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Peru Family Vacation: Kid-Friendly Lima

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Peru’s capital, Lima is home to nearly 10 million residents. Constructed along the Pacific Coast, the city offers ocean views and a delectable food scene. But these features won’t necessarily hold a child’s attention for long. Fortunately, family activities abound in Lima making it a great stopover point on your next Peru family vacation.

Here are three kid-friendly spots that’ll appeal to kids (and parents) of all ages during a family trip to Peru.

Circuito Mágico del Agua (Magic Water Circuit)

Ranked as the largest public water fountain complex in the world, your children will love exploring the Magic Water Circuit. Featuring 13 illuminated water fountains, aqueous adventures range from a colorful laser show to a water tunnel.

Open Wednesdays through Sundays from 3 pm to 10:30 pm, it’s located in the Parque de la Reserva in Central Lima. Your kids will remain entertained for hours here. Plan to stick around after dark when the full effect of the vibrant, rainbow-colored laser show can be witnessed. And prepare to get wet on this Peru family adventure.

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Parque de las Leyendas

Parque de las Leyendas showcases an impressive pre-Colonial archaeological site and museum for history buffs. The area also boasts a boating lake, playground, and botanical garden. So, there’s a little something for everybody. Open Mondays through Sundays from 9 am to 5:30 pm, there’s no better place for a flexible, fun family outing.

Parque de las Leyendas is also known for its zoo. Divided into four sections, three cover the geography of Peru: jungle, highlands, and coast. And a fourth section contains international animals. Zoos aren’t for everyone, and we’re not fans of animals kept in captivity. But this zoo appears clean, and the displays are educational and kid-friendly.

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We’re not sure if this last destination is more for kids or adults. After all, who doesn’t long for a little more chocolate in their life? The ChocoMuseo is your one-stop shop for all things cocoa. You’ll get the inside scoop on how chocolate is made, learn more about its history, and can even participate in chocolate workshops.

Workshops feature various activities geared towards adults and kids including bean to bar and truffle making classes. These can be booked in Spanish or English. Workshop and museum hours vary by location and activity, so check out their website for more details as you’re planning your Peru vacation.

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Peru Family Vacation

Narrowing down family-friendly activities in Lima is no simple matter. The city abounds with fun activities for all ages. But even the pickiest kiddos will be fascinated by the three kid-friendly spots above. So, consider making them a part of your next Peru family vacation.

Family fun in Peru doesn’t stop with the parks and museums of Lima. They’re just the beginning. Interested in learning more about a Peru family trip? Check out our 11-day Peruvian Family Adventure.

At Our Whole Village, we create tours carefully designed for families who want to create lasting memories. We’re here to help you and your family experience the world, its peoples, and cultures. Contact us today to learn more about the unforgettable experiences that we handcraft for families just like yours.

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