Play centre

El Ingenio has a play centre on the top floor, a space where children can have fun, make friends and learn, giving parents peace of mind while they shop in our Centre.

Our trained supervisors and monitors will take good care of them while they have fun.

Every month, we offer different themes and run a range of workshops and activities, always focusing on promoting educational, collaborative and creative actions. The perfect place to spend a fun and educational afternoon!

The opening times for this month are as follows:

English workshops

From October 2022, on Wednesdays and Thursdays (excluding public holidays) we will have free English workshops in the Ludoteca of El Ingenio. These workshops will focus on learning English vocabulary and improving speaking skills through games. There will be two shifts, in which we will segment the children by age:


  • From 17:00 to 17:30h: for children from 3 to 6 years old.
  • From 18:00 to 18:30h: for children from 7 to 12 years old.


To book a place, you will have to do it through the El Ingenio app. You will need to download the app and be registered in the Loyalty Club. Each adult can register a maximum of three children per week. No child may participate in more than one workshop per week. The maximum capacity per workshop is 10 children. Once all the places have been filled, no more children will be able to register. Places for the workshops will be published on the Friday of the week before the workshops take place (appointments must be made on a weekly basis).

On the day of the activity, the toy library staff will scan the personalised QR code on the El Ingenio App so that children can enter the activity and guarantee that they have made their booking. Please be punctual when attending the activity, as if the registered children have not arrived by 17:05 or 18:05, their places may be filled by other children who have attended the activity. Children who attend the toy library on Wednesdays and Thursdays will be able to access it even if they do not have a place in the workshop, as the usual toy library service will continue to be provided.

Each week there will be a different theme for the workshops (it will be the same on Wednesdays and Thursdays). The themes will be available on the website and on social networks.

Week 1 for children aged 3-6 years:

  • My Home”: aprenderemos el vocabulario sobre las casas.
  • Flashcards.
  • Hide and seek

Week 1 for children aged 7-12 years:

  • Whats in my house?”: trabajaremos el vocabulario los tipos de casas y el mobiliario.
  • Flashcards.
  • Juegos interactivos.

Week 2 for children aged 3-6 years:

  • Food and drinks”: conoceremos y trabajaremos los alimentos, las comidas y las bebidas..
  • Flashcards.
  • Juegos interactivos.

Week 2 for children aged 7-12 years:

  • Food and drinks”: aprenderemos vocabulario más extenso sobre los distintos tipos de alimentos y las comidas típicas inglesas.
  • Flashcards.
  • Juego “My pyramid”.

Week 3 for children aged 3-6 years:

  • “Spring”: conoceremos vocabulario sobre la primavera.
  • Flashcards.
  • Juego “secret box”.

Week 3 for children aged 7-12 years:

  • Let´s talk about spring”: veremos un vocabulario más amplio sobre la primavera, los cambios de estación y las fiestas más importantes de esta época.
  • Flashcards.
  • Juegos interactivos.

Week 4 for children aged 3-6 years:

  • “La Oca”: trabajaremos y repasaremos el vocabulario de las semanas anteriores a través de un juego de la oca.
  • Flashcards.
  • Juego “La Oca”.

Week 4 for children aged 7-12 years:

  • Trivia Time”: trabajaremos y repasaremos el vocabulario de todas las temáticas anteriores con un juego de trivial por equipos.
  • Flashcards.
  • Juego “Trivial”.

Play Centre Rules

Use of the play centre implies the full acceptance of the following rules..

The play centre is free and open to children aged between 3 and 12 years of age.

For the safety of all concerned, children who present symptoms of any illness will not be allowed to enter the play centre.

To use the play centre, the parent/guardian of the child must have downloaded the Centro Comercial El Ingenio App (available on Android and iOS). You will not be able to use this facility until you have done so (as this is how you register for an activity).

Children may not bring toys or small objects that could be a danger to other children and themselves.

The same person (adult) must be present for drop-off and pick-up, showing their App with the QR code that identifies members of the El Ingenio VIP Club. In addition, this person must remain on site at the El Ingenio Shopping Centre and in no case leave the premises while the child is in the play centre (in case of an incident with the child).

Staff members of the Play Centre will not change nappies. In the event that a child needs to be changed, the adult responsible for the child will be notified to come and collect them.

The maximum number of children permitted in the Play Centre is 35. However, the centre might not always be able to accommodate this total number, since depending on the number of monitors supervising the activity, as well as the requirements of each activity (special activities, children who require special attention, etc.), the monitors themselves will determine whether the Play Centre has reached full capacity at any given time.

No personal items will be stored.

The maximum time that a child can stay in the Play Centre will be one and a half hours (unless there is a special activity that justifies a longer stay). Monitors may call the adult responsible for the child when it is close to pick-up time.

No food is permitted inside the Play Centre. However, children should bring a bottle of water with them.

No one other than activity monitors and the children registered for an activity will be allowed in the Play Centre.

Children should not run, play roughly, jump or hang from the various elements that are in the Play Centre.

The Play Centre has a toilet. However, parents are always advised to take their children to the toilets in the Shopping Centre before entering the Play Centre for an activity.

You will not be able to access the Play Centre within the last 10 minutes before closing time.

Monitors will ensure the safety of all children at all times. So, if any of the children participating in an activity is behaving in a disruptive manner, their parents will be notified to pick them up.

The adult responsible for each child must inform the monitors of any special requirements the child may have, such as allergies, special needs, etc.

This is an area for children's activities. Parents are ultimately responsible for the safety and well-being of their child and must remain attentive.

Use of the Play Centre implies the full acceptance of the following rules.

If a child does not wish to take part in an activity, parents are advised not to force them.

Discover our play park

Have you discovered the El Ingenio play park yet?

This fun space is inspired by alchemists. It has the highest games tower in Spain: 13 metres. It also has 4-metre and 6-metre slides, outdoor tunnels, trampolines … A different kind of play park for a really great time!

Park rules:

- Children must be supervised by an adult.

- Atanor game. Capacity: 40 children. Suitable for ages 4-12.

- Mini Atanor game. Capacity: 15 children. Suitable for ages 2-5

- No pets allowed.

- No sharp objects.

- No smoking.

- Do not block the exit point of the slides.

- No food or drink.

- No skates, scooters or other vehicles.

- Nearest health facility: CS Torre del Mar, Calle Eduardo Iglesias Pérez, 9. 29740 Torre del Mar, Malaga. 951 28 93 26

- Maintenance: 952 547 267

- Emergencies: 112

Interactive games screens

On our restaurant screens you can enjoy interactive games and even see yourself on them. We have different types of games, with different objectives and themes, which we change periodically to surprise our visitors: football games, aeroplanes, pets… and much more!

Children's events

Children's playground

Enjoy the Atanor outdoor playground. A place full of pipes and stills, with a 13-metre tower, perfect for children between 2 and 12 years old.

Great Women in Plastihistory Exhibition

A plasticine exhibition in which you can find great women of history such as Cleopatra, Joan of Arc or Isabella the Catholic.

Dinosaur exhibition

An exhibition of life-size dinosaurs. If you're a fan of the Jurassic Park saga, this is the exhibition for you: Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor, Diplodocus... all the species you can imagine!