Pinocchio, Kid’s Lit Show & Movie Festival

Until June 6: PINOCCHIO, HARRY POTTER, MICKEY MOUSE, HEIDI, AND OTHERS. Villa Bardini, Costa San Giorgio 2, Florence. Open daily except for Monday from 10 am – 7 pm. Admission €8, reduced €6, and Coop members €4. Free on the first Sunday of every month. Parking is reserved at Forte di Belvedere (Via San Leonardo 1, Florence). This exhibition is the real Disney for children of all ages featuring illustrations of beloved iconic characters [...]

Local Kids Carnivals in Florence & Prato

February 10 FLORENCE CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL, Piazza Ognissanti. 2 – 6 pm. The Florence Children’s Carnival will be held for the 11th year in Piazza Ognissanti. Children and parents alike, in costumes or masks, will spend a carefree afternoon enjoying entertainment and games. Fun activities, such as inflatable toys, cotton candy and face painting will be provided throughout the carnival. In addition, rides on an electric train will be offered to kids for an [...]

Cirk Fantastik Circus: Entertainment for All Ages

September 14-24: Cirk Fantastik. International Contemporary Circus Festival. Parco delle Cascine, Viale degli Olmi/Piazzale del Re. Daily from 3 pm – 1 am. The Parco delle Cascine would like to welcome families to the 12th edition of Cirk Fantastik: the International Contemporary Circus Festival, which is returning after an 11th successful edition. Two tents will be the location for many circus acts, with over 60 performances interpreted by contemporary national and international companies, [...]

June Book Readings for Kids in English

As the vacation approaches, and the pace begins to slow down, the events aimed at children do as well.  The Children’s Lending Library, located below the American Church, will close its doors for the summer on June 14, but offer a final reading on June 10 from 10 am to 12 noon for kids of all ages.  The book is Creatures of the Ocean, Big and Small, following by fun activities for all ages. The [...]

‘Firenze dei Bambini’ Children’s Festival

Firenze dei Bambini, a two-day program just for kids, will take place from May 19 to 21. Curious children will be able to discover, learn, explore, and most importantly: have fun with music, technology, art, and more. Learning workshops, courses, and events for every interest are open to girls, boys and their families; all are free. The festival begins Friday at 6 pm at the Opera di Firenze where children and their families [...]

Peter Rabbit Reading in English

The Harold Acton Library of the British Institute of Florence (Lungarno Guiccardini 9) is hosting an English reading of a Beatrix Potter classic, The Tale of Peter Rabbit at 5 pm on April 20. The children’s classic is the story of how, despite the warnings of his mother, the rebellious young Peter Rabbit enters the garden of Mrs McGregor to snack on some vegetables.  Listeners can discover how the story ends, which is intended for [...]

A Breath of Spring — Easter Egg Fun

Any child can tell you that the best part about Spring is decorating Easter eggs with the whole family and Easter egg hunts. Luckily, the Children’s Lending Library’s annual Easter egg decorating party and fundraiser is back this year on Saturday April 8 on via Rucellai 9, near the Santa Maria Novella train station. The non-profit volunteer-run association has a collection of books for kids up to age 16. The organization is able [...]

Miss Moppet at the B.I. Storytime

Storytime at the British Institute is back! On March 16 at 5 pm, families are invited to spend an afternoon with Beatrix Potter’s tale of a mischievous kitten and brave mouse with a reading of The Story of Miss Moppet. The program is designed for children ages 3 – 8 but everyone is welcome.  The event will be held in English in the Children’s Room of the Harold Acton Library at the British [...]

Florence Carnival Celebrations for the Kids

This Saturday, February 25 from 2 to 6 pm, Piazza Ognissanti will once again host its free Children’s Carnival. The Borgognissanti street association in partnership with the city of Florence will provide a festive day full of food, games and entertainment for adults and kids alike. This year an electric train will take passengers on a scenic tour of Lungarno Vespucci. There will be sweets like cotton candy, peanut brittle, and brigidini, games, cartoons, face [...]

Children’s Art Workshops in Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio is offering a series of interactive art workshops to teach the techniques of famous artists to kids through March. A fresco workshop will be held on January 29; kids and families will experiment with the fresco technique and develop their own art to take home. On Sunday, February 19 participants have the opportunity to grind their own paints to customize their artwork. The final workshop is a gilding workshop on Sunday, [...]