Weekend: Nose Day, Design Museum and International Walk

Free time. A solidarity festival organised by the Pallapupas, a design day for families and two days of walking in Barcelona.

The Pallapupas, an organisation devoted to putting smiles on the faces of 40,000 hospitalised children, are organising a solidarity festival to raise money. Elsewhere, the Museu del Disseny is holding a design day on Saturday for families with children under 12 and the city also plays host to a non-competitive international walk, open to everyone.

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The Pallapupas have been organising Un Dia de Nassos [Nose Day] for the last eight years. This solidarity festival is designed to fill hospitals with smiles and laughter, with money raised through the sale of tickets and clown’s noses. This year’s event offers half price tickets for Port Aventura, Tibidabo, the Zoo, Catalunya en Miniatura and the Granja d’Aventura Park.

The Pallapupas are a group of clowns who work in hospitals making children laugh and helping families cope with their child’s illness. The aim is to cheer patients up and generate positive change through humour and laughter.

Museu del Disseny

The Museu del Disseny is organising ‘Disseny en família’ on Saturday, a day for families with children under 12, introducing the museum’s programme of activities for the new school year.

On Saturday, families will be able to enjoy the Museu del Disseny’s new workshops (‘Qui no s’espanta, estampa!’, ‘Objectes que creen objectes’ and ‘Ex-libris, pitibris’) free of charge, as well as a holographic puppet show by the Holoqué company, a Kapla construction game and the memory game of giant objects in the museum.

Two days of walking in Barcelona

The International Walk of Barcelona offers two options, a 20 km route and a 30 km one, over Saturday and Sunday. The walks take in the Barcelona municipal area and its environs and are non-competitive events, open to everyone. The walk’s international character is intended to introduce locals and international visitors alike to the beauty and singularities of Barcelona and its surrounding area.

The routes combine urban and rural sections, with varying degrees of difficulty, ascent and descent. On both days there will be a festival at the Cotxeres de Sants civic centre afterwards, with a closing act also planned at the end of the day on Sunday.