Parks/Gardens

biketrack CARTAMA BIKE TRACK

Listed in: Outdoor Fun, Parks/Gardens

A children’s bike track complete with road markings, roundabouts and signs, ideal for learning to ride or learning road awareness. Next to it is a newly built park with swings, slides, seesaws and climbing areas. There are cafes opposite and kiosk in front for refreshments. LOCATION:  MA3304, Km1, Cartama Pueblo

TEL: (0034) 952 422 126

botanicalmalaga LA CONCEPCION BOTANICAL GARDENS, MALAGA

Listed in: Outdoor Fun, Parks/Gardens

One of the most beautiful and important tropical gardens in Spain and one of the best in Europe. The immense araucarias, palms, cycads, bamboos and vast range of flowers, give the garden a luxurious tropical feel about it. One of the highlights in spring is the flowering of the huge wisteria which clambers over the ironwork of an arbour next to the mansion. In summer, the shady walks with their pools, populated by water lilies, …… More information

TEL: (0034) 952 252 148

palomapark PARQUE DE LA PALOMA, BENALMADENA

Listed in: Outdoor Fun, Parks/Gardens

Paloma Park – covering some 200,000 sq.m and only 300m from the coast - has numerous walkways, two large children’s playground and a large lake with turtles, ducks, swans etc. It has a variety of animals that are very tame wandering about including rabbits, peacocks, goats, ostriches and guinea pigs. It’s a great place for a picnic as you can use all the grassy areas available or there are three cafes offering snacks and drinks. If …… More information

parque fluvial PARQUE FLUVIAL, FUENGIROLA

Listed in: Outdoor Fun, Parks/Gardens

This is a newly developed leisure area located on the banks of the Rio Fuengirola right beside the Sohail Castle just off the N340.  There is a basketball court, table tennis area and a bike track which runs right along the river to the beach plus several play areas for the younger children.  There are giant Swan pedalos for hire and you can also hire bikes for adults and children from a kiosk on the …… More information

| WEBSITE: www.fuengirola.es

bateria park PARQUE LA BATERIA, TORREMOLINOS

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Bateria Park was originally a military base in the 1940′s but has now been developed into a  lovely park and recreation area. It incorporates a 9,000 sq.m boating lake, cycle tracks, large children’s playground with huge slides, trampolines, tyre swings etc. There are fountains, statues, tunnels, foot paths and the lovely dummy tree where those giving up their dummy can hang it on the tree. Everything is set in well landscaped parkland of some 74,000 sq.m. Its …… More information

TEL: (0034) 952 379 400 | EMAIL: www.ayto-torremolinos.org/web/labateria.asp

ALAMEDA BOTANICAL GARDENS, GIBRALTAR

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The spectacular Alameda Botanic Gardens were first opened to the public in 1816. There is an extensive and beautiful collection of plants and trees. Most of the plants on display are of native origin whilst others have been imported. There is a small wildlife park located within the actual gardens. Admission is free and they are open from 8am to 9pm or sunset. There is also a play area for the kids.

LOCATION: The Alameda, Red Sands Road, Gibraltar

ESTEPONA PROMENADE

Listed in: Outdoor Fun, Parks/Gardens

Estepona has a fantastic promenade which runs the length of the town. You can enjoy the great kids play areas, exercise equipment, statues, fountains, rides, restaurants and shops.

LOCATION: Estepona seafront

PARQUE DE PONIENTE, FUENGIROLA

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This park, known as the Pirate Ship park, was opened in 2009 and has an enormous pirate ship play area surrounded by a soft flooring moulded into waves, which kids love running around on. There is a cafe next to it so that you can sit and watch the kids play. Around the corner is another flat play area good for bikes, skates and scooters and it is just minutes walk through to the beach. There is a market on Sundays so parking can be a bit more difficult.  Just off the N340 beachside, opposite Miramar Commercial Centre – lookout for the red and white flags. Play areas are free.

LOCATION: Fuengirola

SOULD PARK, FUENGIROLA

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Sould Park is located on the sea front in Fuengirola and is a kids play area. It is run by a Barcelona based company which operates children’s parks throughout Spain from attractions to amusement rides.

LOCATION: Paseo Maritimo, Fuengirola