August – a (very!) hot month during which shops and businesses close for holidays and our city centres suddenly become empty. Between who has already gone on vacation and who is not going to at all, many families are wondering how to spend their free time, especially at weekends. Luckily, this year we still have a long list of events to attend – safely – together with our kids.
Here you will find a selection of some of the most interesting activities going on around Italy:
In Aosta’s historical centre – a completely free event will take place, with many Far West-themed games. You will feel like travelling to another world, surrounded by cowboys and gunmen, cactuses and totems. In addition to classic games, you can sign up for one of the many tournaments organized – darts, videogames, Carcassonne, Dungeons & Dragons and all kinds of investigative games. Also, save this date: on 8 August (at 7 pm), there will be a massive treasure hunt with different teams and lots of different challenges.
Missione: miniera magica
Gambatesa mine turns into a perfect location for a Harry Potter-themed adventure. On 7, 14, 19 and 26 August you will find challenges, magic battles and special workshops that will literally mesmerize your kids.
Gropparello Castle’s Fable Park
The first Italian emotional park where you can experience a time travel back to the Middle Ages, with its legends and deep mysteries. Kids, dressed up as knights, will live a thrilling adventure with ogres and witches along with an animated path in the woods between millenary rocks, centuries-old trees, fairies, sprites, elves and druids. For information and bookings: +39 0523 855814.
Sulle tracce del cervo della Mesola
On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until 31 October – at 9.30, 11, 2.30 and 4, it will take place a guided excursion to discover unique paths within the Natural Reserve Gran Bosco della Mesola (FE). In this area, normally closed to the public, it will be possible to get close to deers and fallow deers that live freely in the reserve.