Activities in Monaco for Kids & Teens

    Monaco is known to be a playground — for adults. What you may not know is that it can also be a great place for kids, if you know where to go. In this Iconic Riviera guide, we will show you the best places in Monaco to take your kids or teens:

    The Prince’s Rare Car Collection

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    The Prince of Monaco has put the royal family’s car collection on display. Many of these cars are the most iconic in the world, and many have an illustrious history. These are very special and famous cars with millions of fans from all over the world. Also on display are race cars which have competed in the Rallye de Monte-Carlo and the Monaco F1 Grand Prix. Here is our guide to the car collection exhibit.

    Open Times: From 10am to 5:30pm every day

    Cost: €8 per adult. Youth 6 to 26 years old and students: €4. See ticket prices here.

    Location: Entrance is on the exterior platform of the second level of the Fontvieille commercial center.

    Phone: +37793052856

    Website: Official website

    Caves & Prehistoric Skeletons

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    Located in the Exotic Garden, the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology houses evidence (huge skeletons and other cool artifacts) of animal and human life from the ice age and through all the major stages in the evolution of the human race. Founded by Prince Albert I in 1901, the museum aims to conserve relics of our past that have been excavated in and around the Principality of Monaco. The area around the Cote d’Azur is rich in prehistoric artifacts, many of which can be found in this fascinating museum. Children are welcome, there are lots of exhibits and activities specifically for them.

    Part of the museum and gardens is a network of giant caves that you can tour. It gets chilly down there, so bring a jacket and wear jeans. Guaranteed to be memorable for kids.

    Open Times: From 9am to 6pm (or later) every day. Guided tour of the Cave every hour from 10am, with the last visit 1h before closing.

    Cost: €7.20 for adults, €3.80 for children 6-18 and students, and €5.50 for over 65.

    Location: Access the Caves and Museum via the Jardin Exotique

    Phone: +37793152980

    Website: Official website

    Note: Strollers are not authorized in the garden; you can park them at the entrance. Dogs (regardless of their size) are not authorized in the Exotic Garden. There is a free kennel at the entrance.

    Rainier III Nautical Stadium

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    This Olympic-sized swimming pool overlooking the sea in the middle of Port Hercule is another great place for fun family activities in Monaco. It is complete with diving boards and water slides.

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    During winter, from December to the beginning of March, this pool turns into an ice skating rink with music. From November to January, this area also hosts the Christmas Market.

    Schedule: April 27 to June 14 from 9am to 6pm; June 15 to September 8 from 9am to 8pm; September 9 to October 13 from 9am to 6pm.

    The cash desk closes 1 hour before closing. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Cost: €3.30, or 10-visit card: €26.40

    Location: By the boats in the center of Port Hercule, Monaco

    Phone: +37793306483

    Social Media: Facebook

    Website: Official website

    Princess Antoinette Park

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    For a place where children can play and adults can relax, go to Princess Antoinette Park. It is also one of the favorite places of the locals to have picnics with friends or family. It is foremost a garden for kids, as there are many play areas with swings, slides, roundabouts, and many others. An olive grove is in the center of the park.

    Toddlers can play with sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, and rabbits in the mini-farm. No need to worry about the cleanliness of the place as caretakers make sure that the place is well-kept.

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    Mini Golf

    For sporty teens, there are places to play ball games, table tennis, badminton, and volleyball in the multi-purpose sports grounds. For teens, skateboarders have a separate place to have fun, too. There is also a mini-golf area with 18 holes for kids and adults alike.

    The most recent addition to this lovely place is the “Zen Place,” where you can have a quiet and peaceful time in the midst of the park while your kids play nearby.

    Schedule: Open every day from 8:30am to 5:30pm. The park is closed from August 28 to September 6.

    Mini Golf: You must reserve a time slot and pay €5 per person when you arrive.

    Location: High up above the Condamine in Monaco. The bus is the easiest way to get there.

    Website: Official website

    Phone: +377626816895

    Princess Grace Library

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    On a small street near the Prince’s Palace is the small but charming Princess Grace Irish Library — a perfect place for book lovers and young learners. The library has is a huge collection of books from Ireland, a personal collection of Princess Grace who has an Irish descent. The library, is of course, in honor of her.

    It has books for young readers as young as two years old where parents and accompanying adults can read for them. For Irish and English literature enthusiasts, this is the most suitable place to see the collection of rare works of Oscar Wilde, Iris Murdoch, William Trevor, etc., with a corner dedicated to Samuel Beckett.

    Location: On The Rock, in Monaco

    Phone: +37793501225

    Social Media: Twitter and Facebook

    Website: Official website

    Water Activities

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    There are many options for water activities, including snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, boating, etc. You can charter a boat and go snorkeling off the coast of Monaco. Alternatively, you can go enjoy the beach in Larvotto, which has nets to keep your kids from getting stung by a jellyfish.

    Tips for Traveling with Kids in the French Riviera

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    • Try not to let them be loud and disturb the people around you, as the French are very strict with their children frown upon kids being loud.
    • We advise you not to take kids to attractions with exotic animals in captivity, such as Marineland, as it has been shown to teach them the wrong lessons.
    • Prepare yourself ahead of time for tantrums. Make time to snuggle during the trip, bring their favorite stuffed toy, and prepare to do some activities like playing a game, sing silly songs, telling stories, etc.
    • Jet-lag is a big problem for almost all travelers. Stick to the local sleeping routine as strictly as possible. Short nap time during the day may help.
    • Kids may feel homesick. It is better for them to maintain some communication with their friends at home. You can also help them deal with it by some fun activities like keeping a journal or drawing of your vacation or writing postcards.
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