What activities can I do in Marbella with my children? There are lots of activities besides going to the beach or public playgrounds, and here you might find some of interest. Culture, arts and adventures will stimulate the curiosity and learning processes of the little ones.
In Marbella there are plenty of public playgrounds in urban areas (city centre, neighbourhoods), but the ones installed in the seaside promenades might be the greatest option, with its slides and pirate-boat shapes. The list below is a selection of the activities that your child could join. On the map you can see whether the location is convenient for you.
TEL: 616 839 983 / 699 336 329.
Deborah Duarri teaches arts, cooking, Spanish and English. She helps children developing their creative potential while using different materials and media. Art classes for groups of 2 to 4 children of +6 year old, and cooking classes for children +9 year old: €40 for 2 children, €55 for 3 children, y €65 for 4 children (materials not included).
ESTÍMULOS SMART KIDS, MARBELLA (1)
Direction: Av. General López Domínguez, Marbella
TEL: 951 217 884
Smart Kids is a centre that aims to stimulate the development of children through music and art. They offer classes of fine arts, ballet, violin, piano and other instruments. They also offer classes for adults such as yoga for pregnancy.
LA CASA DE LA MÚSICA, SAN PEDRO (2)
Direction: Edif. San Pedro del Mar, Bloque 7, Local 12, San Pedro de Alcántara
TEL: 952 785 515 / 627 075 000
Offers piano, clarinet, violin, electric and Spanish guitar, flute, saxophone, drums and vocals for children +2 year old. The most important thing for them is that children have fun while learning. They offer courses by the Yamaha Music School.
SYLVIA SHAZADI: Belly Dancing
TEL: 658 771 308
Sylvia Shazadi is a teacher and professional dancer. She started as a child dancing Flamenco and classical Spanish. Sylvia teaches adults in the Hotel Sultán of Marbella since 2006, and she is now also teaching belly dancing to the princesses of the house (4 to 12 year old). Contact Sylvia for more information.
DANZZAS, NUEVA ANDALUCIA (3)
Direction: Studio Plaza Gym, Nueva Andalucia
TEL: 663 646 040
Weekly ballet, claque, theatre and hip-hop classes. They offer examinations accredited by the International Dance Teacher Association (IDTA) and annual performances. Classes are devised for children and young people. Contact Fiona for more information.
MARBELLA STAGE SCHOOL
Direction: Swans International School, English International College, Colegio Alborán, Dynamic Training Centre, CC Le Village, Marbella, QI Sport, Urb. La Alzambra, Nueva Andalucía, International School of Sotogrande.
TEL: 952 906 865 / 630 202 221
Established 20 years ago, this school teaches dance, theatre and singing to children (+3 year old) and young people. The classes are delivered by qualified teachers, and the school regularly organises charitable performances.
CENTRO DE PSICOLOGÍA INFANTIL DE ELVIRIA, MARBELLA (4)
Direction: Urb. Los Lagos, Calle Lila, Block.10, Portal 17/1, Elviria, Marbella
TEL: 676 153 516
Monika Baumgartner is a renowned psychologist that can help children with learning and socialising problems. She has experience in treating dyslexia, ADHD/ADD and learning difficulties. She speaks English, German and Spanish.
TEAM XTREME ADVENTURE SPORTS, MARBELLA (5)
Direction: Avda Ricardo Soriano 66, Marbella
TEL: 952 768 349 / 676 022 237
Team Xtreme organises outdoor activities. Their list of adventure activities includes speleology, canoeing, sky-diving, kajak, sledges with dogs and martial arts.
CLUB ALPINO AMA DABLAM, SAN PEDRO (6)
Direction: Calle Santa Isabel, San Marino, C-Local 5, San Pedro de Alcántara
TEL: 952 789 678
The two mountaineers that started the mountaineering club in the Casa de la Juventud (Youth Club) in San Pedro in 1983 is today the oldest mountaineering club in Andalucía. The association organises expeditions throughout the year and has a climbing wall open to the public Tuesday-Thursday 6-10pm.
TEL: 952 811 062 / 628 174 930
More than 80 bicycles to rent. You will find children bikes, city bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, and bikes with fittings for children. They can deliver and collect your bike anywhere in the Costa del Sol.
ADVENTURA AMAZONIA, MARBELLA (7)
Direction: N340, Km 192, Elviria, Marbella
TEL: 952 835 505 / 625 089 320
Opened in August 2011, this park has the longest death-slide in Andalucía (240m) and a circuit for children +6 year (minimum height 1.15m) and for adults. This park has 73 adventures, 20 death-slides and a picnic area. Prices are
€16 – €20 for 3 hours of great fun.
GALAXIA PLAY CENTRE, GUADALMINA (8)
Direction: Calle 19, Guadalmina Alta
TEL: 952 885 530 / 952 887 844
This centre has indoor and outdoor playgrounds, and is ideal for children anytime of the year. It has a mega-slide and is open Monday-Thursday 3.30 – 8.30 pm, Friday-Sunday 11 am – 8.30 pm, and on bank holidays 12.30 – 8.30 pm. €4 per child.
BONGO PARK, MARBELLA (9)
Direction: Calle Pintor Pacheco, Marbella
TEL: 648 777 811
This park is close to the USP (Hospital Marbella) and has a ball pit area, games, tricycles and a café for adults. It opens Monday-Sunday 4 – 10 pm. The price is €4 Monday-Thursday, and €4.50 Friday-Sunday. This play park can also be booked for birthday parties at a rate of €7 per child.
YOUTH CLUB, MARBELLA (10)
Direction: Multisports Club, Aloha Gardens, Nueva Andalucía
TEL: 678 286 490 / 952 814 086
This youth-club is run by Multisports Club in Nueva Andalucía, and is for children 8 – 14 year old. It opens on Fridays 6.30 – 9 pm.
FUNNY BEACH, MARBELLA (11)
Direction: N340, Km184, Marbella
TEL: 952 823 359
Fun fun fun for the whole family. You can drive go-kartings (+3 year), jump in trampolines and other activities. There is a restaurant, a chiringuito, and you can have your birthday parties there. In summer, there is a good selection of water-activities.
SPHEREMANIA, MARBELLA (12)
Direction: Magna Marbella Golf, Nueva Andalucía, Marbella
TEL: 677 090 422
You can roll down a hill at 40 km/h inside an inflatable sphere of 3.5 meters of diameter. SphereMania has spheres with harnesses and aquatic spheres. Minimum age to join is 7 years, and it is open from April until September.
MARBELLA TOURIST TRAIN
Direction: Marbella town centre
TEL: 639 765 981
Visit Marbella’s city centre on the tourist train, children love it. The trip is about 25 minutes, and the prices are €5 for adults and free for children below 5 years. The train starts in the Calle del Faro, where it has its stop.
CABLESKI MARBELLA, SAN PEDRO (13)
Direction: Guadalmina Alta, Parque de las Medranas, San Pedro de Alcántara
TEL: 952 785 579
Learn or improve your water-ski technique. The cable system keeps a constant tension so that it is easier for children and learners. One round in the lake – if you manage to stay on your feet – is approximately 1 minute. The speed can be adapted to individual needs. You can either use skis, kneeboard or wakeboard.
Direction: Nueva Andalucía
TEL: 952 88 551
Rent-a-Castle has 20 years of experience in setting up bouncy castles, and have been in Marbella since 1988. They have 60 different types of castles and also birthday decoration (balloons and piñatas). They set up Castles between Estepona and Calahonda.
Direction: Marbella, throughout the Costa del Sol
TEL: 650 242 476
The service includes set up and take down of attractions for parties such as Rodeo Bull, electronic surfing machines and bouncy castles.
ANALOT RENTALS PARA NIÑOS
TEL: 952 774 549
Home delivery and rental of games, books (English and Spanish), DVDs and videogames for Wii, PSP, Xbox, Nintendo DS, etc. You can return rentals by post, and there are no penalty fees for late returns.