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Things to do around Estepona for family with youg children?

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Lidkoping, Sweden
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Things to do around Estepona for family with youg children?

We are a family of five with three young children ranging from 8 months to 4 yrs. We are staying in Estepona for seven weeks in June/July and would like some suggestions of things to do and places to see. I expect we won't be spending every day at the beach. Are there any carnivals or fairs in June/July?

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1. Re: Things to do around Estepona for family with youg children?

Hi there

Sadly there is not that much to do for kids in Estepona, especially for that length of time.

Benalmadena would definitely have suited better, however the following link may be able to help and give you a couple of ideas.

malagaairport.eu/tourism/estepona/kids.php

CB

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2. Re: Things to do around Estepona for family with youg children?

Well, my parents have an apartment in Estepona so that's why we're staying there. What would you suggest for us in Benalmadena if we go there on a day trip? We will have a car and will be visiting different places during our stay, so we're not too restricted.

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3. Re: Things to do around Estepona for family with youg children?

Well, my parents have an apartment in Estepona so that's why we're staying there. What would you suggest for us in Benalmadena if we go there on a day trip? We will have a car and will be visiting different places during our stay, so we're not too restricted.

And thanks for the link!

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4. Re: Things to do around Estepona for family with youg children?

There might not be a lot for kids but The Selwo Aventura is a great day out with lots of animals and birds and shows. Plus if you buy a triple ticket to get into Selwo Marina at Benalmadena and a trip on the Telecabina cable car in Benalmadena you get a better price.

Also you could spend a day in Fuengirola at the Bioparc (zoo) which is brilliant and has more birds and animals including white tigers, gorillas and a walk through Lemur enclosure. We love it and although we're now in our 60s we go every time we're on the coast.

This link has some other ideas

malagaairport.eu/tourism/estepona/kids.php

As you're there for 7 weeks you could also take a trip to Mijas, Ronda and Gibraltar.

Hope this helps

CJB

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5. Re: Things to do around Estepona for family with youg children?

Thanks for those Malagogo, i can scrub those from my list of things to recommend ;-) 7 weeks is a long time to keep them occupied, but great you have wheels as that will help immensely.

Benalmadena you have Seaworld, Tivoli World, The Marina, Paloma Park (with wild chickens, animals just plodding about plus a nice lake etc).

In Fuengirola you have the Zoo : http://www.bioparcfuengirola.es/en and on the way to Mijas from Fuengirola you have the water park: http://www.aquamijas.com/en/

In Torremolinos a bit further along there is another water park (probably the best) http://www.aqualand.es/torremolinos/en/ as well as the crocodile park: http://www.cocodrilospark.com/

Lots and lots as you can see, with of course miles of nice safe sandy beaches - bucket and spade definitely kills some time :)

If you require any further info on things to do for the specific areas just click to the respective forums and go to the top menu bar and click "things to do" - all the information you will need to make a good itinerary for the 7 weeks is there, but if you get stuck just ask in the respective forum so as not to confuse things - it will also enable more local people to respond to your questions on that destination :)

Hope that helps and kicks you off with some ideas.

CB

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6. Re: Things to do around Estepona for family with youg children?

Thank you very much for your replies! Selwo is just next door to the apartment so we will definitely pay it a visit. The zoo in Fuengirola sounds great so we'll probably go there too. Thanks again!

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7. Re: Things to do around Estepona for family with youg children?

OOps put the same link as you CB! Great minds think alike!

Another place to think about if you are in Benalmadena is the butterfly centre at Benalmadena near the pueblo.

mariposariodebenalmadena.com/English/index.h…

Its near a beautiful Bhuddist Stupa and there are amazing views over the coastline from by the Stupa.

Just found this link which gives details of what's on in the are and it says the Estepona Feria in the first week in July!

http://www.estepona-villas.com/about-estepona plus there's this one too with some ideas:

http://www.aboutestepona.com/

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8. Re: Things to do around Estepona for family with youg children?

Links to lots of things for kids in the CdS area on this thread -

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187439-i318-k64…

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9. Re: Things to do around Estepona for family with youg children?

More Benalmadena activities here http://www.benalmadena-arroyo.com/index.php

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10. Re: Things to do around Estepona for family with youg children?

Thank you once again for great info!