Girona residents like to explain stories and a walk along Passeig Arqueològic (or Passeig de la Reina Joana) can be enthralling. Never in such a small space, in terms of length, have so many legends been generated, halfway between reality and fiction, such as the ghost of the Jewish woman Torana, the one about the housekeeper, the holes in the wall produced during the Peninsular War, the mountain of Montjuïc from where the French bombarded the city, the Gironella Tower, the Jardí de la Francesa and, the cherry on the cake, the stone witch on the Cathedral. Terror, love, adventures, divine punishment... you've got all the necessary ingredients for a great time. Swot up a little in advance, some storytelling skills, sandwiches for all and blankets, and your family can spend a great morning or afternoon explaining thrilling stories. The grass and facilities like benches will help you enjoy your task a lot.
If you've got kids you know it's essential for their health (and yours) that they get out and breathe fresh air, run around, and explore something that isn't digital. So while Girona may not have any amusement parks or towering playgrounds for kids, there are plenty of spaces where you can tame your little wild beasts. Whether you join them or slump on a nearby bench is up to you.