Five fantastic activities with children in Málaga

Five fantastic activities with children in Málaga

The weekend comes and your head starts to spin thinking what to do with your children on those days… Stop worrying, here you have five fantastic proposals to have a great time with your children in Málaga.

Málaga is a great destination to enjoy with the little queens and kings of the house.
Of course, you can enjoy beaches, parks and natural landscapes almost all the year but you can also pay a visit to some of the theme parks located all along the Costa del Sol where the whole family will have a fantastic experience.


Water Parks

Aqualand Torremolinos, Aquamijas and Aquavelis

The biggest of the three is the one known to ‘malagueños’ as “Aquapark” although some years ago the park was renamed as ‘Aqualand Torremolinos’. It is not only the biggest water park in the Costa del Sol but also one of the biggest in Andalucía. The whole family will have a great time there with the highest water slides, the wave pool, the jacuzzis or the big area for small children recently expanded.

This Water Park have restaurants and bars where you can have lunch but experienced visitors use to bring their own food from home as value for money is not especially good. Other costs to consider are lockers for personal belongings (5€), car park (2€) and if you want to avoid queues in some attractions you’ll have to buy the VIP ticket.

Opening hours

The park opens on July 10, 2021

July and August: from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you prefer other Water Parks, smaller but cheaper, you can visit Aquamijas and Aquavelis both in the Costa del Sol.



Amusement park

Tivoli World

No doubt this is an all-time classic in the Costa. Opened in 1972, it has seen more than 30 million visitors since then.

It is located in Benalmádena, and it has numerous attractions for all in the family: a 60m-high free fall for adults, another of 9m for children, a giant Ferris wheel, the ghost boat, a roller coaster, etc.

It also has several areas where you can dine and buy some souvenirs. They are also hosts to popular concerts and shows, especially in summer months.

Opening hours

·From 12pm to 7pm/8,30pm on weekends and holidays of March, April, May, September and October

·From 5pm to 12am on June

·From 5,30pm to 1,30am on July, August and first days of September

*This timetable may change


General admission: 7.95 euros

Supertivolino: 15.95 euros

Combi Ticket: 7.95 euros

*The Supertivolino wristband is an especial ticket that allows for an unlimited use of all attractions included (35 of them currently). There are some attractions not included where you’ll need to pay extra: House of Terror, Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, etc. You can buy the ‘Combi Ticket’ that allows a single pass in every especial attraction for only 9,95€, saving more than 30%.

*Private car park available with a cost of 1€.



Bioparc Fuengirola 

Bioparc Fuengirola is a renewed zoo concept located in the town of Fuengirola and dedicated to the conservation of tropical species of Asia, Africa and the Pacific Ocean Islands

Its activity started in 1978 but along the years has gone through several renovations arriving to the installations we can enjoy today where proper ambient conditions for all animals are achieved.

Opening hours

From Monday to Sunday, from 10am to 7pm


General admission 21.10 euros
Child ticket (3-9 years) 16.10 euros
Pensioner ticket (over 65 years old) 17.10 euros
Disabled entry 11.90 euros.

*Private Car park available with discounts for Bioparc customers.



Selwo Aventura

Selwo Aventura is a theme park and a Zoo located in Estepona, Málaga. It occupies a land extension of over 100 hectares and there are more than 2000 animals from all continents.

There is a complete offering of activities to enjoy there, you can visit the web ( to get more information about them.

The park has an hotel inside where visitors can stay in nice cabins to enjoy a full ‘adventure’ experience.

Opening hours

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, depending on the season

*Private car park available with a rate of 3€/day. Free if you are staying in the park.



Selwo Marina

It is part of the same group of theme Parks as Selwo Aventura. Where the latter is dedicated to adventure and mainly African animals in Selwo Marina you can enjoy tropical and aquatic animals coming from every corner of the world

Located in Benalmádena, it offers some exclusive activities with dolphins and sea lions and exotic bird shows.

Opening hours

Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, depending on the season


*It is easy to park in the area


EXTRA: Other activities with children in Málaga

  • If your little ones are animal lovers: Lobo Park in Antequera (to enjoy wolfs) and Mariposario in Benalmádena (butterflies)
  • Fort the future ‘Picassos’ we recommend you to visit the web of different museums in Málaga as they are always offering especial activities for children
  • Fort the aspiring Indiana Jones: Aventura Amazonia in Marbella and Cocodrile Park in Torremolinos
  • For footbal fans, you can visit Málaga CF museum in the Rosaleda stadium

If you still need more proposals check other of Espacar posts about family activities: you will never have enough to fulfil your children needs of joy

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