Have you booked a holiday to Malaga this year with your family? You wouldn’t be alone, as this is one of the most popular destinations on the Costa Del Sol for family getaways. Combining sun, sea, urban buzz and plenty of fun activities, a holiday to Malaga has something for everyone. Kids, and parents, will be delighted to hear that the area is home to some of Spain’s best adventure parks, all within driving distance of the city centre:
Tivoli World Malaga
This bright amusement park located in Benalmadena can be easily reached by train, car or even bus from Malaga and is well worth the visit. This is probably a full day out for most families, particularly in the summer when the park offers live shows, concerts and flamenco performances in the evenings. Many of the rides are for toddlers at Tivoli so it’s enjoyable for kids of all ages, including very young children. There are also plenty of great places to eat. As with all popular theme parks in Spain there will be queues during busy periods so be prepared and stand your ground!
This is the biggest waterpark in the Costa del Sol and will have the kids begging you to go back for another visit. Once again this is an all-day trip and it will be very busy on the hottest days so arrive there early to get your bearings. The biggest scariest rides are the Boomerang and the Kamikaze which will certainly provide a test of nerve for older children. There are plenty of tamer rides for younger kids. Aqualand is around a twenty minute drive south of Malaga. Don’t miss out – the kids will love this place.
For kids who love animals this is a great place to go and see some of them up close. The zoo has a wide variety of birds, mammals and reptiles to keep the kids entertained and can be easily reached by train or car. The zoo offers free guided tours where specialist guides take you through the park. It is around a half an hour drive from Malaga city centre.
With so much fun to be had by the whole family, are you thinking about booking those Malaga flights yet? Which one of these places would your kids like best?
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