The flower beds bursting with colour, the sparkling lake filled with paddle boats and the welcome sunshine basking everything in a warm yellow glow, there can be no better time of year to pay a visit to the Retiro Park than spring. If you’re looking to escape the crowded streets of the city centre for some fresh air, why not join us on an activity-filled outing to the park?
We begin our visit with a little walk through the manicured hedges and umbrella-fringed outdoor cafés of the Retiro, learning more about its history as a park that was once reserved exclusively for the Spanish royal family to use. After our students have gotten their bearings, we get started on an exhilarating gymkhana competition!With a 45-minute time limit, our students must race the clock to complete as many set mini challenges as possible, ranging from asking locals questions in Spanish to taking selfies with strangers and tracking down key landmarks to photograph. It’s a great way for students to practice their Spanish outside of the classroom with locals, and to get over any shyness they have about their language skills and start speaking!
With amazing warm weather predicted right up until the final few months of the year, we hope to take many more groups of students out to the park for this energetic activity. If you’re looking for an excuse to break out those new trainers and head out into the sunshine, why not sign up to our next after class activity?
Learn everything about this kind of activity in AIL Madrid and find out about other featured after-class activities, like our riverside bike ride.