Benidorm – Amazing for Families!

We have been back nearly two weeks and it’s fair to say that while me and my husband miss our wonderful holiday in Benidorm, it’s our toddler who misses it the most! Miss H had an amazing week full of swimming, dancing and eating ice creams ? Everyday since we’ve been home she has spoken about her holiday; from asking what Flinstone and Barney are doing now, suggesting Benidorm as a day out to telling us she she lives in a hotel in Spain!
We booked our holiday in Benidorm with and stayed at the fabulous 3* Sol Pelicanos Ocas, you may recognise the hotel as its swimming pool is featured in the ITV Series Benidorm (we were lucky to catch them filming while we were there).  The hotel is brilliant for kids; it has 5 swimming pools, 2 of which are toddler pools, it runs a daily mini club programme for the over 5’s (younger children can join in if accompanied by an adult), every night there is a mini disco before the evening show.  The hotel has a flinstone theme; there is a flinstone themed park, a flinstone themed restaurant and a character from the show visits the mini club everyday!

In terms of Benidorm itself, gone are the days when it was a run down part of Spain overrun with drunken Brits; yes there is the odd stag and hen group that you will bump into in the evening if you visit the strip but if your a family staying in a family hotel such as the pelicanos I doubt you will see one all holiday.  Benidorm has had a lot of investment in the past few years and this is evident with brand new architecture, new hotels and restaurants. It has amazing golden sandy beaches (equipped with free outdoor gyms if you like that sort of thing!). It has plenty of places to eat and stop for ice creams 🙂

Benidorm is also host to Mundomar, famous for their amazing dolphin shows, sea lion shows and parrot shows

At an average cost of £1200 for a week, including flights and B&B, for a family of 3 can you afford to ignore this Spanish treasure?!

Don’t delay visit today!
To view more photos of our holiday in Benidorm photos follow me on Instagram @happymummyblogs

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  1. 15th October 2016 / 4:20 pm

    I thought that Benidorm was just a TV show! haha , looks like it’s quite nice , now I want a holiday… #HMcapturingmoments

  2. 15th October 2016 / 9:19 am

    Looks like a lovely holiday! I went to Benidorm when I was younger and we had a lovely time there. #HMCapturingMoments

  3. 14th October 2016 / 10:22 pm

    This looks absolutely perfect! I have never considered Benidorm at all but that price is very reasonable indeed! It sounds absolutely amazing! And that photo of the dolphin is just stunning! HMcapturingmoments

  4. 14th October 2016 / 8:01 pm

    Oh wow, I can’t believe you stayed at the hotel where Benidorrm was filmed! Sounds like a fab place, and has really changed; I went there about twenty years ago and it was very different to now. Makes me want another hols #HMCapturingMoments

  5. 14th October 2016 / 11:20 am

    looks fab, haven’t been to Benidorm for decades #HMcapturingmoments x

  6. 13th October 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Looks amazing. I long to go on holiday, I miss the sun and spending time with my family. It’s going to be a long time until we go away again so I’m a bit jealous reading about your holiday.


  7. Rebecca Cale
    13th October 2016 / 6:35 pm

    Benidorm is a lovely place. My mother in law used to live about 40 minutes drive away so we often used to take a trip there. Really glad you had a fab holiday in what looked like a great hotel. Thanks for sharing x #HMcapturingmoments

  8. 13th October 2016 / 6:35 pm

    Lovely you had such a brilliant holiday! We also went to Spain this summer and my 4 year old wishes we could go back all the time!
    Thanks for hosting the Capturing Moments linky x

  9. 13th October 2016 / 5:40 pm

    It’s somewhere I really fancy trying as I bet there is lots going on. Need to convince hubby though as he has preconceived notions of it being too noisy and busy. Will work on him! #hmcapturingmonents

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  12. 22nd July 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Ah excellent, you will have a wonderful time 🙂 x

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  14. 22nd July 2016 / 9:23 am

    I am so glad I cam across your blog. We are going to this exact same hotel in just less than two weeks.
    I read a lot about Benidorm being a party town but after reading your review I am glad it’s not anymore.
    I am really looking forward to it now. It’s our first summer holiday.

  15. 16th July 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Looks like a fab holiday – we have yet to venture abroad with both kids yet but next year I think we will. What a great place Benidorm looks for family holidays #Puddinglove

  16. 13th July 2016 / 10:00 am

    I love that you stayed in the hotel where they film Benidorm – I absolutely love that show, it’s so funny! Sounds like you had a magic time. One for my list I think! #fortheloveofBLOG x

  17. 11th July 2016 / 7:27 pm

    It was wonderful! No probs hopefully I remember the right linky day!! X

  18. 11th July 2016 / 7:24 pm

    I thought I recognised the hotel from the picture! How fab, it looks great! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  19. 9th July 2016 / 9:13 pm

    We had an amazing time, I know what you mean we all miss our holiday!! I loved looking at your daily updates via Instagram when you were away your pics were fab x

  20. 9th July 2016 / 11:52 am

    Looks like a great family holiday. We went to Corfu in May and I’m desperate for another holiday! x #fortheloveofBLOG

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