Fun 4 Kids

Children know something that most people have forgotten. - K. Haring

The Venetian Polaroid Treasure Hunt

A photographic learning tour and fun filled day activity for children of all ages…

What better way to discover an ancient city than by using what is now an ancient form of photography: the Polaroid camera. It still fascinates children of all ages and so we are proud to introduce The Venetian Polaroid Treasure Hunt! Our little treasure hunters will be given their own kit including; a special map, a pencil to take notes, some Venetian coins for little expenses, cards with the description of the itinerary and finally, a Polaroid camera.

Our activity starts in Saint Mark’s Square, where the winged lions will welcome our little explorers (and the guide accompanying them). After the children solve an ancient enigma they will visit a ‘must’ stop in one of the most famous pastry shops in Venice, for a little treat. The journey then takes them to the Rialto Bridge and market where they come in direct contact with the Venetian world of commerce and it’s people.

They will search for their next clue by using simple Italian sentences and doing things Venetians usually do on a typical day. The hunt continues with a Gondola ride, crossing the Grand Canal under the Academia Bridge, and into the heart of the city. The hunt will take approximately (insert time) and will encompass much of the city.

Duration: 3 hours

When: every morning except Sunday & Monday

Meeting point: this is a private tour, our dedicated guide will meet you at your accommodation!

Perfect for: children able to read & write up to 12 years old. Parents can take part to the activity by also paying their fee, or they can decide to leave their children in our safe hands.

Highlights of the activity: discover the secrets of our incredible city, in a way where children they will both have fun and learn.

Included: dedicated tour guide, road book, a prize for all the treasure hunters, for their artistic abilities, spirit of exploration and above all, for the amazing and funny pictures taken during the tour.

Masks Painting & Secrets of Carnival

One of the most greatest activities that you can experience in Venice: the creation of true original Carnival masks!

Imagine yourself in the heart of Venice, in a picturesque laboratory specialised in elegant Venetian mask decoration: in this magic place full of sewing machines, artistic sketches and costumes your family will learn how to paint and decorate the world famous papier mâché Carnival masks!

We offer the possibility to learn and experience the art of the mask painting, with our best Venetian expert.  Kids of all the ages that can handle a brush will be welcome inside this prestigious workshop, to have fun learning how to paint these colourful breathtaking masks! To help your children, our mask master will give some special final decorations, to make their creation even more special! Your kids will be amazed and extremely happy to put on their new and personalised masks and stroll around the city showing them off, specially during Carnival!

During the activity, a personal guide will explain the history behind this amazing tradition and then she will help you enter into the magic of the Carnival by telling you the secrets of this beautiful festival that colours Venice!

Duration: from 2 hours

When: on request, almost every day

Meeting point: this is a private tour, our dedicated guide will meet you at your accommodation!

Perfect for: children from 4 years old. Parents can take part in the activity by also paying their fee, or they can decide to leave their children in our safe hands.

Highlights of the activity: bringing home the Venetian carnival mask that your kids have created!

Included: the tour includes a tour escort at your disposal for 4 hours, painting course, materials, tools and mask to take home.

The Mosaic Making

The fire, the furnace, the used crucibles… an unforgettable mosaic experience in the most prestigious Venetian glass factory

In one of the most traditional Venetian districts, high old walls conceal the fascination of a 19th Century glass furnace, that will dazzle your children. The history of this place is the unique and unrepeatable tradition of an art that has been handed down with all its mysterious alchemies for four generations and which has revived the old crafts of Byzantine gold leaf mosaics and the pure smalti of Murano’s Renaissance.

Our activity will start with a first introduction to the art of mosaics while visiting the glorious factory with a great mosaic master. Then you will be introduced to the productive processes so you can start to create your own mosaic inside the lab. Here you will be immediately amazed by looking at the “colour library” placed next to the furnace: it preserves an infinite number (almost 3000) of tones and shades that go far beyond our imagination.

Your children will have an amazing time trying this ancient art with the greatest experts, having fun among colours and precious materials in a traditional workshop. They will be completely surprised and enthusiastic about it!

Duration: from 4 hours

When: every day, excluded Saturday, Sunday and the public holidays.

Meeting point: this is a private tour, our dedicated guide will meet you at your accommodation!

Perfect for: up to 10 years old, dedicated to children that have good manual skills, or they want to improve them. Parents can take part to the activity by also paying their fee, or they can decide to leave their children in our safe hands.

Highlights of the activity: a full immersion in the Venetian art craft world, perfect if you are looking for an activity that can be enjoyed by all the family members. At the end, you can take with you a unique souvenir: the mosaic masterpiece that you have created!

Included: dedicated tour escort, mosaic master, tolls and tiles to compose your personal mosaic.

A Little Painter Around Venice

Let’s play at being painters for a day!

This is an opportunity to bring out the little artist that is in your children. A truly creative activity that will help your family to discover and appreciate Venice from an artistic point of view.

A special artist will follow and entertain little painters to help them see Venice in a more profound way, by teaching them how to capture the great effects of the reflection of the sun on the water, or the romantic shades of ancient palaces and streets. We can propose to you some magic, picturesque place in Venice to paint in the open air, or we can adapt the tour to your needs, if you prefer to explore with your brush some specific Venetian districts. The activity is designed to be a complete immersion in the artistic soul of Venice, and includes a visit to the Squero, the typical Venetian boat yard, with a visit afterwards to understand how the boats and gondolas were and are still built. Finally, to recuperate and rest for a while, we propose tasting a big ice cream sitting in front of the sun at Fondamenta delle Zattere, to make your day even more special!

Duration: 4 hours

When: every day, but highly recommended during good weather.

Meeting point: this is a private tour, our dedicated guide will meet you at your accommodation!

Perfect for: from 4 years old. Parents can also take part in the activity by paying their fee, or they can decide to leave their children in our safe hands.

Highlights of the activity: this is a place often frequented by painters because it is typical and very beautiful.

Included: artist and dedicated tour escort at your disposal for 4 hours, a painting course on the streets on Venice, ice cream stop, visit of the Squero.

Be a little chef today!

A delightful activity to explore the flavour of Venice!

We offer the opportunity to experience a fun and interesting cooking lesson with a passionate dedicated person.

The activity is organised from the time of shopping at the market with the choice of ingredients to the preparation, with explanation and practice, of the dish. To make it even more intimate and homey, we decided to organise this experience right in the kitchen of your home or at the palazzo where you are staying! In alternative, we strongly suggest that you experience the cooking lesson with our real Venetian cook in her stunning palazzo in the Canareggio district: here in a majestic but comfortable environment, you and your children will test your cooking abilities. We can propose to you delicious desserts, such as ice cream, sorbets, crepes, chocolate cakes, muffins and typical Venetian biscuits. In addition, we will help the children to cook one of the most appreciated and fun foods in the world: pizza! If they prefer something more elaborate and in true Italian style, we recommend preparing home made pasta and gnocchi: a unique moment that they will always remember.

During summer, we will also offer you the opportunity to cook on a beautiful terrace that overlooks the Venice rooftops!

Duration: 5 hours

When: on request, preferably on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Meeting point: this is a private activity, our dedicated guide will meet you at your accommodation!

Perfect for: children from 5 years old. Parents can also take part in the activity by paying their fee, or they can decide to leave their children in our safe hands.

Highlights of the activity: it would be interesting to discover how to prepare typical Italian or Venetian dishes… then you can teach your mum how to do it!

Included: grocery shopping at the market, lunch after the cooking class, Venetian chef.

Discovering Venice by Water

An incredible adventure through the canals of the lagoon!

An evocative tour to discover the natural and wild side of Venice and its lagoon, through an adventurous and exciting experience that will dazzle all the members of your family!

The activity will start at the Ship Pavilion, to introduce the children to a huge variety of size, shapes and typologies of the greatest ships that have made the naval history of Venice! This itinerary through the past will help your family to understand the importance of the role of the sea for Venice, as its greatest strength through hundreds and hundreds of years. After this, the real adventure will start: our best expert on the Venetian environment will take your kids on a magic boat trip through canals, until they will arrive in the open lagoon, ready to disclose the most interesting secrets of this incredible ecosystem. Our tour guide will be ready to explain the many types of plants and animals, especially the incredible variety of birds that fly over the islands, showing their most interesting habits.

The children will definitely love this tour, as it is an opportunity to see Venice from another prospective that will entertain and surprise them!

Duration: 4 hours.

When: every day, highly recommended during good weather.

Meeting point: this is a private tour, our dedicated guide will meet you at your accommodation!

Perfect for: from 4 years old. Parents can also take part in the activity by paying their fee, or they can decide to leave their children in our safe hands.

Highlights of the activity: the boat ride and the visit to the royal ship “Scalè Reale”.

Included: the tour include a guide at your disposal for 4 hours, boat ride and museum tickets.

A family photo shoot experience

A unique way to remember your great family moments in Venice

Calli, campi, stunning palaces… and the reflection of the lagoon on every inch of this incredible city built on water! Is this the best place for memories with the people that you love most?

The best way to remember your holidays, celebrations, events or just a special moment, is to have it perfectly engraved in elegant and professional photos, taken by our best photographers. We can provide you, in the magical setting of Venice, with a true camera artist for your charming photos and videos, to let you feel that you are the real protagonist of your luxurious Venetian fairy tale. We can propose to you lots of breathtaking scenarios where you and your kids will have lots of fun discovering great places, doing interesting activities. Our photographers are interested in capturing your family moments in very natural poses, without any kind of restriction or imposition, to let you to be free to express every gesture of love between the members of your family!

Duration: on request.

When: every day, but recommended during sunny days.

Meeting point: this is a private tour, our dedicated guide will meet you at your accommodation!

Perfect for: for family members of of all ages. Parents can also take part in the activity by paying their fee, or they can decide to leave their children in our safe hands.

Highlights of the activity: simply the best way to frame your family memories.

Included: photographer and other services that you may ask.

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