Bergamo for families

Mammapp

An interesting app that’s available in English — lets you know where the nearest family-friendly events and facilities are. Click on Mammapp to visit the site and download the app.

Childcare and Education

For private schools (that teach through English or are bilingual), please visit the Childcare and Education section.

For state nurseries and schools, please visit the Comune di Bergamo site. (Please note that — to the best of my knowledge — you cannot send your child to an asilo nido comunale if you pay taxes in your home country and not in Italy).

Places to go, things to do 

For upcoming events, it’s always worth checking out Bambini e Genitori a Bergamo.

Indoor play areas:

l’isola che non c’è 

This place has a slightly bigger area for really little ones than other playcentres, but you often have to ‘police’ it yourself, and kick out rowdy bigger kids.

Fantabosco

I think most of the kids I know love this place, while most of the parents I know hate it. Not really suitable for very little ones (no real ‘safe’ soft play areas for babies or toddlers), best for preschoolers and, ehm … robust toddlers.

Museo civico di Scienze Naturali

My five-year-old loved this place, my two-year-old not so much. Added bonus: it’s free.

 

GAMeC — Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo

The museum of modern and contemporary art regularly organizes activities for children aged 5-11.

 

Fondazione Adriano Bernareggi

Sometimes organizes activities for children.

 

Teatro Prova

Theatre performances and courses for children.

 

 

Adventure and Amusement Parks

 

 

Leolandia

Apparently this place is great even for very little ones, unlike Gardaland.

 

Gardaland

Best for school-aged children.

 

Parco Avventura Bergamo

For outdoorsy, adventurous types!

 

 

Further afield

 

MUBA

Museo dei Bambini Milano

 

Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci (site in English)

 

Acquario di Genova (English version of site)

If you make the drive (or take the train) to Genova, make sure you leave enough time to also visit the Citta’ dei Bambini e dei Ragazzi, see below.

 

La Citta’ dei Bambini e dei Ragazzi

Also in Genova.

 

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