If you like a challenge and want to team up with your family to solve problems and complete tricky tasks, then this is a great choice for you. Prison Island is ideal for kids from the age of 9 upwards, as then they can really get involved. Children under 12 need to play with an adult. It is quite new, but is quickly becoming a must do activity for families with older children and we’d definitely recommend it for your next holiday.
The idea is that you get into teams of three or four and go around the different “cells” in Prison Island to complete the wide range of tasks inside. It will get you all thinking, communicating and working as a team, so it’s a great one for moody teens.
Don’t worry if you don’t get it right the first time, you can try a challenge multiple times and do as many of the cells as you want (or can manage). When you crack it, you will get points allocated to your team and the idea is to get as many points as possible. The highest points scorers of the day, month and all time will be included on the website, so get competitive!
Prison Island charges per person, per hour and recommend two hours if you want to do all of the challenges and not feel rushed. The prices are 14€ per hour for adults (26€ for two hours) and 10€ per hour for kids 12 and under (18€ for two hours).
As it is indoors, it is perfect for an off-peak holiday, but can also be a welcome relief from the hot sun in the summer. Although we love the pool and beaches, you do need something to engage the mind and this is a great activity which really brings families and friends together. It’s a real leveller and your kids may surprise you with their reasoning and logic. (Don’t tell them but it’s educational too).
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Prison Island is located in Benalmadena, which is close to Torremolinos and within a short drive of Malaga Airport. Benalmadena is a great family holiday destination as it is a well-developed town, with everything you need and a vibrant beachside area. This is very much a year round destination and there’s lots to do as a family. Highlights include a great aquarium, a huge park, an ice rink and cable car. There’s also a pretty marina with lots of restaurants, boat trips and lovely beaches.