• Happy kids at the Colosseum

Colosseum tour for kids


During this Colosseum tour for kids, we’ll visit the most famous place in ancient Rome, one of its most iconic symbols, the Colosseum. You’ll have access to the ground level and the second tier, or arena floor, depending on the availability of the tickets. After security checks, you’ll have skip-the-line access to the Colosseum where you’ll hear stories of gladiators, wild beasts, and exotic hunters, and the most famous gladiators in history.


This Colosseum tour is the perfect way to immerse your kids in the glory of ancient Rome with a truly informative and educational day out.  Children will be entertained with stories, games, and quizzes by your kids-friendly tour guide and will hear about ancient Rome in an easy and fun way.

After the Colosseum, you’ll learn more about ancient Roman mythology and lifestyle by visiting the ancient city center, called the Roman Forum. Here you can take in the view of the incredible ruins of Roman temples. Additionally, your children will discover how the Romans used this area also for social activities.


This Colosseum tour will end with a complimentary souvenir for the kids and a nice group picture to remember this unique experience! Depending on our admission time into the Colosseum, the tour usually ends inside the Forum so if you wish, you may explore Palatine Hill on your own.


In conclusion… who said that history is boring??


The tour is geared towards families with children aged 6-12.


Colosseum (with skip-the-line access): ground floor and 2nd tier or arena floor and 2nd tier depending on the tickets
Arch of Constantine
Roman Forum (skip the line access)

  • Tour duration: 2.5 hours
  • The tour doesn’t run on the first Sunday of the month 
  • Meeting point: the tour guide will wait for you outside the metro station Colosseo in Via dei Fori Imperiali by the newsstand
  • The tour requires walking on uneven floors during the second leg
  • The tour is subject to ticket availability. Tickets sell out fast during the high season (April-Oct).
  • Your tickets reservation: printed or digital format
  • Water and hats during summer
  • The tour runs in any weather conditions and is mostly outdoor
  • There is no checkroom at the Colosseum

Admission tickets for the Colosseum/Forum are not included. Ordinary tickets (ground level and 2nd tier of the Colosseum+Forum) cost 18 € for Adults. Tickets for kids under 18 are free. Tickets that give access to the arena floor of the Colosseum cost 24 € each for adults and they are free for children. Admission tickets may not be available if you book last minute.


  • Tour for 2-4 people: 220 €
  • Tour for 5-7 people: 250 €
  • Tour for 8-10 people: 280 €


Children under the age of 2 do not pay for the tour, so they’re not counted in the total number.



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