Top 8 Family Friendly Things To Do When Visiting Cervia, Italy

things to do in Cervia

Located on the east coast of Italy is the town of Cervia which borders Cesenatico and Ravenna. This charming place will be perfect for you and your family if you adore the sights of beautiful blue sea waters as well as a thriving coastal town. Cervia is known to have a population of almost 29,000 people and it definitely delivers! In Cervia, there are plenty of forest areas to explore at your own pace as well as long stretches of stunning beaches to discover and enjoy.

There is also a varied range of family-friendly activities available for your little ones to enjoy such as exhilarating theme parks suitable for all ages. Whether you are visiting Cervia for a short weekend or for a week or more, it is certain that the charm of the town will keep you interested and content during your stay! Read on to discover some of the best family oriented attractions to visit during your trip:

1. Bagno Holiday Village

Located to the north of Cervia’s town centre, this glorious holiday village is a great place to relax with your family. With the beach spanning over 110 meters (370 feet) as well as the option of a relaxing swim in one of the two heated swimming pools, there are plenty of activities to occupy your children. Other perks include the on-site bars and restaurant to enjoy a casual drink by the sea. There is also a great club program for young kids, which features an array of fun group activities to keep your kids active. Fitness classes such as water Zumba and yoga are also on offer for all of the family to be entertained.

Bagno Holiday Village

Address: Traversa XII Pineta, 48015 Milano Marittima RA, Italy

Website: Bagno Holiday Village (in Italian)

2. Casa delle Farfalle

Located just north of Cervia town in the pine forest, Casa delle Farfalle is a large tropical forest featuring a range of different varieties of butterfly. It is the perfect attraction for children as it is also an educational experience. The Farfalle greenhouse spans over 500 meters (1650 feet), housing butterflies from different regions internationally including America, Asia, and Africa. It also contains the ‘House of Insects’ which hosts an assortment of bugs and creepy crawlies such as locusts, beetles, and bees. 'Il Bruco’ greenhouse contains an array of Italian butterflies for you and your family to be amazed by.

Casa delle Farfalle

Address: Jelenia Gora 6/d, 48015 Milano Marittima RA, Italy

Website: Casa delle Farfelle (in Italian)

3. Il Parco dei Pirati

Il Parco dei Pirati is situated near the city of Pinarella, just southeast of Cervia in a stunning woodland location. Considered the most popular theme park in Italy, this pirate themed park is a great place for family adventures and memories that will last a lifetime. This park is sure to entertain both parents and children of all ages with rides such as go karts, water rafts, and minicars. Funfair style games are also available on-site, such as fishing games. Il Parco dei Pirati is ideal for video game enthusiasts with plenty of modern games to choose from in the games room.

Il Parco dei Pirati

Address: Viale Italia, 135, 48015 Cervia RA, Italy

Facebook page: Il Parco dei Pirati (in Italian)

4. CerviAvventura

Situated just outside of Cervia town center in a beautiful pine forest, CerviAvventura is a fantastic example of an outdoor adventure park which is perfect for a sunny day out in the Italian countryside. With a total of nine airliners, you are suspended between ground and sky with non-stop thrills. There are different pathways which are sure to suit a wide age range of children and abilities. No need to worry about your children getting injured as strict health and safety rules apply on all pathways within the park so it’s very safe. Children must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.


Address: Parco Naturale di Cervia, 48015 Cervia, Milano Marittima RA, Italy

Website: CerviAvventura (in Italian)

5. Paola 126

Paola 126 is located to the south of Cervia town in the area of Pinarella. Situated moments away from a pine forest on a beach called Pinarella di Cervia, Paola 126 has plenty to offer you and your family during your stay in Cervia. Enjoy a family friendly day out with a range of fun activities and entertainment options to keep you and your children entertained during your visit. There is a large play area for children of all ages which includes rides such as swings and slides. There are also fitness sessions available to partake in such as water gym, beach dance, and gymnastics.

Paola 126

Address: Via Arenile Demaniale, 126, 48015 Cervia RA, Italy

Website: Paola 126 (in Italian)

6. Parco Naturale di Cervia

Situated to the northeast of Cervia town center, Parco Naturale di Cervia is a stunning example of a national park right in the midst of the pinewood of Milano Marittima. With its 0.05 miles (0.08 kilometers) of open land to roam around and explore, you are free to visit the nearby farm animals which include the likes of pigs, rabbits, and horses. There is an on-site farm area which will give your children the perfect educational experience with one of the expertly trained tour guides!

Parco Naturale di Cervia

Address: Via C. Forlanini, 48015 Cervia RA, Italy

Website: Parco Naturale di Cervia (in Italian)

7. Minigolf Centrale

Located to the north of Cervia town center, Minigolf Centrale is a popular 18-hole golf course situated in a holiday resort in Milano Marittima. The course will increase in difficulty over time and offer you a unique experience.

Sounds will play while you are completing the course to make your visit even more interesting. It is an attraction which all of the family will enjoy at whatever age or ability. The winner of the group will receive a prize after completion.

Minigolf Centrale

Address: Viale Matteotti, 48, 48015 Milano Marittima RA, Italy

Website: Minigolf Centrale

8. Museo Del Sale

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Located in the town center of Cervia, the Museo Del Sale is a real piece of Italian history, all in one building. The museum has been created due to the Salinara Civilisation’s persistence of remembering salt production methods. If you wish to have an educational day out with the children, this attraction could be the one for you and your family!

Museo Del Sale

Address: Viale Nazario Sauro, 24, 48015 Cervia RA, Italy

Website: Museo Del Sale (in Italian)

Amazing family-friendly attractions

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Beautiful beaches, fun-filled theme parks, and historical museums, what is there not to love? With an array of spectacular scenery to explore and take in, the town of Cervia is by far one of the top places to visit on your next vacation with the family.

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