Spain is one of the most popular family destinations in Europe, famous for its fun resorts and sunshine getaways by the sea, however Spain also offers a variety of first class theme and amusement parks which are ideal for a day out, with or without the kids. Visiting amusements parks such as PortAventura in Tarragona or Terra Mitica near Benidorm are not only great family fun places to visit but are a welcome break from the sand and surf of the coastal resorts.
Terra Mitica - Benidorm
Benidorm is Spain’s playground; the ultimate place for good times and partying. It makes sense then that it would also be home to one of Europe’s largest theme parks, Terra Mitica. This magnificent theme park Spain is split into 5 zones, each one based on an ancient civilization, and contains a mix of high-speed, adrenaline-filled rides that won’t disappoint thrill-seekers, and gentler options for youngsters, making it ideal for families.
PortAdventura & Ferrari Land - Costa Dorada
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PortAventura and Ferrari Land is Spain’s largest and most popular theme park, and its six themed worlds offer visitors a selection of high-speed rides thrill rides, including Furios Baco and Shambhala, the second and third fastest roller coasters in Europe, as well as a superb selection of shows and performances.
PortAventura is located close to the city of Tarragona and boasts a choice of 4 top-class themed hotels, each providing easy access to the park and the opportunity for visitors to make the most of their time there.
Parque Warner - Madrid
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The Warner theme Park offers a fantastic, fun-filled day out for anyone visiting Madrid or nearby the area. This quality amusement park is based on an array of top Warner Brothers movies, and its attractions are inspired by many well-known characters, including superhero favourites, Superman and Batman, cartoon greats Tom and Jerry and Scooby Doo, and the lovable Acme rogues.
Parque Warner caters for all ages and ride preferences, and offers as well a spectacular array of daily shows and parades that make the day extra-special for your family.
Isla Magica - Seville
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The Isla Magica theme park, nestled in the heart of Seville, is merely a 5 minute walk from the town centre, making it easily accessible and a popular attraction for families visiting the area.
Divided into lands of deep intrigue and mystery, such as the Amazon and the Pirates’ Lair, Isla Magica offers a keen sense of adventure and action guaranteed to capture the imaginations of both adults and children alike. Each land offers a selection of quirky rides for all ages, as well as a comprehensive schedule of spectacular shows and a water park that includes wild slides – a great way to cool off in the Spanish sun.
Tivoli World - Costa del Sol
Located in the seaside resort of Benalmadena on the Costa del Sol, Tivolo World theme park offers over 300 rides and attractions, making it the ideal destination for families looking for a day filled with fun and exciting activities.
Tivoli World has a great number of intense rides and attractions, including roller-coasters, a 60m free fall tower and the revamped Passage of Terror, but also a dedicated area for younger family members as well, meaning there’s truly something for everyone.
A unique feature of this park is its outdoor theatre, the venue of top musical performances and Flamenco shows.
Siam Park Tenerife
The Siam Water Park is a huge fun park located on the Costa Adeje in southern Tenerife. This superb complex is a perfect place to enjoy a day out, fun and laughter is guaranteed at one of the worlds largest water kingdoms. There are plenty of rides, slides and even a beach to enjoy plus there is a large area to buy food and drinks during your stay.
Loro Park Tenerife
Loro Park is another must place to visit in Tenerife, full of animals and exotic birds from all over the world. A big drawer is the Penguin enclosure which is said to be the largest Penguinarium in the world. Other top attractions include the Katandra tree tops, an area ideal to see birds up close, the Jungle area and Kinderlandia, perfect for the kids. Parrot show, Orcas, Sea Lions and Dolphin shows are available throughout the day.
Western Theme Park Almeria
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If you have ever fancied being the fasted draw in town for a day, then head off to the Western theme park. Enjoy an action-filled, unforgettable day in the Far West! Spend an extraordinary day in the famous Tabernas Desert at the Western Theme Park, Oasys (formerly known as Mini Hollywood). Experience entertaining performances, explore the Zoo, go for a swim in the pools, and simply enjoy your relaxation in the bars and restaurants.
Katmandu Park Mallorca
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Katmandu Park is located close to Calviua Beach in Mallorca. This unique park offers over 10 attractions, an undersea world in the Katlantis Splash Park and soft play Adventure area. Thrill-seekers brave the 16 meter high K3 climb or battle the living dead in the Zombies XD Dark Ride.
Tibidabo Amusement Park Barcelona
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The Tibidabo amusement park is located on the hills high above Barcelona with spectacular views over the Catalan Capital. The park offers all the usual nail biting high octane rides such as the Hurakan and roller coaster. Ride the big wheel for the most stunning views plus there is a nice selection of themed bars and restaurants.
Water slide madness at Siam Park!
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