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Things to do for Families in Benidorm

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Things to do for Families in Benidorm

One of the most frequently asked questions on the FaceBook group – “Is Benidorm suitable for children?”  YES without a doubt, there is lots for families to see and do.

Most of the hotels will have some form of children´s entertainment and some even have kids clubs so the adults can get some rest.  A lot of venues during the summer months also have early childrens shows.  You will also find acts such as Olly Murs, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga etc that are all suitable for children.

Spain does have rules with regards to allowing children in the bars and you can find out more here.

BENIDORM BEACHES

What are the two things children love best – water and sand and Benidorm has some of the finest blue flag beaches in the area, Levante Beach, the new town end (head away from the Rincon de Loix end where there are a few rocks) and Poniente Beach the other side of the  old town, (this is the slightly quieter beach and perfect for children as there are NO rocks), there is also between the two Cala Mal Pas Beach, there are also two further rocky little know coves.  Full details of all five beaches can be found here.  During the summer months there are lots of water sports available and inflatables in the sea. Please make sure you follow the flag warning system on the beaches and be careful in the sun.

Summer is for the kids at La Cala Bay
As of next Tuesday, 3 July, we launch one more year of free children’s activities for children aged from 3 to 12 every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays until September 8th x

MUNDOMAR

A great day out for all the family Mundomar is a marine animal park, It is twinned with the water park Aqualandia (see below) which is directly adjacent to it, and shares the same car park. More details on MundoMar HERE

AQUALANDIA – BENIDORM

Aqualandia in Benidorm, the first water park built in Spain, opened in 1985. Since then it has been not only one of the largest water parks in the world, but also ranks among those which offer the most attractions and facilities as well as outstanding customer service. Situated right next door to Mundomar.

Aqualandia is an extensive natural area where you can enjoy a wide variety of water activities and many other amenities. It covers an area of 150,000 square metres and has 50,000 square metres of free parking.

Aqualandia also features spacious landscaped areas which have been planted with a variety of local vegetation.

Other facilities and services available at the Park are its picnic areas, souvenir shop, photography, cash dispensers, locker hire, safe deposit boxes, hire of sunbeds and swimming floats, more details HERE

FESTILANDIA AMUSEMENT PARK

Festilandia is a small amusement park right in the center of Benidorm on Avenue Mediterraneo, it’s specifically for kids under 12, although older kids and adults are still welcome. Festilandia is a bit like an old-fashioned British amusement park from the with lots of kiddie rides and games to play, candy floss, hot dogs, ice creams etc. it’s a wonderful place to amuse the kids for a few hours, especially in the evenings when it really livens up with lots of Spanish families during the summer months.

Free entrance fairground with family attractions. In addition, it has a recreation hall of machines for all ages. Price Mini Golf: 5 euros per person.
Opening Hours:
Until July: 17:00 to 00:00
From July: from 6.30 to 1:30 am

OZONE BOWLING CENTRE

There is a nice bowling alley located on AVENIDA MEDITERRÁNEO, Nº 22, EDIFICIO MIRAMAR PLAYA, (one block from Playa Levante). It also has recreation rooms and restaurants. The bowling is designed for all ages and abilities incorporating bumpers for younger and inexperienced players.

There are also various slot machines, pool and football tables available.

BENIDORM SIGHT SEEING TRAIN

All children love trains and this is a lovely way  for the adults to see some different areas of Benidorm. This operates an hourly service.

The tourist train has 2 routes:Levante Panoramico – this runs along the Avd Mediterraneo then heads up the Serra Helada where you will get a spectacular view of Benidorm.  Route 2 is Poniente – which starts at Elche Park (sometimes referred to as Dove park, at the end of the Old Town) and down to La Cala and back. It costs 5€ for adults, 3€ for children and 4€ for pensioners and takes around 45 minutes.  All routes start on the Avd Mediterraeno at  the 24 hour chemist.  For any information on routes, timetables, prices, etc… Telephone 628 38 89 78 as times etc may change during the year.

TAKE A BOAT TRIP TO – BENIDORM ISLAND 

Children will especially like the glass bottomed boat that is included in this trip.

Some call it Peacock Island, others Benidorm Rock and the locals refer to it as simply L’illa (the island), if you’ve never made the journey across the bay to explore it, then you really should, because it’s a great day out. Enjoy the amazing views of the Benidorm skyline from the Mediterranean framed by the towering Puig Campana mountain (the one with the hole in the top) it is simply stunning – in fact the whole trip is worth it just for that view.  More information on boat times and prices HERE

BENIDORM CIRCUS

Benidorm Circus, has a new slightly different show every year, with more than 30 artists who will delight the audience with magic, acrobatics and much much more.
This is  two hours of entertainment with visual humour from clowns “Tito” and “Pascual”, veterans with a long trajectory performing in circuses around the world, contortionists, tightrope walkers, jugglers, acrobats and magicians.

A quality show with aerial acts and magic tricks at the hand of David Climent.  Spectators will discover that it IS possible to fit into a soap bubble or that you can change clothes in the blink of an eye.  A fantasy world inside the Big Top where nothing is impossible.

The show contains no animal acts and is designed for an international audience with dialogue in English and Spanish.

Open every Saturday afternoon with the performance starting at 18:00 hours.
Box Office Prices : –  Adults 15€  – Children 8€. 

BENIDORM PALACE

For parents of slightly older children, ie ones that can sit still lol see this absolutely fabulous show in the theater styled nightclub Benidorm Palace. There is plenty of bright lights, music and fancy costumes to keep the children and adults entertained, but it is quite a long show.  ie you need to be there at around 20.30 and the show finishes about 00.30.

A very large stage is behind the dance floor, the dance floor is raised to the level of the stage dramatically increasing the stages size and allowing the performers to come right out into the audience

Besides the large troup of female and male dancers are various top specialty acts from around the world.

The spectacular lighting effects bring the feathers of the magnificent dancers costumes to life.  A different show is put on each year.

TERRA NATURA

Perfect for all the family – At Terra Natura Benidorm you can see more than 1,500 animals from 200 different species, 50 of which are in serious danger of extinction, and over 2,500 examples of more than 160 species of trees, shrubs and ground cover plants from these regions. As well as the hugely varied collection of wildlife, our educational information (through placards with biological details and information points), the architectural theming and the range of shows, entertainment and adventure activities make Terra Natura the venue of choice for families looking to spend an interesting and entertaining day in a natural setting.

Terra Natura is open all the year. (but not everyday, check HERE for opening hours and directions etc)

AQUA NATURA

Perfect for any age and situated right next to Terra Natura, combined tickets can be purchased.

A water park  of 40.000 square meters designed so that EVERYONE enjoys themselves equally since the design offers a field of vision that allows the parents rest without worries and relax while the children can play and have fun in the water. Aqua Natura’s water promenade guides you up to the beach area where you can find changing rooms, just relax, sunbathe and get refreshments.

There are more than 1.000 meters of exciting slides and exclusive bathing zones for children  Aqua Natura has five large sections: the wave pool, the water slides, the kid’s pool, the lighthouse breakwater and the Spa-Sun Deck.

OPENING HOURS FOR 2018

 

MINI GOLF IN BENIDORM

This is situated at 54 Avenida Mediterraneo (new town end) and has been in existence since 1978.
Great entertainment for all the family. there is also an arcade and infant rides available.
Opening hours are – 10.00 – 23.00 every day. (these may be extended during the summer months. Price is 5€ for 18 holes.
There is also another seasonal mini golf venue right next door to the outdoor market.

DINO PARK

This is a wonderful place to take the children, set in beautiful cactus gardens so the adults will enjoy the views as well.  Most of the life size dinosaurs move and make noises as they are on sensors as you walk round the park.

Dino Park is just a bit further up the road from the amazing Algar Falls so you could do both these attractions in one day. Full details, opening times and prices can be found HERE

TERRA MITICA, & IBERIA THEME AND ADVENTURE PARK.

The park is divided into 5 themed zones: Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia, and the Islands (of the Mediterranean).  This is  a Spanish version of Disneyland, most people come to enjoy the roller coasters and the altitude rides where you will get wet, so bring swimwear. There are also mini versions for the smaller younger visitors, who are measured before each ride for height.

Iberia park is now a separate area and offers some spectacular rides, shows and an aquatic zone, this is made up of the western half of Terra Mitica. This area of the part consists of 12 rides, eight restaurants and two arenas where various shows are performed throughout the day.  BOOK HERE

LA MARINA SHOPPING CENTRE

This may seem a strange recommendation for families, but this shopping centre has something for everyone, shopping for mum, somewhere for dad to have a beer and on the top level there is a wonderful area for the children with over 4000 square metres of fun, with attractions for all ages including bouncy castles, go-cart and motorbike tracks, a Safari Train, assault course, Trampolines and the Stars Party Castle, where girls become princesses and boys become princes or pirates.

There is also a bowling alley and a 9 screen cinema. For more details and opening hours click HERE

DOWNHILL BIKE RIDES

10% OFF WHEN USING THE CODE “SERIOUSLY2017”

Perfect for the whole family, There is NO age limit – but – normally a minimum of about 8 years old, and are at least 4′ 0″ tall.

Even if you haven’t ridden a bike for decades, the thrill of gliding downhill for about 30 kilometers is an experience to ensure the most memorable day out of your visit to the CostaBlanca Don’t forget your camera! The views are amazing when you’re more than a mile high!

IMAGINE …. being on a mountain-bike and letting gravity take over as you glide smoothly downhill for 30 kilometers at your own pace in easily manageable sections.
IMAGINE …. just for one day, that you’re leaving the bars, beaches and bustle of the busy coast behind you and being driven more than a mile high through spectacular mountain scenery to the highest point on the Costa Blanca.
IMAGINE …. breathing pure mountain air. The scent of pine, lavender, and orange blossom. The taste of fresh spring-water.
IMAGINE …. a land of discovery with majestic mountains, dramatic gorges, fertile valleys, Moorish castles, quaint villages, abundant wildlife, soaring eagles. YOU MIGHT EVEN SEE A TIGER OR TWO!
IMAGINE …. that reality’s even better when you’re on THE FAMOUS DOWNHILL BIKE RIDE

LOCKDOWN ESCAPE ROOM

Live Escape Games have landed in Benidorm! Escape Room Games allow you to enjoy a fun and adrenaline packed experience with your friends, family or work colleagues. You have 60 or 75 minutes to complete the mission and escape!

In Escape Room Benidorm you will have to use your witslogic, your observation skillsteamwork and your ability to solve riddles, puzzles and challenges to find your way out. In Lockdown Escape Room Benidorm we bring you some of the most spectacular games that you have ever seen.

NOW with 3 exciting rooms – BOOK HERE

 

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Joanne Plumbley – We had a lovely day at Aqua Natura. I have always been an Aqualandia Fan but this park has improved loads with the addition of new slides. This park is better suited to young families as it’s much flatter and more open plan. The water is also fresh rather than salt and much cleaner. We got vouchers in town for €5 discount making admission €25. I would advise anyone who has a Tesco Clubcard you can get admission to the park for just £5 worth of Clubcard vouchers, which is a right bargain! Sadly I didn’t realise… Read more »

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If your family likes to cycle 🚴 and to discover the surrounding mountains, try The Downhill Bike Ride. It’s suitable for all ages and experience levels.

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Aqua natura for definite.. (y) Aqualandia is salt water and they will not like it, Natura is more suited for the smaller kids… If you go Terra Mitica they also have a pool / water area so take swimming stuff, great at the end of a hot day. Lockers and changing area available.

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I have a 8 and 5 year old last week we went to terra mitca, mundomar, aqua natura and terra natura.. my kids had an absolute ball xxx

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The water park. The beach. Mundamar. Hotels like Rio park have amazing entertainment for kids and you don’t need to stay there to enjoy it. The market on the top of the old town where they can buy little gifts or have a caricature done. The wally wagon or road train. Boat trip the little fair ground on the mediterrainia.

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