If you are thinking about coming to Malaga with kids and you don’t know what to do, this is your article! Not only will we talk about what to do, but we will also recommend places to visit both in Malaga and on the Costa del Sol, as well as some free things to do with the kids.
Malaga with children, what to do?
Malaga is a city ready for children, you will not regret it as there are plenty of plans and thanks to the climate and the variety of food we guarantee that you will enjoy both you and your children.
From Green tours we do not receive any kind of commission for recommending these activities, we have simply informed ourselves exhaustively about the best plans and we want you to enjoy our beautiful city with your children.
Maybe in another city, you wouldn’t consider doing this kind of excursion, but keep in mind that in Malaga there is an average of 330 days of sunshine a year. The minimum age for this type of activity is 8 years old. The most popular tour lasts 3 hours, the difficulty is low and you will be able to visit the centre of Malaga, incredible views and beaches. You can check prices and schedules on their website.
Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle
These are two of the greatest exponents of the Muslim period in Malaga. The Alcazaba was a palace and fortress, very similar aesthetically to the Alhambra. To avoid climbing the stairs, we recommend taking the elevator, which is located at the back of the building and walking down.
From Gibralfaro Castle,you can see probably the best views of the city, and there is also a very interesting museum for children. Children from 6 to 16 years old can enjoy a reduced price of 0,60€ per monument. More information here.
Interactive Museum of Music
The slogan alone will win you over, ¡Prohibido no tocar!, considered by many the most fun place for children (and not so children), located in the heart of Malaga (1 minute walk from the Plaza de la Merced). Affordable prices of 5€ for adults and free for children under 6 years old. We leave you the official website so you can see more details.
Caminito del Rey with children
This is one of the most popular activities in the province of Malaga. Although you’ve probably already heard about this activity, you may have doubts about whether it can be done with children. The answer is yes, but keep in mind that it is a long walk, we explain it below!
It is possible to do it on your own and buy only the entrance ticket but it is also possible to hire excursions from Malaga. From the car park there is a bus that takes you to the entrance, but from there to the start of the activity you have to walk. There are two options, one of 1.5 kilometers and the other of 3 kilometers. From this point, the views are already spectacular!
The activity itself consists of a walk along footbridges with spectacular views. It is not a dangerous activity, but it is mandatory to wear a safety helmet. Finally, it is not a suitable activity for people with vertigo as some of the walkways are at a great height. Check here for more information.
What to do with children on the Costa del Sol?
Surely you will not have enough days to visit all these places, as there are plenty of them, but we are going to give you a list of the most interesting ones:
This is an unconventional zoo about 30 minutes drive from Malaga. Although the size is not very big, there are several shows, the animals are in very good condition, the staff is friendly and the scenery is spectacular. If you are travelling from Malaga, you can spend the day in Fuengirola as the beaches are good and there is a wide gastronomic offer. The entrance fee is 15€ for children and 20€ for adults.
Benalmádena Cable Car
Only 20 minutes from Malaga, this is one of my favourite activities as you will enjoy spectacular views and in about 15 minutes, you will climb from the village to almost 800 metres altitude.
On a clear day you can even get to see North Africa. The price for adults is 12,90€ and for children under 10 years 10€. Prices are round trip, so don’t forget to book both ways. Check their website here.
If you go up there you can’t miss the Benalmádena butterfly farm, it’s an old Buddhist temple, where you will find up to 1500 species of butterflies and the whole family can learn a lot of interesting things about butterflies. The entrance fee is 10€ for adults and 8,50€ for children. More information here.
Aquatic park aquamijas
It is one of the most fun things to do with children on the Costa del Sol, in addition, there are plans for the whole family, as there are water slides, mini golf or Jacuzzi among other things. It is about 30 minutes drive from Malaga. The rates depend on the time of year so it is best to check their website.