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Andalucia

Activities for Kids

  • Mario Park, Roquestas de Mar

    Recommended by Sonja

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    Aqua park, open all day in the summer from 11am until 7pm. Adults cost 19 Euros and kids from 4 to 12 years cost 13 Euros. Babies are free!
    Roquetas de Mar, Almeria
    aquapark@mariopark.com
    www.mariopark.com

    Comments:

    "Large number of swimming pools and a great choice of slides to suit all ages and tastes" (Sonja, May 09)

  • Aquarium Roquetas de Mar

    Recommended by Sonja

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    This Aquarium is open daily from 10am until 6pm. Adults are 12.95 Euros, Kids 8.95 Euros and Babies free.
    Roquetas de Mar, Almeria
    info@aquariumroquetas.com
    www.aquariumroquetas.com

    Comments:
    "The Aquarium isnt huge so you do not need much time to go around it, but the children were impressed" (Sonja, May 09)

  • Teatro Auditorio, Almeria

    Recommended by Sonja

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    The theatre puts on kids shows twice a month and the entrance fee is 2 Euros
    Avda Reino de España s/n,Roquetas de Mar,04740 Almería
    950 328 759  
    info@teatroauditorioroquetas.org
    www.teatroauditorioroquetas.org

    Comments:
    "They sometimes have very good plays." (Sonja, May 09)

  • Mini Hollywood, Almeria

    Recommended by Sonja

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    Set in Europes only true desert, the Mini Hollywood set has been used for a number of famous films and is now a theme park. There is a Western Part with shows and films as well as a zoo part and a large swimming pool for cooling off (it can get VERY hot there!)
    Carretera Nacional 340, Km 364 Tabernas, Almeria
    www.minihollywood.com

    Comments:
    "The entrance fee is quite expensive, but they have a large zoo in a exotic environment and the typical western city for this area, the children always love to go there." (Sonja, May 09)

  • Congo Play Centre, Loja

    Recommended by Lisa Tilley

    The Congo Play Centre is open every day, apart from Mondays, from 5pm.
    Loja, near the Manzanil hotel (opposite Lidl)

    Comments:
    "The cafe there now opens in the mornings too, and if you go there your child can use the equipment" (LT, June 09)

  • Posada de los Arrieros

    Recommended by Emma Ilsley

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    Horse riding centre in Alpujarra
    Puerto de la Ragua, Eastern Alpujarra
    www.posadadelosarrieros.com

    Comments:
    "Horse riding for all ages. Our group of five children all under the age of five all had a go on their beautiful horses, after initial nerves were conquered." (EI, July 09)

  • Parque de las Ciencias, Granada

    Recommended by Helen Harstein

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    Science Park with over 270 interactive activities spread out among two exhibition buildings and other areas such as the Planetarium, the Tropical Butterfly House, the Observation Tower and the Astronomy Garden.
    Tues to Sat - 10:00 to 19:00 Sundays & Saints Days 10:00 to 15:00
    ( 34) 958131900
    Avda. de la Ciencia s/n, 18006 Granada
    www.parqueciencias.com

    Comments:
    "Fabulous. Keeps children from toddlers to teens entertained and awesruck for hours." (HH, Sept 09)

    For a personal account of one mothers trip to The Science Park read this blog post: www.granadaspain.co.uk/a-trip-to-the-science-park/

  • Vecinas de Bayacas, Granada

    Recommended by Mary Roulston

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    Playgroup, every Tuesday 11am-1pm, which asks for a voluntary donation of a couple of Euros per session
    The old school building, Bayacas, nr Orgiva, Granada

    Comments:
    "A friendly little group making use of the school building which was only in use for a year as a school. Plenty of toys and the mums take turns in organising arts and crafts and music sessions." (MR, Aug 09)

  • Alhambra

    Recommended by Sophie Russell-Ross

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    Rising above the modern lower town, the Alhambra and the Albaycín, situated on two adjacent hills, form the medieval part of Granada. With palaces and gardens to explore and towers to climb this can be a fascinating place for kids to while away a few hours. Children under 12 can enter for free. The key is to take the whole experience at their speed and don’t expect to cover everything.
    www.alhambra-patronato.es

    Comments:
    "You can help to bring it to life for them by genning up on some of the history together before you go. It is surprising how much more interesting a place becomes if you can imagine notorious characters of the past living there. Did you know that Catherine of Aragon was brought up in the Alhambra until she went to England where she eventually married Henry VIII?" (SRR, Jan 2015)

    For a personal account of taking kids to Alhambra read Sophies blog post: 
    www.granadaspain.co.uk/take-your-kids-to-the-alhambra/

  • Parque Federico Garcia Lorca

    Recommended by Sophie Russell-Ross

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    If you are looking for a place to relax in the shade, or just need some respite from sightseeing or shopping, Federico Garcia Lorca Park is a good place to go. You can also visit La Huerta de San Vincente, the summer residence of Federico Garcia Lorca’s family, now a museum, where he wrote some of his best-known works. It is situated next to Neptuno Centro Comercial, which has underground parking, just off Junction 129 of the Circunvalación A-44/E902. Bus route C5, which runs down Recogidas from the centre of town, will get you close to the park.

    Comments:
    "It is the largest park in Granada and there you will find tree-lined paths, rose gardens, fountains, a fantastic kids park with activities for all age groups, and duck pond. You could take a picnic or get something to eat or drink at one of the kiosks and let the kids run free for a little while." (SRR, Jan 2015)

  • Aquaola Water Park

    Recommended by Sophie Russell-Ross

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    Aquaola is a water park which offers great water-based fun for all ages as well as other activities and plenty of shade to relax or have a picnic. Open June to September. You can catch the number SN1 bus to Cenes de la Vega from Puerta de Real or Paseo de Salon. 
    García Lorca, 53 - Cenes de la Vega - Granada - 18190
    http://aquaola.com/home/

    Comments:
    "Aquaola is just outside Granada and a great option if you are based in the city with kids in need of an antidote to hot city sightseeing." (SRR, Jan 2015) 

  • Aqua Tropic, Almuñécar

    Recommended by Sophie Russell-Ross

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    This water park is on the coast in Almuñécar. It is the only saltwater park in Spain. Open June to September.
    www.aqua-tropic.com/en/

  • Aquarium Almuñécar

    Recommended by Sophie Russell-Ross

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    This is another good option for the odd rainy day that will appeal to kids of all ages and can be taken at whatever pace you like.
    www.almunecar.info

    Comments:
    "As you work your way down into the aquarium’s depths you are guided through the evolution of marine life from its earliest beginnings and taken on a virtual tour of the ecosystems and species of the Mediterranean. There are a number of spots to sit and calmly watch the activity is the tanks and the visit ends in a not unimpressive walk through a Shark tunnel." (SRR, Jan 2015)