Spain is a good country for travelling with kids of all ages – there are loads of activities and things for them to see and do – whether it’s in a beach resort or historical city. If you’re not sure which destination to choose for your family-friendly holidays in Spain, here’s a quick guide to help you make a decision:
- The city
Seville is Spain’s fourth largest city, and undoubtedly the sunniest. Horse-drawn carriages, narrow streets lined with hundreds of orange trees, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere that will make you never want to leave. The narrow winding streets are perfect for taking strolls in, and older kids will be fascinated by the gold-trimmed white buildings, stunning cathedrals, and flamenco dancing. Families can rent a pedal boat and head down the Guadalquivir River, before visiting the Royal Alcazar: a real-life palace. After all your exploring, enjoy some tapas and try new foods at one of the many restaurants.
With vibrant colours lining the streets and a lively atmosphere, Barcelona is a great destination for family-friendly holidays in Spain. Kids will love La Rambla – the most famous street in Barcelona – where street performers swallow fire, juggle swords, and do other awe-inspiring tricks. If you have a sweet tooth, you won’t want to miss the Museum of Chocolate, where you can participate in the making and tasting (what kid wouldn’t love an entire museum dedicated to chocolate?). Lastly, bring out your inner-child at Tibidabo, a magical amusement park with an old-school ferris wheel and other exciting rides.
- The coast
Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, is home to family-friendly beach resorts, remote mountains, lively towns, and stunning landscapes. Families can drive along the Serra de Tramuntana, feast on local food at a beachside restaurant in Palma, or explore the many ancient ruins of the island. Majorca also has stunning beaches and pristine coves that you could go for a swim in or enjoy some watersports. Other attractions include Palma Aquarium, the Caves of Drach, Bellver castle, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma. Puerto Pollensa is one of the most family-friendly resorts in the Balearics, it’s quieter and has plenty of sandy coves.
With its temperate climate, stretches of safe sandy beaches, theme parks, and child-friendly hotels, Alicante is the top choice for family-friendly holidays in Spain. Most of the beaches have safe, shallow bays that are perfect for the little ones to go swimming in. Kids will also love the many play parks, theme parks, and museums. Parque El Palmeral has plenty of walkways, water areas, play areas, and a theatre that runs throughout the summer. If you need to cool down after all this excitement, visit the award-winning water park: Aqualandia. Other attractions include Santa Barbara Castle, Canelobre Caves, and Terra Natura wildlife park.
No matter what kind of traveller you are, these family-friendly holidays in Spain will never disappoint. If you’re thinking of spending your holidays in Alicante, consider staying at the vibey Marjal Costa Blanca Camping & Resort. As one of the most entertainment-packed family resorts in Alicante, guests of all ages will have the time of their lives – whether it’s in our bungalows or modern camping plots.