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.
For a list of venues suitable for families click HERE
Spain does have rules with regards to allowing children in the bars and you can find out more here.
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.
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
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.
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, 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€.
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.
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)
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 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.
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!
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 wits, logic, your observation skills, teamwork 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
AQUALANDIA – BENIDORM
NOW CLOSED UNTIL MAY 2019
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