Malaga Things to Do - Family Recommendations

Malaga Things to Do

The Malaga Things to Do page is a compilation of all the best things to see and do as well as great family tips for people living and working in this exciting city on the Costa del Sol.

Discover all the fun Malaga Things to Do here that will please the entire family. Whether you're here for a holiday or you live on the Costa del Sol year round, chances are you probably have only scratched the surface of what this extraordinary part of Europe has to offer.

To some visitors Andalucia is simply one of the warmest places in Europe; an interesting geographical destination where you get sunny beaches and striking mountains and never-ending numbers of bars and restaurants. A classic holiday place. 

To others, Andalucia is the California of Europe, complete with splashy Hollywood-style homes, celebrity culture, complete with some of the world's most famous people who have made it their summer paradise, if not their permanent residence. 

To others still, Andalucia is part of the rich Spanish heritage, a place filled with ancient history, on the edge of the world's cradle of civilization, the Mediterranean Sea. And to the increasing numbers of others, this part of Spain is the hotbed of investment opportunities that contains the seeds of growth of New Europe.

The reality is that the list of Malaga things to do for the family is truly endless.

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Popular Family Malaga Things To Do

El Caminito Del Rey is a path that is said to connect hoards of historical treasures and gorgeous scenery" in the middle of the province of Malaga.

Automobile Museum of Malaga (Museo Automovilistico de Malaga), which has 85 vintage cars on exhibition in a space of 6000 square meters. They are displayed in thematic groups by the years they were produced. 

Carmen Thyssen Museum located in the Moorish part of the city, the Museum is housed in a Renaissance palace which has recently been restored and named after Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, who has given much of her personal art collection to the city to be displayed. 

Malaga Segway

Segway Malaga Tours offers the absolute coolest way for you and your family to discover an amazing city! Malaga is currently undergoing a cultural renaissance and there is no better way to experience it than on a Segway.

Malaga Ferris Wheel

The Malaga Ferris Wheel, officially named the Noria Mirador Princess is a stellar, 70 meter-high observation wheel based in Malaga port. The trip takes approximately 15 minutes, during which the wheel makes three full turns.

Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum in Malaga offers guided tours in English on Wednesdays at 11.30am. This Museum is definitely not one to be missed if you are a fan of culture and art and will only cost you €7 to get in!

Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor is a large outdoor shopping centre located on the outskirts of the city, close to the airport which includes a large megaplex cinema with 20 screens. featuring movies in both English and Spanish.

Malaga Laser Combat

Laser Combat Laser Combat Malaga is a fun and unique activity in Andalusia that is created to learn the skills and tactics of combat fighting.

Pompidou Malaga

The Pompidou Centre is an exciting new cultural experience which opened in Malaga in Spring 2015. It features an iconic glass exterior and exhibits both temporary and permanent works of art from the twentieth and twentieth-first centuries. A great rainy day in Malaga thing to do. 

Russian Museum Malaga

The Russian Museum opened in Spring 2015 and houses and exhibits pieces of art from the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, which it separates into nine themes. It is the only museum in Spain that exhibits specifically Russian art.

Spanish Feria

Fairs in Spain What are ferias in Spain? Every year each city in Spain holds a fair or "feria", which is usually a week long celebration that takes place in city squares or fairgrounds. A not to be missed Malaga thing to do!

The Malaga Airport Museum is located at the airport just behind the San Miguel Brewery, and is a great place to take curious kids. Lots of hands-on interactive displays and you can even sit in the cockpit of a real airliner.

Popular Things to Do Near Malaga

Once you've stretched all the Malaga Things To Do off your list, why not explore a bit more further afield? There are many popular family attractions just outside of Malaga.

Selwo Marina

Selwo Marina is Andalusia's only delfinarium. It is located in Arroyo de la Miel, near Benalmadena.

Sea Life Benalmadena

Sea Life is a marine experience located in Benalmadena with over 500,000 liters of water where you can meet more than 5,000 different creatures. One of our favorite things to do near Malaga.

Roman Baths Marbella

Roman Baths Vega del Mar is where you can see three extraordinary archaeological sites located in San Pedro Alcantara and Marbella that will impress history and archeology buffs.

Donkey Sanctuary

Donkey Sanctuary Antequera is a refuge for donkeys and mules and free entrance where you can ride and learn about the animals.

Tivoli World Benalmadena

Tivoli World is probably the largest amusement park on the Costa del Sol. It is located in Benalmadena, 35 minutes away from Marbella.

Gibraltar Dolphin Safari

Dolphin Safari is where you can see, hear and observe dolphins and whales in their natural habitat in Gibraltar.

Crocodile Park Benalmadena

Crocodile Park is where you will find yourself in front of prehistoric monsters which have miraculously survived 200 million years of evolution.

Teleferico Benalmadena

Teleferico Benalmadena is a 15-minute cable car ride that takes you from Benalmadena Costa to the summit of Mt. Calamorro offering spectacular views of the Costa del Sol.

Isla Magica Seville

Isla Magica Sevilla is a fun amusement park offering over 40 different rides from crazy roller coasters to bumper cars located 2.5 hours from Marbella at Sevilla's original Expo site, in the isla de la Cartuja.

Fuengirola Golf Adventure

Fuengirola Adventure Golf is a 19-hole miniature golf course and a great place to test putting skills for all ages.

Enjoy attractions and tons of Malaga things to do with the whole family

Bioparc Fuengirola

Popular Malaga things to do are abundant. There's truly something for everyone here. Families can enjoy theme parks such as the Fuengirola BioparcCrocodile Park or Selwo Aventura, the Mijas aquaparkSea LifeCable Ski,AqualandKidz Kingdom or Funny Beach. Museums, cinemas, Marbella Jazz Festival and theatres are all cosmopolitan, all multilingual and all highly enjoyable.

Adventure seekers and tourists can explore the outlaying areas from the ancient archeological sites near Cadiz to the mind-blowing caves in Nerja; from the awe-inspiring mountains of Sierra Nevada, to the hustle and bustle of the Malaga port. Other attractions include world-class casinos, some of the best restaurants in Europe, or any the numerous high class marinas such as the famous Puerto Banus. And there's also the charm of places like the old town in the Plaza de los Naranjos in the heart of Marbella, surrounded by historic structures and buildings, or the Plaza de Toros, Marbella's famous Bullring.

Go shopping at La Canada. Play golf at any of the numerous world-class golf courses or charter a boat in the Puerto Banus marina or simply enjoy any of the numerous Marbella attractions. You will always find something to do in Costa del Sol in the deep South of Spain.

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