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Things for older children in Malaga

Looking for things to do for children in Malaga? In this blog post we look at ideas for older kids on holiday in Malaga – aged 10 and over. If your children are younger, check out this post where we suggest things to do in Malaga for the under 10s.

Things to do for children in Malaga – take them to a match

If your kids are sports fans and you’re on holiday in Malaga, check the match timetables for Malaga football club and/or the Unicaja basketball team. Malaga CF plays in the third division at the moment, but Unicaja plays in the premier league in Spain and plays at European level so visiting teams include the very best.

Malaga CF plays at the Rosaleda Stadium (north along the dry Guadalmedina river bed, about 10-15 minutes’ walk from the centre). Tickets available here.

Unicaja plays at the Martín Carpena Stadium (take Line 2 metro from Atarazanas station or the No 7 bus from the Alameda Principal and get off at the last stop). Tickets available here.

Things to do for children in Malaga – take them to the beach

One of the best things to do for children in Malaga has to be visit the beach. Both the main beaches in Malaga are within walking distance of the centre and both have blue-flag status. Kiosks along the seafront promenade sell spades and sets of beach tennis and badminton sets as well as cold drinks and ice creams.

childrens playpark in Malaga
zip line on the seafront

Water safety – lifeguards are on duty daily from mid-June to mid-September. The sea shelves quite quickly near the shore along most of the beaches in Malaga but it’s shallow at the west end of La Misericordia Beach.

Things to do for children in Malaga – discover some history and have fun 

If you like the sound of this combo, head for the English Cemetery (Avda de Pries 5, slightly east of the Malagueta bullring) for a family quiz suitable for children aged 7 upwards. Allow around an hour for the visit. Saturday mornings, €5 for adults, €4 for children. Book your slot here.

Things to do for children in Malaga – take them to a museum (or several)

The city has over 30 museums, including some great ones for older kids. Read our Malaga Museum Guide for full details.

And check out:

Museum of the Imagination

Museum of the Imagination Malaga

Tucked away in the Soho district, 4 large rooms provide some of the best fun your kids will have in Malaga. Nothing is quite what it seems and you’ll all be challenged to believe what your eyes are seeing. Lots of photo opportunities so make sure you take a camera or better still, your mobile phone. Your teens’ TikToks and Snapchats will be buzzing!

Calle Martinez Campos 13.

 Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 11am to 8pm and Friday to Sunday 11am to 9pm. Closed Wednesday. €5 for children aged 7 to 15, €10 adults

Car Museum

Young and old petrolheads will love this museum that also includes haute couture exhibitions (something for everyone). Time your visit for the weekends when you can hear the engines roar!

Video game machine

A paradise on earth for any gamers, young and old, this museum really does have it all when it comes to video games. You can discover the history of the industry and play, play and play. Most of the museum is interactive.

Things to do for children in Malaga – get them some wheels

Add a bit of adrenaline and excitement to the list of things to do for children in Malaga and take them cycling, kart racing or for a ride on a Segway.


choose from renting your own wheels or joining a cycling tour of Malaga. Lots of companies offer both services.

Try this ebook cycling tour of Malaga or simply book your bike and guide yourself.

Prices start at €12 a day for hire (€30 for ebikes) and at €25 for a tour.

Kart racing

This purpose-built kart racing track has 2 circuits – Daytona and Le Mans and is suitable for all ages. Even if your child can’t reach the pedals, double karts are available – but we think this is a great option for older children.

Kart & Fun is located at Plaza Mayor (take the Cercanías train from the Centro Alameda station to Plaza Mayor stop or take the No 5 bus from Alameda Principal).

Open daily 11am to 9pm. From €20 for 8 minutes


Several companies offer Segway tours in Malaga and these are suitable for older children. We like this Segway tour. From €44 per person. Allow two hours.

Things to do for children in Malaga – take them to the park

Play parks are fun for children whatever their age and there are some great ones in Malaga. Early teens will love the zip rides on the seafront promenades (ONE near the tall chimney in the west and the others on the beaches at La Malagueta and El Palo).

Parque Litoral

This is one of the best play parks in Malaga for older children. The central mound has 3 slides (take a piece of cardboard to sit on for extra speed) and the park has a basketball court plus play parks for small children. Take the Line 2 metro from Atarazanas station or No 7 bus from the Alameda Principal and get off at the last stop.

There are plenty of family-friendly restaurants in this area too if you want to make a day of it.

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Things to do for children in Malaga – take them to skate

Skaters, rollers and BMXers will love this skate park that has fast become of the most renowned in Spain. Designed by local Rubén Alcántara, twice the world championship, the park includes a bowl, half-pipe and dirt track for BMXs. Equipment hire isn’t available at the moment so you need to take your own gear including protective pads and helmets. Or go along to watch and get some tips. Regular competitions and shows are held here – check the website for details.

Skatepark Malaga is located to the west of the city in Camino Cuarto. To get there from the centre of Malaga take the C1 bus from the Alameda Principal and get off at Magistrado Salvador Barberá (stop no 923) from where it’s a 5-minute walk. The journey takes about 25 minutes in total.

Open 1 June to 30 September daily 6pm to noon, 1 October to 31 May Mon to Thurs 4-10:30pm, Friday 4-11pm, Sat & Sun 11am-11pm. €3.50.

(Editor’s note: staff at the Skatepark told Guide to Malaga that they were working on providing equipment hire. We’ll keep you posted.)

Things to do for children in Malaga – show them some street art

Another one of the great things to do for children in Malaga (and for anyone!) is to visit the street art around the city. The Soho and Lagunillas districts are the best. Read our guides to street art in Malaga in Soho and in Lagunillas. Or just take a stroll along the Guadalmedina River bed and admire the murals and artistic graffiti as you go

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