If you’re planning a holiday with kids, Mallorca is an ideal destination. This Mediterranean island not only offers spectacular landscapes and stunning natural surroundings, but it’s also a very versatile tourist destination with all kinds of possibilities and options.
Families are choosing Mallorca more and more as they look to spend a few days of relaxation and adventure, enjoying everything the island has to offer. Stay with us as we tell you all about the most popular activities for holidays with kids in Mallorca.
To learn more about the history of the island and appreciate its natural beauty, there’s no better way than to go on trips and excursions. We know that not all the activities are suitable for children, and that’s why we decided to show you the best trips for children that you’ll be able to enjoy as a family.
One of the unmissable attractions on Mallorca are the Coves del Drach, which have been open to the public since 1935. You can walk among the stalactites and stalagmites in the caves on an interesting and easy walk for children that will keep them amused (and amazed!) for a few hours.
Another one of the most popular trips for holidays with kids on the island is to ride the Ferrocarril de Sóller, a train ride of approximately 30 kilometres, that starts from the town of the same name and finishes in Palma de Mallorca. This is an ideal trip to drink in the wonderful views of the Serra Tramuntana and travel back in time in a vehicle with more than 100 years of history.
Visiting the island’s capital is a must, as there you’ll be able to discover all the culture and history of Mallorca. After a day touring the wonderful city, there’ll be time to reward the children for their patience and visit the different playgrounds in Palma de Mallorca. In Palma, there are lots of parks with playgrounds for the kids to enjoy and for the adults to rest after a long day! Among the most popular parks are: Parc de Sa Feixina, Parc de Ses Fonts, Parc de Sa Riera and Parc de la Mar.
Another option is to visit the toy-themed playgrounds in Palma de Mallorca, which offer children an afternoon of fun in the island's capital. There are several options, but the LEGO playground, the Son Espases playground and the Flassaders playground stand out.
If your children are fascinated by marine life, then a visit to Palma Aquarium should certainly not be missing from your list. In this marine park, they’ll be able to discover the enormous marine biodiversity of the area and discover new species among the more than 8,000 animals that live here.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, Mallorca's greatest attraction is its stunning coves and beaches that allow you to appreciate all the beauty of the Mediterranean. To make the most of Mallorca with kids, we’re going to tell you about some of the best family beaches on the island. The ones we’ll be mentioning are safe, quiet, and ideal for holidays with the kids.
In Platja del Rei and Platja de S'Illot, you’ll find crystal-clear, calm waters, perfect for spending a great day with the children. Both have shallow waters and a great marine life that you can discover by going snorkeling.
If you’re looking for a less-populated alternative, Cala Llombards is an ideal option. It’s a beach that’s frequented mainly by the locals, and so it’s usually very quiet. It’s also an ideal beach to enjoy some local walking routes and you can reach Cala del Moro via a path that’s only for the more adventurous ones among you.
If you have younger children, or you’d prefer a safer water activity, then you can visit the municipal swimming pools in Mallorca and spend the day in a controlled environment. The most renowned ones are the Pollença pool, Sa Midoneria pool, and Can Picafort pool.
Another way to enjoy the water this summer is in the island’s water parks, which are an absolute hit with the children. On Mallorca, you can find several water parks around the island, and these will offer you great family fun on the hot summer days.
In the El Arenal area, you can find Aqualand, the biggest water park on the island and one of the most popular. In the town of Magaluf, you’ll find Western Park, a park with a western theme and a wide range of facilities. And, finally, we can’t fail to mention Katmandu Park, located in the area of Calvia, with all kinds of attractions for the whole family.
You may be worried that eating out with kids in Mallorca could be a problem, despite the wide variety in the island’s gastronomy. However you needn’t worry at all, as there are several family-friendly alternatives where you can enjoy the extensive Mallorcan gastronomy, with plenty of options for kids.
When it’s coffee time, then you can visit one of the most recommended eating places in Mallorca for families. L'exquisit, is an area that includes a cafeteria, an ice cream parlour, a bakery, and a cultural area. In this multifunctional venue in the area of Binissalem, children can play in specially-prepared kids’ area, while you relax and enjoy the great coffee and the island’s typical pastries and cakes.
Over the last few years, the leisure options for kids in Mallorca have increased, attracting more and more families who want to enjoy a fun holiday in a unique atmosphere. On this Spanish island, you’ll find a natural paradise with activities for all tastes, and you’ll be able to enjoy your stay in your own unique way.