Alicante is an ideal city to travel with children and spend a fantastic family holiday. There are a lot of activities that you can do together and the little ones will enjoy themselves to the fullest in the capital of the Costa Blanca. Take note of these plans to spend holidays in Alicante with children.
The best beaches in Alicante
Of course, one of the best plans you can do in Alicante with children is to go to the beach. In the city and its surroundings are concentrated some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean, such as El Postiguet -only a few minutes from the historic center-, San Juan Beach, Albufereta, Urbanova … They are very safe beaches, with surveillance and rescue service the whole year, with the best services you can find: sports areas, first aid, sunshades, etc. You will spend a perfect day with your family enjoying the sea and a good swim in the beaches of Alicante.
Santa Bárbara Castle in Alicante with children
The medieval fortress of Alicante impresses all children when they see it for the first time. We recommend you to visit the Castle and enjoy the views. Children can discover the stories and legends that Santa Bárbara hides, see the old cannons in the highest tower and walk through all its corners. In the different viewpoints there are telescopes to be able to see the city and the sea more closely, and picnic areas with refreshments and snacks kiosks. You can have lunch together in a unique enclave as is the Castle of Santa Bárbara in Alicante.
A visit to the museum in Alicante
Alicante has many museums to discover. We recommend you to go with the children to the Archaeological Museum MARQ, which is very interactive and is designed for children to enjoy and learn about History. Children up to 15 years old are free, and on Sundays and holidays the entrance costs only 1.50 euros.
You can not miss the Bonfires Museum, where the “ninots indultats” (bonfires puppets saved from the fire) of the Bonfires of San Juan are on display. Each year a figure is saved from burning, and in this museum you can see them all. The children are going to be speechless. Admission is free!
It is also very interesting to see the Museum of the Volvo Ocean Race, which is located in the area of the Port. It is the only museum in the world dedicated to this sailing competition and it includes games, interactive elements and a real competition boat that can be visited. It is an ideal museum for children.
And in the historic center of Alicante you can visit the Water Museum, which has guided tours. The tour begins in the Town Hall Square, discovering the old fountains that supplied water to the city, and then in the museum children can learn the water cycle. The museums are a perfect plan to visit Alicante with children.
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An afternoon in El Marjal Park
Very close to the San Juan Beach -with easy access by tram- you can find this flood park. It is very beautiful and ideal to spend an afternoon with the family. The kids will have a lot of fun feeding the ducks that live there. It is a quiet and very familiar plan if you want to see Alicante with children.
Theme Parks in Alicante
In the province of Alicante you can find a good number of theme parks of all types, so you can enjoy a day of adventures with your family. The best known are:
- Terra Mitica: inspired by the different civilizations of Antiquity, with spectacular attractions and live shows. It is located in Benidorm, 40 km from Alicante.
- Mundomar: it is a marine and zoo park where the whole family will enjoy the animals and the different shows of dolphins, sea lions, among others. It is also located in Benidorm.
- Aqualandia: is the park with the highest water slides in Europe. It is located in Benidorm and is one of the favorites for all children.
- Rio Safari: it is the best-known and most visited zoo in Alicante. You will be able to know many species of birds, mammals and reptiles. It is located on the road that connects Elche and Santa Pola, less than 10 kilometers from Alicante.
What do you think of these plans to spend holidays in Alicante with children? Book your accommodation in BeAlicante and prepare to live a wonderful family experience in the capital of the Costa Blanca.