiece of art that is the symbol of Florence as well as of the Renaissance.
  • Educate your children about the fact that Brunelleschi's dome has been named after its architect Filippo Brunelleschi and is still the largest masonry and brick dome that exists even today.

Location: Piazza del Duomo, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Timing: Mon to Fri: 8:15 am – 7:45 pm;
              Sat: 8:15 am – 5:30 pm;
              Sun: 12:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Price: Adult: € 35; 7 - 14 years: € 20

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Explore The Leonardo Da Vinci Museum

  • One of the things to do in Florence with kids is to visit the Leonardo Interactive Museum which is a perfect infotainment destination.
  • The museum is dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci where kids will be excited to see the functioning machines and mechanisms that were designed using his famous codes.
  • Let your kids try out the machines and inventions and check out the replicas of some of his sketches.

Via del Castellaccio, 1r, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy

Timing: Daily 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Price: Adults above 18 years: € 8,00; 5 and 17 years: € 6.90

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Admire Antique Armour At The Stibbert Museum

  • Your trip to Florence with kids will become more exciting if your itinerary includes the Stibbert Museum which has on display the collection of Frederick Stibbert from across the world.
  • Kids will be super excited to take a look at the antique armours of the knights at the museum.
  • Let your kids and you admire the treasure trove of artifacts that are on display at the museum.
  • Stroll into the main hall which contains horses and knights along with their arms and armour.

: Via Federigo Stibbert 26, 50134, Florence

Timing: Fri to Sun: 10 am to 5 pm;
             Mon to Wed: 10 am to 1 pm;
             Thurs: Closed

Price: Adult -  around €9.80

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Peek Through Ancient Telescopes At Museo Galileo

  • If you are traveling to Florence with kids who are their school-going age will surely want to visit the Museo Galileo.
  • Children will feel fascinated by the displays containing exhibits from the fields of geometry, astronomy, navigation, metrology, and medicine. 
  • Watch your children have fun as they peek through early microscopes, globes, telescopes and others.
  • One unusual exhibit that you and your older kids might watch is the display of Galileo's preserved fingers.

:Piazza dei Giudici 1, Florence 

Timing: Wed to Monday: 9:30 AM to 6 PM;
              Tues: 9:30 AM to 1 PM

Price: €13.00 per person

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See The Sights From The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • The best things to do in Florence with kids is to opt for a double-decker Florence Hop-on Hop-off bus tours which is the most effective way to do sightseeing with maximum flexibility.
  • You will be able to visit about 15 major tourist attractions on the bus route including Boboli Gardens, the Duomo,  the Pitti Palace, the town of Fiesole and others.
  • Kids would enjoy a seat on the top where the sights and sounds of the historical city will be available to them.
  • Enjoy the live commentaries and interesting stories about places on your journey. 

: 9:20 am to 6:20 pm, every 20 minutes 

Price: €23 per day per person

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Visit Piazza Della Repubblica

  • One of the exciting activities to do in Florence with kids is to visit one of the main squares in Florence, Piazza Della Repubblica. 
  • Kids will be especially happy visiting this place as they can take a ride on the antique carousel that has scenes of Florence painted on the top.
  • Delight in the festive ambience of the place with street performers and musicians entertaining the crowds.
  • Take your children to shops and cafes for them to taste Florentine pastries and sweets.
  • Visit the toy workshop, Bartolucci, to buy wooden toys for your little one.

Piazza Della Repubblica, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy

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Learn About Art At Natural History Museum

  • A must-include in your things to do in Florence with kids would be a visit to Europe's oldest science museum, La Specola Natural History Museum.
  • The museum is filled with stuffed animals and skeletons which will surely delight the children, especially the older ones.
  • They will also be interested to see the array of sea creatures, birds, insects and mammals.

Via Romana, 17, 50125; Firenze FI, Italy

Timing: Mon-Sun: 10:30 am-5:30 pm

Price: guests below 5 years: Free; 
           6 – 14 years & 65+: €3.00;
           Normal adult rate: €6.00

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People Also Ask About Florence

  1. What are the best things to do in Florence with kids?

    1. Visit Museo Galileo
    2. Explore Palazzo Vecchio
    3. Picnic in the Boboli Gardens
    4. Try hands on ancient Telescopes at Museo Galileo
    5. Sightseeing tour from the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

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  2. What is the best time to visit Florence with the kids?

    If you are visiting Florence with kids, the best time to do so would be between April to early June or September to October. During these months, the weather is pleasant and kids will be able to enjoy their outings. If you are visiting during the winter months, the weather outside might be cold but the Christmas festivities and light show at monuments and on the sides of buildings might be a delight for them.
  3. What is special about Florence?

    The city of Florence is well known for being the birthplace of the Renaissance. It has also gained fame due to the architecture of its monuments and the vibrant culture that can be witnessed in its people. There are several activities to do in Florence with kids which makes the city a destination loved by people of all ages and interests.

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  4. How many days do you need in Florence?

    If you are travelling to Florence with kids, it is recommended that you spend 4 days in the city. In 4 days, you will be able to leisurely visit most of the attractions that the city has including Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza Della signoria, San Lorenzo market, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and others.
  5. How to reach Florence?

    1. By Air: Florence has 2 airports near the city. You can fly to Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci international airport from several European cities such as Barcelona, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. Alternatively, you can fly to Pisa International Airport which is 85 km away from the city, however, it has flights coming from more destinations.

    2. By Train: Almost all major cities of Italy are connected to Florence by a high-speed train network. You can reach any of the 3 main stations of the city, Firenze SMN, Firenze Campo Di and Firenze Refried, by travelling by this network. You can also travel to the city by overnight train from France and Germany via express trains.

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