Activities For Kids In Costa Del Sol

The Costa del Sol has always been a firm family favourite and it’s easy to see why. More and more activities are springing up with an ever-increasing choice of theme parks, nature parks and zoos, sports facilities, cable car trips, boat trips and sea life centres - to name just a few. Adults too can enjoy any of these pursuits, knowing that their children are happy and having a great holiday.

Aqualand Torremolinos Aqualand Torremolinos is the original Costa del Sol waterpark and also the largest. With wave pools, slides, toboggans and rapids, Aqualand is great fun for all ages. For adults there is a cool blue Jacuzzi to relax in and for the youngest members of the family, a children’s park with water slides and attractions in shallow pools.

Parque Acuatico Mijas Parque Acuatico Mijas makes a fantastic day out for the whole family. Try surfing the wave pool or enjoy the twists and turns while speeding through one of the slides and flumes! For young children, you’ll find a jungle themed splash area and a small ride, Lizard Island. There is also mini-golf and a large picnic area to relax.  

Tivoli World Amusement Park Tivoli World, part show, part amusement park, is an unbeatable treat for the whole family. You are guaranteed unlimited thrills with over 40 exciting rides to try out plus go-karts, bumper cars and Tiny Town for the tiny tots. If you need a break from the rides you’ll also find theme bars and restaurants plus live western, mini discos, magic and flamenco shows. In the summer months the park is open in the evenings, allowing you to avoid the heat of the day.

Benalmadena Cable Car Starting from outside the Tivoli Amusement Park in Benalmadena, you can enjoy the thrill of a 9 minute ride in the cable car to the Calamorra mountain - 724 metres above sea level. Views from the top are breath-taking along the coast and across to Gibraltar and Morocco.

Malaga Karting The Karting Club Malaga is a great circuit for both adults and children with varied speed karts available. Youngsters can enjoy the junior circuit when they are supervised by an adult in a two seater slower kart. The 1100 meter competition circuit can be enjoyed by older children and adults who can choose the speed of their kart. There is also evening go karting when the circuit is floodlight.

Selwo Nature Reserve Selwo is home to over 2000 animals from 5 continents living in their own recreated environment. Explored on foot and by all-terrain trucks, you can cross a wooden bridge and explore the separate routes where different species live in harmony. The Valley route to see lions and tigers, or the Sabana route for rhinoceros, ostrich, elephants, antelopes and zebras. A wonderful day out – so wear strong shoes, find your camera and enjoy.

Dolphin Watching Dolphins are frequently seen off the Costa del Sol and nothing can beat watching these endearing creatures dancing and playing alongside the boats in their own natural habitat. You'll find a choice of boat trips available from Fuengirola, Cabopino, Benalmadena and Puerto Banus.

Bioparc Fuengirola Bioparc Fuengirola has created different zones with tropical planting, waterfalls and a river to reflect the natural habitats of the animals you can view there. Watch the Nile crocodiles basking in the sun and chimpanzees playing in the trees as well as Sumatra tigers, leopards, hippos, turtles, kangaroos and much more. In July and August, the zoo stays open until 11PM so you can see the animals who are at their most active at dusk.

Sea Life Benalmadena If you’re looking to cool off from the sun, why not take a visit to Sea Life in Benalmadena? This aquarium offers an interactive and educational experience for the whole family. Discover the wide variety of different sea creatures, including sharks, rays, turtles and exotic fish. Be sure to check the website before you go so you can see the feedings!  

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