Chiclana de la Frontera is the perfect destination in which to spend your holiday with guaranteed sun, sea and sand. Every year, thousands of tourists come to its coast to enjoy the sea, either lying on the beach or doing water sports. However, the town has much more to offer, especially if you're travelling with your family with young children. If you want to know how to get the most from your next family trip, check out these 10 family-friendly plans in Chiclana de la Frontera.

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    Spend the day at the Aqualand Bahía de Cádiz water park

    Get wet with the family and enjoy a day of water fun

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    At the Bahía de Cádiz water park, you will find attractions for all ages and tastes – from hair-raising slides that defy the laws of gravity to lovely swimming pools with gentle waves where you can relax with the family. There is also a picnic area and a restaurant where you can get your breath back before the fun starts again. This is unquestionably the perfect plan for a holiday with children in Chiclana de la Frontera.

    Location: Carretera de El Puerto a Jerez, Salida 646, 11500 El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Spain

    Open: Hours vary by month

    Phone: +34 956 87 05 11

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    Take the children to a horse show

    Admire the nobility of Andalusian horses as you enjoy a family dinner

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    Andalusia has a real passion for horses and horse shows, and Chiclana de la Frontera is no exception. The traditional art of dressage is deeply rooted in the town, so take the family to a display of horsemanship at which you can admire close up the unrivalled poise and pure elegance of Andalusian horses, the breed that is native to the region, while you enjoy a delicious meal. In summer, the Royal Center Hípica equestrian centre offers weekly displays. In order to find out when these events are being held in the off season, it's best to check the website.

    Location: Av. Octavio Augusto, 37, 11130 Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm

    Phone: +34 672 23 77 77

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    Spend a wonderful day by the sea at La Barrosa Beach

    Enjoy the sun on one of Spain's most beautiful beaches

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    La Barrosa Beach is one of the country's most delightful beaches and has every service you might require. From the car park and access ramps for people with limited mobility to the toilets, showers, hammock rental, sports areas, beach bars and 6 different children's play areas. As well as all this, its popular promenade is full of ice-cream shops, restaurants and other shops, making it the ideal place for a perfect day on the beach with the whole family. As you can see, this recommendation consists of doing what attracts thousands of tourists to Chiclana de la Frontera: enjoying sun, sand and sea in a beautiful setting.

    Location: 11139 Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

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    Take the family go-karting

    Family fun on 4 wheels in Chiclana de la Frontera

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    Go-karting is sure to thrill family members of all ages, and everyone can enjoy the rush of driving fast and crossing the line at the year-round Circuito de Kart Chiclana. Don't think twice, spend a fun day with all the family – you can compete individually, parents against children or in the group you decide to form. You will see there is much more to Chiclana de la Frontera than just sunbathing and going for a swim in the sea.

    Location: 11130 Barrio Nuevo, Cádiz, Spain

    Open: Monday–Friday from 2 pm to 7 pm, Saturday–Sunday from noon to 8 pm

    Phone: +34 956 23 07 72

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    Explore the abandoned village of Sancti Petri

    A ghost town that breathes history

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    The coastal village of Sancti Petri near Chiclana de la Frontera has been uninhabited since the 1970s. In its day, it was a fishing village, but it was gradually abandoned as the activity shrank almost to the point of disappearing completely. During your stay in Chiclana, explore this ghost town with your children, who will have a great time, especially Sancti Petri castle, which, although abandoned, is still open to the public. Discover the history of this village, which goes back to the time of the Phoenicians and was of special importance during the time of the Roman emperor Julius Caesar.

    Location: 11139 Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

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    Visit the children's city in Jerez de la Frontera

    A great leisure park just a few miles from Chiclana de la Frontera

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    La Ciudad de los Niños y las Niñas (Children's City) in Jerez de la Frontera is a unique place where children's fun comes first. Come and spend the day here during your holiday in Chiclana. You will find lots of free attractions for the kids, such as a zip wire, trampolines and a go-kart circuit. La Ciudad de los Niños y las Niñas also organises workshops, parties and championships throughout the year, guaranteeing your children a great time. There are also a number of restaurants where you can have lunch, a snack or just a cold drink while your children have fun. Don't miss this chance to spend a great day with all the family just 31 miles from Chiclana de la Frontera.

    Location: Av. Arcos de la Frontera, s/n, 11406 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

    Open: Hours vary by season

    Phone: +34 956 32 63 20

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    Do water sports on Sancti Petri beach

    Try some water sports during your holiday

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    Water sports are quite popular along the Cádiz coast, especially in Chiclana de la Frontera. Evidence of this is the large number of companies offering such experiences in the area. If you want to go windsurfing, paddle surfing, kayaking or snorkelling, there's nowhere better than Sancti Petri beach. Children will have a great time trying to get on their boards or exploring the undersea world. If your family prefers more relaxed activities, no problem – take a boat trip or go fishing. There's no lack of fun options for all.

    Location: 11139 Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

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    Have a pirate party on board a catamaran with Albarco

    Nothing brings a family together better than everybody shouting 'Ahoy there'!

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    Albarco, a company offering catamaran trips, offer an activity that the kids will love – a pirate party on board one of its modern vessels. The party includes costumes, activities and games organised by a team of monitors. Adults can take part in the games or just relax during the excursion, which sails through calm waters. Albarco offers all the safety measures you would expect to ensure that the party goes off without a hitch, meaning that neither you nor your children need to worry about a thing – well, except trying to work out where the pirate treasure is hidden. Arrrrr me hearties!

    Location: Poblado Sancti Petri, 11130 Poblado de Sancti Petri, Cádiz, Spain

    Open: July–mid-September: excursions leave daily at 11.30 am

    Phone: +34 617 37 88 94

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    Visit La Huerta del Novo farm school

    Spend the day in the countryside surrounded by farm animals

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    La Huerta del Novo is a different sort of space where your children can explore nature and come into contact with farm animals. This nature interpretation centre organises workshops for all the family, with a special focus on the youngest members. The kids can take part in gymkhanas, cookery classes, treasure hunts and sporting contests featuring activities such as javelin throwing, tennis, fencing and basketball. La Huerta del Novo also has a restaurant where, at the weekend, you can try some of the farm's delicious produce. A fantastic holiday alternative, don't you think?

    Location: Urbanización Novo Sancti Petri, Calle Trajano, s/n, 11130 Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

    Open: Hours vary depending on the programme

    Phone: +34 650 63 35 66

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    Take a boat trip to see whales and dolphins

    Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience off the Cádiz coast

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    A boat trip to see whales and dolphins can make for a really special activity on your family holiday in Chiclana de la Frontera. Go to Tarifa, under an hour by car from Chiclana de la Frontera, and approach one of the many companies offering such excursions. People say that seeing one of these amazing mammals up close takes your breath away, but try to recover as quickly as possible so you can take some great photos. What a fantastic memento of your holiday in Chiclana!

    Location: 11380 Tarifa, Cádiz, Spain

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