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Things to do with Kids in Costa Del Sol

There are so many great things to do with kids in Costa del Sol year-round, with something for every interest and age. The region is world-famous for its magnificent beaches ideal for picnics and laid-back outdoor sports activities for kids, with numerous water sports.

 

Outdoor activities and things to do in Costa del Sol with kids

There are so many outdoor things to do with kids in the Costa del Sol. Long, sunny days out at the beach provide fantastic free outdoor activities for kids, with shallows perfect for paddling with toddlers and little ones and an abundance of marine life to be observed while snorkelling with older kids. Many families also enjoy boat trips, with one or half-day charters of small motorboats, sailing boats and catamarans available from all of the Costa del Sol’s main coastal towns. 

 

Things to do with kids on the Costa del Sol in Winter

There are seemingly endless year-round sports and physical activities for kids in the region, with popular team sports like football and rugby, tennis and volleyball. From a competitive round of mini-golf to an introduction to full-sized golf, some of Spain’s best courses are located in the Costa del Sol. Horse riding is also a popular hobby, with friendly stables offering lessons and accompanied pony treks. For a cool contrast to the Costa del Sol’s balmy temperatures, there is a large indoor ice skating rink and several great indoor swimming pools offering year-round lessons for kids.  There is also a popular aquarium in Benalmádena.

 

The mountainous landscape of the Sierra Nevada is a short drive away, meaning an abundance of things to do in the Costa del Sol for kids in winter. Families can enjoy a fantastic day trip skiing and sledging and be back on the coast in time for dinner on one of the many stunning beaches of Costa del Sol. 

 

Indoor things to do in the Costa del Sol with kids

There are many fun things to do with kids indoors in the Costa del Sol, ideal for enjoying rare rainy days along this usually sunny stretch of coastline or escaping the stifling heat of the summer months. Older kids will love the automobile and fashion museum in Malaga, and there are several excellent galleries with regular exhibits that will appeal to arty teens and tweens. There are also various different sports clubs in the Costa del Sol’s main towns with indoor facilities and plenty of fun indoor family activities and workshops after school, at weekends and throughout the school holidays.  

Things to do with kids in costa de la Luz

Unlike the rest of Southern Spain, the Costa de la Luz borders the Atlantic Ocean rather than the Mediterranean, which makes for a windsurfer’s paradise! Tarifa is known around the world for its excellent kite and windsurfing, with several clubs offering lessons for kids and young people of different abilities. Kids will also love the dolphin and whale watching excursions that depart from Tarifa. 

 

Outdoor Things to do in Costa de la Luz for families

This beautiful stretch of coastline boasts miles of sandy beaches, perfect for summer outdoor activities for kids and year-round picnics. For cooling off away from the beach, there are fantastic water parks in Algeciras, Tarifa and El Puerto de Santa María, and most towns in the region have municipal pools open throughout the summer months too. 

 

Things to do in Cadiz with kids and teenagers

Adventurous children and teens will love the adventure park in the Roche forest, with zip lining, rock climbing and aerial obstacle courses. There is a popular zoo in Castellar de la Frontera, which takes in rescue animals. There is also a lovely sculpture park in Vejer de la frontera, offering environmental workshops for children, art scavenger hunts, outdoor yoga and dance lessons and other outdoor group activities for kids. 

 

The diverse Doñana Natural park is a breathtaking landscape stretching from Huelva all along the coast, with fantastic walking trails, cycling routes and magnificent vistas. Cadiz is surrounded by the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park and Jerez, birthplace of Flamenco, is close by, with year-round festivals and outdoor concerts and free outdoor activities for kids.

 

Indoor things to do with kids in costa de la Luz

Indoor activities include a honey museum in Jerez, where kids can dress up as beekeepers and learn all about the importance of bees through interactive displays and creative workshops. Jerez is also the birthplace of flamenco, with a wide range of performances and shows that kids will love. There are many unique activities for kids to do inside within easy driving distance of Huelva, including the fascinating caverns of the Gruta de las Maravillas, with stalagmites, stalagtites and underground pools.

Here is a useful list things to do with kids in Costa del Sol and Costa de la Luz, as recommended by expat families in the local area. If you would like us to feature your business below, do please get in touch via email info@mumabroad.com

 

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Teleferico, Benalmádena

Teleferico, Benalmádena

The Benalmádena Cable Car, which holds four people, takes 15 minutes to rise about 800 metres from the coast to the top of Mount Calamorro, where, on a clear day, unique views of Gibraltar, the African Coast and the Sierra Nevada mountain Range can ...
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Crocodile Park, Torremolinos

Crocodile Park, Torremolinos

Get up close and personal with these prehistoric creatures. You can gaze at the gigantic crocodiles from a distance of less than 2 metres by silently walking beside them, observing the secrets of one of the most fascinating creatures in the world. ...
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Aqualand, Torremolinos

Aqualand, Torremolinos

Just outside Torremolinos, this is a huge water park with fabulous rides for kids of all ages. There is even a mini park for the little ones. Check the website for opening times and days as they are not open all year round. ...
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Selwo Aventura, Estepona

Selwo Aventura, Estepona

A safari park and wildlife adventure park that offers its visitors the chance to see over 2,000 animals from every continent roaming in semi-free conditions. You can take a tour in a Jeep or enjoy the adventure activities such as zipwire, hanging ...
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Tivoli World, Benalmádena

Tivoli World, Benalmádena

Tivoli World is the largest amusement park on the Costa del Sol. It is located in Benalmadena, 35 minutes away from Marbella. There are over 40 attractions for all ages, a variety of family entertainment shows and a reproduction of a western town ...
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Lobo Park, Antequera

Lobo Park, Antequera

Lobo Park in Antequera is an unspoilt nature and wildlife park in the heart of Andalusia. The wolves in the park live in big enclosures to have enough space to roam, play and hide when they want to. There is no human interference with the social ...
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El Chorro, Málaga

El Chorro, Málaga

El Chorro (the cascade) is a small village located in Málaga, 12 km west of Alora, along the river Guadalhorce, El Chorro is a breathtaking gorge formed by the river. Over 200 meters high with a narrow opening leading to the reservoir now formed by ...
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AquaMijas Water Park

AquaMijas Water Park

AquaMijas Aquatic Park offers fun for everyone, with all kinds of attractions: slides, children’s pool, island lizards, Kamikaze, Rio Bravo, Rio Adventure, Labyrinths, Soft Tracks, Jacuzzi etc. They also have a wide range of services ...
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Paintball Estepona

Paintball Estepona

Various terrains for all paintball enthusiasts to ambush and battle on. Great for all levels from novices to the more experienced. Birthdays are also catered for. Feel the adrenaline and live your own adventure!           ...
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Fuengirola Adventure Golf

Fuengirola Adventure Golf

Open all year round except Christmas Day, New Years Day and in bad weather conditions. This is a lovely mini golf course for all the family. Adventure Golf is a golf themed putting game that all ages can enjoy. The water interacts with the golf in ...
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