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One of the main reasons you have probably chosen Spain is because it is so child friendly. The Spanish culture is very family orientated and it is rare for children not to be welcomed into bars and restaurants. You will often see children out late with parents, crèches in supermarkets and play areas and parks where you can keep an eye on your children whilst relaxing and enjoy a coffee or even some wine and tapas!

Beaches such as La Cala have summer lifeguards for extra protection and swimming pools have to have either a childrens pool or shallow end.

Most travel agents, internet cafes etc… will book day excursions if you do not wish to drive, but those listed here are an easy drive, train or bus ride away.

Theme Parks & Conservation Parks

Aqua Park, Mijas Costa
www.aquamijas.com/en/

Aqua Park, Torremolinos
www.aqualand.es/torremolinos/en/horarios-y-precios/

Camelot Park, Puerto Banus, Marbella
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Sea Life, Benalmádena costa, Málaga
visitsealife.com/benalmadena/en
A magical marine experience. You can enjoy the biggest selection of sharks, journey through the Amazon with the sounds and atmosphere of the rainforests and travel through the lost city of Atlantis. They only display creatures which flourish in their environment; they promote awareness of the oceans and rehabilitate sea creatures in distress meaning an entertaining yet worthwhile and educational day out.

Selwo Marina, Benalmádena, Málaga
www.selwomarina.es/en
Fantastic entertainment for all the family, featuring dolphins, sea lions and exotic birds. It has a 3D cinema, virtual reality games, children’s playground and lots more fun, there is usually offers on-line!

Selwo Aventura, Estepona, Málaga
www.selwo.es/en
There are over 2,000 animals on the safari, an adventure and theme park. Selwo offers trips on foot and in trucks to experience a glimpse of Africa and other continents. There is camel rides, hanging bridge walks, archery, walk through bat caves and the largest aviary in Europe to experience over 1,000 exotic birds.Again look for on-line offers!

BIOPARC Fuengirola
www.bioparcfuengirola.es
A few minutes from the bus and train terminals. Designed to replicate the natural environment of each of the animals. Large areas have been recreated with rivers, trees, waterfalls, bamboo-shrouded temples and hanging bridges. There are otters, hippos, turtles, gorillas, birds… over 500 animals and a 100different species to make an unforgettable visit. There are 2 themed restaurants and a large children’s play area.

Tivoli World
www.tivoli.net/en/home
Likened to the Spain’s Disney, Tivoli offers a variety of rides, gardens, fountains, themed bars and restaurants. It has spectacular shows and fun games in an authentic reproduction of a far western town. Andalusian flamenco and Spanish folklore can be experienced with live music, theatre and comedy for over 3,000 people.

Crocodile Park, Torremolinos, Málaga
www.cocodrilospark.com
Over 300 crocodiles, live demonstrations with experienced keepers, the largest crocodile in Europe if not the whole world! and a crocodile nursery. Hold a baby croc if you dare! As always like on-line for family discounts!

Dolphin World & Dolphin Adventure, Gibraltar
www.dolphinsafari.gi
Want to see wild dolphins swimming in their natural environment! Cruise into the wonderful world of the dolphins and you’ll have unrivalled views of their natural habitat. At the right time of the year you may also experience whales, turtles, sunfish and flying fish! The dolphins environment is well respected and trips are un-crowded and crewed by professionals. DON’T FORGET YOUR PASSPORT –and a tip, park before you cross the border, walk into Gib and get a taxi or bus, it’s quicker.

Sporting Activities

Tennis, Paddle & Squash

  • Reserva del Higueron Sports Club, Benalmadena
  • Lew Hoad Padal & Tennis Club, Mijas
  • Club Del Sol, Calahonda
  • Miraflores Tennis Club, Calahonda
  • Royal Tennis Club, Marbella
  • Manolo Santana Racquets Club, Marbella
  • Estepona Padel & Tennis Club
  • Sotogrande Racquet Centre

Beach Clubs

  • Don Carlos Beach Club
  • Las Dunas Beach Hotel Club
  • La Cabane, Los Monteros
  • Nikki Beach, Marbella
  • Puro Beach, Laguna Village
  • Ocean Club Marbella, Puerto Banus

Parks & Gardens

  • La Concepcion Botanical Gardens, Malaga
  • Parque La Paloma, Benalmadena

Night Clubs

  • Dreamers Disco, Puerto Banus
  • Olivia Valere, Marbella
  • Suite Club, Puente Romano Hotel, Marbella
  • Speakeasy Jazz Club & Cocktail Bar, Fuengirola

Casinos

  • Casino Marbella, Puerto Banus
  • Casino Torrequebrada, Benalmadena Costa
  • Casino Admiral San Roque

Art Galleries

  • Museo Picasso, Malaga
  • Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga
  • Sammer Gallery, Puerto Banus

Spa, Health & Beauty Clinics

  • Beatriz Palace Hotel & Spa, Fuengirola
  • Nagomi Spa, Reserva del Higueron, Benalmadena
  • Hotel Melia Costa del Sol, Torremolinos
  • Elysium Spa, Golden Mile Marbella
  • Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Marbella
  • Albayt Country Club & Spa, Estepona
  • Gran Hotel Elba Spa, Estepona
  • Kempinski Resort Hotel, Estepona
  • NH Almenara Golf Hotel Spa, Sotogrande

Cinemas & Theatres

  • Cin Sur, Parque Miramar, Mijas Costa
  • Cines Theatro Goya, Puerto Banus
  • Salon Varieties Theatre, Fuengirola
  • Cervantes Theatre, Malaga
  • Yelmo Cinema Complex, Plaza Mayor Leisure Park, Malaga
  • UGC Cine Cite, Parque Comercial Las Marismas, Sotogrande

Museums

  • Casa Museo de Mijas, Mijas Pueblo
  • Museo del Ralli, Coral Beach, Marbella
  • Museo Cortijo, Miraflores, Marbella
  • Museo del Grabado, (Picasso, Miro), Marbella
  • Bonsai Museum, Marbella
  • Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation, Marbella

Shopping Centres

  • El Corte Ingles, Marbella, Fuengirola, Mijas Costa, Malaga, Coin
  • La Canada, Marbella
  • Marina Banus, Puerto Banus
  • Parque Miramar, Mijas Costa

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