Are you planning your trip to Venice with children? Here are some useful information to get ready before you live!
First of all stay at least 3 days to enjoy the city
Take a kangaroo/sling and if you can't go without a super light stroller (all this bridges)
Get an apartment/bnb/hotel in less touristy area like Castello, arsenal, Cannaregio or Dorsoduro
Here is a list of some fun activity for the whole family to do in Venice!
Prepare your kids to be exited for this trip!
Because Venice is not like other cities its an island which mean that already just arriving to your hotel will be a whole adventure.
If you flying to Venice from the airport you can take a private water taxi to your hotel or a shared vaporetto.
If you arriving to Venice by train you may use water taxi to get around in Venice and for Visiting some other islands like Murano or Burano.
Tell your children that in the past everyone to move around had to use a boat managed by a gondolier, beautiful experience to see the city from another point of view navigating little canals. Feel free to ask your gondolier some questions about the city!
A standard gondola ride cost 80 euro (about 25 min ride before 7pm)
Mask crafting experienceVenice is famous for its carnival so Venice masks is also important part of Venice history, you can learn about the artesian way of mask making and take a class where you will paint your own mask
It's a fun way to explore the city not only for kids but for the whole family.
My clients recomend https://www.venicekidstours.com/
Glass making factory
Learn about glass making process on Murano island. Its also a great idea for some souvenirs shopping
I would recommend
Doge palace and Natural history museums as most interesting for kids
Staying for more than 5 days?
if you have even more days you can also visit
beaches on Lido
Gardaland (entertainment park) next to Garda lake
And of course don't forger to book your family photographer in Venice to capturing your family trip!