Milan is non only business and busy life, it’s also a family and kid-friendly city. A combination of fun and modernity, the Lombard capital boasts a great cultural and tourist offer on a child-friendly scale, with ample space and activities designed especially for the little ones.
Choosing between the many things to do and see or figuring out where to stay in a large and sometimes chaotic city can be complicated, but don’t worry! If you want to travel with kids and plan a city break with the whole family, you will find plenty of useful tips in this article.
Where to stay if you are travelling with kids
If you are planning a trip and are undecided about where to stay in Milan, you can choose one of the Milan Retreats flats and have a wide choice of areas where you can find cosy and comfortable accommodation for you and your children. Each flat will fascinate you with its creative design, spacious rooms planned to maximise space and functionality.
To stay near elegant streets, full of boutiques and bistros, you can book in the Brera district or choose a more picturesque such as the Navigli, an ideal destination for families on a trip. You’ll also be a stone’s throw from Milan’s main attractions if you opt for one of the comfortable flats available in the Duomo area or around Porta Venezia, a quieter area, perfect for travellers with children.
What to see and do on holiday with the whole family
Getting around the city with the family and discovering the must-see places to show children in the different areas and neighbourhoods of Milan will be very easy thanks to the proximity of Milan Retreats flats to the metro lines or ATM bus stops. In the centre and other important areas of the metropolis, it will be easy to find children’s menus and restaurants or bars with family-friendly services and options to suit all budgets. Among the countless things to do, the Castello Sforzesco – open all year round – offers family activities every afternoon, on weekends and during the holidays. Even the Duomo – symbol of Milan –dedicates tailor-made guided tours and specific activities to children between 5 and 11 years of age.
To stimulate the curiosity of the little ones, among the things not to be missed is the Museum of Science and Technology dedicated to the great artist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci (https://www.museoscienza.org/it). Other must-see places: the Museum of Italian Design, which organises activities for families with children aged 4 to 10 (https://triennale.org/partecipa/famiglie-e-bambini) and the Museum of Illusions, with more than 70 attractions and a phantasmagorical playroom to play and learn through science, psychology and physics.
Another nice place to visit with the whole family is the Muba, Museo dei bambini: a true play and educational centre offering activities and routes dedicated to the youngest children between the ages of 2 and 11. Nearby, the Teatro Colla – a historic puppet and marionette theatre – worth a visit.
At the Indro Montanelli Park, you can take a walk in the green and visit the historic Planetarium or the Museum of Natural Sciences, one of the most popular places for children. In addition, you can also enjoy outdoor activities in Parco Sempione or along the alleys of the dock in the Navigli district. Don’t miss a trip to Piazza Gae Aulenti to stop and admire the large sculpture Voices of the City by Alberto Garutti and the huge Unicredit tower with the Solar Tree sculpture at its feet. Stroll towards the Bosco Verticale and let your little ones’ eyes wander in wonder at the nearby Library of Trees or look at the Palazzo della Regione, the Torre Solaria – the tallest residential complex in Italy – and the Torre Diamante. And if you also want to go shopping, head for the Milan’s other residential centres such as the City Life district where the Three Towers stand out and shops of all kinds and 170,000 square metres of public park will please the whole family!