What can I do with my family in Spain?

Family is a very important part of Spanish culture, and the glorious weather and superb attractions ensure there is always something for families to do together.

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The climate encourages an active lifestyle and healthy diet – whilst you may think the temperature won’t encourage you to get active, there are a number of outside activities that you can partake it throughout the year.

The Costa del Sol is particularly popular with expats, and there is nowhere else in Spain that has as much for families with children of all ages. This area is renowned for its warm beaches, but is also popular for its mountains and man-made attractions. There are two water parks here, open from April until October and popular throughout the season. Zoos are popular all year round, with Bioparc Fuengirola well-known as the home of tiger, leopards, gorillas and more! Selwo Aventura, a large safari and adventure park, is the home to treks and beautiful ground and some very wild animals, such as Elephants, Rhinos and Cheetahs. It’s ‘little brother’ Selwo Marina is also worth a visit for its live dolphin show, penguins and sharks.

Permanent theme park, Tivoli World is also popular with children under 13, with various forms of entertainment for the younger audience. Madrid Amusement Park is the home of more than 40 rides and attractions, including The Tornado and epic water rides; there is even a specialised children’s area section, with their own roller coasters and water rides.

Dinópolis in Tereul is well known as one of the world’s best collections of dinosaurs, where you can take a journey through time back to the period of dinosaurs. There are number of play areas across the park for the younger visitors, as well as restaurants and snack bars.

English-language cinema is not so popular, but there you may find one or two English-language films per week in the larger cinemas.

World Heritage Sites
Twelve cities across Spain have UNESCO World Heritage Site statues: Alcalá de Henares, Ávila, Cáceres, Córdoba, Cuenca, Ibiza, Salamanca, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona and Toledo. There are a total of 44 UNESCO sites around the country, second in Europe only to Italy with 50. Madrid and Barcelona are both incredibly popular with tourists, and both have historical significance, with amazing architecture.


Further reading for Living In Spain

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Finding work

There are a number of ways that UK expats can fund their lifestyle in Spain.

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Social life in Spain

Find out as much as you can about your new community and find new friends.

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Heathcare

Arrange health insurance and locate your new local hospitals and practices.

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Education in Spain

Emigrating with school-age children? Learn more about schooling in your local area.

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