The Indro Montanelli Public Gardens are located in the heart of Porta Venezia, and are definitely a park to visit with children.
There are three equipped playgrounds plus an amusement area with rides, and a miniature train circuit around the park (fee per person).
You might be lucky enough to visit on a day when you can go for a pony ride in an area near the pond (usually on weekends). But, even if the ponies are not out to play, watching the cute ducks and swans gliding on the water will still make the kids happy.
A favourite, but rarely-mentioned, attraction in the Gardens are the rocks. Yes, rocks in Milano! You can pretend you are an ibex (even if maybe not quite so agile) by climbing the large boulders that can be easily discovered by running along the paths!
During the Christmas season, the park hosts the Villaggio delle Meraviglie - Winter Wonderland Village with its skating rinks, fun rides and winter attractions for all ages.
There are mobile kiosks for snacks plus Bar Bianco in the centre of the Gardens.
If, on the other hand, if you feel like a spot of culture, you can choose to visit the Natural History Museum (wow! dinosaurs for all ages!) or stargaze in the beautiful Ulrico Hoepli Planetarium within the park grounds.
Address: enter from Bastioni di Porta Venezia, via Manin, via Palestro, Corso Venezia
How to get there: Metro line M1 (red) Porta Venezia or Palestro stop