Things to do with kids in Mallorca
Many travellers associate the island with wild parties and package holidays for young tourists hell bent on having a good time, but Mallorca's quieter resorts are fantastic places for families with children to take a summer holiday. The combination of great tourist amenities and historic sightseeing will keep everybody entertained and happy.
Puerto Pollensa and Cala d'Or are quiet and the beaches uncrowded, making them great locations for the kids to build sand castles and play with buckets and spades. However, visitors should remember to pack the sunscreen, as the temperatures in summer months can be searing.
El Arenal boasts an enormous waterpark, as do Alcudia and Magaluf. Parents can also take the kids go-karting in Magaluf, or enjoy a family horse-riding trip to see the island from Alcudia. A trip to Marineland, in Costa d'en Blanes, to watch the dolphins and sea lions perform, or be mesmerised by the sharks in the aquarium, is a must.
On days when outdoor activities are not an option, many of the hotels feature kids clubs, or children's indoor playgrounds, and there are other options such as Mallorca Aquarium in Porto Cristo. Of course, the city of Palma has many attractions for a rainy day, but those who want to stick to their chosen resort won't get bored either.
Aqualand is one place that is not to be missed by families on holiday in Mallorca. Children of all ages and parents alike will have a grand time splashing in the pools, riding the …
Aqualand is one place that is not to be missed by families on holiday in Mallorca. Children of all ages and parents alike will have a grand time splashing in the pools, riding the slides, floating on tubes, splashing in a mini water park or jumping in the wave pools. Those who don't relish excitement can enjoy the lazy river or the Jacuzzis, and the whole family will have fun on the surf beach and group rides. Lockers and sun loungers are available to rent for a small extra charge and there are various options for food and refreshments in the park. Benches and beach areas provide space for relaxation in between the thrills and spills.
Katmandu Park is a theme park and mini-golf complex that's proven wildly popular among younger visitors to Magaluf. Featuring cutting-edge technology, The House of Katmandu provide…
Katmandu Park is a theme park and mini-golf complex that's proven wildly popular among younger visitors to Magaluf. Featuring cutting-edge technology, The House of Katmandu provides a thrilling and interactive haunted house experience for youngsters. The Asylum, aimed at older visitors (12 years and older), takes passengers on a scary journey through an abandoned mental asylum; the interactive motion ride Desperado is a comical cowboy gun slinging experience; and there is a 4D cinema to enjoy. The 36-hole (two 18-hole courses) Expedition Golf area of the theme park is hugely impressive, featuring fun and challenging courses, elaborately ornamented and themed, that even adults will find tough to master.