10 ways to experience Halloween with kids in Málaga
The most terrifying night of the year is here! Halloween, an Anglo-Saxon festival that is increasingly being celebrated in Spain. For years the province of Málaga has made this foreign tradition its own, and has given it a special touch. Children have a whole range of options to choose from for experiencing this day of “trick or treat”, and more activities are arranged every year.
Here are 10 ways to experience the most terrifying night of the year, Halloween, with your kids in the province of Málaga: cupcake workshops, fancy dress, storytelling and much more. Choose the plan that works best for your family and enjoy this autumn festival together.
1. Álora and Churriana: A Halloween full of history
Álora en Halloween
This year the passages of terror will be one of the most developed activities and they will be allowed over the children, since from all walks seek to terrorize, without reaching the end, the bravest.
This is the case of the town of Alora has prepared in El Aljibe a fun Halloween party this Saturday afternoon from 20 hours. Among other activities, there will be workshops and costume contests and an exhibition on the Day of the Dead. In addition, a special activity will be: ‘The Castle of Terror’, which will take place in the Moorish fortress town, which houses the old cemetery.
In addition, Churriana, on Saturday, the third edition of the Night of Terror, an activity organized by the District Board will be held.
Álora (Málaga) – Google Maps
Churriana (Málaga) – Google Maps
2. “Maroween”, Nerja (Málaga)
Local Nerja traditions and foreign habits merge into a great combination that has been dubbed “Maroween”. Maro plays host to this celebration that mixes the town’s traditional chestnut and sweet potato festival on the 31st of October with the pumpkins, witches and ghosts of the popular Anglo-Saxon festival of Halloween. Music shows, fancy dress competitions and pumpkin decoration workshops are just some of the activities planned for this event, lasting from the 31st of October until the 2nd of November, which will be enjoyed by young and old alike.
3. La Concepción Botanical Garden (Málaga)
For the 31st of October, La Concepción Botanical Garden in Málaga has prepared a night time tour around many of the most emblematic parts of the historical garden, with an emphasis on the history of Halloween and its characters. The perfect opportunity to take your kids along and dress them up in the most terrifying fancy dress. An ideal environment for a first-hand experience of fear and to learn about the history of the gardens. A competition will be run to find the person with the best fancy dress. If you are in Málaga for the 31st, don’t hesitate to join in with your family.
4. Culturopía Gestión Cultural (Málaga)
Cultoropía Gestión Cultural has organised a theatre activity entitled “Halloween: Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet!” at the association of architects in Málaga. The show narrates the legend of crows serving as guides to carry lost souls over to the other side; when a soul refuses to leave it is left wandering in limbo, receptive to anyone daring to visit. Shows will be at 8 p.m., 9.30 p.m. and midnight. Now you know! If your kids are feeling brave, bring them along to this venue for an up-close experience of a frightening terror stage show adapted for young people.
5. Where the stories live (Málaga)
Where the Stories Live (Donde Viven los Cuentos) is a space in Málaga for storytelling and theatre for children, and it is not being left behind this Halloween. To celebrate this evening of terror, the establishment is holding a party for any parents wanting a Halloween experience without scaring their children. It is an ideal venue for small children to put on their fancy dress and enjoy the day without a fear of nightmares afterwards.
6. Glass and Crystal Museum (Málaga)
The Málaga Glass and Crystal museum is yet another venue that you shouldn’t miss this Halloween if you want to enjoy this party with your children. The museum will be running night time “Trick or Treat” guided tours from 9 in the evening onwards on the 31st of October. The cost is 5 euros, for which children on the tour will be able to explore every nook and cranny of this museum space, full of collections of unique pieces. Visitors must come dressed for the occasion, so let your most terrifying creativity loose and get dressed up in your bloodiest rags for this Halloween.
7. Likeable witches waiting at Sea Life
Sea Life Benalmádena joins the night of terror. And as usual, she wants to have children. The dolphinarium has prepared terrifyingly fun activities for the celebration of Halloween. All children from 3 to 9 years who come disguised these days come for free and can enjoy a hair-raising experience, where they will discover the secrets of the underwater world. However, small must necessarily be accompanied by at least one adult, and detailed promotion can not be combined with any other offer. The Sea Life Benalmádena professionals have turned to this event creating a very familiar and very appropriate to celebrate Halloween fun atmosphere.
8. Velez-Malaga: Terror seizes the streets of the capital of the Axarquía
Velez-Málaga en Halloween
The popular “Night of the Ghosts’ returns for the fourth consecutive year the streets of Velez-Malaga. For the nights of Saturday and Sunday have prepared a very special guided by the historical heritage of this monumental city tours, including narration of legends and stories of fear and displaying some of them at street level.
9. Sweet Halloween, Marbella (Málaga)
Finally, if you fancy something sweet without tricking or treating, treat your youngsters to a trip to the Goyo cake shops in Puerto Banús or Marbella and enjoy the sweeter side of Halloween. Kids will immerse themselves in a fantasy world of pumpkins, witches and spiders made from sugar, caramel and chocolate. A luxury snack and a treat for the palate that will turn the most terrifying afternoon of the year into an unforgettable memory for your kids. If you’re in the Costa del Sol area on these dates, don’t hesitate to experience this sweet Halloween.
10. Selwo Aventura and Selwo Marina
If you fancy spending Halloween surrounding by animals there’s nothing better than visiting Selwo Aventura in Estepona or Selwo Marina in Benalmádena. Witches, bats and pumpkins adorn these parks, where professional make-up artists will be on hand to paint terrifying faces. Children between 3 and 9 years old who turn up in fancy dress will be given free entry to these attractions until the 2nd of November. Lions, snakes and hyenas await in Estepona, whereas dolphins, penguins and seals, among many other animals, can be found in Benalmádena. A unique experience for the whole family.
WHERE TO STAY
Without a doubt, if you want to enjoy towns on the Costa del Sol and experience Halloween, the best accommodation option is Fuerte Hoteles. In addition to the services on offer, the chain has establishments where you can enjoy the best of every point in the province. Over 60 years of experience are the best possible guarantee. Two of the towns where this incredible accommodation can be found are Marbella and Torrox, exceptional starting points for getting the best out of the most terrifying night of the year