If you are holidaying with children then the likelihood of being able to spend a week simply relaxing by the pool is very small! Kids need to be entertained and whilst your private pool can provide enough fun for most of the time a few days out will also be necessary no doubt. Tivoli World in Benalmadena is one of the largest theme parks on the Costa del Sol and it provides lots to do whatever your age.
The admission fees at Tivoli World are very reasonable compared to what you might pay for the likes on Blackpool Pleasure Beach or Alton Towers in the UK. A single park admission is just 7.95 Euros and children under 1 metre high get in for free. However, this price doesn’t include entrance to the rides so if you are going to be whizzing around on rollercoaster or go karts all day you may want to opt for the ‘Supertivolino Wristband’ which allows you onto 37 attractions for 14.00 Euros. Some of the larger and scarier rides are still not included in that price but you can pay for these individually if you want to go on those. There are other ticket combinations available depending on what rides you or your children want to go on or group packages for larger parties. Details of these can be found on the Tivoli World website.
The opening times at the park also vary quite a bit depending on which season you visit in. During July and August the park is open from 6pm to 2am every day as there are later shows on in the park. Musicians and flamenco dancers frequently perform here in the summer months. The opening times at the rest of the year vary depending on whether it is the weekend and what season it is. The park closes between November and March and October, March and April only have very limited opening hours so CHECK BEFORE YOU GO!
Tivoli World is not just purely about the rides. There are attractions such as go karting and the ‘Passage of Terror’, based on the old idea of a ghost train. This gives the park more of a traditional fun fair atmosphere while also having the odd thrilling rollercoaster or 60ft tower you can drop down!
The shows in the park are many and varied with everything from kids entertainment shows to magicians, acrobats and classical musicians. You can view a full programme of shows on the website.
The food in the park is not what you would expect in your typical theme park. There is a good choice of restaurants including a ‘Texas Grill’, ‘Chinese Pergoda’ and a ‘Capri Pizza Restaurant.’ As the park is open well into the evening I would recommend having your evening meal in one of these eateries as the food is of a good quality. There are the obligatory kiosks selling ice creams and burgers as well if you’d rather just grab a bite to eat.
Tivoli World certainly provides enough entertainment in one way or another to satisfy the most demanding of children. I’m sure they will even let you retire to your sun lounger the next day if you treat them to a day out here!