I think the biggest fear when on holiday is running into bad weather, especially when the main objective of the trip would be hiking in the mountains. So how do you pass the time if you are in Trento with the kids and it is raining?
Don’t worry because the city offers several proposals suitable for the whole family, so you won’t be bored if you have the misfortune to happen upon a rainy day. Follow us!
What to do in Trento with children when it rains
❖ Muse, Trento’s Science Museum
The Muse, Trento’s Museum of Science, is a must-see if you are in Trento with children, rain or shine, as it is really interesting.
At the Muse, theevolution of life on Earth is told through exhibits, illustrative panels and interactive installations. There are 6 floors of pure amazement and learning for the whole family! Go to the full article.
❖ Buonconsiglio Castle
Buonconsiglio Castle, the residence of the prince-bishops of the county until 1800, is one of the most important castles in Trentino.
With its drawbridges, long corridors, frescoed rooms, and soaring towers, Buonconsiglio Castle lends itself very well to spending a couple of hours indoors with the children on a rainy day. Go to the full article.
❖ Gianni Caproni Aeronautical Museum
The Gianni Caproni Aer onautical Museum in Trento, run by the Fondazione Museo storico del Trentino, was opened in 1992 to display the Caproni family’s collection of aeroplanes and historical memorabilia. It is the oldest aviation museum in the world.
Gianni Caproni was born in Trentino in 1886 and became an aviation pioneer as well as the founder of the company of the same name that built aeroplanes, some of which were used during the First World War.
Reservation at the museum is not compulsory and the entrance fee is €4.50 for adults and €3.00 for 15-26 year olds. Free for children under 14 years of age.
Opening hours – Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., open on Bank Holiday Mondays. For all information, have a look at the official website.
❖ Underground Archaeological Space of the Sas
The Sas Archaeological Underground Space holds 2000 years of history. As a result of excavations carried out from 1990 onwards during the extension of the Social Theatre, 1700 square metres of Roman city were in fact discovered, thanks to which it was possible to reconstruct the ancient origins of the city of Trento.
In the large area brought to light, parts of dwellings with floors decorated with mosaics, courtyards, a well still perfectly preserved and the workshop of a glassmaker are visible. Thanks to the discovery of various conduits, it is assumed that a perfect sewer network already existed at that time.
At the entrance you can also ask for the ‘Archeofamily’ paper guide, with which children can explore the site through simple clues.
The visit is not suitable for pushchairs. For all the info, check out the official website.
❖ Pedavena Ancient Brewery and Loacker Point
What could be better than indulging in a little lunch of shin of pork and polenta or a dessert or a chocolate in two typical Trento venues, to pass perhaps a couple of hours on a rainy day?
Not surprisingly, they are located next to each other, so once you’ve finished your lunch at the Brewery, you can grab a dessert or coffee at Loacker Point without even having to open your umbrella!
The Pedavena Brew ery offers traditional dishes and craft beer with the typical production facilities on view in its rooms. There is also a dedicated children’s menu. Service in the dining room is not very present (perhaps due to the fact that there are so many covers) but overall it was a pleasant experience.
At the Loacker Café, on the other hand, you can find croissants, cakes and many, many types of waffles of the brand of the same name. You can eat them on the premises or buy mini-cuts to take away.
❖ Playroom: Oki Doki Family Club
Another idea for spending a few hours indoors with the children in Trento when it rains is to take them to a playroom.
TheOki Doki Family Club is an indoor playground located 3 kilometres from the historic centre of Trento and is perfect for spending half a day among the inflatables when the weather does not permit being outdoors. Children between the ages of 1 and 10 are admitted.
Access to the Oki Doki Family Club requires a reservation at 3923088790. Prices are as follows: €6.00 per hour (with accompanying person), €8.00 per hour (with baby-sitting service).
Where to sleep in Trento with children
Lainez Rooms & Suites – Centrally located, it has simple family rooms or with sauna, and offers an excellent breakfast included. If you want to have parking in the garage, you must book it in advance and it costs €10.00 per night – Book here.
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