In Spain children are treated as the jewels of the family.
Spanish culture suggests that instead of being hidden away, children should play an active part in adult activities, learning manners and etiquette from their parents.
Nowhere is this more evident than in Majorca where children are even welcomed into fine-dining restaurants and five star hotels.
If your kids are at that “in-between” stage, when they want to be treated like adults and participate in adult conversation and activities, we say let them!
Majorca is the ideal holiday for family fun
If you’re looking for somewhere that’s welcoming, fun and family-friendly, look no further than Majorca. We can recommend Majorca as the ideal family destination because we have been there, specifically when our kids were at that “stage”.
We know what it’s like when they’re too old to join the kids club and too young to be left on their own. That’s why we recommend these great family activities you can all do together.
And yes, both you and the kids will have a ball!
4 great family activities on Majorca
1. Visit the largest water park in Europe
Aqualand El Arenal
is one of the biggest water parks in the world which should have adults and kids excited! Everyone loves a good waterpark—they’re just so much fun and provide hours of entertainment.
This water park in particular has slides specifically for bigger kids and adults only. With names such as “The Devil’s Tail” and “Tornado”, these slides are guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping—the kids will be talking about this place long after you have to drag them away!
2. Embark on an underwater family adventure
Now this is really cool! Anyone who loved “Finding Nemo” will love this underwater adventure in an actual submarine! Based in Santa Ponsa, Nemo Submarine
will pick you up from your resort if you book through your hotel.
It’s a little pricey but it’s an unmissable family experience which includes 50 minutes underwater with panoramic views of the ocean, a dive show and a boat trip.
This is your chance to get up close with marine life and see Majorca from a whole new angle. Guaranteed to entertain and delight, the whole family will love this. Ahoy maties!
3. Take a Balloon trip!
Speaking of new angles, as great as the domineering mountains are, there’s just no beating a hot-air balloon ride for a completely astounding view of the countryside. This would be a real highlight of the trip, and would be a brilliant way to either begin or seal off the trip.
As you and the kids climb to 1000 feet above sea level you can grasp a great context for the geography, setting and atmosphere of the island as you slowly float above the Balearics—if you’re not afraid of heights that is! Again this is a little pricey, but for the photos alone it’s worth the cash!
4. Get up close and personal with some dangerous animals
Perhaps you’ve only seen these animals on TV? But if you or your kids love sea lions, penguins and dolphins, Marineland
is a great chance to get up close and watch these lovable creatures have fun with highly trained professionals.
And for the more adventurous and brave visitors to Marineland (we’re thinking teenage boys) there are sharks and other varieties of dangerous and even venomous species from the Indo-Pacific sea. Who knows what your kids will encounter in the Tropical house—better watch out for those extra-large snakes!
As this could be one of the last family holidays you take, make sure it’s a memorable one. While you may be “au fait” with lounging by the pool all day, remember that teenage kids can be much more restless. Get out and do activities with them to create those magic family moments they will remember forever!
Family holidays to Majorca
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