If you are visiting the capital of Ecuador and your companions are children, you will wonder what to do in Quito? In this blog post, we want to introduce you to some activities directed to provide fun and entertainment to your children and the whole family.
We invite to read the complete article about the best things to do in Quito (by a local).
Go to the museums of the city
Quito has a wide list of museums that you can meet, so we suggest you to visit them with the members of your family. Many of these museums have areas specifically designed to increase the knowledge of children in different subjects.
You have to visit with your children the following museums: the Interactive Museum of Science (MIC) (located in Chimbacalle, in the south of Quito); Yaku Water Museum (located in “El Placer” neighborhood in the Historic Center); the Astronomical Museum of Quito (located on Gran Colombia Avenue, inside the Alameda Park); the City Museum (located on Boulevard 24 de Mayo and García Moreno in the Historic Center), Metropolitan Cultural Center (MetQuito), among others.
Photo by: Yaku Museo del Agua
We invite you to visit these museums of the city, some of them are located in the Historic Center of Quito which has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A simple, easy and fun way to get to the city center is through Quito City Tour which has a hop on-hop off system that will allow you to get closer to these museum.
Visit the city zoo
The city’s zoo is located less than an hour from the city of Quito, specifically in Guayllabamba. Children would live an unforgettable experience to meet countless species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
At the zoo, children can go to the visitor center and to the interactive room where they can expand their knowledge on biodiversity and conservation issues. In addition, children can also relate more closely to farm animals because they can get in touch with them and feed them.
Enjoy this entertaining experience with your family, we are sure that your children will want to return!
Photo by: Fundación Zoológica del Ecuador
Travel on the double-decker bus
An experience you must do with your children during your visit to Quito is to go aboard of the only double-decker bus in the city. Quito City Tour of Quito Tour Bus will allow you to enjoy the main attractions of the north and center of the city of Quito. Through its hop on-hop off system you will be able to get on and off at 11 stops established with one-hour intervals. The ticket can be used from 09:00 to 16:00.
We are sure that your children will enjoy this safe and exciting tour where they will be able to know the largest Historic Center of South America in a really comfortable way and without major expenditure of energy.
Visit the Adventure Park Nayón Xtreme Valley
Photo by: Nayón Xtreme Valley
If your children have an adventurous spirit, we recommend you to enjoy a day full of fun and excitement with the Extreme Quito tour. You will be able to perform recreational and adventure activities according to the combination that best suits your style.
Your children will enjoy a day of outdoor activities at the Adventure Park Nayón Xtreme Valley located in Nayón in the city of Quito. There, your children can make canopy with 3 internal cables or paintball (50 bullets). In addition, there are activities for adults such as canopy with 3 external cables (you can cross a 400-meter canyon), tarzan swing (puenting) or extreme swing (extreme swing).
Your whole family will enjoy a wonderful and exciting day outdoors in the Adventure Park Nayón Xtreme Valley. We are sure you will not regret it!
While there are many other activities to do in Quito with children, we leave you these first recommendations that we are sure you will enjoy.