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Best small cities in Spain for fun Easter breaks with kids

seonaidmcgill
4th March 2022

Easter breaks in Spain are back this April and as good as ever. But if you want a Spanish city mixed in with beaches, think small this spring and kids will love you for it. Take a look at our five favourite kid size cities for easy Easter breaks in Spain in 2022.


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1/5  Malaga: the best kid-size Costa del Sol city for Easter breaks

If you know Malaga as the ‘airport city’ you’re in for a pleasant surprise. It’s certainly one of the best connected places on the Costa del Sol, but it’s also great fun for younger kids, very family-friendly, and has masses of teen appeal – and not just on its huge, sporty beaches.

Why kids love Malaga at Easter?

Book Easter breaks in Spain at Soho Boutique Equitativa in Malaga

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2/5  San Sebastián: discover the Basque coast on Easter breaks in Spain

San Sebastián is almost as snack-size at its legendary Pintxos. You’ll find fabulous La Concha beach minutes from the maze-like historic quarter, and overlooked by the elegant 19th century ‘new’ town.

Block out a morning and go island hopping to Santa Clara. Or ride the city’s funicular up to one of Europe’s oldest theme parks, Iguelda. Or, if you’re really feeling adventurous, SW France is 30-minutes’ drive east of San Sebastián and all of the Basque Country is just to the west.

Why kids love San Sebastián at Easter?

Book Easter breaks at Lasala Plaza Hotel in San Sebastián

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3/5  Santa Cruz de Tenerife: an authentic Easter break the Canary Islands

Arrive in Tenerife, head straight for the south coast, and you miss one of Spain’s most characterful island capitals, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. 

This kid-size Spanish city doesn’t just look lovely, it’s fascinating and stuffed full of history. Expect authentic Canary Island atmosphere, as well as museums and galleries and excellent restaurants. Santa Cruz is a perfect size for kids to wander round and if you still think Tenerife is all theme parks and beach resorts, it’s a real revelation.    

Why kids love Santa Cruz de Tenerife at Easter?

Book Easter breaks in Spain at AC Hotel by Marriott Tenerife in Santa Cruz 

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4/5  Palma de Mallorca: the beautiful kid-size capital of Mallorca

Mallorca is diverse and dramatic, so no surprise to find its capital, Palma de Mallorca is one of Europe’s loveliest cities.

From the immense medieval cathedral to Gaudi influenced Modernist buildings, Palma’s architecture is amazingly grand. The city also mixes up beaches with atmospheric historic quarters. You’ll find museums and aquariums here too, as well as pedestrianised streets and incredible restaurants.

Plus, there’s a train from Mallorca’s east coast to Palma, right across the island’s remarkable interior and that’s another very good reason to put this small city on your Easter break wish list. 

Why kids love Palma de Mallorca at Easter?

Book Easter family breaks at Hotel Cort in Palma de Mallorca old town 

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5/5  Mahón: a perfect small city for island breaks this Easter

Menorca in the Balearic islands is famous for sheltered coves, quaint seaside towns and its colourful capital, Mahón. Even cruise passengers, who just get a glimpse of this little city from the harbour have been know to fall in love instantly. Give it a little longer and you’ll discover why families holiday here again and again. 

Why kids love Mahon at Easter?

Book Easter breaks at ARTIEM Capri close to the centre of Mahon


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Updated March 2022

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