There are a few things for kids to do in Estepona. So if you are here for just a weekend or need to keep occupied during the summer holidays I’m sure you will find something to keep the kids occupied for a while. There is Horse / Pony Riding, playgrounds, Selwo and lots more…
Estepona has a fabulous playground for kids. I would say it is one of the best parks out of Marbella & Puerto Banus. Its huge and runs along the sea front and it gets bigger and better for the older kids.
There is lots of seating too and the flooring is made up of sponge tiles so you really feel it is as safe as it can be. We often go an a Sunday morning – but get there early as it gets really really busy.
We normally start of at the park and then cross the road and sit in one of the local cafes, or if you take a little further walk into the old town you can find some great Churros (donut mix dipped in chocolate).
If you want a whole day out then Selwo Safari Park in Estepona is fantastic. As you enter on the ground level is a farm area, crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas even a leopard. Then there are 2 more levels up by which you get a big truck up or you could walk through the bird avery.
On the N340 towards Estepona you will see signs for Estepona Equestrian Centre. Its the same Junction as Laguna Village but on the other side of the road.
It is a beautiful Equestrian Centre where you can sit and take a coffee or just watch some horse riding.
They also have pony club for toddlers which is €12 for 15 minutes. They have lots of horse riding lessons for kids and adults too so that could be a great thing to learn in the holidays.
Blue Planet is another kids cafes that has opened up with soft ball play area and cafe for the adults to chill whilst the kids play. They also hold birthday parties too which is great and often it doesn’t work out that much more than if you were to have it at home with all the cleaning up afterwards. Blue Planet is in Avda Padre Cura, 12 Estepona. Telephone Number is 0034 952 798 431.
Do phone to check opening hours. Often these places don’t open till late…some don’t open till 5 pm during the week as Spanish People generally go to bed quite late.
There is an indoor swimming pool and sports centre in Estepona. Its quite hard to explain where it is but as you pass Carrefour going towards the town you need to bear off right at the next roundabout. It’s called the Jose Mourinho Sport Centre and they have an indoor poor for lane swimming another for general swimming and also a huge jacuzzi.
You must wear a hat and flip flops. Best to pop in and grab a leaflet to check times of normal swimming. We have had good experiences there, but we have got friends who had a terrible experience there where the staff wouldn’t let them use any floats, armbands and grabbed a float from a child (whilst swimming) that couldn’t swim well.