Children: Days Out For Kids

Cavallino Matto
Mini-kart track, quad track, merry-go-round, games and entertainment at Via Po 1 Marina di Donoratico, 57022 Castagneto Carducci (LI).
Pistoia Zoological Gardens
Home of over 600 animals including about 65 species of mammals, 40 species of birds and 30 of reptiles. Open every day - Monday to Saturday 9:00-18:00 Sunday until 19:00 at 160 Via Pieve a Celle, 51030 Pistoia (PT).
Leonardo Da Vinci Museum
Located 30 km from Florence. Exhibits original drawings and examples of the machines designed by Da Vinci. Open from 09:30 daily. Closing time varies with seasons. Piazza dei Guidi, 50059 Vinci (FI)
Val d’Orcia Tourist Train
Trips on the old railway line of the region. Diesel and steam trains take a circular route through the countryside via Siena, Asciano, Monte Antico and back to Siena.
CETUS Viareggio
Day long whale and dolphin watching trips in the Pelagos sanctuary with the only Tuscan licenced guide. From 6 to 20 in boat with lunch provided. From Piazza Palombari dellArtiglio, Viareggio (LU).
Canalini Marble Laboratory
A marble laboratory where it is possible to take a tour and watch the rock being treated and sculpted. There is also a shop with the finished products for sale. Groups welcome. Via Carriona 228, (MS)
Museo Piaggio
Automobile and locomotive museum. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 - 18:00. Entrance is free. At: 7 Viale Rinaldo Piaggio, 56025, Pontedera (PI)
Kayak Trips on Massaciuccoli
Courses and excursions in kayaks on Lake Massaciuccoli with Circolo Kayak Airone. 10 single kayaks and 1 Canadian kayak available for use. Maximum of 20 people. Trips last 3-4 hours. At Via di Montramito San Rocchino, Viareggio (LU).
Fun park open from mid-March until the end of September from 10:00 to sunset. From June to September open until 23:00. At: Loc. San Giovanni, 57037, Portoferraio, Elba Island (LI)
Pinocchio Park
Pinocchio based theme park in the medieval village of Collodi, birthplace of the author Carlo Lorenzini of the adventures of Pinocchio. Follow signs from the village of Collodi, (PI).
75 Avventura
Activities for all ages including horseriding, kayaking, quads and more.
Migliarino, Massaciuccoli, San Rossore Park
One of the two regional parks in Tuscany. The park extends along the coast of Pisa and Lucca. Activities include horse riding, guided nature walks, bicycle tours and bird watching on lake Massacuiccoli. Via Aurelia Nord 4, 56122 Pisa (PI).
Museo del Bosco
Interactive museum about the lives of people who lived in the Orgia Woodland 40 years ago. Open Friday and Saturday from 09:30 to 12:30 and by appointment on other days. At Orgia, Sovicille, 53018 (SI).
Omnia On Ice Skating Rink
Indoor ice-skating rink open from Monday to Friday 15:00-24:00 and Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00-24:00. From 26th October until 26th February. At 18 Via delle Pleiadi, località San Giusto, Prato (PO).
The Grotte di Equi Natural Park
Caves of natural and prehistoric interest. Open from July to September 10:30 to 19:00. Open at night around the 15th August. Visits on request from October to April.
Canadian Island
After school programs, Saturday programs and kindergarten and babysitting services. At 15 Via Gioberti, 50121, Florence (FI).
Parco della Versiliana
The park half water, half land, covers 80 hectares and is one of the last remnants of the ancient costal forest. Guided tours available.
Diving Centro Sub Cecina
Trips, snorkelling and diving baptism. Tours to the light-house and local wrecks. Ask for Sara. At Localita Porto, Marina di Cecina (LI).
Crocodile Acqua Park
Water park open during the summer months. June - August from 09:00 - 19:00. 7 days a week, including holidays. At Localita Pantano, Marciano Della Chiana, Arezzo, 52047 (AR).
Stibbert Museum
British aristocrat Frederick Stibberts collection of armour and weapons and almost every kind of antique. Open Mon-Wed 10:00-14:00 Fri-Sun 10:00-18:00. At 26 Via Stibbert,50134 Florence (FI).
Castello DellImperatore
The Emperors Castle. Open Wed-Mon 16:00-19:00 and Sat and Sun 10:00-13:00. Closed on Tuesdays. Free entrance for residents of the province of Prato. At Piazza Santa Maria delle Carceri, 59100 Prato (PO).
Parco Gallorose
Wildlife park with exotic and native animals as well as plants and flowers. Open March to October from 09:30. Ticket desk closes 90 mins before sunset. At Via Aurelia Sud, Loc. "Cedrino", 57023, Cecina (LI).
Oasi L.I.P.U
Visits and bird watching on the lake. Workshops for children at Massaciuccoli, Massarosa. Via del Porto 6,
Doganaccia 2000
Adventure park offering horse-riding, paragliding, mountain-biking, orienteering, fishing and suspended forest adventure. Open 10:00 to 18:00 May to Sept. At: 6 Via dei Cacciatori, 51024, Loc. Doganaccia, Cutigliano (PT)
Torture Museum
The Museo della Tortura in Volterra. Open daily from 10:00 to 19:00. At 5 Piazza XX Settembre, Volterra (PI).
Prehistoric Park
Open air park with life-size models of dinosaurs. Open all year from 09:00 to sunset. At: Via dei Cappuccini, Peccoli, 56037 (PI).
A natural reserve around a lake in Calcinaia with a sports centre for tennis and five-a-side football; a kids centre with crazy golf, karting and a play park. Boat hire also available. Via Marrucco, Calcinaia (PI)
Fosdinovo Adventure Park
Adventure park with more than 50 different obstacles and 200 meters of zip-wires. Mountain biking and Bungee Trampolining also available. At Via Cucco, Fosdinovo, 54035 (MS). Open March to October.
Il Giardino Sospeso
Aerial course built through the trees comprising ladders, bridges, swings, nets, trapezes and giant zip lines. Open daily from June to September from 10:00. Located in Fagiolaia, 56046, Riparbella, (PI).
Te con Farfalle
Butterfly house open to the public with bar and exhibits. Open afternoons from 15:30 to 21:00. Mornings on booking. At: 4 Via Vittorio Emanuele, Zona Piazza Libertà - Ponte Rosso, 50129, Florence (FI).
Selva del Buffardello
Adventure park built around an old wood in San Romano in Garfagnana. Park entrance is free. Payment for the adventure paths. 7 paths in total with varying levels of difficulty. Also Prehistoric village and camp, bar and playground. Booking advised.
Botanical Gardens of Lucca
From November to the end of March the park is only open for bookings. From April to the end of Oct the park is open every day from 10 a.m. Closing times vary. Phone for confirmation.
The Old Mill at Arlia
Exhibition on the mills of Lunigiana. A tourist-educational structure, managed by Legambiente and Cooperativa lOspitale including an exhibition on the mills of Lungiana and a chance to see to the water-driven production of meal. Guided Tours for grou
Acqua Village Cecina
Open since 1999 with childrens pool, water slides, wave pool, beach volley, beach soccer and disco village. Open from June to October. At 25 Via Tevere, 57023, Cecina (LI).
Antro Del Corchia
Corchias cavern. Marble caves on the southern slope of the Corchia Mountain (1678 ms). Guided tours available in July, August and first half of September from 10:00 - 17:00. At Via IV Novembre 70, Levigliani di Stazzema (LU).
Gli Albori
Laboratory of experimental archaeology at Santa Caterina, Localita Granaione, 58042 Campagnatico (GR).
Centro Piscine Mugello
2 covered pools and 3 open-air. Courses, activities and team sports. At 28 Via Pietro Caiani, 50032, Borgo San Lorenzo (FI).
Fun park for children located at: 315 Viale Marconi, Torre del Lago, (LU).
La Foce
Gardens designed by English architect Cecil Pinsent open for guided tour. Open all year. See website for seasonal opening times. At 61, Strada della Vittoria, 53042, Chianciano Terme, (SI).
Parco Pitatgora
Play park for children. Open all year. Oct to May from 10:30 to 12:30 and 14:30 to 19:00 and June to August from 10:00 to midnight. At: Via Aurelia corner of Via Pitagora, Lido di Camaiore (LU).
Tree Experience
Tree climbing adventure park. Spend a day in the treetops. Open from March to November. Every day 10:00 to 19:00 (weekends only Oct/Nov). At Via dei Vincigliata, Fiesole (FI).
Monte Argentario Mediterranean Aquarium
Aquarium with 17 tanks holding over 100 Mediterannean species in realistic environments. Special exhibits about underwater photography as well as shells. Open all year. At 44 Lungomare dei Navigatori, 58019, Porto Santo Stefano (GR).
Grotta del Vento
One, two or three hour tours to discover stalactites and stalagmites, polychrome flowstone, alabaster curtains and crystal-brimmed lakes at Grotta del Vento, 55020 Vergemoli.
Massaciuccoli Trips
Boat excursions on the lake Massaciuccoli. Bird watching tours at Torre del lago Puccini.
Parchi Val di Cornia
Natural marine park at Via Lerario 90, 57025 Piombino (LI).
Acqua Village Follonica
Open since 1999 with childrens pool, water slides, wave pool, beach volley, beach soccer and disco village. At Via Sanzio, Zona Capannino, 58022 Follonica (GR).
Parco delle Alpi Apuane
Natural park of the Alpi Apuane mountain area. Guided visits, walking tours and bike trails. At via del Greco 11, Seravezza.
Piccolo Mondo
Free entry and parking to the childrens fun park. Opening times vary year round. See website for full details. Available for parties. Kids summer camps. At 50 Via SantAgostino, 56121 Pisa (PI).
Parco Zoo della Fauna Europea
Nature park with examples of European fauna and wildlife. At Via Parco Zoo, 52014, Poppi (AR). Open year round from 09:00 until sunset.