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KIDS

Guests often describe El Aguilon as a children's paradise...

Surrounded by the Natural Park, there's so much to explore: trees to climb, a treehouse, lots of animals and even a pony. 

The swimming pool is fully fenced for toddlers and we have cots, highchairs, playpen and plenty of toys!

 

For older children there's an astro-turf tennis court and an all-weather ping pong table under a huge eucalyptus tree.

We've put together a list of the best activities in Tarifa for children and teenagers - if the kids are happy, the parents can relax!

We have a wonderful team of babysitters, if you need a night to yourselves!

Give us a call if you would like any more information: +34 626 226 540 or +44 7970 813 364

Rescue Zoo
Pony Ride
Art Afternoon
Day at the Farm
Whale Watching
Yoga for Kids
Kayaking
Skating
Beach Day
Dancing Horses
Sand Dune Jumping
Body Boarding
Rock Climbing
Wind & Kitesurf
Quad Biking
Aqua Park
Brunch in Tarifa
Babysitters
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TRIP TO THE RESCUE ZOO

Not so much a zoo as an animal refuge that got really big, really fast due to the high number of contraband animals captured at Algeciras port! This zoo is a hands-on place. You can cuddle tiger kittens, hold birds of prey, play with monkeys and listen to staff who have immense knowledge and respect for their charges. This is not a typical zoo. An amazing experience for all ages.

Read more information or Call Now (Zoo)

ACTIVITY

Castellar Zoo

HOW FAR

60 mins

Google Maps

PRICE

€11 kids

€17 adults

 

YOGA FOR KIDS

 

We can organise introductory classes for kids at El Aguilon. Just give us a call and we will arrange it.

Family classes​

Group classes for kids

If you'd like to book a class, Call Us

ACTIVITY

Yoga for Kids

HOW FAR

N/A

PRICE

on request

 

JUMPING ON THE SAND DUNES

Take your children to the spectacular sand dune in Punta Paloma and spend the afternoon jumping or body surfing down the steep sand banks.

Kids love it, and it's a great way to have fun and exercise at the same time!

ACTIVITY

Dune Jumping

HOW FAR

7 mins

Punta Paloma Dune​

PRICE

Free

 

ROCK CLIMBING

Enjoy a great day out with the whole family.

Introductory rock climbing classes in Betis with Chris.

 

Book in advance.​

Visit the website or Call Now (Chris)

ACTIVITY

Rock Climbing

HOW FAR

10 mins

Betis

PRICE

from €35 pp.

 

PONY RIDING

Book a pony ride for your children.

They can either have a lesson, or enjoy a short ride in the countryside.

Visit the website or Call Now (Klaartje)

ACTIVITY

Pony riding

HOW FAR

10 mins

Hurricane Stables

PRICE

from €35 pp.

 

ART WITH MICHELLE

Michele has been running art classes from her terrace in La Peña for years; they run all year round and are extremely popular with visitors and the locals alike.

Children can spend a blissful couple of hours painting and make sea pictures using their beach finds. All languages welcome.

Visit the website or Call Now (Michelle)

ACTIVITY

Art Class

HOW FAR

10 mins

PRICE

on request

 

SURF & SKATE CAMP: 5 - 13 YRS.​

The summer program includes a surf / skate camp 10:30 - 14:00 at La Flow Surf School in Tarifa.

Includes mid-morning snack, insurance and all equipment  (skateboard, surfboard, helmet, protection & wetsuit). Wind conditions depend on whether kids will spend more time skating or in the water surfing.

 

Groups according to age and capability.

Visit the website or Call Now (Skate Camp)

ACTIVITY

Surf & Skate ​Camp

HOW FAR

20 mins

PRICE

€120 pp.

for 5 mornings

 

AQUA PARK DAY

Great option if it's windy in Tarifa!

There is a wonderful aqua park in Algeciras that is great fun for kids.

Bring a picnic, and spend the afternoon on the slides and splashing in the pools!

Buy tickets in advance to skip the queue.

Visit the website or Call Now (Bahia Park)

ACTIVITY

Aqua Park

HOW FAR

35 mins

Bahia Park

PRICE

€24 pp.

 

KITESURF & WINDSURF FOR KIDS

 

Introductory lessons, and flying the kite on the beach

There is a great little surf center in Bolonia run by a charming Frenchman (Fabrice).

 

You will find him and his team in the surf cabin behind 'Serenade' beach bar from 10 in the morning until the wind dies down or it gets dark.

Call now (Fabrice)

ACTIVITY

Kite & Windsurf lessons

HOW FAR

10 mins

Surf Centre

PRICE

€24 pp.

 

QUAD BIKING

An afternoon with Quads Aventura is a great family activity. After a short introduction to your vehicle you will be off on your way – up hill, down hill and through the many paths in the surrounding areas.  Nothing beats the outdoor air and the fun you can have tackling this rural terrain.

Visit the website or Call Now (Quads Aventura)

ACTIVITY

Quad Biking

LANGUAGE

English, Spanish

HOW MUCH

from €40 pp.

 

KAYAK EXCURSION

 

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family? An afternoon kayaking is the perfect choice for you! It's a great work out, and a beautiful way to experience views of Tarifa from the sea.

You can choose between a variety of routes, and all levels are welcome.

Visit Website or Call Now (Multi Aventura Paloma)

ACTIVITY

Kayaking

LANGUAGE

English, Spanish, French

HOW MUCH

€50 pp.

 

WHALE WATCHING

As we are personally involved in whale research (Rodrigo is an oceanographer), we can recommend Marina Blue as the best of the local whale watching companies. With just 10 guests on-board, Marina Blue offers a much more personal experience than the bigger boats. You are almost guaranteed to see pilot whales and dolphins and during the summer months there is a good chance that you will see killer whales.

Visit their website or Call Now (Marina Blue)

ACTIVITY

Whale wat​ching

HOW FAR

20 mins

PRICE

€50 kids

€100 adults

 

ANDALUSIAN DANCING HORSES

Not one to miss!

Watch the YouTube video here.

The Spanish Riding School in Jerez is very impressive. The horses perform in an auditorium for 5,000; it is a spectacular display of horsemanship reminiscent of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, and well worth a visit. Buy your tickets in advance.

 

There are shows every Thursday at 12.00 midday, so leave El Aguilon by 9.30am to allow plenty of time to park etc. The horse carriages parked outside are a great way to see the beautiful centre of Jerez and stop for tapas. Either take a taxi back to your car or ask the horse carriage to return to collect you.

Buy tickets online or Call Now (Fundación Real)

ACTIVITY

Horse display, Jerez

HOW FAR

One hour

Google Maps

PRICE

from €17 (kids)

to €100 (VIP)

 

A DAY AT THE FARM

A great day out for anyone with young children 

During the summer months the farm opens its doors to 4-11 years, and teaches Spanish and English in a laid-back environment whilst playing with the animals. There are ponies, cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys, ducks, geese, guinea pigs, rabbits and much more. It is a breathtakingly beautiful organic cork and cattle farm, run by Ben Agnew (fluent in English and Spanish),

Visit their Website or Call Now (Ben)

ACTIVITY

A day at the farm

HOW FAR

40 minutes

Google Maps

PRICE

On request

 

BODY BOARDING

Pick up a cheap board from a surf shop or online at Decathlon (€12), and head to the beach!

The waves in Bolonia are great for kids.

Order your body board online

ACTIVITY

Body boarding

HOW FAR

10 mins

Google Maps

PRICE

Free

 

BRUNCH IN TARIFA

Take the kids out for a tasty brunch in Tarifa. Two of our favourite spots are:

Power House: just outside Tarifa, with a big lawn

Café Azul: a cute little café in Tarifa town

Both offer great smoothies, healthy breakfasts, and great coffee for the parents.

ACTIVITY

Brunch in Tarifa

HOW FAR

15 mins

Google Maps

PRICE

€€

 

SANDCASTLES

You'll find buckets and spades in the shops in Bolonia. An afternoon making sandcastles on the beach is a timeless activity! 

ACTIVITY

Making sandcastles

HOW FAR

10 mins

Google Maps

PRICE

N/A

 

BABYSITTERS

We have a lovely team of babysitters, who speak a variety of languages.

They all live locally and are reliable, caring, and a pleasure to have around.

ACTIVITY

Babysitting

LANGUAGES

English, Spanish, German, French

PRICE

€15 - 20 / h

CORTIJO EL AGUILON      + 34 626 226 540     info@elaguilon.com

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