There is, perhaps, nothing quite as important in a kids’ day than the opportunity to play. It’s how they learn, it’s how they grow, it’s how they become the best versions of themselves. Luckily for you, Estepona has plenty of dedicated play parks where they can monkey around, so that you can easily bring play into your kids’ daily routine!
The Importance of Play
Kids need playtime to physically grow and strengthen their bodies, regulate their mental health, improve their social and emotional skills, and naturally and effectively learn and practice problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, communication, experimentation and more. In short -and without exaggeration, play is absolutely critical to your kids’ health, happiness, and well-being, both short and long-term. Being a great parent then, means giving your kids as much time to play as possible. But how? The answer to that is actually not that important at all! Kids are natural experts at play, so ample time and space to play is really all they need to reap the benefits of it. The question then, isn’t so much how to give your kids space to play, but where?
Kids Play Parks in Estepona, Costa del Sol
Estepona is extremely family-friendly and as such there are plenty of dedicated playgrounds and parks where your kids can play. Parque del Calvario, located at the top of the town centre, has a beautiful green space and stunning fountain as well as a dedicated kids play park that’s great for slightly older kids, complete with climbing frames, slides and more. Parque de los Niños is another great option for kids play in Estepona town. Located on a grassy slope about 10 minutes walking uphill from Estepona port and next to the Las Mesas sports centre, the Parque de los Niños has a small structured play area and lots of natural grassy zones for kids to play freely. It’s also well lit for evening fun and the views towards the sea are quite spectacular.
Another beautiful green space in Estepona is the Parque del Orquidario, a grassy knoll with lovely fountains in the heart of Estepona old town surrounded by shops and cafes -perfect for a quick play break when out and about in Estepona town. Or pop into Parque Huerta Nueva in the new part of Estepona town for a well-shaded oasis with paths, fountains and manicured gardens.
Just beyond Estepona city limits you can also find the small but lovely Parque del Seghers next to the Playa del Cristo to the west or the much larger Parque Los Pedregales to the east, a 30-hectare camping venue with full facilities, barbecue and picnic space, and Romeria destination for San Isidro. It also boasts a necropolis and museum (with gift shop) and a fun kids playground area that includes a small zip line. It’s a fantastic day trip for the whole family, especially in the warmer or dryer months of the year.
Winter however, even on the Costa del Sol, can be too cold, too wet, or simply too unpredictable to venture out to the wonderful open air play parks that Estepona has. But that doesn’t mean you can’t give your kids their important playtime!
Mundo Mania: The Best Kids Play Park in Estepona
At Mundo Mania, we have a full indoor and outdoor space packed with fun facilities for kids of all ages and all weather conditions, perfect for a family fun day in Estepona this winter. When weather is warm and dry, not uncommon even in the heart of wintertime here on the Costa del Sol, our outdoor play space offers kids a trampoline park, multi-use sports pitches, and safe outdoor space to run and play freely. When the weather isn’t ideal for outdoor play (or when you or your kids just don’t feel like being outside), we welcome you to come inside to our extra large indoor play space for an exciting day of fun like no other! Our playframe is huge and purpose-built for a full day of fun and excitement where kids can safely go wild to their heart’s content all day long! Climb the power tower and climbing wall, slide down the triple slide, double slide, or twister slide, splash around in either the large or small ball pool, jump on the trampoline, or go wild on the indoor sports field! And there’s always something new to do on our funtronic interactive carpet with over 300 games to choose from too!
For littler kids, we’ve set aside a special zone, complete with interactive playframe, ball pool and safe climbing structures, designed to stimulate and entertain babies and toddlers. And we haven’t forgotten about teenagers, either, with indoor table games that they love like pool, air hockey and table football. Plus, we’ve got lots of comfortable seating for parents, an on-site cafe and bar with an incredible kid and adult-friendly menu of delicious foods and drinks, and a never-ending calendar of activities, parties and more to keep everyone in the family happy all day long, every single time you visit.
Check out all our indoor and outdoor facilities and exciting upcoming events by visiting our website, then give us a call at +34 952 938 173 to make your all-day reservation! We can’t think of a better way to have fun in Estepona this winter, can you?
(P.S. If you’re looking for the best way to celebrate a birthday this winter, Mundo Mania makes it easier than ever to throw the best birthday party anywhere on the Costa del Sol too! Our complete party packages come with everything you need to make your kids’ birthday extra special, ultra fun, and oh-so-memorable, including a dedicated party planner, unlimited access to our play facilities, your choice of themed decorations, food, invitations, and a host of party extras parents and kids alike will love!)