Hi my name is Star and I have been lucky enough to call Gran Alacant my home for over 10 years now. My 9 year old daughter Ashlee and I are often “Out & About” enjoying the local attractions and culture in this part of Spain. Over the next few months I will be sharing some of our experiences with you to encourage you to go “Out & About” yourselves and maybe learn a little bit about this beautiful place we call home.

Pola Park is somewhere that Ashlee and I have had lots of fun over the years and on the 16th March they opened their doors for the 2019 season. This amusement park has many many rides for kids of all ages and a number of them are enjoyed as much by the adults as they are by the kids. As we visit regularly throughout the year we take advantage of their pass which gives access to every ride for the whole season. This year I paid for the pass online and collected it at the park, although you can also have it sent by post to your home.

Pola Park has around 30 attractions including a rollercoaster, a large slide, bumper cars for small kids and big kids, bungee trampolines, regular trampolines, a train, mini golf, a bouncy castle section, a small wheel, a multi level playing area, go karts, quads, a pirate ship, bumper boats, motorised cars, a fun house and at certain times a house of horrors. A small arcade area has air hockey, bowling and grab a teddy machines, which you can also find dotted around the park as well as other small rides, however they are not included in the price. Throughout the year you can also see shows, the biggest of which is for Halloween when different creepy characters parade around the park and give performances.

Located next to the N332 in Santa Pola, Pola Park is only a 10 minute drive away. You can get the bus from Gran Alacant to Santa Pola and it is about a 15 minute walk to get there from the Bus Station. During March, April, May, the majority of June, September, October and the first few days of November they are open Saturdays 1800 to 0000 and Sunday afternoons from 1230 until 1900. They also open on Spanish Bank Holidays and a few days over the Easter period. However, for the last week of June and the whole of July and August they are open every day from 1900 to 0100.

It does not cost anything to enter the park and only those who are actually going to use the attractions need to buy a ticket/bracelet. There are many different ticket options, individual tickets cost from €14 to €18 depending on age and you can also buy Family Tickets that are for 2 to 5 people and range from €26 to €54. The season passes are €75 individually, although you can pay €70 online if you have had a pass in the past. On some of the attractions, 2 to 7 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult and it costs an additional €40 so that any adult can accompany the child. It is worth checking their website as they often have special offers and reduced price tickets.

There are a number of different refreshment places where you can buy drinks, snacks, ice creams, burgers, hot dogs, chips, baguettes, waffles etc at reasonable prices and some also have TVs showing sporting events. Please note that the inside of the park is non smoking.

Pola Park is a place of fun and thrills that everyone can enjoy!! https://polapark.com/

Don´t forget another of our favourite Easter activities, the Easter Egg Hunt at the Grand Design House, (see our previous article online) is taking place on Sunday the 21st and Monday the 22nd April this year. You can book it via their facebook site https://www.facebook.com/casapedrera/ which also has details of the many other activities that you can participate in.