Costa Del Kids – Top 10 Things To Do In Marbella For Children

C O S T A | D E L | K I D S

Planning a trip to Marbella but worried about keeping the family entertained?

From climbing trees to water skis, check out our top 10 activities perfect for keeping the kids happy on a summer break to the Costa Del Sol!

We’ve rounded up our favourite activities including a few freebies and the coast’s best kept secrets with fun filled picks for all ages.

M U N D O | M A N I A

Mundo Mania is the biggest indoor and outdoor play area for kids on the Costa Del Sol. With amazing facilities for children up to the age of 12, soft play for babies, an outdoor wet area, interactive playframe and comfy cafe for the grown ups this is a great pick for all ages!

Price:

Baby/Toddler: 5.95 Euros

4 – 12 Years: 10.95 Euros

Location:

Estepona

E L | R E F U G I O | D E L | B U R R I T O | D O N K E Y | S A N C T U A R Y

This safe haven for donkeys is located 40 minutes north of Malaga is a non profit organisation working to improve the lives of donkeys that have been abandoned or mistreated. Upon visiting the sanctuary you will meet the rescued residents and learn their stories listening to how the volunteers care for each and every rescued donkey, with an opportunity to adopt a donkey and help to fund their care. You may even spot the flamingos living close by at the aptly named Flamingo Lake!

Price:

Free to visit but donations are welcome to help fund the upkeep of the rescued donkeys.

Location:

Fuente de Piedra, near Antequera

A Q U A L A N D | W A T E R P A R K

Aqua Land is a fun filled day out for all ages. With sky high kamikazes for the adults, and toddler friendly splash areas for the children everyone is guaranteed to have a great day out.

If you’ve had enough of the water park, be sure to check out the Crocodile Park next door where you can meet a baby croc and drop in at feeding time with the biggest crocodile in Europe!

Fancy both parks? Get a great discount by booking both at once.

Price:

28 Euros Per Person (11 – 65 Years)

19 Euros (5 – 10 Years)

10 Euros (3 – 4 Years)

19 Euros (65 + Years)

Location: 

Torremolinos

C A B L E | S K I | A N D | W A K E B O A R D | C E N T R E

Located in the National Park of Las Medranas is one of Europe’s top wake boarding centers. With options to cable ski, paddle surf, trampoline or just chill out in the swinging hammocks this sports centre has something for everyone. End your day out with a mediterranean inspired snack at Redwoods Music Bar with great food options available for bigger groups.

Price:

Differs depending on activity chosen

Location:

San Pedro De Alcantara

Z O O | D E | C A S T E L L A R

Zoo’s can be quite a controversial subject, especially for animal lovers, however this Zoo is home to previously mistreated or injured animals that have been rescued and brought to Zoo De Castellar to start a new life. Some of the areas the animals live in may be a little on the small side however the volunteers have done the very best with the resources that they could find to set up this beautifully ran rescue centre.

Visitors are encouraged to feed the birds and pet panthers, moneys. leopards and honey bears to name just a few.

If you’re lucky you may also get chance to visit the vets clinic for newborn animals. Staff are welcoming and knowledgeable and all clearly have the animal’s best interests at heart.

The only small downside is that the cafe isn’t great so if you have small children or plan to be at the zoo for a while take a packed lunch with you.

Zoo de Castellar receives no government assistance and survives on donations, sponsorship and entrance fees so every visitor helps to create a better life for the zoo’s rescued inhabitants.

Price:

15 Euros Per Adult

10 Euros Per Child

Location:

Cadiz

M A Y A N | M O N K E Y | M I J A S | C H O C O L A T E | F A C T O R Y

Learn about the origins of chocolate and how its made on a tour of this wonderful organic mini chocolate factory based in the mountain village of Mijas Pueblo. Learn to make your own chocolate bars and decorate them with lots of tasty ingredients. The staff have an incredible knowledge about the chocolate making process and their customer service and genuine enthusiasm is second to none. Be sure to stop by the ice cream parlor as well which tastes amazing (and comes with a big lump of the factory’s delicious chocolate). A great day out for adults and children to share!

Price:

Express workshop: Around 11.70 Euros (Price of 3 bars of chocolate)

Location:

Mijas Pueblo

H O R S E | R I D I N G | A T | R A N C H | S I E S T A | L O S | R U B I O S

Total beginner or life long rider? This happy horse ranch caters for all ages and all levels of experience with amazing views and immaculately kept horses and stables. With Pony hour for toddlers as small as 2 years old, hacks out in the stunning contryside and riding lessons for all ages and abilities these family ran riding stables are well worth a visit.

Price:

Pony Hour: 5 Euros Per Child (Fridays 4pm – 5 pm)

Countryside Hack: Starting from 35 Euros

Location:

Estepona

A V E N T U R A | A M A Z O N I A | T R E E | T O P | A S S A U L T | C O U R S E

Adventure Amazonia is the largest adventure park in Andalucia. With a total of 83 tree top challenges, 20 ziplines and 6 courses ranging from mini kids (ages 4 – 7) to Adventure (one for the big kids). Your entrance ticket gives you 3 hours of treetop fun with the possibility to stop and enjoy lunch in the on site cafeteria.

Price:

Children: Between 16 Euros and 22 Euros depending on age

Adults: 24 Euros

Location:

Elveria

D O L P H I N | S A F A R I | T O U R | G I B R A L T A R

Dolphin Safari tours run seven days a week and are one of the longest running dolphin tours in Gibraltar.

The trips are usually between 1 – 1 and a half hours depending on where you’re headed to find the last pod sighting.

The company reports on their website at the end of every day stating whether their trips saw dolphins that day and is one of the only companies in Gibraltar that does this in order to prove their success rate.

These trips are great for children and adults and are an amazing opportunity to see dolphins in their natural habitat. The company even combines tickets that include a trip to the top of the rock to see the monkeys!

Price:

Adult: 25 GBP (20 if you pre book online)

Child: 15 GBP (10 if you pre book online)

Location:

Gibraltar

S A N | P E D R O | B O U L E V A R D

San Pedro Boulevard is a great location, daytime or nightime with six totally different play areas for children to explore. The playgrounds are suitable for children of all ages and are very popular with tourists and local Spanish families. And the best thing about them? They are completely free to use!

Price:

Free!

Location:

San Pedro

Want to book some activities for your trip to Marbella? Contact us here.

(Please note prices are correct at the time of writing this post and may differ at the time of booking.)

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