9 ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILY HOLIDAYS ON MAJORCA
There’s no doubt about it; Majorca is definitely one of the most popular holiday destinations, especially when travelling with the family.
It has so much more for the kids than sun and sand, guaranteeing endless fun and adventure. The island offers countless leisure and entertainment activities that are perfect for ensuring little ones have the time of their lives.
If you’re planning the holiday your children have been dreaming of all year long, take note of our 9 ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILY HOLIDAYS ON MAJORCA and make your trip a truly unforgettable experience.
His very special vintage train that runs on a narrow gauge track is guaranteed to delight adults and children alike. It will transport you back in time, taking you through thirteen tunnels ranging from 33 to 2,876 metres in length. You will also cross several bridges and the Cinc Ponts viaduct. It departs from Palma and goes through the charming town of Bunyola, offering all the family the chance to admire the succession of stunning landscapes before arriving in Sóller.
Details of the route, times and fares are available here.
Sóller Railway, photo by mallorcadiario.com
Puig de Galatzó Reserve
If your children love animals, then this will definitely be one of their favourite days out. This reserve provides a home for autochthonous wildlife. Whilst exploring the typical Mediterranean woodland you will come across swans, bears, ostriches and goats, and will also be able to spot birds of prey in the wild, such as eagles, vultures and falcons. Inside the park you can enjoy a cooling dip in the pools featuring waterfalls, take part in adventure activities such as the longest zip line on Majorca or simply enjoy a relaxing stroll. More details here.
Located in Playa de Palma, this aquarium reveals a fascinating marine world thanks to more than 8,000 animals and 700 different species, a packed programme of activities and truly thrilling experiences. Admire the diversity of sea life and enjoy a fun-filled outing that will take you back to your childhood.
Guests staying at THB hotels can purchase tickets at Reception or on the aquarium website.
Photo by palmaaquarium.com
Join the great adventure! The entire family will feel as if they are starring in an adventure movie. This theme park boasts more than 10 fun-filled attractions. Literally an ‘upside down’ journey, firing the family’s imagination and giving lovers of thrills and spills the time of their lives.
Located in the town of Magaluf, this themed amusement park also has a 4D cinema.
Tickets can be purchased here.
Splash Park – Katmandu Park, photo by katmandupark.com
If you fancy a break from the beach and a change of airs, then why not explore one of Majorca’s most amazing waterparks? Situated in El Arenal, it has attractions tailored for all ages, guaranteeing non-stop action and fun. Tickets can be bought in advance on the website.
Aqualand, photo by viator.com
Boat trip to Cabrera Island
Take a boat trip and explore Cabrera Island, Spain’s largest nature park and reserve. This magical trip will make your children think they have landed on Treasure Island! The trips normally depart from Colonia de Sant Jordi, just 6 minutes from our THB Sur Mallorca hotel.
This post dedicated to Cabrera will help you organise your trip to the island.
Coves del Drach (Dragon Caves)
Majorca is famous for its beaches and coves, yet it also conceals a vast underground treasure. The Coves del Drach or ‘Dragon Caves’, located in the municipality of Manacor, just outside the town of Porto Cristo, boast one of the world’s largest underground lakes. Undoubtedly an unforgettable visit not to be missed.
Check the opening times and make sure you get your tickets at cuevasdeldrach.com.
Interior of the Caves of Drach, photo by cuevasdeldrach.com
S’Albufera Nature Park
If you’d like to spend time in contact with nature during your holiday, then make sure you find the time to visit S’Albufera, the Balearic Islands’ largest and most important wetlands. Visitors can explore this area via a number of fascinating itineraries: Colombars, Sa Roca, Camí d’Enmig – Ses Puntes and Cibollar.
The park is open to visitors between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. between 1st April and 30th September, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from 1st October to 31st March.
Admission is free of charge, although you must request a permit at the Park Visitor Centre. Call +34 971 89 22 50 for further details
Photo by balearsnatura.com
The city of Palma is full of surprises. Just 20 minutes’ walk from the THB Mirador**** , stands an immense 14th century castle, the only circular one of its kind in Spain. Visitors will discover some fascinating historical facts as they journey back in time. And we’ll let you into a secret: admission is free on Sundays and for the under 14s.
Further details of times, admission fees and activities are available here.
Photo by castelldebellver.palma.cat
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