What to do with Children in Tow
1. Chapultepec Park:
Address: Paseo de la Reforma, Centro Historico, Mexico City
Phone: + 52 555230 2121
The largest natural park in the city. Serene, soothing setting, and plenty of playing space for children as you relax. Also includes the Museum of Anthropology, a treat for young learners, the city’s Zoological Gardens, and a petting zoo for children.
2. Funny Land:
Avenida Politécnico Nacional, 2063, Colonia Zacatenco, Mexico City
+52 5 7522887
A complete entertainment solution for tots. With activities ranging from arts and crafts to rollerblading, and from purely intelligence-based to purely reflex-based games, this place promises unlimited hours of fun for the whole family. Special toys include inflatables, popular among all age groups.
3. Arena Mexico:
189 Calle Dr. Lavista, Col. Doctores, Mexico City
+52 55 5588 0385
A form of entertainment for older kids, mostly teenagers. Come for the colorful and arty world of Lucha Libre, Mexican wrestling known more for its flamboyant costumes than the actual sports event. Large tourist mobs frequent the arena on major wrestling events. Sure to keep the whole family entertained for a couple of hours.
4. Papalote (Kids’ Museum):
Avenida Constituyentes, 268, Mexico City 11560, Mexico
52 52 37 17 81
52 52 37 17 70
Children under 12 and over 60: 30 pesos
Children in between: 40 pesos
Museum designed with the entire family in mind. The major sections include audio visual aids and electronic entertainment facilities, like virtual reality shows and documentaries aired on IMAX screens.
Interactive displays on science, art and history captivate the attention and interest of young explorers. A gift shop offers interactive learning aids like books and toys that appeal to the learning instincts of the children hidden inside all of us!
5. Six Flags:
1500 Carretera Picacho-Ajusco, Mexico City (Tlalpan borough, south edge of Mexico City)
A family-oriented theme park, contains thrilling rides, including a death-defying roller coaster experience. Various sections of the park are set up as culture based display areas, including a Mexican, French, Polynesian, and Swiss and Cowboy villages. Each village contains its own set of unique attractions and rides, for example the cowboy village has the chilling Dark Knight roller coaster ride, and the Swiss village has the Expreso Musical, a musical train journey through a miniature recreation of the Swiss Alps. A special Hollywood section contains rides in the form of children’s favorite comic characters including Superman and Batman.