MUJA – Museum of the Jurassic

This Museum is a good place to go with kids of all ages.

The MUJA is located near the coast in a wonderful landscape. There is also a great play area outside  the museum where kids can play while the parents plan the visit to the Griega Beach to look for the dinosaur footprints.

It’s a nice and easy walk that goes along the path beside the beach although in order to see the footprints there has to be low tide.

The road is a bit rough so prams or pushchairs are not recommended.

And if you lucky enough to have a sunny day, bring your swimsuit and have a bathe.

See in the video below how the replicas of two of the most important footprints deposits of the Asturian coast, the Griega Beach and the Tereñes cliff, were made.

Cabarceno Natural Park

This is one of the best Zoo parks in the North of  Spain.

The natural park is located in Cabárceno, 15 km from Santander, in a former iron mine removal in the town of of Cabárceno Township Penagos (Cantabrian, Spain).

The Nature Park is not a  conventional zoo nor a Natural Park.

The Cabarceno Nature Park welcomes  a hundred species of animals from five continents on day release, distributed in rooms of  large areas where one or more species coexist. In the Park life develops in the most natural way possible for the animals that inhabit it.

It would take you a few hours to walk or drive all the park so either bring some food with you or just have lunch at the park. There is a wide offer, fromsnacks and menus to a wide and varied menu.

Prices 

LOW SEASON ADULTS 20,50 € KIDS (from 6 to 12 years) 12,20 €
PEAK SEASON ADULTS 14,50 € KIDS (from 6 to 12 years) 9,60 €

Timetable

LOW SEASON from 10:00h to 17:00h Mon-Fridfrom 10:00h to 18:00h weekends & bank holidays
PEAK SEASON  from 9:30h to 18:00h.from 9:30h to 19:00h July & August

PEAK SEASON (01/04/2011 to 30/09/2011 inclusive, plus all the bank holidays, Easter, weekends and holidays) October 12th  of 2011 inclusive.

Unfortunatly the oficial web page is available only in spanish http://www.parquedecabarceno.com/parque.htm