Torremolinos has positioned itself in recent years as an ideal destination to come as a family. In this post we will tell you what to do in our city if you come with your children and we hope you have the agenda at hand, as the offer is varied in terms of sports, cultural and entertainment activities.
The hotel offer in Torremolinos is wide and varied and, of course, there are hotels specially designed for family travel where the spaciousness of its rooms, its children’s clubs, the daily entertainment and the atmosphere will delight all members of the house.
If your children love adventures, the Príncipe Sol Hotel, with direct access to Playamar Beach, can be a great option as it has an extensive daily and evening program with children´s activities inspired by the legends of Kathmandu; Maiya and Kumar who accompany the children to life in the «Enchanted Forest» where the imagination is born and if you add the children’s parties, the mini disco, the mini golf, the water activities and the craft workshops, you have a perfect combination so that your children enjoy their vacations like never before. Meanwhile … you can get in shape in the gym, practice sports such as Latin dances, spinning, aquagym … or relax in its wonderful facilities. And to enjoy it with the family, you have live musical shows such as Mamma Mia, Peter Pan and The Lion King.
Another option is the Sol Torremolinos Complex which consists of Sol Don Pablo, Don Pedro and Don Marco, which also offers a wide variety of activities for children and adults. In high season, it has a mini club for children from 5 to 12 years old where your children will have an unforgettable experience with workshops, games in the pool and in the gardens, the mini disco and the different shows.
The Puente Real Hotel, is also an ideal choice for families, as it has an entertainment program and daily shows for children and adults.
If you have your holidays scheduled for after April, you may want to try the renovated Marconfort Costa del Sol which has rooms for children from 4 to 11 years old and another for teenagers. They will also have a great time in the Aqua Splash. The same happens at the other hotel that the Marconfort chain has in Torremolinos, the Griego Mar, located in the very center of the city, which also offers children’s entertainment and workshops for the whole family.
Other hotels that have entertainment for children and adults are the Camino Real, the Gran Cervantes, the Clubhotel RIU Costa del Sol, the Amaragua MS, the Princesa Solar and the iconic Med Playa Pez Espada.
In Torremolinos you will find a multitude of initiatives to enjoy together with the whole family, since it has been considered a #FamilyFriendly destination for years. Are you a family who loves adventure? Do you move like a fish in water? Do you like sports? Do you have a special sensitivity to all things craft? Very attentive to choose.
Between the Torremolinos City Sports Village and the Molino de Inca Botanical Gardens, you will find a small oasis of adventure where you will have the opportunity to get to know in depth, the world of the crocodiles, with daily exhibitions and a big tour where you can see giant crocodiles of different species of the world and discover all its secrets. Even if you dare, you can catch a baby crocodile and immortalize the moment with an unforgettable photo. See the schedules and prices, since they often have unique offers on their website.
For those of you coming to Torremolinos from May 20th and above all, if you are coming to spend a stay of several days, you should take advantage of and visit the Aqualand water park with a large numberof attractions of different heights and a children’s area for everyone to enjoy as a family. And yes, if all you are looking for is to lie in the sun and enjoy your book, you can, because the park has a large garden and hammocks where you can relax.
The Equestrian Club de Equitación El Ranchito has also thought of families and therefore offers riding lessons from 6 years old. In addition, every year, they organize a children’s camp when the summer holidays arrive and where the children will share with other participants the love for horses and will learn to take their first horseback rides.
Whenever you come, in Torremolinos you will find a multitude of spaces where you can share unforgettable moments with your family. One of the visits that you should definitely cross off from your list is the Battery Park, one of the most visited by locals and tourists as the areas are original and extraordinary for the little ones. In the park you will find different areas oriented to different ages. We have devoted one part to early childhood and another part for older children who need a little more adrenaline. At the back of the park there is a large Venetian-style carousel and in the center area, there is a large artificial lake of about 9,000 m2 where you can enjoy a boat trip with the family. You can find out the schedule of the carousel and the rental of the boats by clicking here.
The park is also home to one of the few existing pacifier trees in the world that many Torremolinos residents and visitors use to perform that farewell ritual so common in Scandinavian countries. Of course, if you are in this process, it is still the perfect time to leave that memory behind and if not, it is one of the most emotional places in the park.
Another charming visit to enjoy with the family is to spend a few hours in the Molino de Inca Botanical Garden. You will feel transported to another world, with the sound of the water that evokes the existing springs in the area and that made the use of mills possible, and the great variety of plant species, almost a thousand, that you will find in the garden. The little ones will enjoy an exhibition of models of mills and a restored hydraulic flour mill in operation.
Are you planning to come in the summer? Well, keep an eye out for the Cinema on the Beach programming, because without a doubt it is a perfect activity to spend summer nights outdoors and with the family, watching movie premieres by the sea.
For sports-loving families, you are in the perfect place. You can start with a bike route with «The friends of QQBikes who have different routes depending on your level. You will find them on the Paseo Marítimo de La Carihuela. Then you can continue with a family baptism of golf, led by the Miguel Ángel Jiménez Golf Academy. And to practice what you have learned, have a fun time at the mini golf course at Playa del Bajondillo.
If you move like a fish in water, you can learn to practice Paddle Surf, with the help of Doble R Paddle Surf, which has different courses from 8 or 10 years old. And if your family likes the beach and water activities, head over to Watersports Playa Rafa, it has a lot of attractions on the Los Álamos Promenade. From the classic pedal boats and banana rides, to the most daring and innovative attractions such as Parasailing, Fly fish, Twister or Aquarocket. And if you also like to dive, you can do it as a family with Simply Diving which offers courses for children from 10 years old.
If you form a family that every weekend looks for the best storytelling, workshops to promote the most sensitive and natural art, activities focused on handicrafts and crafts, or teaching the little ones in your home the value of handmade things, then you have in Torremolinos many places to go.
The first thing we recommend is to follow the agenda of the Centro Cultural Pablo Ruiz Picasso as you will find many activities to enjoy as a family. On the other hand, check out the activities organized by the Asociación de Educación Musical, Arte y Musicoterapia PamMusic and the Aula Verde Permacultura, as both offer specific workshops and activities for the little ones. In the latter case, among their offerings, those who are devoted to yoga and respect for animals stand out.
The gastronomic offer in Torremolinos is wide and varied, with places where you can enjoy a good meal, and that pay special attention to the little ones in your home. From beach bars where children can enjoy playgrounds and leisure areas before and after meals, to pizzerias and restaurants with dishes from all over the world. However, as the offer is wide in this sense, we will leave our recommendations for a future post where we will delve into where to eat in Torremolinos if you come with your kids.