As well as giants, dragons and the funfair, there's loads for children at the Fires de Girona as the city celebrates its big annual festival: music, theatre, circus and much more fun. Below our are recommendations.
We all know how expensive a funfair can be: you can spend a small fortune for one ride on the Ferris wheel and a go on the dodgems. So the good news is that on November 3, from 5pm, all the attractions at the Fires de Girona will cost just €1 each. Time for some serious fun!
For three days during the Fires de Girona, you can take your children to watch a puppet show. There are a few to choose from: The adventures of Guinyol and Siseta, Guinyol in Napoleonic Girona, and Guinyol and the chocolate party. All performed by the Sebastià Vergés puppet company.
Are you looking for somewhere to take the kids? If they like to jump, climb, run and generally have a great time (and isn't that every child, ever?), then head straight for the Circuit d'Aventura (Adventure Circuit) de La Copa. They'll have a great time and you won't have to spend a cent.
This live music event has been organised to encourage dancing and having fun with all the family. Two characters, Lindy and Hop (she's a fan of dance and song, he of music and instruments), introduce us to popular and traditional Catalan songs with a swing rhythm, inviting everybody to participate. At the same time, there'll be some anecdotes from swing's golden age and interesting facts about the group's instruments. You might even try your first lindy hop steps.
The Circ Raluy returns to set up its tent in Girona once more, as the family circus presents its new show, 'Legacy'. Raluy is much more than a circus: it's a dynasty, made up of the artistic background and experience of the Raluy family, which for 80 years has taken its entertaining shows around the world. The Circ Raluy is also a travelling museum with perfectly maintained carriages from the 19th and 20th centuries. Their show combines classic and family circus acts, which is their particular forte, and features innovative, highly artistic acts that have won international renown. Their new tent, inaugurated in 2014, takes audiences on a trip through time and space to be submerged in a captivating universe.