Things To Do In Sardinia With Toddlers

Taking your kids on adventures abroad is one of the most exciting things you can do and Sardinia should certainly be high on your list to visit. There are so many fantastic places and attractions for toddlers that you could easily spend weeks here without your little ones ever getting bored. Here is a guide to the best things to do in Sardinia with toddlers. 

sardinia with toddlers

As we all know, Sardinia is a destination which, despite being a small island, manages to offer everything a person could wish for in a vacation. With its pristine beaches, sparkling sea, quaint villages, masses of history and amazing cuisine, it is easy to see why so many people choose to come to Sardinia for their holiday. But did you know that Sardinia is also a great choice for those traveling with toddlers?

These Are Some Exciting Activities For You And Your Children To Enjoy When On Holiday In Sardinia

things to do with young children in sardinia

The Plethora of Beaches

Of course, one of the main highlights of visiting Sardinia is the amazing beaches the island has to offer. There are many to take your pick from, but here are some of the best.

Cagliari’s main beach is Poetto, a beautiful beach which stretches for over eight kilometers. Here you will find fine white sand coupled with the sparkling turquoise sea which stays shallow for tens of meters, making it a great place for your toddlers to bathe. There are plenty of kiosks and restaurants in case you get peckish, and the beach is also fully equipped with bathrooms and showers.

A favorite beach among many visitors, Campana Dune beach attracts plenty of people due to the swathes of space, shallow waters and amenities such as cafes and restaurants. It is also wheelchair accessible, so it is a good beach for those traveling with disabled companions. This beach is set against a backdrop of juniper trees, making it a particularly scenic spot.

Other beaches that are great for those travelling with children include: Porto Istana, where the beach gently slopes into the sea, particularly suitable for bathing with children; Porto Giunco, a beautiful sandy beach which is also the location of Notteri Pond where your kids can see lots of pink flamingos; and Santa Giusta, which has a large granite rock on its right side which some kids love to climb.

The Sand Dunes Of Piscinas

Spiaggia Le Dune di Piscinas, Arbus

While these sand dunes are not the place where you would bring your kids to build sandcastles, they will still love to run across these magnificent natural wonders. The sand dunes of Piscinas have often been compared to the Sahara desert as they stretch for miles and miles and often reach up to 60 meters in height. The arid sand is contrasted with the abundance of greenery which still grows here, such as junipers, mastic trees, sea lily, and sea daffodils. If your kids do want to build sandcastles, the dunes are located next to some of the island’s best beaches so you will not have to go too far for them to get their building fix. 

The Little Green Train

Il Trenino Verde della Sardegna,

With all that running and playing in the sand, you may find that your kids get a bit tired out from it all. If you want to explore the island but not sure if your children’s legs will manage it, Sardinia has a great alternative – the little green train. This train has a number of routes across the island and is one of the most popular ways of getting around the island, both for locals and visitors. However, it is not all about saving energy; the little green train takes passengers through some of the most picturesque parts of the island. The Mandax-Arbatax line is the most spectacular line to take, climbing steep mountains, crossing immense bridges and giving passengers the chance to take in some of the wonderful panoramic views the island has to offer.  

Diverland Waterpark

Cruxi Lilliu, near to Cagliari

If you and your family want all the fun of the water but none of the sand, then Diverland is one of the best places to come. As the biggest water park in the whole of Sardinia, it covers 100,000 square meters filled with swimming pools and water slides. For your little ones, there is a baby club where your children can splash and play under the watchful eyes of the baby club service. The baby club also organizes games and activities for all children under the age of 12 so there is extra fun for your kids to have. There are also restaurants, pizzerias, and bars so you can partake of some refreshment during your visit, while the live events and music will keep you and your family entertained. 

Jason Matthew Warland

Sardinia is a place beyond time. I visited the island for the first time over five years ago to volunteer on a farm. Now, I am living in the United Kingdom, working in regenerative agriculture ( but every time I have a holiday it will be in Sardinia. And maybe one day I will be able to combine my passions for agriculture and Sardinia together once again. Thanks for reading the article I hope it was useful to you.

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