Nothing’s better than giving your children the chance to travel. Summer vacations are sure to broaden their horizons and open their eyes. But, it would be naive to think that travelling with children is all plain sailing. Instead of visiting countries for their cultural highlights, you’ll need to find destinations which can keep your kids amused. Otherwise, the vacation is sure to be a failure.
Spain’s Canary Islands are always a safe pick for families. They’re popular tourist destinations, and as such, have plenty for kids to do. But, it can be hard to know which of the seven islands would be the best pick. Some are, of course, better suited than others. To help narrow things down, we’re going to give you a little more detail into what the two largest islands have to offer.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and, to suit its size, it attracts over 10 million visitors a year. So, it’s worth a visit, right? And, as this is a top family destination, there’s plenty for your kids to do there.
Let’s start with the elephant in the room. The most striking thing about Tenerife is Mt. Teide, the dormant volcano which towers above everything. Now, it’s not rocket science. Kids and volcanoes are sure to be a successful mix. And, there are many tours up Mr. Teide for you to choose from. So, don’t hesitate to get your family signed up when you arrive!
If heights don’t appeal, you could always take things below water. The submarine safari offered from Marina San Miguel is sure to go down a treat with your kids. These tours will take you all an incredible 100ft below sea level. Imagine the sights you’ll see!
Or, for something a little unexpected, you could head La Camella in La Tanque, and hop on board some camels. It may not be what you were expecting to find, but camels have played quite a significant role in Tenerife’s history. To locals, it’s not as strange as it sounds!
If entertainment is what you’re after, it’s worth looking out for deals to Fuerteventura. This is Spain’s second largest Canary Island, so it’s no surprise it had to come second. The island boasts year round warmth, and white sand beaches to die for. And, there’s plenty for children to do during their stay.
Every vacation needs a water park, and Fuerteventura doesn’t disappoint. Acua water park in Corralejo is the only option on the island, but it more than makes up for that with slides and pools galore. There are even hot tubs for you to relax in while the kids play!
Or, perhaps you fancy taking them to Oasis Park Zoo in La Lajita. Here, they can watch sea lion shows, sign up for an experience with lemurs, and even get stuck into safari. With three themed restaurants on site, including a ‘Sea Lion Restaurant’, you’ll be able to eat, play, and have fun for the whole day.