Activities for kids pepper the whole programme during La Mercè, but it's the Montjuïc castle that's really where kids want to be, and really, anyone who's a fan of circus arts, as the space changes into a Big Top for a few days. The fossat de Santa Eulàlia is where most of the family shows are on, including France's Monsieur Le Directeur's flying circus with a rock soundtrack; the amazing things Guillaume Karpowicz can do with a diabolo (or two, or three...); Catalan virtuosos of balancing acts Duo Leti&Fer; juggling, acrobatics and flying pianos from Belgians D'Irque & Fien; the mix of the purest circus elements (trampoline, juggling) and live music in the show 'Fillage' from Sur Mesure; and the multidisciplinary 'Mur', which counts among its ranks artists with a variety of talents and which combines circus with humour and very original visual elements.
In the Espai Menuts, it's all about little kids (up to five years old): they've even changed the dimensions of everything! In the 'Terra de Gegants' (Land of the Giants) area, 'Efímer' is where kids can change into ants and walk through a jungle of grass where everything is made to their size. From Andalusia comes 'Rojo Estándar', a show that's a bit surreal and combines circus and dance; and from the Basque Country, Aimar & Compañía start from the beginning using clown techniques.
You'll also find a space for little drivers (up to four years old), brought to you by the Guardia Urbana police, and food trucks where you can keep your energy going.