Things to do in Balearics with Kids
Indoor and outdoor activities for kids, tweens and teens – play centres, indoor facilities, museums, exhibits, sports, workshops, adventure parks and summer camps.
The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is known for its picturesque beaches, dramatic mountains and idyllic year-round climate with long, warm summers and gentle, sunny winters.
There is an abundance of outdoor nature activities for kids in Mallorca. The Tramuntana mountains are absolutely breathtaking, with well-signposted hiking trails suitable for a range of ages and abilities. Ideal for adventurous days out, families can explore the stunning landscapes, discovering waterfalls and cooling off in pretty natural pools. Sections of the island’s interior have been preserved as a unique nature reserve, home to a variety of wildlife and animals in a lush green setting. The natural park also boasts fun outdoor activities including zip-lining and rock climbing.
Mallorca is world-famous for its magnificent beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters perfect for paddling with toddlers and little ones and snorkelling with older kids. There is also a well-known sailing school for children on the island to gain in confidence and learn new skills out on the water. They offer fantastic sports camps during the holidays with water sports including windsurfing, kayaking and more. There is a popular water park with numerous water slides and wave pools, open throughout the summer months.
There are several different wildlife attractions, including a marine zoo with dolphin shows, an ostrich farm and a safari park. There are also plenty of outdoor children’s parks with play areas and gardens ideal for picnics.
There are plenty of indoor activities for kids in Mallorca too. Palma is home to a wonderful children’s library with a range of books and toys for all ages and reading abilities. They also host a varied programme of events including workshops, storytelling and book readings, including some in English. There are several cinemas in Mallorca showing English-language films with Spanish subtitles.
Year-round activities on the island include several kids clubs with fun indoor family activities and creative workshops. Toddlers and younger children will love the indoor soft play areas with bouncy castles, ball pits and toys. There is also a popular aquarium where kids can observe spectacular marine life and interact with certain animals.
Menorca’s magnificent beaches are internationally renowned for their pristine sand and crystal clear water. Providing endless fun beach days and easy outdoor activities for kids, clambering up dunes, swimming, snorkelling and enjoying water sports such as stand-up paddleboarding and sailing. Many families also enjoy boat trips, with a popular glass-bottom boat departing from the port of Mahon and one-day charters of sailing boats and catamarans available too.
The island’s interior is a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with an incredible array of fauna and flora. There is a beautifully maintained circular coastal path running 185km around the entire island and makes a wonderful day out in the Menorcan countryside with a picnic. There are some great guided tours available through the island’s countryside and endless outdoor nature activities for kids. Horse riding is also a popular hobby in Menorca, with friendly stables offering riding lessons and accompanied pony treks.
There are numerous fun indoor activity ideas for kids in Menorca, providing entertainment for families on the island’s rare rainy days, or ways to escape the intense summer heat of the high season. There is a lovely local library in Mahon with a dedicated kid’s corner with plenty of games and activities for kids to do inside and books for children of all ages and reading abilities. There is also a cinema showing original versions of many films in English with Spanish subtitles, on specific days each week. Year-round activities on the island include several fantastic kids clubs with fun indoor family activities and creative workshops. There is also a great indoor entertainment centre with a large bowling alley, soft play centre and popular arcade.
With such a spectacular coastline, the white isle offers endless outdoor sports activities for kids, from paddling in the crystal clear shallows with little ones to snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding for older kids. There are several professionals on the island offering swimming lessons and private swimming tuition to ensure children feel confident in the water. Many families also enjoy boat trips, with one-day charters of sailing boats and catamarans available from the islands major ports in Ibiza town, San Antoni and Santa Eulalia.
Further inland, the island has plenty of alternatives to days at the beach, with a variety of fun outdoor activities for kids. There is an exciting water park with slides, pools and other attractions, a go-karting track, paintball and several adventure parks with aerial assault courses and zip lining for kids of all ages. There are also miles of beautifully maintained coastal paths for walking and cycling, with great guided tours available through the island’s countryside and endless outdoor nature activities for kids. Horse riding is also a popular hobby, with friendly stables offering lessons and accompanied pony treks.
There are also fun indoor activities for a family with older children and teens, including a bowling centre with arcade games, escape rooms and cinemas in Ibiza Town, San Antonio and Santa Eulalia. Year-round activities on the white isle include great kids clubs with fun indoor family activities and creative workshops. Little ones will love soft play with ball pools, providing endless indoor fun for toddlers. There is even an aquarium set inside an atmospheric lobster cave previously used by fisherman.