Florence Easter Events This Weekend for Children

Easter is right around the corner and is a time for people of ages to come together in order to celebrate and continue traditions. This weekend, events will be take place around Florence for families and little ones to enjoy. Children’s Lending Library Easter Party The library will be holding an Easter party in the undercroft St. James Episcopal Church, Via Rucellai, 9, on Saturday, March 23 from 4 to 6 pm. It [...]

Creativity & Fashion for Kids at Pitti Bimbo 97

  Pitti Immagine and its theme, “Pitti Games,” is best characterized by playfulness and creativity at the Pitti Bimbo children’s fashion trade fair, taking place at the Fortezza da Basso from June 21 – 23.  Unveiling styles for spring/summer 2024, Pitti Bimbo 97, open only to buyers and the press, the event draws in children’s play with a carefree quality. Inspired by jumping into challenges, forming alliances, and embracing the spirit of exploration, [...]

Storytime in English at Labsitters House

Bring your kids along for a few hours of learning and fun cultural exchange on May 13: storytelling and activities, aimed at children aged 4 to 10, will be taking place at Labsitters House. Hosted by Bee-Bilingual, a community of mothers in Florence raising bilingual kids, their goal is to encourage youngsters to learn and cultivate a second language. The group will be reading ‘The Bear Who Would Not Share,’ written by Graham [...]

Easter Monday Treasure Hunt at the Bardini Garden

The Bardini garden will be hosting a treasure hunt for all ages on Monday, April 10. This treasure hunt, primarily designed for families with children ages 4 – 10, will encourage and allow guests to to roam and discover the grounds of the beautiful Bardini garden. Not only will there be a treasure hunt, but book readings will be held throughout the green space. The park features orchards, rose bushes, irises, hydrangeas and [...]

The Return of the Florence Children’s Carnival

  Sat. 18: CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL. Piazza Ognissanti. 2 – 6 pm. Free admission. Children and parents alike, in costumes or masks, can spend a carefree afternoon enjoying entertainment and games. Fun activities, such as papier-mâché crafts, games, and face painting will be provided throughout the carnival. Sweets like cotton candy, peanut brittle, and brigidini (aniseed-flavored wafers), will be available for purchase. An electric train will take passengers on a scenic tour of Lungarno Vespucci. Families can listen [...]

La Befana Returns to Florence in 2023

Much like Santa, the elderly Italian witch, La Befana, who fills the stockings of children on the night of January 5, has the power of appearing simultaneously in different places.  This is true in Florence on Epiphany, January 6, which is the feast both of the Three Kings and La Befana. She will continue her generosity to children all day in the city of the Renaissance. Here are her scheduled appearances: IN TOWN [...]

Florence Family Holiday Events in English 2022

  There are two Christmas activities this week planned for the whole family. All ages can get into the holiday spirit by joining the festive fun! Thursday, Dec. 15: CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP.   St. Mark’s English Church, via Maggio 16.  8 pm.  Open to all ages, participants only need to bring a wire coat hanger; fir branches and decorations will be supplied, which, along with refreshments, are included in the €10 fee.  Reservations [...]

Pumpkin Carving Activity in Time for Halloween

  The countdown to the end of October is on, and a pre-Halloween Eve event is taking place in Florence! The Children’s Lending Library and Bee-lingual are hosting a pumpkin carving event and themed book reading in English on Sunday, October 23. This activity is wonderful at this time of year. It really brings forward the spirit of the harvest season. Halloween may not be as widely celebrated in Europe as it is [...]

‘Firenze dei Bambini’: A Festival for Kids

May 13 – 15, 2022: FIRENZE DEI BAMBINI FESTIVAL – Give Me Your Hand.  Organized by the Municipality of Florence and MUS.E. Children can engage in free, all in-person activities at Florence’s annual festival, Firenze dei Bambini. The 2022 edition is three days long, allowing children up to 12 years old to participate in various events throughout the city. While events are free, some require a reservation. This year’s festival is entitled “Qua [...]

The 2022 Children’s Library Easter Party

With Easter just around the corner, many organizations are preparing for the holiday, including Florence’s Children’s Lending Library. Saturday, April 9: Children’s Lending Library’s Easter Party. Undercroft of the church of St. James, via Rucellai 9, Florence. 4 – 6 pm. Entrance: 1 child: €3. Families with 2 or more children: €5. Accompanying adults and children under the age of two are free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult. [...]