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Guide to Sardinia for Families

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With sandy beaches, aquariums, animal parks, adventure parks and resorts with lots of facilities for kids and teenagers, Sardinia is ideal for families. It is also an interesting place to experience nature: On this island, extraordinary ecosystems and biodiversity have been preserved; meanwhile, adventure and water parks are a good option if you're looking for more adrenaline-fuelled outdoor fun.

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  • Family
  • History Buff
  • Nature Lover
  • Beach Goer
  • Like a Local

7 Places

5 City Tips

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7 Places

Parco Sardegna in Miniatura

Theme Parks

Parco della Giara Tuili

Parks

Le Ragnatele

Playgrounds

Acquario Cala Gonone

Aquariums

Aquarium Laguna di Nora

Aquariums

Il Parco Degli Uccelli

Other Zoos & Aquariums

Museo del giocattolo tradizionale della Sardegna

Speciality Museums

Elena Z's City Tips

  • In Sardinia there are three airports: Cagliari (south), Alghero (northwest) and Olbia (northeast), as well as three main ports (Cagliari, Olbia and Porto Torres).
  • If you visit a Church in Sardinia, like everywhere in Italy, you should wear something that covers your shoulders.
  • To get around in Sardinia, a car is highly recommended. Public transportation is not efficient.
  • Please be respectful of the environment -- don't take sand or shells with you.
  • A 15% service gratuity is added to your bill automatically in many restaurants.
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    Parco Sardegna in Miniatura
    Theme Parks
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    Elena Z Says:

    A stroll through this miniature park is the best way to begin a journey into the nature, history and culture of Sardinia. Here, you can explore copies of Sardinia’s most important monuments, built on a small scale and in extraordinary detail. In the same park you also have a planetarium, a museum of astronomy, and a reconstruction of a Nuragic village to keep the family entertained.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • The restaurant offers both adult and children's menus.
    • Not far from here in Giara Park, you have the chance to see the last wild ponies in Europe!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Tuili
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very nice park of medium size 04/08/2018
    • It's a pity to see this representation of the Sardaigne 24/10/2016
    • Parco Sardegna in Miniatura
    Address:
    Loc. Riu Lardi
    ad un Km. dal villaggio nuragico di Barumini
    09029 Tuili, Sardinia
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 070 936 1004
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 20:00
    Mon - Sat
    09:30 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Parco della Giara Tuili
    Parks
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    Elena Z Says:

    Home to the last wild Giara ponies in Europe, this park is well worth a visit. With or without a tour guide, you can reach the characteristic "paulis" - depressions in the ground where rainwater is retained by basalt - where the ponies graze. You'll be surrounded by the fragrance of the many species of Mediterranean flowers that grow here, and appreciate just how little things have changed on this plateau.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • A few kilometers away, you will find Sardegna in Miniatura, a nice miniature park where the kids can explore Sardinia in a very unique way!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Tuili
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good hike but didn't see that many wild horses. 17/07/2018
    • Roberto knows the Giara Plateau 15/07/2018
    • Parco della Giara Tuili
    Address:
    Via Giovanni Battista Tuveri 16
    09029 Tuili, Sardinia
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 070 936 4277
    Other:
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    Le Ragnatele
    Playgrounds
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    Elena Z Says:

    Le Ragnatele park -- literally, "The Cobwebs" -- offers adults and children the opportunity to engage in some rope-course acrobatics. Think hanging platforms placed at different heights, steel cables, tibetan bridges, cable cars on pulleys, ropes and ladders running between the trees. The park is located inside the natural park "Porto Conte" and totally immersed in nature.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The famous sandy beach, Le Bombarde, is just meters away.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 116 things to do in Alghero
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • fun for everyone 22/08/2018
    • Challenge for young and old! 06/07/2018
    • Le Ragnatele
    Address:
    Localita Le Bombarde SNC
    07041, Alghero, Sardinia
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 079 930338
    Other:
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    Acquario Cala Gonone
    Aquariums
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    Elena Z Says:

    Here you can explore the Mediterranean sea from the shore to the deepest, darkest depths, passing trough rock coasts and open sea areas where jellyfishes, sea urchins and big dentex live. Discover the mimetic abilities of cuttlefish, the dark dens of morays, beautiful trumpet fishes, and the many others spectacular creatures that live in the gulf of Orosei.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Most of the beaches in the Gulf of Orosei are quite rocky and require a trek. The beaches of "Sa Marina" or "Santa Maria" are most suitable for small kids.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 42 things to do in Dorgali
    • Great pick in Cala Gonone 04/09/2018
    • Great Aquarium 15/08/2018
    • Acquario Cala Gonone
    Address:
    Via La Favorita s.n.c.
    08022, Dorgali, Sardinia
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0784 920052
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Aquarium Laguna di Nora
    Aquariums
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    Elena Z Says:

    This little "ittiturismo" (fish tourism spot) offers a unique opportunity to learn about the extraordinary ecosystem between mainland and sea: The lagoon. Both turtles and dolphins are brought here to be treated and rehabilitated.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Fresh local fish is served.
    • Not far from here, you can relax on the sandy Nora beach.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 33 things to do in Pula
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Small aquarium attached to the turtle rescue centre, that also runs canoeing and snorkelling trips 27/08/2018
    • Tucked away hidden gem 01/07/2018
    • Aquarium Laguna di Nora
    Address:
    Loc. Nora
    09010, Pula, Sardinia
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 070 920 9544
    Other:
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    Il Parco Degli Uccelli
    Other Zoos & Aquariums
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    Elena Z Says:

    The main objectives of this bird park are the reproduction and conservation of rare species in an area of 20,000 square meters. With a favorable climate and rich vegetation, cranes, peacocks, sacred ibis and marabou can enjoy flying freely here. In the park's aviaries, you'll also discover flamingos and dozens of parrots, while large tanks house black and white swans and Magellano's geese. There're also deer, emu, Sardinian white donkeys and Giara's wild horses running behind the fences, which all in all makes for a very interesting wildlife experience!

    Good for
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The town of Bosa and the amazing beaches of this area are situated nearby.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Scano di Montiferro
    • Buona idea ma che delusione 16/09/2018
    • Brutte condizioni 20/08/2018
    • Il Parco Degli Uccelli
    Address:
    Case Sparse Codiles 1
    09078 Scano di Montiferro, Sardinia
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0785 32582
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Other:
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    Museo del giocattolo tradizionale della Sardegna
    Speciality Museums
    Elena Z Says:

    This tiny museum was created by students from the local secondary school, under the supervision of an anthropologist, with the aim of preserving and promoting local traditions. You can learn all about how kids used to create their own toys with basic or recycled materials, and where the ideas for many modern toys come from. It's an interesting educational experience for kids and a trip down memory lane for adults.

    Good for
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Here you are immersed in the natural area of Monte Arci, an extinct volcano.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Ales
    • Un piccolo gioiello che trasuda amore per le proprie tradizioni 05/09/2018
    • un tuffo nel passato tra antichi giochi 13/10/2017
    • Museo del giocattolo tradizionale della Sardegna
    Address:
    Via San Simone
    09091 Ales, Sardinia
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0783 998072
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 13:00
    Tue
    10:00 - 13:00
    Tue - Fri
    17:30 - 19:30
    Thu
    11:00 - 13:00
    Fri
    10:00 - 12:00
    Sat - Sun
    17:00 - 20:00
    Other:
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