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Arboretum Second Anniversary Press Release ImageYou need to have plenty to entertain the family whilst on holiday, but sometimes you can wonder where the money is going which you pay out to attractions and special events. If that ever plays on your mind, or you’d like to do good whilst having a brilliant holiday on the Costa del Sol, then why not check out some of the charitable causes which also organize fun family activities which can really enhance your holiday and know that you’re helping a good cause. Here are a few great options, please comment on the blog if you know of any others I have missed.

Support environmental charity Arboretum Marbella and have fun

Arboretum Marbella is a charity which is creating a people’s forest in Marbella made up of native species to the region of Malaga including trees, shrubs, grasses and vines. This forest is being planted using the concept of permaculture and is sustainable and organic. It is also playing an important role in protecting some of the endangered native species of the region such as the Andalusian Cork Oak. As well as creating a beautiful public park on deserted scrub land, an important part of the project is to educate people on the environment, trees and sustainable land management.

They often have fun events coming up and regular opportunities to plant trees and take part in activities!

For more information about Arboretum visit www.arboretummarbella.org

Visit a Donkey Sanctuary and Explore the Inland Costa del Sol

El Refugio del Burrito is a registered Spanish Non-Profit Association working to improve conditions for donkeys and mules in Spain. Their Fuente de Piedra Farm is open to the public every day, entrance is free of charge and they are open between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm. Based in Fuente de Piedra, close to the famous Flamingo Lake, they provide a safe haven with wonderful facilities for some of the many donkeys and mules that have faced such a hard life.

Their traditional Spanish cortijo (farm), complete with a charming olive grove and traditional buildings, has been turned into a safe haven for donkeys and mules rescued from across Europe. You can meet their residents and learn all their stories as you walk around the grounds, discovering how they care for them. This is a perfect way to discover the beauty of the Spanish interior, while enjoying a fun and interesting visit that will also help the donkeys. The nearby Flamingo Lake is famous for the fabulously coloured flamingos that flock to it.

More information https://www.elrefugiodelburrito.com/en

Visit Castellar Zoo: Animal Rescue Center and pet the animals

Castellar Zoo, is an animal rescue center to aid animals which were seized by the authorities and provide them with better living conditions by the best carers. This is a very different zoo, where visitors may feed the animals and interact directly with them.Price 14€ adult, 8€ children and it is open from 10am to dusk. It is located inland from Sotogrande, on the Western Costa del Sol and is an amazing experience for all the family. More information here: https://www.zoodecastellar.es/english

For other ideas on what to do in Marbella download our guide https://homecareontheweb.com/insider-guide.asp