Children’s schedule for the holiday in São Paulo features attractions for all tastes, such as theme parks, museums or a visit to the zoo
After a long period with cancellation of attractions, closed establishments and online activities, face-to-face tours are once again a possibility to celebrate the Children’s Day in this year. With the advance of vaccination — 69% of the population received at least one dose — and the consequent drop in deaths and hospitalizations, several establishments that were closed in 2020 will serve the public this year. The schedule for the holiday in São Paulo has options for all tastes, such as outdoor tours, theme parks, museums or a visit to the zoo. There are free attractions, but for some it is necessary to buy tickets in advance. It is also mandatory to wear masks and respect social distance. Some places ask for proof of vaccination against the Covid-19. A Young pan selected some options to enjoy the date with the little ones. Check out:
Parque da Mônica, located in Shopping SP Market, in the south side, reopened on September 17th with reduced capacity and only for vaccinated visitors. It is mandatory to present proof of vaccination and the use of masks. Some attractions are still closed due to the pandemic, such as the group’s musical presentation, Cascão’s ball pool, Chico Bento’s toy and the group’s toy. However, you can still enjoy most of the park’s attractions and take pictures with characters. The venue is open from 11 am to 7 pm, and tickets are only available from the site (from R$80 to R$265). Children under 2 years old are free.
_ Address: Av. das Nações Unidas, 22540 – Jurubatuba, São Paulo
After six months closed due to the pandemic, the Wet’n Wild water park, located in Itupeva, also returned to operation in September with a reduced number of visitors. According to the local administration, all water in toys goes through a rigorous treatment system for cleaning and disinfection. “The pools are treated with chlorine gas, one of the chemical products with the highest concentration of chlorine. Even so, specific technicians, every hour, control the levels of chlorine and PH in all pools”, says the park administration. Tickets start at R$50 and can be purchased from the site. Opening hours are from 10am to 5pm throughout the holiday.
_ Address: Bandeirantes Highway, s/n – Km 72 – Rural Area, Itupeva
The amusement park reopened in late April and has been operating at 60% capacity since then. On this holiday, Hopi Hari — located on the Bandeirantes highway in Vinhedo — will be open from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. At night the famous hour of horror begins, where monsters and ghosts appear around the place. It is mandatory to wear masks and stay away from the park’s queues and restaurants. Tickets can be purchased. from the site, with package options for up to 4 people.
_ Bandeirantes Highway, km 72 – Moinho, Vinhedo
For those who want to enjoy children’s day without leaving the capital, the tip is to go to Avenida Paulista. Seven institutions organized the “Paulista Cultural”, a week with free activities at Casa das Rosas, Centro Cultural Fiesp, IMS Paulista, Itaú Cultural, Japan House, Masp and Sesc. There will be theatrical presentations, workshops and a book fair, among other attractions. Online activity options are also included. The complete schedule can be checked no site.
Casa das Rosas: Avenida Paulista, 37 – Bela Vista, São Paulo
Japan House: Avenida Paulista, 52 – Bela Vista, São Paulo
Sesc: Avenida Paulista, 119 – Bela Vista, São Paulo
Itaú Cultural: Avenida Paulista, 149 – Bela Vista, São Paulo
Fiesp Cultural Center: Avenida Paulista, 1313 – Cerqueira César, São Paulo
Masp: Avenida Paulista, 1578 – Bela Vista, São Paulo
IMS Paulista: Avenida Paulista, 2424 – Bela Vista, São Paulo
T-Rex Park, an amusement park dedicated to the world of dinosaurs, reopened its doors this Saturday, 9, at a new address. Previously headquartered in Campinas, the attraction is located in the outdoor parking lot of Shopping D, in the north of São Paulo. Admission is free, but you need to buy R$5 tokens to use the toys. The park is open from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm, outside the mall, but follows the same sanitary protocols as the shopping center, such as the mandatory use of masks.
_ Address: Avenida Cruzeiro Do Sul, 1100 – Canindé – São Paulo
After 600 days closed, Circo Zanni, in the region of Cotia, returns to receive the public. The attraction, which had actor Domingos Montagner (1962-2016) as one of its founders, reopened on Saturday 9th and will receive visitors this Sunday 10th and Tuesday 12th for a special Children’s Day show. The troupe is famous for bringing together different circus groups. Tickets are available no site and cost from R$30 to R$60.
_ Address: Vatican Street, 2 – Cemucam, Cotia
São Paulo Aquarium
The São Paulo Aquarium is also a good option to enjoy Children’s Day in São Paulo. The site reopened in September and is operating at 40% capacity. It is only allowed the entry of groups of a maximum of 5 people at a time, with masks and distance. The establishment is located in Ipiranga, in the south of the capital. The ticket sells for R$70 and is available no site.
_ Address: Rua Huet Bacelar, 407 – Ipiranga
Sao Paulo Zoo
The São Paulo Zoo is also open for visits from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with several attractions, including the safari. Only open spaces are working. Enclosed spaces, such as educational exhibitions, are not yet free. Online sales are suspended and tickets can only be purchased at the local box office. The zoo does not require proof of vaccination, but follows sanitary protocols and encourages visitors to be immunized.
_ Address: Av. Miguel Estéfno, 4241 – Vila Santo Estefano, São Paulo