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The family needs a break
from everyday life and it’s time to take the children away on holiday.
Now to find the ideal location that is both family-friendly, but also great
for mum and dad.
The Costa del Sol in southern
Spain is the ideal choice, with plenty of fun activities for the children
Friendly Boltholes offers some great family-friendly accommodation
to make the family more independent and at home during their stay.
Let’s have a look at some
of the best locations to visit and a little of what is on offer for the
children to enjoy. Fuengirola is a popular choice, as this seaside
resort has so much to offer besides the seven kilometers of clean sandy
beaches which run all the way from the Sohail Castle through to Carvajal,
close to Benalmadena Costa.
Photo copyright Anne Sewell
|All along this impressive
beach promenade can be found many fun activities, including old-fashioned,
attractive carousels to ride, fun play parks and beach activities.
Right in the center of town
is the Bioparc
Fuengirola – an astounding leafy and green place where the children
can enjoy visiting chimps, tigers, monkeys and other animals in natural
and beautiful enclosures.
Close by in Mijas is a great
water park for the kids. “Parque
Acuático Mijas” as it is known in Spanish has loads of different
water slides and attractions including the Rio Bravo, a wave pool, the
Kamikaze, a water slide labyrinth for real adventure, the Blue Lake, Lizard
Island and Adventure River. There is also a pool especially for the
tiny tots, so they don’t get left out of the fun.
||Close by in Benalmadena
Costa can be found Sealife
Benalmadena, with so much for the children to see.
Sealife offers feeding demonstrations
throughout the day, including the sharks, as well as the Rockpool Experience,
where children can hold a crab or touch a starfish (hopefully gently!).
There are in total 36 displays
in Sealife, including sharks, giant turtles and rays, and in total over
2,000 sea creatures are living there.
If the kids get a little
tired, there is also a soft play area where they can relax and have fun
and their parents can visit the sea view café for a little refreshment
along the way.
Getting around the area
is easy, with regular suburban buses and the Renfe train service, which
runs between Fuengirola and Malaga city, so it is not always necessary
to hire a car and handle the traffic, sometimes on the wrong side of the
road in your mind, with tired children in the back.
For a holiday with the children
that doesn’t break the bank, always check online before you even leave
home to find out if the particular adventure activities you are planning
to enjoy have any special offers or events on offer, and most important
of all, have great family fun.
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