How many holidays do you have in a year? In the past few years we seem to have fallen into a habit of going away most school holidays. The breaks will be a mixture of UK breaks and holidays abroad. Last year I managed to sneak in about three trips abroad and a few UK breaks. This year is panning out the same way. Today I am sharing Fun Things to do in Fuengirola for Families.
If we are looking for an all inclusive hotel holiday I need to book about 15 months in advance to get accommodation that suits a family of five. Travelling as a family of five is still a bit tricky as accommodation is often based on four. When it does cover five it is often on the premise that the third bed can be a cot or a roll out but does not suit older children. We need space especially having teen children. We don’t want to be in the same bedrooms and we want to be able to spread out a bit. However I also like to book spontaneous, last minute holidays.
One place we really enjoy going to, even for a short break is the Costa Del Sol. We have been many many times over the past 20 years and know our way around. It is a family friendly destination with plenty on offer for the children. In Fuengirola you can be assured of great weather and there are plenty of family restaurants. Villa Plus have put together this handy guide Your Guide to the Costa Del Sol.
The advantages of a villa are numerous. They are ideal for families like ours as it provides more bedrooms and personal space which is much appreciated when you are travelling with teenagers. Likewise if you have young children, you may wish to put them to bed at the usual time and enjoy sitting outside on the terrace with a bottle of spanish wine.
Where to Visit in Fuengirola:
- Fuengirola has an amazing play park in the city. The park is free and is especially popular in the evenings when it is a little cooler. There is a cafe selling drinks and ice-creams and this is the place to play at night. In the day the slides are too hot and a quick tip is to wear leggings to play.
- On the beach there are also trampolines and pedalos to hire. This is compulsory when on holiday I think!!
- The castle is at the top end of the city. It stands proud and you can walk up the steep climb although it is hot and maybe too much for little legs. In recent years this area has been redeveloped. There are street side bars and also a small zip wire etc for people to try.
- Fuengirola also has a Zoo for those who wish to visit some animals.
- There is a land train that runs up and down the main beach front which little ones enjoy.
- My children really enjoy a trip to the Mijas water park. It is really local and has plenty of slides for tweens and teens.
have I missed your Fun Things to do in Fuengirola for Families? Do let me know in the comments below.