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Mallorca
The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is known for it’s picturesque beaches, dramatic mountains and idyllic year-round climate with long, warm summers and gentle, sunny winters. 

 

There are 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, ostrich farm and 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
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 paddle boarding 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 great indoor entertainment centre with a large bowling alley, soft play centre and popular arcade.

 

Ibiza
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 paddle boarding 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.

 

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Mallorca Swim

Mallorca Swim

Mallorca Swim provides exceptional private swimming lessons for babies, children and adults in the privacy and convenience of your own home or villa swimming pool in Mallorca. Launched in summer 2018, Mallorca Swim is a sister company of Ibiza Swim ...
Escape Rooms, Ibiza

Escape Rooms, Ibiza

Escape Rooms Ibiza offers one of the most interactive and innovative activities on the island – real life escape games. You and your team-mates (2-6 people) are locked inside an escape room for 60 minutes. In order to get out you will need to work ...
Ocimax Cinema, Mahon

Ocimax Cinema, Mahon

A cinema in the centre of Mahon which shows all the latest releases. They have a cine club which shows original version films on Tuesdays and Thursdays.           Recommended by Alexia Haramis Contact Details: C/de Santiago ...
Freginal Park, Mahon

Freginal Park, Mahon

This green park has several areas to sit in, have picnics and see flower exhibits. There are play areas for children of different ages. This is also a popular spot for cultural events in Menorca. Many world class musicians perform on the stage of ...
Punta Prima Beach & Play Area

Punta Prima Beach & Play Area

Punta Prima is located to the east of Sant Lluis and is a large beach of fine white sand right in front of the small town centre. The beach is 150 metres long and very wide, so there is plenty of room for all. It can be very rocky in places.... ...
Es Grau Beach

Es Grau Beach

Situated to the north of Mahon, Es Grau is a large sandy beach backed by dunes and pines, leading to salt water lakes and marshes of the S’Albufera national park. The sea is very shallow and almost always calm making it ideal for small ...
Mahon Library

Mahon Library

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 9:30h to 13:30h and Monday to Wednesday 16:30h to 20:30h. Check the website for more details on summer and Christmas opening times.           Recommended by Alexia Haramis Contact Details: ...
Santo Tomas Beach

Santo Tomas Beach

Santo Tomas is located a little further west than Son Bou and through the village of Es Migjorn Gran. A long narrow strip of soft white sand but it can rocky in places. A very quiet resort with beach bars, water sports and parking facilities. You ...
Ibiza Swim

Ibiza Swim

Ibiza Swim provides private swim tuition and coaching for swimmers and want-to-be swimmers of all ages and abilities. Ideal for children to learn how to swim, to develop their abilities, confidence, enjoyment and safety of the water. Ibiza Swim can ...
The Ibiza Express Toulouserist Train

The Ibiza Express Toulouserist Train

The northern part of Ibiza boasts one of the most picturesque and best preserved landscapes, now you can see it the easy way, just hop onto this fun carriage, the Ibiza Express. Chose from 3 tours: Sant Carlos & Beaches, Environment & ...

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