Having fun in Madrid: theme / amusement parks
1. Warner Brothers Theme Park
Warner Park (Parque Warner Madrid) is a theme park designed for you to experience the essence of American films. It is divided into five theme areas: Old West Territory, Superheroes World, Hollywood Boulevard, Cartoon Village and Movie World Studios. It also provides the visitors with different types of food in several restaurants, from fast food to Spanish cuisine. It's the perfect plan to enjoy a typical Spanish sunny day. The park is located in San Martín de la Vega, in Madrid's outskirts. To get there you have three options:
- By train: from Atocha take line C3 to Aranjuez, change trains at Pinto station until Parque de Ocio station. On Saturdays there is a direct train from Chamartín station and Disney characters such as Tweety and Bugs Bunny accompany you on this trip.
- By bus: from Villaverde's station take the bus number 412 of La Veloz company to get to the park.
- By car: if you rather come on your car, you don't need GPS, take A4 highway to exit 22 and just follow the signs. It's really easy!
Please visit Warner Park's website for further information.
2. Madrid's Amusement Park
If what you like is to get the adrenaline going, visit the Parque de atracciones de Madrid and spend an enjoyable afternoon there.
Both adults and children can enjoy this experience, but don't forget to wear comfortable clothes or your swimsuit, because you will get wet in the water rides. You can take your own food or eat out at several restaurants with Spanish food.
The Parque de atracciones de Madrid is located in la Casa de Campo park. You can get there in the following ways:
- By metro: Batán's station on line 10.
- By bus: bus number 33 and 65.
- By car: from the Extremadura highway (N-V) take exit Parque de Atracciones and follow the signs.
3. Faunia Theme Park
This theme park in Madrid is the first one in Spain based on the natural world. There you can find animals of different species and from all around the world, as well as life models of the main ecosystems. There are restaurants all around the park where you can taste the Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, while enjoying the beautiful views of Faunia's lake.
You can get there in the following ways:
- By metro: Valdebernardo's station on line 9.
- By train: Vicálvaro on line C2.
- By bus: bus number 71. From Manuel Becerra's square, directly across from the entrance to the park.
- By car:
- Take A3 highway to Valencia, exit 6 (Valdebernardo)
- Take M 40 highway to the north, exit 13.
- Take M 40 highway to the south, exit 12.
- Take M23 highway (extension of O'Donnell street), exit to Vicálvaro.
4. Zoo Aquarium
The Zoo Aquarium of Madrid is the perfect place to visit any the animal you can imagine, because it's the only one in Europe that has a zoo, a dolphinarium, an aquarium and an aviary. There also are different restaurants. You can get there in the following ways:
- By metro: Casa de Campo's station on line 10.
- By bus: bus number 33.
- By car: Extremadura highway (N-V), exit 5A.
Enjoy the sunny weather and cool down from Madrid's high temperatures in the Aquópolis of Villanueva de la Cañada or San Fernando de Henares. The Aquópolis is only open from June to September, which are the hottest months in Madrid. You can also eat there in any of its several restaurants, with food ranging from Spanish paella to a pizza. You can get to the Aquópolis of San Fernando in the following ways:
- By bus:
- bus number 221: Madrid - Guadalajara - Madrid, stop bridge of San Fernando.
- bus number 224A: Madrid - Torrejón (Parque Cataluña) - Madrid, bus stop bridge of San Fernando.
- bus number 226: Madrid - Torrejón (Veredillas) - Madrid, bus stop bridge of San Fernando.
- By car::
- N-II: km 15.5 to Zaragoza (San Fernando's bridge), next to Carrefour.
- N-II: km 16 to Madrid, next to Carrefour.
Enjoy of the best views of Madrid from above. The Teleférico starts from the walk Pintor Rosales to the Casa de Campo park.
There is a restaurant and a café for you to taste Spanish cuisine in the park, the biggest green zone in Madrid.
To get to the Teleférico you just have to take the metro to Argüelles station (lines 3, 4 and 6) or the bus (bus number 21 and 74).
7. Madrid SnowZone
If you are tired of Madrid's high temperatures and you feel like skiing, this is the nearest place to Madrid where you will be able to do it. It is the biggest indoor ski slope in Spain. You can ski by yourself or learn in the skiing school with qualified coaches. Madrid Snowzone is located in the Centro Comercial Xanadú and to get there you just have to follow these instructions:
- By bus:
- From Madrid (Príncipe Pío station): 528 and 534.
- From Móstoles: 524, 529, 531, 531A, 498 and 498A
- From Alcorcón: 529H.
- From Fuenlabrada: 498.
- From Leganés: 496.
- By car: take A5 highway, to Badajoz, exits 22 and 25 to Parque de nieve / Centro Comercial.
8. Carlos Sainz Centre
If you really love cars and bikes, spend a completely different day enjoying them. Carlos Sainz Centre has the best indoor circuit in Europe. In addition, it has meeting rooms for 10 to 1000 people, which are perfect for work meetings.
There are two circuits in the region:
- In Madrid: Calle Sepúlveda, 3 (metro: La Laguna and Alto de Extremadura).
- In Las Rozas: business park Európolis. You can get there by car, train or bus.