Parenting is child's play at these family-orientated places. more

May 27, 2016 9:42 AM LIVING 2 Comments

Nearly three months of holidays may be a delight for the children, but it can leave a lot of parents scratching their heads. Read on for the best of Barcelona's summer schools. more

May 11, 2016 2:03 PM Settling In

This international summer camp prepares children for the future through innovative, fun and educational activities. more

May 4, 2016 10:47 PM

Raising bilingual children is appealing and necessary for more and more families these days. For kids to be successful in more than one language, thought, dedication and creativity on the part of the parents are required. more

Mar 15, 2016 5:12 PM IN THE CITY

Looking for ideas of things to do with kids in Barcelona? Head to Casa Batlló and enjoy their new theatrical tours. more

Mar 3, 2016 11:33 AM Art

If you think dating in Barcelona is complicated enough, try throwing kids into the equation. Dating as a single parent is an entirely new game with a whole new set of rules and any previous dating etiquette should be tossed out of the window. more

Jul 24, 2014 11:35 PM BLOGS 2 Comments

For those of you who reside here in Spain, I’d like you to please sit back, close your eyes and relax just for a moment. more

Jun 2, 2014 2:09 PM BLOGS

Pre-kid Barcelona was always a 24-7 entertainment centre, and post-kid it hasn’t failed me yet either. So there I was last Sunday morning, bouncing out of bed raring to go (OK, slight exaggeration). more

May 6, 2014 11:04 PM BLOGS 6 Comments

(or Bring on the All-nighters) Dragging my weary feet behind me as I traipsed up and down the hallway, I desperately tried to keep my eyes open while half-heartedly muttering lullabies through gritted teeth. more

Apr 11, 2014 12:33 PM BLOGS 1 Comments

October 2002: “Come back…” she whispered seductively. “Please come back….” As I looked out over the sprawling city beneath me from the aeroplane window, I promised I would someday, somehow make my way back to her; my beautiful city of Barcelona. more

Apr 9, 2014 11:55 AM BLOGS 1 Comments

For the past 10 years, The Drama Factory has been offering native English-speaking children and young language learners the chance to take part in theatre classes. To mark the first decade of this popular initiative, we spoke to founder Sophie Heydel more

Sep 27, 2012 10:02 PM LIVING

Our monthly photo collage this time features shots of families in Barcelona more

Jul 3, 2012 11:49 AM LIVING

Living in Barcelona and about to have a baby? Read here about your rights regarding maternity and paternity leave, and the financial benefits available to families and working mothers more


Sonia Gigler talks with Helena Munín about what led her to set up Kinder Barcelona (Poblenou), a multilingual alternative nursery and kindergarten for children up to the age of 6 years and their families, and about its development more

Jun 11, 2012 10:30 AM LIVING

In her latest review of productions at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Josephine Novak recommends an operatic version of 'Puss in Boots'. more

May 21, 2012 10:18 AM BLOGS

Essential information about how to register the birth of a child in Barcelona more

May 3, 2012 1:29 PM LIVING

The Spanish government and private organisations offer help to families that have three or more children (familias numerosas) more

Mar 12, 2012 12:47 PM LIVING

Haircuts for kids

It's not just the 'big' parenting issues that can cause families problems when living abroad; something as apparently simple as getting your child's hair cut can be a huge challenge—our family blogger Johanna Bailey can empathise more

Nov 10, 2011 9:30 AM Family matters

Interview with a mother

Johanna Bailey talks to a foreign mother living in Barcelona who sent one of her children to an international school and the other to a local 'concertada' more

Oct 18, 2011 10:29 AM Family matters 4 Comments

A question of family

Last year, Meredith Gales successfully adopted a girl from a West African country, a process that she wrote about for our website. Here she explains what life has been like for her new family. more

Sep 28, 2011 12:00 AM Diary of a Barcelona adoption

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