It’s not a secret that Catalonians love to be outside of their homes. Because of that, they have created many activities and venues offering plans that will keep them out of the house, among which are adventure parks. Adventure parks, as a past-time activity, were originally created in France but the rest of the world has followed suit, and Catalonia has some of the best examples of these exciting areas of thrill, fun and fresh air.
Probably the largest forest adventure park, Natupark is a lot of fun for all the family. Besides challenging and entertaining trails they also have swimming pools for a relaxing dip after your adventures. The whole area of Natupark is 8 acres and dotted in it are picnic places where family or friends can enjoy their sandwiches and beverages. In their main area, they also have a nice bar/restaurant where they offer food and which can also be reserved for special events. Throughout the year and especially during festivities they organize events for both children and adults. This is the perfect place for these family nature retreats or celebrations.
Business hours: May to August: 10 am to 7 pm (weekends until 8 pm). September to October: 10 am to 6 pm (weekends until 7 pm)
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High adrenaline, numerous activities, and exiting trails are the aspects of this park that will make you want to return there. Over a hundred different trails, which you can complete with snowboards, skateboards, and bicycles, will give you and your friends a very lively experience. If that still leaves you wanting something more, you can also play laser-tag in the forest or take a breath-taking ride through the park on a Segway or an electric bike. For groups, they also conduct different teambuilding exercises and orientation games. For example, they give you a compass, a map and your goal is to find the targets in the park, so you can compete with your friends or colleagues. Children’s parties are also one of the specialties of this park. They organize thematic events and special workshops, giving you an opportunity to have very interesting birthday parties.
Location: Av. del Parc Forestal, s/n, 08304 Mataró
Business hours: Due to the many activities, the park opens and closes at different times throughout the year. For more information, check their schedules here.
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It is scientifically proven that activities in nature lower blood pressure and give you a good mood. Activ Natura does all of that and it is located only 30 minutes away from Barcelona. Besides the beauty of the Montnegre national park, visitors can enjoy numerous activities from the Tree Top Adventure to orienteering and horse rides. For the moto-sport fans, they also offer Enduro and Quad bike races giving you a high dose of adrenaline. Activ Natura has well-prepared group activities for school groups, companies and even hen and stag parties. This means that you only have to worry about enjoying the experience and let them take care of the rest. They also offer custom events, giving you a chance to create a fully-tailored experience, that can last for days because they also have accommodation options.
Business hours: July to August (every day): 10 am to 20 pm. The rest of the year: 10 am to 18 pm.
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