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Things to do with Kids in Granada

There are many wonderful things to do with kids in Granada. The city boasts unique Medieval architecture which has been beautifully preserved. The magnificent Alhambra palace is simply spectacular, and with entrance free for under 12s, exploring the palace gardens makes for great free outdoor activities for kids. 

 

Outdoor things to do with kids in Granada 

As the city is set within a valley with the Alhambra at its centre, there are many breathtaking viewpoints to be had from the surrounding hills, with good walking routes of varying steepness for little ones and older children. Several fantastic national parks nearby also provide plenty of outdoor nature activities for kids. The beautiful Parque Federico Lorca is a lush green oasis in the city centre, popular with families enjoying picnics and there are several adventure playgrounds and other easy outdoor activities for kids.

 

Things to do in Granada with kids indoors

Granada has great year-round things to do with kids indoors, perfect for spending the day out of the hot summer sun or for entertaining kids on a rare rainy day in the city. The city is home to a popular science park, covering an enormous 70,000m2, with interactive displays and hands-on exhibits for little ones and older children. Granada is also home to a large aquarium with a panoramic “underwater” tunnel and great indoor activities for families.

 

Workshops and Courses for Kids in Granada

There are also great workshops and holiday courses for kids in Granada, including quintessentially Andalucian flamenco lessons, arts and crafts, performing arts and other fun indoor activities for children.

Things to do with kids in Costa de Almería

This stretch of coastline in the South-East of Andalucia is home to numerous beautiful fishing villages, with many picturesque coves and sandy beaches to enjoy. Throughout the summer months most beach towns organise live music and outdoor cinemas on the beach. The many white-sand beaches are frequented less by international tourists than some better known Spanish coastal regions, which makes for lovely peaceful secluded coves, perfect for family picnics and days spent in the sea, with many watersports and other outdoor sports activities for kids available.

 

Outdoor things to do in Costa de Almería as a family

The breathtaking Cabo de Gata-Níjar Nature Resort is a short drive or 40 minute cycle from Almeria and has plentiful summer outdoor activities for kids, including beautiful hiking and cycling trails throughout suitable for different fitness levels and ages. The Sierra María-Los Vélez Nature Reserve is also magnificent and perfect for a fun family day out in the sunshine. The province of Almeria is home to a wide variety of historic castles.

 

Most popular things to do with kids in Almería

One of Almería’s most unusual attractions is a faux wild west town built in a desert landscape, known as Mini Hollywood. Frequently used as the set of many different films, kids will love exploring its’ streets, attractions and fun outdoor activities for kids (there is also a zoo and themed swimming park). 

 

Indoor things to do with kids in Costa de Almería

For indoor activities, Almería is home to a variety of fascinating museums and art galleries, covering an array of subjects and historical periods from the Spanish civil war to local culture, guitars and olive oil. The Museum of Almeria has unique ancient artefacts on display dating back to the Roman Empire. There is also a popular maritime museum in Roquetas del Mar that is free to enter.  The majority of museums in the area host great indoor activities for children, workshops and guided tours tailored to different age groups. 

 

Indoor Activities for Kids in Almería

There is a popular aquarium and a great local theatre that puts on shows for children every few weeks, with family friendly shows throughout the year. Older children and teens will be fascinated by some of the unique historic and archeological sites in the city, including a warren of bomb shelters dating back to the Civil War. One of the most spectacular and unusual sights in Almería is the ice age Cueva de Nerja, a stunning underground cave, that often hosts cultural events, dance shows, music festivals and other creative things to do indoors with children in Costa de Almería.

Here is a useful list of things to do with kids in Granada and the Costa de Almería, as recommended by families based in this beautiful part of southern Spain. If you have a recommendation for this section please get in touch via email info@mumabroad.com.

 

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

Aquarium Almuñécar

Aquarium Almuñécar

Aquarium with a photo exhibit on Mediterranean marine fauna & a panoramic underwater viewing tunnel. This is another good option for the odd rainy day that will appeal to kids of all ages and can be taken at whatever pace you like.   ; ...
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Aqua Tropic, Almuñécar

Aqua Tropic, Almuñécar

This water park is on the coast in Almuñécar. It is the only saltwater park in Spain. There are multiple water attractions such as Tropical Trails, Lake Cascade, the Wave Pool, the Zig-zag, the Kamikaze, the Hidrotubo, the Black Hole, the Children ...
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Aquaola Water Park, Cenes de la Vega

Aquaola Water Park, Cenes de la Vega

Aquaola is a water park which offers great water-based fun for all ages as well as other activities and plenty of shade to relax or have a picnic. Open June to September. You can catch the number SN1 bus to Cenes de la Vega from Puerta de Real or ...
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Parque Federico Garcia Lorca

Parque Federico Garcia Lorca

If you are looking for a place to relax in the shade, or just need some respite from sightseeing or shopping, Federico Garcia Lorca Park is a good place to go. The park was created in memory of the Spanish poet. You can also visit La Huerta de San ...
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Alhambra

Alhambra

Rising above the modern lower town, the Alhambra and the Albaycín, situated on two adjacent hills, form the medieval part of Granada. With palaces and gardens to explore and towers to climb this can be a fascinating place for kids to while away a ...
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Granada Science Park

Granada Science Park

Parque de las Ciencias is an extensive science park covering more than 70,000 m2  and offers over 270 interactive activities. Seven permanent exhibition halls, the Digital Planetarium, the Cultural Gallery, the Library, the Cinemas, the Auditorium ...
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Mini Hollywood, Almeria

Mini Hollywood, Almeria

Set in Europes only true desert, the Mini Hollywood set has been used for a number of famous films and is now a theme park. Divided into 3 main areas there is something for all the family. In Western Town there is a Cinema Museum, Carriage Museum ...
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Teatro Auditorio, Almeria

Teatro Auditorio, Almeria

The theatre puts on shows for children of various ages about twice a month along with family shows throughout the year. Good facilities and easy parking.           Recommended by Sonja May Contact Details: Avda Reino deñ ...
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Aquarium, Roquestas de Mar

Aquarium, Roquestas de Mar

Here you can feed fish, touch marine animals and if you dare to, dive with sharks of more than 3m. Check the website for opening hours as they change according to the time of year.           Recommended by Sonja May Contact ...
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Mario Park, Roquetas de Mar

Mario Park, Roquetas de Mar

Water park, open all day in the summer from 11am until 7pm. This park is right on the beach and makes use of the cool sea water. There are a number of different pools, with jacuzzis and jet streams as well as castles and mushroom showers for ...
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