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Visiting Gijon with kids should be no problem: plenty of attractions will keep the little ones busy. At Gijon Acquarium, travelers take a journey across Asturian rivers, the Caribbean sea, the Red Sea, the Southern Atlantic Ocean among other seas to know the unique fauna and flora living in their depths. The kids will de deligthed that they can even touch some of the species in the pool designated for that purpose. The website at
http://www.acuariodegijon.es offers wells of information about marine life, the museum, workshops, tours and location.
Kids will also enjoy the events taking place year round. Some of the most popular festivals are: the European Fair of Theater for Boys and Girls in the last week of February; A Ver la Ballena! (Let's see the Whale!) at the Paseo del Puerto Deportivo; Magistralia and Castillos de Arena in July. In August don't miss the Semana Grande (Big Week) and the Gran Noche de los Fuegos Artificales (the Big Night of Fireworks), both great celebrations with parties all over the city for people of all ages.
In February, the whole family will enjoy Antroxu, a regional Carnival that includes parades, kids' contests and parades of costumes, music performed by village's bands, parades on skates. For further details, check out Teatro Jovellanos website at: