Benidorm has all the ingredients for a family getaway: a good climate all year round, stunning beaches and coves, the possibility to go on excursions, as well as theme parks for the whole family. Throw in its wide range of family friendly accommodations and we have a dream destination to go with children.
What to do in Benidorm with kids
Visit Benidorm`s beaches
Benidorm is the ideal destination to enjoy the beach with children. The two big beaches are Levante and Poniente, both sandy beaches with plenty of space to play.
The Levante beach is two kilometers long and there are different play areas for children. Since the water is not very deep, it is an ideal beach to go with children.
The Poniente beach is a little less crowded, it is three kilometers long, has floating platforms, biblioplayas, children's playgrounds, sports games, shaded areas for reading and much more!
Benidorm has 3 more beaches: Playa Mal Pas (in front of Benidorm Island), Cala Tio Ximo and Cala de L'Almadrava. They are smaller beaches, some of them rocky, but all of them have their charm.
Thema parks for the whole family
If you want to cool off, we suggest visiting a water park with your family. Benidorm has two very enjoyable parks: Aqua Natura and Aqualandia. In both water parks you will find water attractions for the whole family and all ages: slides, soft tracks, lagoons... Everything you need to spend a fun filled day.
In Terra Natura Benidorm there are 4 habitats where you can discover the different animals that live in each one.
In Pangea you can see tarantulas, scorpions, poisonous lizards and the most lethal snakes on the planet. In America you will find a Central American tropical forest with an aviary where you can see toucans. The other inhabitants of this area are capuchin monkeys and jaguars. In Europe live the typical animals of our fauna such as fallow deer and deer and in Asia the favorite animals of many children: lions, rhinos and elephants.
In addition, Terra Natura Benidorm organizes workshops for children and experiences to get closer to the animals and discover a lot about them.
In Mundomar there are different species of mammals, birds and reptiles to get to know. Throughout the day there are different demonstrations so you can see the animals in action. Do not miss the dolphins: For 30 minutes you will enjoy their acrobatics and breathtaking jumps. There is also the possibility to participate in special experiences such as swimming with sea lions or dolphins.
If you are looking for a day full of adrenaline you cannot miss a visit to Terra Mitica, a theme and amusement park which theme is based on ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean. There are five themed areas: Egypt, Greece, Rome, The Islands and Iberia. In 2022 the Egypt, Greece and Rome areas will be open from June 4 to June 30 and the Egypt, Greece, Rome, Iberia and The Islands areas from July 1 to September 4.
For the more courageous there is a wide variety of rides and roller coasters. Boat rides and exciting shows are ideal for families looking for a little more peace and quiet. If you go with small children, there are large areas dedicated exclusively to them; and of course a water park to cool off.
Getting to know Benidorm by bike
Very close to Benidorm is the Serra Gelada natural park, which you can explore by bike; an excursion that will appeal to the whole family. Tao Bike rents out electric bikes with accessories like children's seats. Since the bikes are electric, the excursion is effortless. You can also choose to cycle along the bike paths inside the city and near the sea.
Where to stay in Benidorm with kids
A family campsite in Benidorm
If you fancy a camping stay, we recommend Camping Armanello, located very close to the city and only a 15 minutes walk away from the Levante beach. The campsite is open all year round, has two outdoor swimming pools, playground, supermarket, cafeteria ... everything you need for a comfortable stay with children. You can stay in a bungalow, safari tent or opt for a pitch.
Hotels in Benidorm
At the Grand Luxor Hotel & Village you can choose to stay in a room or opt for a villa. There are 102 themed villas for the whole family to enjoy. There are swimming pools, a large outdoor SPA area, a fun zone for children, a mini market and a store. The Grand Luxor Village also includes all the services and common areas of the Grand Luxor Hotel.
The Hotel Poseidon Resort is designed for families and the hotel's entertainment team ensures that, whatever your age, you will find your activity. In addition, in summer and on special dates there is a Mini Club with an entertainment program specially designed for children. Enjoy the swimming pools or a massage that you can book at the hotel.