Over the years, the Idroscalo has been fondly nicknamed the ‘mare dei milanesi’ (Milano Beach) because many come here to have fun and to escape the city’s summer heat, but it could also be called a kids’ paradise because there are so many fun activities on offer just a few kilometres away from the city centre.
The Villaggio del Bambino (Children's Village) is a recreational area, with open and free access, dedicated to children aged 3 upwards. In addition to the numerous playground games, the park also has a water games circuit and a picnic area with outdoor tables.
All the play structures are built with recycled and recyclable materials, and there are also games accessible to children with disabilities.
The Acquaplay Water Complex is the largest inland water park in Italy; its colourful floating water circuit has fun slides, tunnels, sloping ramps, trampolines, platforms and lots of other inflatables. Next to this is a play area for small children with pogo sticks and a zipline.
If, instead, you prefer to enjoy the inflatables on terra firma, you definitely mustn’t miss the Dolly Park, a lovely mini-amusement area (dedicated to all children aged 2 to 13), with a castle, trampolines, whale-shaped inflatables, a pirate galleon, kangaroo and lots more fun things.
For those who prefer more ‘old school’ games, why not try Aulì Ulè, the garden of forgotten games.
Just choose where to go and enjoy a day out!