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  • MR FOX GUIDE TO MADRID WITH KIDS

    Huge parks for them, art and architecture for you, football and food for all the family - hola Madrid. For more ideas visit mrfoxmagazine.com

    • Feb 2017
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    Mr Fox city guides are a comprehensive must-do list of places to stay, play, eat, do and shop in family-friendly cities. Compiled by writers who have tapped up the locals and thrown their children in at the deep end to bring you a tried and tested edit of the best places to be.

  • Mercado de San Miguel

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    Market

    DO: This ancient market has recently been revamped. It’s a vibrant, theatrical space to graze and gaze and take in all the sights, smells and sounds.

  • Museo Sorolla

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    Art Museum

    DO: A change of pace from the Prado, see Sorolla’s impressionistic paintings in his former home. There's a lovely shady Andalucian courtyard to park the kids.

  • Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

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    Soccer

    DO: For football-crazy kids, a tour of the legendary Santiago de Bernabéu stadium is the icing on the cake to any trip to Madrid.

  • Museo del Ferrocarril (Antigua Estación de Delicias)

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    Museum

    DO: This original museum houses a great collection of model railways, with a quirky café in one of the old carriages. Check dates for the great fleamarket.

  • Lateral

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    Tapas

    EAT: Small chain of stylish, minimalist restaurants serves a wide range of consistently good tapas and raciones at various locations across the city.

  • Museo del Jamón

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    Tapas

    EAT: This is the place to come if you love ham; hundreds hang from the ceiling. It’s ideal for a cheap round of sandwiches for the family (various branches)

  • Kilómetros de Pizza

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    Pizza

    EAT: This fun, family restaurant near Bernabeu stadium has a local vibe and pizza by the kilometre. Order and watch the numbers on the digital display tick up.

  • Chocolatería San Ginés

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    Chocolate Shop

    EAT: Don’t miss this legendary café, where the quintessentially Spanish treat of chocolate and churros is served up all day and long into the night

  • Parque del Retiro

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    Park

    PLAY: Gardens in the elegant heart of old Madrid. Hire a boat on the lake, watch the street entertainers, visit the cactus house and take in a free puppet show.

  • Casa de Campo

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    Park

    PLAY: Enjoy the view of Hapsburg Madrid and the Royal Palace as your cable car swings gently towards the Casa de Campo park: home to a funfair, aquarium and zoo

  • Madrid Río (Sector Central)

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    Park

    PLAY: the futuristic Río park has an ‘urban beach’ of water jets, timber climbing frames, funky tunnel slides, groomed bike paths, BMX tracks and climbing walls

  • Baby Deli

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    Toys & Games

    SHOP: Founded by 3 mums, this shop (with a lovely organic café) is a great place to come and relax if you’ve young children and hosts playgroups and activities.

  • Calle de Fuencarral

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    Road

    SHOP: This busy, pedestrianised zone between the funky neighourhoods of Malasaña and Chueca is a great starting point for loads of fun and fashionable shops.

  • Zara

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    Apparel

    SHOP: Zara’s flagship store, where six floors of affordable fashion for women, men and children await and just around the corner there is a Zara Home Kids.

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