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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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LIST OF INDOOR & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS, TWEENS & TEENS  – PLAY CENTRES, INDOOR FACILITIES, MUSEUMS, EXHIBITS, SPORTS, WORKSHOPS, ADVENTURE PARKS, GARDENS AND SUMMER CAMPS

Ice Skating Rink, Benalmádena

Ice Skating Rink, Benalmádena

Club de Hielo in Benalmadena is an indoor ice skating rink in a large complex which also houses a swimming pool and fitness rooms. You can enjoy recreational skating and ice skating classes. They also organise birthday parties.     ; & ...
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Horse Riding, Estepona

Horse Riding, Estepona

The Escuela De Arte Ecuestre Costa Del Sol is one of the biggest and more renowned equestrian centers in Spain. There is a large range of facilities, with over 30 well schooled horses and ponies, and BHS trained and qualified staff. The school ...
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Impact Gym, Marbella

Impact Gym, Marbella

Impact Gym has one of the best Costa del Sol martial arts gyms around, for kids and adults to train in Kickboxing, KickFit, Boxing and more. Run by 2002 British Title Kickbox Champion Shaun James and black belt kickboxer Nina Smith they bring ...
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Stagecoach Performing Arts

Stagecoach Performing Arts

At Stagecoach Performing Arts they teach children and teenagers how to sing, dance and act, not only to perform on stage but also to perform better in life. Suitable for a range of abilities, Stagecoach offers the chance for kids to pursue a career ...
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Marbella Stage School, Neuva Andalucia

Marbella Stage School, Neuva Andalucia

Marbella Stage School was founded in 1990. Director, Jayne Melville has been performing from a very young age, with a large number of television and film credits to her name. Leading academy training children from ages 4-18, achieving 100% pass ...
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The Multisports Club, Nueva Andalucia

The Multisports Club, Nueva Andalucia

The Multisports Club has been operating since 2005.  They provide a unique, outdoor centre for adults and children of all fitness levels. Their facilities include tennis, padel and football hard-courts, an eco-woodland play park with assault course ...
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Kidz Kingdom, Estepona

Kidz Kingdom, Estepona

One of the largest indoor play centres on the Costa del Sol with play facilities for children from 0-9 years old. Seperate play area for under 3s. Children will have hours of excitement, thrills and fun here climbing to the top of the castle, ...
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Parque de la Constitución, Marbella

Parque de la Constitución, Marbella

Peaceful garden park with an amphitheater for concerts & plays, an observatory, playground & cafe. Parque de la Constitution is a large city park built in the 1950’s just out of the town centre, minutes walk from the beach. It is ...
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Parque de Paloma, Benalmádena

Parque de Paloma, Benalmádena

Spacious urban park featuring an artificial pond, walking paths, playgrounds and dining areas. The cactus garden offers more than 2,000 cacti from over 450 different species. Opening hours: winter from 9:00 until 22:00 and summer from 9:00 until 23 ...
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Sea Life, Benalmádena

Sea Life, Benalmádena

Sea Life Benalmádena is an aquarium located in Benalmádena close to Málaga. It is one of the Sea Life Centres in Europe, which are owned by Merlin Entertainments. There are exciting marine displays, talks and feeding demonstrations. You will ...
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