As you may have seen on my social media, we recently came back from a holiday to Magic Robin Hood Holiday Park which is in Alfaz del Pi, near Benidorm on the Costa Blanc. It was nine days of absolute bliss – sunshine, cocktails, lazing around the pool (as much as you can with a two year old!) and delicious food. The tenth day – well, we ended up caught up in the horrendous storms that affected Spain. It did cause a 22 hour delay on our flight home, which was far from idea, but it didn’t take away that it was a great holiday in a great family friendly resort.
A few months back, we got talking to our friends, who have a daughter the same age as Freddie, about going on holiday together. Us women decided to leave it up to the blokes to find somewhere and book it and I think we can say they did a pretty good job. We wanted somewhere all inclusive and that had plenty of things to keep two small kids interested. The Magic Robin Hood certainly ticked those boxes.
The coach transfer from the airport to the resort was around 1 hour 45 minutes. We checked in, which was a little slow but eventually, we were taken too our lodges by a little golf cart, which was great. Freddie was a bit unsure at first but loved it and was fascinated by it and smiled the whole way to the lodge.
The resort, which was medieval themed, had a huge array of restaurants serving pretty much everything you could imagine. They were all named after places and people from Robin Hood – Friar Tucks’s Inn Grill Restaurant, Lady Marion’s Theatre etc…
We arrived at our lodge and pretty much just dumped our bags in and went in search of food – we were starving!
Once we had finished filling our faces, we headed back to the lodges to unpack. They’re small – even I struggled a bit in the shower – but to be honest, all you’re doing is sleeping and getting ready in them, so they don’t need to be any bigger. There was a double bed in the bedroom and a sofa bed, and another sofa bed in the living area, Each lodge had a kitchenette which was well equipped and a verandah with sofas and a table and chairs on – perfect for sitting out on the evening with a glass or bottle of something while the kids are sleeping.
The big draw for us were the swimming pools. Freddie and Isabelle are water babies and loved the pools, so of course, we spent pretty much all day every day there. Good job there was three swimming pools to choice from. Each pool had different features, the main pool has several water slides for both kids and adults plus a smaller kids section for toddlers and babies.
We all took it in turns in going in with the kids so that we all got a turn at relaxing with a cocktail and topping up the tans! There was always a lifeguard(s) around each pool to keep an eye on things or help out in an emergency and they were very helpful.
The kids favorite game was to pretend the sun loungers in the pool were a slide
Food & Drink
Fantastic. The selection was amazing with rows upon rows of different foods or dishes with a different themed night every day and all of the below food & drink places to choose from around the resort. There were areas designated to particular foods such as vegetarian, show cooking meats, salad bar, dairy, chefs specials, deserts and more
The site had everything you could possibly want from an all inclusive resort. As well as countless bars and restaurants there were shops, plat areas, mini golf and even a spa, which my friend and I sneaked off to for an hour to have a massage, leaving the boys to chase toddlers around the swimming pool. We didn’t book the massage till a couple of days before we were due to fly home, we paid 55 euros for a 50 minute all over body massage, it was just what we both needed and deserved.
Every night there was some sort of entertainment going on, whether it be a show, karaoke, arts & crafts for the kids, a film or dancing. The kids love just running around and dancing they made new friends and joined in with the mini disco when it was on
10/10. It makes a great place for families with children of all ages and there is something to do for everyone no matter your age. The only thing that let it down was the evening entertainment they repeated the shows weekly.
Would I recommend The Magic Robin Hood. Absolutely, 100% Yes. It’s a brilliant place for both children and adults.
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