Top Attractions to Keep the Kids Entertained in Majorca
If you’re jetting off on a family holiday to Majorca this year and want to do a bit more than just soak up the sunshine on the beach, you’ll be pleased to learn there are lots of child-friendly attractions on the Balearic island.
We’ve put together a list of some of the best ones to consider visiting during your stay, to help you plan out your summer getaway. Just a quick note on accommodation before we move on – there are some great family hotels in Majorca with excellent facilities for parents and children alike. On Hotelopia.com, you can read reviews left by previous guests to get a better idea of whether a particular hotel or resort will be right for you.
Without further ado, here are some of the top family attractions in Majorca.
Located in Majorca’s capital city, Palma, this aquarium is a must-visit if your little ones have even a passing interest in marine life. There are over 700 species on display in the aquarium’s varied tanks, so there’s a lot to keep you occupied on a day out here.
There is a selection of themed areas, including tanks dedicated to the life of the Mediterranean Sea, creatures in the freshwater rivers and pools of the jungle and the fish and corals found in tropical seas. One of the most impressive, however, is the Big Blue – an 8.5 m deep tank that’s home to sharks, rays and a host of other fish.
While the kids are bound to be enthralled by the aquarium’s inhabitants, there’s also a large play area where they can let off some steam, while there are some excellent activities available for older, more adventurous children – including the chance to scuba dive with rays.
If your kids love getting wet and wild, make sure you include a day at one of Majorca’s water parks on your holiday itinerary. Now, there are four such attractions situated on the island (two in Magaluf, one in Port d’Alcudia and one in El Arenal), so the best one for you will probably depend on where you’re staying.
No matter which one you choose to visit, you can expect to find a wide selection of slides and rides that will keep you and the kids happy for hours. As well as sedate slides, there’s also a great selection for thrill seekers.
As well as its man made attractions, Majorca has a lot to offer in terms of natural sites. Among the most spectacular are the caves, with several of these located around the island.
If you only have time to visit one, though, make it the Cuevas del Drach (or Cavern of the Dragon – a name that’s sure to get your children’s imaginations going). The underground feature is situated just outside Porto Cristo. What makes Cuevas del Drach so incredible – aside from the breathtaking stalagmites and stalactites that grow out of the floor and ceiling of the cave – is its lake. Called Lake Martel, this is believed to be one of the world’s biggest subterranean bodies of water (it’s 177 m long by 30 m wide).
A tour of the cave will also include a boat ride on the lake, which is a truly memorable experience no matter what your age.
These are just a few of the best options for family-friendly days out in Majorca; if you’ve been to the island, where did you go for a day away from the beach with the kids?