Benidorm ticks off everything from child-friendly shows and jeep safaris to day trips and beaches and there is no doubt there are plenty of things to do in Benidorm with children. It is an ideal destination for having plenty of holiday fun with the family. This beautiful beach resort of Costa Blanca is perfect for families with its stunning, and safe beaches and plenty of theme parks.
Formerly a humble fishing village, Benidorm in the province of Alicante has flourished into a vibrant, skyscraper-adorned tourist resort, popular for its energetic nightlife, pristine coastline and pleasant climate. Situated 60km east of Alicante airport, it has been dubbed as the ‘Dubai of the Mediterranean’, attracting over 4 million holidaymakers each year.
Benidorm suits all budgets with having so many attractions for kids to enjoy and learn as well. The long fine sandy beaches of Poniente and Levante are ideal for kids to swim and have many games facilities for kids and families such as beach football and volleyball.
There is a long list of things to do in Benidorm that makes can leave you wondering how best to spend your time or how you can possibly fit it all in! That is why here I’ve put together a list of top attractions to enjoy with the kids in Benidorm. Before we get started on things to do in Benidorm with children, a quick word on accommodation courtesy of Clickstay:
Where to stay in Benidorm?
Did you know that Clickstay – a holiday home rental website with thousands of holiday properties in destinations worldwide – has over 200 apartments in Benidorm? Whether you’re looking for cheap apartments in Benidorm or an apartment by the beach, then Clickstay has everything you need for a relaxing holiday in Benidorm.
Things to do in Benidorm with kids
Visit Aqua Natura and Terra Natura
Are you wanting to keep cool and have lots of fun at the same time? Aqua Natura and Aqualandia water parks are good options. With toboggans, shallow pools, water chutes, wave pools, shows, slides, and many more fun things these parks will add lovely memories to your trip. Your children can also learn about animals in a fun way Terra Natura. Here children can learn about more than 1500 animals, including some at serious risk of extinction. In addition to this, children can also learn about more than 2500 trees, plants, and shrubs.
For adventure-loving children, the idea of spinning upside-down at great heights is so enticing. Terra Mitica has some of the best rides in Europe including Synkope – a disc swinging in the air, Flight of the Phoenix – a top-speed fall, and Inferno – an up-side-down spinning ride which goes at 60km an hour. This park has different regions like Egypt, Rome, Iberia Park and Greece where you can enjoy fantastic shows such as mock fights, Flamenco and dances with Andalusian horses, and street theatre.
Visit Benidorm old town
If you and the children plan to just wander around and do some shopping then the old town is a great place where you can get a hint of traditional Spain with charming little crammed squares and narrow streets.
Benidorm Island Boat trip
A short trip to Benidorm Island gives you a different perspective on Benidorm. This is such an enjoyable and relaxing ride of around 30 minutes in a boat that is a lovely thing to do with the family.
Serra Gelada Natural Park
If you are true nature lovers than Serra Gelada Natural Park is a stark contrast to the vibrant Benidorm resort that provides many different routes to reach the top and witness the natural beauty of this area.
You can also visit Benidorm Balcon and Castle viewpoints and it is also a worthy experience to have a beach walk from Benidorm to Finestrst or a Coastal train ride from Benidorm to Denia, or Benidorm tourist bus ride.
A final word on Clickstay
With more than 89,400 holiday villas and apartments and counting, their website is designed with you in mind to ensure that you can find your perfect property in just a few clicks. Although much of their catalogue is in Spain, they have villas and apartments in all the European favourites, such as Portugal, Italy, Cyprus, and France. Further afield they also offer tropical destinations in paradise, such as Thailand, Barbados and Sri Lanka.
Are you planning a family holiday to Benidorm? Or if you have been there already perhaps you’d like to add your own suggestions of things to do in Benidorm with children? Do share in a comment below.