Enjoy Milan in August...with your children
Children are also very demanding visitors, and are very keen to learn...
Even our younger visitors can be quite demanding and with such a great desire to learn...
August is the perfect month in which to suggest visiting Milan to your children!
ATM, the Milan-based operator of the public transport system is offering discounts and free rides for children and families on the subway system, buses and trams. For more information.
Milan’s majestic and grandiose Castello Sforzesco has laid on such a jam-packed programme that it seems almost a fairy tale.
Creative workshops in music, theatre, shows, storytelling and journeys of discovery around the castle have been arranged throughout the entire month of August. Furthermore, on the lawns of the moats there will be opportunities to take part in the games organised by the Summer Sforzinda (the castle’s children’s play area).
On Saturdays, at the Diocesan Museum, it’s the turn of the puppets and games for children. The city Aquarium puts-on theme campuses for children of different age ranges: “Un estate dall’oblÚ” (A summer through the porthole) for children aged 6 to 11 and “Un mare di esperienze” (A sea of experiences) for youngsters aged 12 to 14.
Not to be missed is a visit to the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci (Leonardo Da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology). The museum houses around 10,000 objects - representing scientific and technological progress - and they explore the complex relationship between man and machine, starting with the figure of Leonardo da Vinci. The Museo Estate 2012 (Museum Summer 2012) programme includes workshops and guided tours to help free the fantasy and the imagination: soft modelling pastes; colourful construction kits to balance; robotic machines for drawing; mathematical games; electrical circuits and old materials for reinventing. Until September 9.
During August the Gallerie d’Italia in Piazza Scala will be staging free events for adults and children. Every Saturday at 4.00pm and Sunday at 11.00am it will be possible to take part in guided tours offered by young art historians. An original idea reserved for families: children between the ages of 5 and 12 together with their parents and grandparents will be invited to interact with works of art. These activities are free, but must be booked in advance!
And for all those children, aged 6 to 11, who want to play, explore and have fun in the grassy meadows and woods of Parco Nord Milano, learning to respect and appreciate the environment, there is the “Una Favola di parco” (A Park Fairy Tale) campus.
To arouse the curiosity of children aged between 5 and 10 there is the Family Map of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, a map that will guide both young and old to explore curious objects, each with its own history and some with a small secret. Admission is free for children under the age of 10.
Just a short distance from Milan nature lovers will find the Idroscalo (sea plane base), a holiday venue in which children and their families can take time out to relax, have fun and be entertained. There are lots of things on offer: from sports to creative workshops as well as the children's village.
And this year it’s possible to swim again in total safety!