Five family outings in Majorca

Tuesday, 4th September, 2018

Unsurprisingly, given the island setting and the significant seafaring history of Spain and the Mediterranean, many of the family attractions on Majorca have a link to water.

These are some of our recommendations based on the comments from parents we’ve worked with, our super nannies and, the most valuable feedback of all, the fabulous children we’ve looked after! All the attractions are open throughout the summer holidays and into the autumn half term.


Palma Aquarium

Open 365 days a year, Palma Aquarium is a veritable ocean of marine life and its giant fish tanks include the 9m deep Big Blue, one of the deepest tanks in Europe. Elsewhere you’ll find a shark vision boat, gorgeous Mediterranean gardens and even a jungle, along with plenty of aquatic-themed activities and experiences for children of all ages. With a location close to the airport the aquarium could make a great last day in Majorca if you’ve got an evening flight home, although it’s easy to get to by car, bus or bike.

 

Marineland
With dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows, the compact Marineland can be seen in around 3 or 4 hours, but for younger children you might want to allow more of the day for the lovely splash park to lark about in. You’ll also find penguins, flamingos, a carp pond and tropical house. The general consensus is that the food at Marineland can be a bit pricey, but you can take your own provisions and there are plenty of picnic tables and chairs. Advance discounted tickets are available on the Marineland website and there’s a free shuttle bus.

 


Water parks

If a day of wet’n’wild slides and rides is what you’re after, you’ll find two water parks within easy reach of Palma. Aqualand El Arenal, along the coast east of Majorca’s capital, has lots of high-adrenaline fun with rides including Kamikaze, Tornado and Tsunami, and mixes it up with kid’s splash pools and calmer family fun. Head west from Palma for more of the same, but this time in a wild-west setting: Western Park is divided into three zones – El Paso, Indian Town and Western Land – for Majorca’s most yeeha of family days out.

 


Adventure parks

If staying dry and getting up high is more your family’s style, why not try Majorca’s adventure parks. With zip-lines, rope bridges, climbing walls and obstacles, there is tons of tree-top fun to be had. Jungle Parc and Forestal Parc are both within easy reach of Palma – Forestal Parc has the longest zip lines – up to 220m in length! – while Jungle Parc has the longest courses, with a total of 134 platforms across its various circuits.

 


Kathmandu Park

Beyond Majorca’s residents and visitors, not so many people know about Kathmandu Park. But while it may not enjoy the global reputation of, say, Port Aventura on the Spanish mainland or Alton Towers in the UK, Kathmandu Park is nonetheless well worth a visit. Voted Spain’s second best theme park (behind Port Aventura), the resort offers a complete experience with a hotel, thrill rides, live, 4D experiences and water slides. There’s also plenty for the less adventurous and lots of places to sit in the shade and simply soak up the atmosphere.

 

Did you find this article useful? If so, we hope you have many fantastic days and evenings out with your family in Majorca. Please feel free to share these tips with anyone – and indeed everyone! – you feel would be interested, and remember to keep checking back for more articles on things to do in Majorca with your family.