Best Activities for Kids in Cusco and The Sacred Valley

We spent about 4.5 months in Cusco, and sleuthed out as much kid-friendly things we could in this town of less than 500,000 people.

Visiting Cusco with kids? Hope this helps! In no particular order:

 

Parque Infantil de Mariscal Gamarra

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The Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad Zoo

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The Park at the Hospital Regional on Avenida Cultura

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Cocahuasi- animal conservation center by tour bus from downtown

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Avenida Collasuyo park

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McDonalds and KFC playgrounds in the Plaza de Armas

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Playground on Macchu Picchu Calle

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Joy Land bounce house on Macchu Picchu Calle

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Ping pong table at Hostal Loki

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Animal hat shopping in the Mercado Central de San Pedro

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Chiquity Club, indoor kids play area, on Calle Marquez 259

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Chocolate Museum and Cafe on Calle Garciloso 210 2nd floor 

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The Mall Arcade and Movie Theater at Real Plaza

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The outdoor fair with rides off of Avenida Cultura

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Join a jardin or preschool: they seem to be on every corner

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The restaurants El Tablon on Avenida Cultura, Aldea Yanapay restaurant on 415 Calle Ruinas, and Etapoy, a restaurant at the bottom of the hill from Real Plaza on Avenida Cultura all have kids play areas

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Dinosaur park in Oropesa about an hour outside of Cusco

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Planetarium-Pick up is arranged from downtown Cusco

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The park with the slide by the airport called Pukllaykancha

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Cuddling lambs near Plaza de Armas

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The coin op rides at the mall and the toy display in Plaza Vea

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Cusco de Arte Nativo dance performances

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Parque Urpicha on Avenida San Martin

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Museo de Coca and candy shop on Calle Palacio 122

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Crayons and dessert at Chili’s in the mall

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Hot springs in Aguas Calientes and Santa Teresa in Sacred Valley

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Tipon Zoo-must be about the most dangerous zoo in the world on the side of the hill

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Mummies and other displays Museo Inka

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The Jesus statue and surrounding fields near Sacsayhuaman to go knick knack shopping and fly a kite

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Public Library of Cusco, Cusipata Square. Closed shelves, must ask for kids books

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If you’re here in Halloween, Calle Horacio Mayo H-1 has a haunted house

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Overall, Cusco is a very safe and friendly city. If you can manage the altitude and climate, it’s a great place to bring kids.

Kalli Hiller

Article by Kalli Hiller

Kalli Hiller is a voluntary vagabond who, with her husband Jacob, has traveled full time for the last eight years.

Kalli has written 361 awesome articles for us.

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