Around four million visitors flock to Benidorm each year to experience the plentiful restaurants, clubs, shops, and pubs the resort has to offer. And now into its seventh series it seems the popular TV programme ‘Benidorm’ may also have something to do with it.
We all know that a holiday in Benidorm is fun packed, but what is there to do for kids? Looking for some inspiration? Then we have listed the top 10 things to do with kids in Benidorm to help you out.
1. Little Train
This little tourist train goes around Levante beach area and is great for children. Little ones love it. It lasts around 50 minutes and and is a fun way to see what Benidorm has to offer.
Top Tip- The trip offers different tours so this may offer variety if you fancy another couple of trips.
Dancing dolphins, pirates, sea lions, and parrot performances are just some of the amazing shows on offer at this marine park. So, if you love animals you will love this park – particularly when you witness how well the animals are looked after and cared for by the staff.
Are you too hot in the Benidorm sun? Then fear not as there are plenty of water spray fountains to cool off in.
All in all an excellent day out.
Top Tip – We suggest that you either book online or lookout for leaflets to see if there are any special offers available.
3. Terra Mitica
This theme park is split into five lands Rome, Iberia, Greece, The Islands, and Ocionia. This means there are plenty of rides suitable for children such as the mini dodgems which have been designed to resemble cute animals. Alternatively, if you fancy a change from the rides then there are shows featuring acrobatics, circus performers and athletes to take advantage of.
Top Tip – Take plenty of sun cream as it can get very hot queuing for the rides.
4. Parque De L’Aiguera
Benidorm can be very busy at times so it is sometimes nice to relax in a quieter spot away from all the hustle and bustle. If this sounds like your idea of heaven then Parque De L’Aiguera park, situated in the middle of town, is the perfect spot for some down time.
Why not grab some drinks and snacks from the local supermarket and enjoy a picnic while the kids play in the playground.
Top Tip – Take a football as the park also has football posts.
5. The Plaza Benidorm Pub
This is one of the best venues we know for an evening out. They have regular shows and entertainment that are suitable for the whole family such as Louie the Clown, magic shows, and party games. Prices tend to be reasonable too with many drinks offers available.
Top Tip – They also do great food. Our recommendations are the roast dinners or for kids the cheesy pasta .
6. Family Bicycle Tour – Marco Polo
Marco Polo Expediciones offer bicycle rides suitable for all ages. Riders will travel through the quaint streets of Albir and Altea before returning to Benidorm through the sweet smelling orange and lemon groves. This is a great way to stay fit on holiday if you’re looking for something unique. Some of the cycles even have child seats fitted, so you don’t need to worry about your little ones.
Top Tip – Remember to take water to stay hydrated as well as cash for any stop offs in Altea.
This park is twinned with Mundomar next door, and is better known for its title as the first waterpark in Spain. With over 20 rides there is a ride to thrill every type of water enthusiast. Thrill seekers will enjoy hurtling down the Black Hole or the free fall sensation you get on Big Bang, while the little ones can enjoy the more gentle options such as Laguna and its splash park. Or, why not take a leisurely float around the Amazon’s lazy river?
Top Tip – There are numerous restaurants and snack bars at the park so you won’t go hungry.
8. Poniente Beach
There are three beaches in Benidorm Levante, Poniente, and Malpas which are all extremely clean. Poniente is less crowded so from a parental point of view it is easier to keep an eye on your children as there are less people on the beach. This beach is cleaned every morning and you can hire a sunbed and umbrella for the day, which will provide some much-needed shade – great for little ones who are likely to burn. The access to the water at Poniente is gentle compared to Levante, which is rocky and therefore tough on little feet.
Top Tip – Take drinks with you as the area here is quieter and there aren’t as many bars close to the beach.
9. Sol Pelicanos/Ocas Hotel
With a playground, a children’s climbing wall, dining with the Flintstones area, kids’ club and pool, there’s no shortage of things to do with kids here. Although this is not an activity in itself, this is a great place for families due to its onsite activities which are suitable for the whole family. This is also where the hugely popular TV series Benidorm is filmed, so if you’re a fan of the show this is definitely the hotel for you.
Top Tip – If you book an All Inclusive be aware that some facilities are not included in the price such as the swim-up bar. But if you do wish to use these facilities you can always upgrade to Gold Inclusive on arrival which will include these things.
10. Benidorm Palace
This spectacular show of dancing, acrobats, and comedy is a great option for all the family – and you can choose to have dinner too. With a special menu for children with a choice of spaghetti bolognese or a burger with a dessert and two drinks your little ones won’t go hungry. Besides, with famous acts and theme nights this place never gets boring.
Top Tip – This is a late show with doors opening at 8:30pm and shows starting at 10:00pm, so this may not be suitable for small kids. Be prepared for a late night and try and have a siesta in the afternoon so the kids aren’t overly tired.
There are so many activities in Benidorm for all ages, so if you’re thinking of travelling as a family then we hope these suggestions will help you make the most of your holiday. Do you have any recommendations for families?